At the Bucks County Playhouse Festival on April 19, students in Westfield High School’s Advanced Theatre Production course earned several awards. These included: Best Overall Production award for their performance of For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls as well as individual awards for Julian Mazzola and Catherine Barry – Best Comic Duo – and Emmanuelle Nadeau – Best Actress.

Also singled out was Sydney Stewart, who received the Best Featured Actress award in the production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. 

During the morning of the festival, students attended professionally led workshops, ranging from Audition Techniques to Broadway Dance sessions and beyond. The competition portion began in the afternoon with 20 minute production slots. 

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Pictured here (left to right) is the cast of For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls -Israel Metellus, Julian Mazzola, Catherine Barry, Emmanuelle Nadeau, as well as Sydney Stewart who starred in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. 

The Bucks County Playhouse Theater Festival is an opportunity for young artists from throughout the region to come together to showcase their work, receive feedback and training from professional actors, directors, and writers and celebrate the performing arts.