Learning and Achievement for All. Futuros Prosperos. Thriving Futures. Photo of two PWCS student Cappie award winners.

Congratulations are in order for the students in Prince William County Public Schools who were nominated and recognized in this year’s Cappie awards, the region’s elite recognition program for high school theatre productions.

“The Cappies represent one of the highest levels of competition for theatre students in our area. These nominations and awards are a strong indicator of the skill and talent of our theatre students and the dedication of their teachers and school programs,” praised Dr. Ed Stephenson, supervisor, fine and performing arts.

Congratulations to the following PWCS students:

2023 Winners

  • Khailah Schroeter, senior at Osbourn Park High School, won best Comic Actor in a Female Role in a Musical for her role of Karen Smith in the school presentation of “Mean Girls High School Version”
  • Audrey Evans, senior at Woodbridge High School, won best Supporting Actor in a Male Role in a Play for her role of Black Stache in the school production of “Peter and the Starcatcher”

2023 Nominees

  • Comic Actor in a Male Role in a Play
    • Christina Hayes, senior, Woodbridge High School – “Peter and the Starcatcher”
  • Ensemble in a Play:
    • The Stones, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School – “Eurydice”
    • Pirates, Woodbridge High School – “Peter and the Starcatcher”
  • Lead Actor in a Female Role in a Play
    • Ainsley McNatt, senior, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School – “Eurydice”
  • Andy Mays Rising Critic
    • Owen Simmons, sophomore, Osbourn Park High School

From the website, the Cappies is a writing and awards program that develops writing, critical thinking, and leadership skills in high school theatre and journalism students. Student critics attend productions at other schools and write critical reviews with the aim of getting published by local media. The winners for the Cappies are all voted for by eligible student critics to decide who among their peer performers and technicians should be recognized.