Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Woodmont High School’s performance of The Taste of Sunrise took first place and the state championship in the High School One Act Festival. Theatre Teacher Harry Culpepper coached his students for the production of The Taste of Sunrise, a play that combines American Sign Language with spoken word. Culpepper was raised by deaf parents and grandparents, and American Sign Language was his first language.
The Woodmont team also won the People's Choice Award, Best Movement Award (for best physical acting), Best Supporting Actor (Billy Cheek, the student playing Tuc the deaf student), and four students were named to the All-Star Cast (Jenna Gilmer, Ally McCaslin, Garrett Rollings and Morgan Scott).
In addition, Morgan Scott received the top High School College Audition score and a $1,000 college scholarship; tech students who participated in the Tech Olympics won second place in Team Relay; second place Rope Tying went to Noah George; third place Button Sewing was awarded to Zoe Jackson; and first place Light Hang and Focus went to Lane Chapman. The team also won third place All Around for participating in all categories.
The Woodmont Wildcat Players are now preparing to travel to Lexington, Kentucky to represent South Carolina at the Southeastern Theatre Conference One Act Festival Competition.