Awards and Accolades

When Munster Theatre Company re-chartered its International Thespian Society troupe in 2016, we immediately began competing in the Indiana Thespians competitions.

There are a few different events we compete in:

 

Honor Troupe Program

Each year, Thespian Troupes compile a record of the events of the previous season.  This record is then assessed on its documentation of performances, outreach, community service, and other involvment.   Based on the number of points a Troupe earns, they recieve Honorable Mention, Bronze, Silver, or Gold Ratings.  This recognition is a testament to the depth and breadth of educational theatre programs in our state.

 

Contest Plays

The Indiana Thespians sponsors a one-act play competition each year.  At the Regional level, the top 2 schools advance to the State level.  Troupes are given 45 minutes to set up, perform, and strike a show.  Shows are judged on a standards-based rubric at each level.  Individual and troupe awards are given.

 

International Thespian Excellence Awards (Thespys)

The International Thespian Excellence Awards (Thespys) is a multi-round competition that provides standards-based feedback on individual, duet, and group musical and non-musical events, technical events, and short film events.  Those entries that earn a Superior (the top level of rating) at State qualify to compete at the International Thespian Festival that summer.

Below is a list of Awards and Accolades by year.

Should you discover errors with this list, please email Ray Palasz at rapalasz@munster.us.

 

Year       Honor Troupe Designation       Regionals       State         Internationals  
2016-2017   NA      

Chloe Jancosek, Solo Musical Theatre
SUPERIOR RATING

 

Chloe Jancosek, Solo Musical Theatre
SUPERIOR RATING

 
                   
2017-2018   Honorable Mention   The Sequence
Contest Play
5th Place
 

Chloe Jancosek, Solo Musical Theatre
SUPERIOR RATING

Chloe Jancosek and Kelly Collins, Duet Musical Theatre
SUPERIOR RATING

Sydney Hamill, Monologues
SUPERIOR RATING

Kelly Collins, Solo Musical
SUPERIOR RATING

 

Sydney Hamill, Monologues
EXCELLENT RATING

Kelly Collins, Solo Musical
EXCELLENT RATING

 
2018-2019   Gold  

The Refugee Women
Contest Play
2nd Place

 

The Refugee Women
Contest Play
7th Place

Sydney Hamill, Monologues
SUPERIOR RATING

Francis Hovland, Short Film
SUPERIOR RATING, BEST OF SHOW

Joseph Bellahcen, Solo Musical
SUPERIOR RATING

Joseph Bellahcen and Michaela Marcotte, Duet Acting
SUPERIOR RATING

 

 

 

Sydney Hamill
Monologues
SUPERIOR RATING

 

 

 
2019-2020   Gold  

Discovering Rogue
Contest Play
4th Place

 

Camryn Hayes, Monologues
SUPERIOR RATING

Sarah Espiritu, Solo Musical
SUPERIOR RATING

Chris Canul, Solo Musical
GOOD RATING

Amanda Beaudouin, Solo Musical
EXCELLENT RATING

MJ Migliore, Solo Musical
GOOD RATING

Amanda Beaudouin and Shannon Coughlin, Duet Acting
EXCELLENT RATING

Ashley Nita and Francis Hovland, Duet Acting
SUPERIOR RATING

Sarah Resch and Dori Clousing, Duet Musical
EXCELLENT RATING