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Upper School Theatre Earns Multiple Awards at North Carolina Theatre Conference High School One-Act Festival

We congratulate all PD Upper School Theatre participants in the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) High School One-Act Festival held November 8-9 at Shelby High School. Students presented two shows, Midnight Dreary and Far Away

Professional actors and directors watched each show and gave thoughtful feedback to students. Providence Day won the following awards:

  • Theatre Arts Award: Excellence in Scenic and Lighting Execution
  • Outstanding Achievement in Acting to Isabella Patterson (with a scholarship to the NCTC College Discovery Day)
  • Excellence in Ensemble Acting for Midnight Dreary
  • Superior Rating to Far Away
  • Superior Rating to Poe's Midnight Dreary

For over 30 years, the NCTC High School Play Festival has strengthened arts education in schools by bringing the curriculum to life, challenging students to do their very best work, and contributing to the development of future audiences for live performing arts. The program was named one of the “Top High School Theatre Festivals” by Stage Directions Magazine. It is the largest high school theatre event in the Southeast, and has been replicated in 9 other states.

The NCTC High School Play Festival is made possible with support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; Ecolab; Lincoln Financial Group; The Beattie Foundation; the Moore County Unrestricted Endowment Fund; Barbizon Lighting Company; and Charlotte Center City.

For more information on NCTC, please contact Executive Director Angie Hays at 336-369-1984 or visit