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THE AMISH PROJECT by Jessica Dickey
Directed by Katrina Ploof
THE AMISH PROJECT was awarded BEST PLAY at the 2017 SETC Community Theatre Festival and will be representing the Southeastern United States at AACTFest 2017, the national festival in Rochester, MN, June 26–July 1, 2017.
2017 Southeastern Theatre Conference Community Theatre Festival
Outstanding Achievement in Directing: Katrina Ploof
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Philip King
Outstanding Achievement in Set Design
Outstanding Achievement in Lighting
Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble
Outstanding Achievement in acting: Cerriah Delgado
Best Actress: Sara Catherine Barnes
This production contains strong language and mature themes.
Death and Forgiveness at an Amish School
Conceived in the wake of the 2006 school shootings in the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, Jessica Dickey’s fictional exploration of a real-life tragedy allows us to glimpse into the world of Amish culture and to come to grips with the true limits of compassion and forgiveness. Praised by The New York Times as “extraordinary…remarkable…compelling,” THE AMISH PROJECT is a devastating and beautiful exploration with an ensemble of performers conjuring several characters, from gunman to victims, that delves into the stories that tie these lives together, as well as the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in the midst of tragedy.
Featuring an award-winning cast, including TWH favorites Larry Helms, Sara Catherine Barnes, Darian Henne, Chris Eubanks, and young but equally talented, Eva Martin and Grace Brixa. Newcomer Cerriah Delgado will join the TWH veterans to round out the award-winning cast.
“Extraordinary… a remarkable piece of writing”
– New York Times
2016 Florida Theatre Conference Festival Winner:
Best Supporting Actress: Sara Catherine Barnes and Eva Martin
All Star Cast: Cerriah Delgado
Best Scenic Design
Best Technical Achievement
Congratulations to the cast, crew, and volunteers. Next stop, SETC Community Theatre Festival in Lexington, KY, March 2-4, 2017. Look for an announcement soon for future performances and locations.