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Truckee Drama Club wins big at Folsom acting competition

Kim Streit
Special to the Sun

The Truckee Drama Club is all smiles at the event in Folsom.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Once again, our little town of Truckee produced big results at the annual Lenaea High School Theatre Festival in Folsom on the weekend of Feb. 6-8.

Sixty-two schools, including Truckee High School, competed in this acting and musical theater event.

A total of 1,290 students sought recognition for their talents; in spite of the fierce competition, THS students brought home a staggering six awards.

The Truckee Drama Club brought with it a One Act entitled "Collage," which was inspired by a workshop run by Calvin Brady — a former Truckee student now studying theater at UCLA.

The student actors who wrote and performed their original scripts for the competition included Brianna Parker, Norma Cruz, Ethan Rogers, Devin Kim, Jared Murphy, Trevor McWhinney, Cleo Mayer, Chloe Champion, Mikayla Mattocks, Savannah Wilkinson, Phoebe Rogers and Karlee Streit.

Student backstage manager Fiona McMains and student lighting and technical director Dax Motorax were there to make sure the production went on without a hitch.

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Truckee was awarded the gold medal for "Outstanding Original Script," as well as the silver medal overall for a One Act and a silver medal for "Best Production of a One Act."

Mattocks, who will be starring as Maria in the THS production of "West Side Story" this May, took home the silver for "Best Performance in a One Act."

In the category of monologue, Wilkinson took home the silver medal and Mattocks won bronze.

Special recognition goes to director Peggy Boelk and drama coach Marc Brady for their work with these talented kids.

Kim Streit is a Truckee resident and Truckee High School parent.