Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) Envision Theatre is thrilled to present “Conservatory Senior Thesis One Act Plays” May 23 and 24, 2014 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the CCA Black Box Theatre. Six graduating CCA Envision Theatre Conservatory Seniors who have spent three years in the audition-based Conservatory cast and will each direct the one acts, produced by Amy Blatt, CCA Envision Theatre Coordinator. The Directors are Nicole Belinsky, Grace Condon, Troy Lingelbach, Jerrin Padre and Mark Steitz and Ben Sutton. Additional Production team includes CCA Student Mandy Wirt as Production/Stage Manager and CCA Student Yarden Abed as Stage Manager.

Please note: Strong Language, for Mature Audiences Only.

The CCA Envision Theatre Conservatory exposes a small company of self-motivated, mature student artists to a broad range of theatrical skills, genres, and experiences. Students participate in workshops, classes and performances led by professional teaching artists. Students explore a variety of theatrical areas of study, including movement and voice for the actor, design, acting theories, audition technique and ensemble process. The Theatre Conservatory aims to graduate theatre artists with broad understanding of theatre, a variety of skills and an ability to articulate their own creative process. Ensemble work and professionalism are core values that are referenced and revisited throughout the course of a student’s time in the program.


Canyon Crest Academy delivers not only an outstanding education but has the unique Envision arts program supported by donation dollars. Envision utilizes working artists as instructors. These professional artists work with the visual and performing arts students to deliver an outstanding arts experience at a professional level. CCA’s theater program has won numerous awards and recognition. Performances are known as above and beyond a ‘high school theater show’. The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a parent-led 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive.

CCA Envision Theatre Conservatory Senior Thesis One Acts:

* denotes CCA Envision Theatre/Theatre Tech Conservatory Member 2013-14

** denotes Future CCA Envision Theatre/Tech Conservatory Member 2014-15
















(Left to right: Ben Sutton, Troy Lingelbach, Grace Condon, Mark Steitz, Jerrin Padre and Nicole Belinsky. Photo credit: Susan Farese)


1. Nicole Belinsky*

Title: “Maybe We Should Go” (Comedy)

Description: Naomi in the living room.

Cast: Brooke Patterson* – Naomi; Cameron Chang – John; Alison Norwood – Johnna


2. Grace Condon*

” Friendzoned Anonymous” (Comedy)

Description: The people who qualify for singles tax deductions, the Lonely Hearts Club meets every Tuesday at noon in the library.

Cast: Annika Patton*- Ruth; Laurel Posakony – Vesta; John Paul Welsh – Gus; Julian Coker* – Brian; Lexi Stein*- Carolina; Michel De La Rosa* – Carolina U/S


3. Troy Lingelbach*

“Fingerpaint” (Experimental)

Description: An exploration of human contact through the elements.

Cast: Max Abramson, Alli Reissmann, Alexis Neumann, Aria Weidmann*, Ben Natkin, Jana Begun*, Halle Hoffman*


4. Jerrin Padre* (Dramedy)

“The Adventures of Finn and June”

A piece close to my heart depicting the purest form of friendship.

Cast: Jacob Gotta – Finn; Marie Osterman* – June; Steve Macario* – Finn U/S; Anna Couvrette* – June U/S


5. Mark Steitz*  (Existential)

“It’s Nearly Finished”

Description: An existential exploration of the absurdity that would ensue as a result of apocalyptic desolation and the relationship dynamics that keep people together in dialogue.

Cast: Meg Farinsky- Clov; Josh Guicherit*- Hamm; Jacob Surovsky*- Nagg;  Rachel Wells- Nell


6. Ben Sutton* (Musical)

“Down Wind and Out of Sight”

Description: Comment on capitalism in a modern society.

Cast: Samantha Tullie – Jennifer; Talia Goodman* – Liz; Miles Buffet – Adam; Tyler Faison** – Keith; Kion Heidari – Travis; Chorus: Emmy Farese*, Katie Michel*, Hannah Green


Production Team/Crew: Production Manager – Mandy Wirt*; Stage Managers – Mandy Wirt*, Yarden Abed*; Assistant Stage Managers – Savannah Lyddy*, Alexander Waxler*; Lighting Designer – Jen Crump*

Assistant Lighting Designer – Alexander Waxler*; Audio Engineer – Savannah Lyddy; Set Design – Beatriz Pereira; Prop Mistress – Kara Mendez

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