About A NIGHT AT OUR PLACE - BENEFIT PERFORMANCE
A NIGHT AT OUR PLACE is a one-night only benefit performance celebrating the State Champion Pioneer Playmakers and their NCTC-award winning production of OUR PLACE.
The benefit performance includes a dinner catered by our friends at LOST PROVINCE!
Act I of this benefit performance night is a performance of OUR PLACE, the one-act play that tells the stories of couples, friends, and families at a lakeside dock. This typical dock serves as a setting for five different vignettes. These touching anecdotes assemble into a singular story at the end that epitomizes the sense of sharing a special place with someone.
During intermission, browse and bet on the silent auction items that will be on display in our commons area!
Act II includes vignettes written by the Playmakers, exploring what happens to this ecclectic group of characters before and after the scenes included in the original production.
All proceeds go to support the fundraising efforts of the Playmakers to represent North Carolina at the Southeastern Theatre Conference!
Watauga High School Theatre Department
OUR PLACE is a one-act play that tells the stories of couples, friends, and families at a lakeside dock. This typical dock serves as a setting for five different vignettes. These touching anecdotes assemble into a singular story at the end that epitomizes the sense of sharing a special place with someone.
The Pioneer Playmakers selected this play, written by North Carolina theatre educator Terry Gabbard, as their entry for the 2022 North Carolina Theatre Conference High School Play Festival. In October at the Shelby High School Regional, Ms. Miller and the cast of OUR PLACE won the NCTC regional play festival, earning a superior rating and awards for Excellence in Acting (Ray Christian and Emma Rasco), Directing (Ms. Miller) and a chance to represent WHS at the State HSPF. In November at the State HSPF, OUR PLACE was the Judges Choice State Champion play, making it the 4th State championship for the WHS Playmakers. Acting Awards were won by Elias Evans and Sage Park, and Ms. Miller received the C.C. Lipscomb Excellence in Directing Award. It is also the 2nd time in 3 complete NCTC State Festivals that the Playmakers have won the state competition!
For the second time in WHS Playmaker history, this ensemble’s production of OUR PLACE also received straight superior ratings (all superior ratings in all 10 ratings categories) from all judges.
Since Mr. Walker & Ms. Miller became co-directors, the Playmakers have:
- Never earned less than a superior rating for productions presented at the NCTC HSPF
- Added to the superior ratings received by Playmakers, bringing the total to 43 superior ratings
- 17 of these superior ratings are consecutive, dating back to RECKLESS in the Fall of 2013
- Since 2013, Playmakers have come in 3rd place at State as the Honorable Mention Distinguished Play, with 3 separate productions
- The superior rating that was earned by the cast of OUR PLACE marks the 43rd superior rating in the Playmakers 35 year history!