Awards Night Honorees & Winners

Posted on May 21, 2020

This year’s digital SHS Theatre Awards Night was held on Friday, May 15th. The following is a list of honorees and winners from the event.

Drama Club New Inductees

Shelby Bosserman     Matthew Edwards     Talon Hensley     Jaxon Millar

Janae Powell     Kayla Richardson     Alexis Rowell     Jonah Shotwell     Ali Watson

Drama Club Honor Stars

First Star:

    Shelby Bosserman     James Brown     Victoria Cernuch

 Talon Hensley     Alexis Rowell     Amanda Vinklarek

Second Star:

Jannie Dejillo     Kyle Lowden

Third Star:

Pearl Jonas

2020 – 2021 Drama Club Officers

Treasurer – Kayla Richardson               Secretary – Ali Watson

Vice President – Talon Hensley               President – James Brown

Thespian of the Year

Pearl Jonas

Varsity Recipients

Shelby Bosserman          Alexis Rowell          Amanda Vinklarek          Ali Watson

Director’s Awards

Most Promising Newcomer – Amanda Vinklarek

Most Improved – Talon Hensley

Leadership Award – Shelby Bosserman

Theatre Productions Awards

Most Spirited – Ali Watson

Best Understudy – Jonah Shotwell, The Curious Savage

Backstage Award – Pearl Jonas, Stage Manager, The Curious Savage

Best Performance in an Ensemble Role – Jaxon Millar, The Great Gatsby

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Izayaih Herrera as Hannibal, The Curious Savage

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Jannie Dejillo as Mrs. Paddy, The Curious Savage

Best Actor in a Lead Role – Jahdo Rodriguez as George Wilson, The Great Gatsby

Best Actress in a Lead Role – Ali Watson as Myrtle Wilson, The Great Gatsby

Legacy Award

Pearl Jonas

Graduating Seniors

Shelby Bosserman       Victoria Cernuch       Jannie Dejillo       Matthew Edwards       Kalin Eskew

Pearl Jonas          Kyle Lowden          Jaxon Millar         Jahdo Rodriguez         Jonah Shotwell

Thank you to everyone who was a part of this year’s Theatre Awards Night, and congratulations to all of our honorees and winners!

Due to current health concerns, our planned Friday and Saturday night performances of The Great Gatsby have been postponed. Smithville ISD will continue to follow the recommendations of the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Texas Education Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). As more information is made available to the staff of Smithville ISD, we will reschedule these performances for a later date.

UIL One Act Play 2020 Results

Posted on March 10, 2020

We are proud to announce the following honors awarded to the cast and crew of The Great Gatsby at District competition:

Jahdo Rodriguez & Alexandra Watson received All Star Cast awards for their roles as George & Myrtle Wilson. Shelby Bosserman & James Brown received Honorable Mention All Star Cast awards for their roles as Daisy Buchanan & Nick Carraway. Alexis Rowell, one of our stage managers, received an All Star Crew award. The entire team put on an excellent show at competition and were awarded as the Alternate Advancing Show for District 26-4A.

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew on an incredible UIL OAP season! The Great Gatsby will be presented to the public at the SES Cafetorium on March 12, 13, and 14 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

Coming Soon: ‘The Great Gatsby’

Posted on February 23, 2020

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, and in Simon Levy’s adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.

Performances of The Great Gatsby will be held on March 12, 13, & 14 at 7:00 pm in the Smithville Elementary Cafetorium. Tickets are $3 for students & $5 for adults.

Lone Star Theatre Festival 2020

Posted on February 17, 2020

On Wednesday, February 12, the cast and crew of this year’s UIL One Act Play, The Great Gatsby, participated in the Lone Star Theatre Festival at Wimberley High School, where four cast members brought home acting awards. Honorable Mention All-Star Cast trophies were awarded to Shelby Bosserman and Jahdo Rodriguez, who play Daisy Buchanan and George Wilson. All-Star Cast trophies were awarded to Amanda Vinklarek and Alexandra Watson, who play Jordan Baker and Myrtle Wilson.

L to R – Shelby Bosserman, Alexandra Watson, Jahdo Rodriguez, & Amanda Vinklarek

The cast and crew will take the stage for UIL District Contest on Friday, March 6, at the La Grange High School Performing Arts Center. Performances begin at 11:00 am, with Smithville performing second. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The Great Gatsby Cast & Crew List

Posted on December 7, 2019

Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Great Gatsby! There was an impressive turnout at auditions with lots of wonderful moments from prospective actors. We’re all looking forward to what is sure to be a very successful UIL OAP contest piece.



UIL OAP 2020 Audition Announcement

Posted on December 1, 2019

We’re celebrating the roaring 20s with this year’s UIL One Act Play competition piece, The Great Gatsby. Join us as we bring the breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age to the stage in Simon Levy’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

Major, minor, and non-speaking roles onstage, as well as several backstage positions, are available. Students interested in auditioning can view the audition packet in the Documents tab (above). Audition packets and scripts will be available in Mr. Hensley’s classroom starting tomorrow.