CITRUS VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
2015 CA State Gold Ribbon Award-winning Performing Arts Dept.
2018 CA EDUCATIONAL THEATRE ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL STATE CHAMPIONS
2021 CA EDUCATIONAL THEATRE ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL
1st place Set Design
To encourage our community to participate in entertaining, diverse and inspiring theatre experiences. We are committed to providing an environment of creativity and unity where students develop their unique artistic expression onstage and behind the scenes.
To promote a culture in our school and community that believes the arts to be an essential element in a student's future.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
One of the most impactful opportunities Blackhawk Theatre Company students can enjoy is participating in festivals and theatre advocacy. Each event has its own unique vibe and experiences including: workshops, award-winning performances, scholarships, college auditions and so much more!
While competitive theatre may seem counter to the inclusive, ensemble-based nature of the art form, BTC students have found that leaving the comfort of their own school opens their minds to new concepts, connects them with other passionate students, teaches them to accept criticism with grace and pushes them set a standard of excellence for their own work.
See how BTC students have distinguished themselves as young artists!
Below is a list of the festivals we participate in throughout the year.
DTASC FALL FESTIVAL
CA STATE THESPIAN FESTIVAL
CA YOUTH IN THEATRE DAY
CA EDUCATIONAL THEATRE ASSN. FESTIVAL
NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE AWARDS
JOHN RAITT AWARDS FOR YOUTH
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN FESTIVAL
10th-12th grade Intermediate Theatre students
Intermediate Theatre students
Cast and crew of the honor musical
JAN 18 & 19
Advanced Theatre & Play Production tech crews
CYIT - Contact Ms. Villa if you are interested in representing CVHS
Open to all active BTC students
Cast and crew of the spring musical
All BTC shows are adjudicated - list of nominees and winners is announced June 1
JUN 21-JUN 28
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN FESTIVAL
Open to all active BTC students; Strongly recommended for juniors interested in pursuing a theatre degree
California Thespians is the state level organization for the International Thespian Society, an honor society for high school theatre students and a division of the Educational Theatre Association.
Thespians support students and their teachers by providing a means of recognizing and honoring excellence and dedication; leadership training for school troupes; and an annual state Festival offering workshops, performance opportunities, scholarships and the opportunity to meet and learn from Thespians from all over the state.
Citrus Valley Troupe 7716 has been a strong presence at festival since we first began attending in 2012, garnering recognition, awards and scholarships in a variety of events.
DW Hernandez and Kelsey Cauldren won 3rd place in Duet Musical; Lizzie Gaitan, Delal Ghebremddhin and Sarah Wilson won 2nd place in Group Musical; Lindsay Ray and Matthew Klimper won 1st in Duet Musical; Lizzie Gaitan received a majority superior rankings in Solo Musical and Matthew Klimper received a majority superior rankings in Monologue. Emma Loney was ASM for the Opening Number. Tim Brown, Kelsey Cauldren, Lizzie Gaitan and Monique Garcia performed in the Opening Number. Lindsay Ray performed in the Closing Number. Jared Cotrufo and Chris Rodriguez were selected for the Closing Number tech crew. Matthew Klimper and Jack Sennett received a majority superior in Monologue IE. DW Hernandez and Delal Ghebremedhin earned a majority superior in Solo Musical IE. Matthew Klimper earned a senior scholarship.
DRAMA TEACHERS' ASSN. OF So. CA
The longest running high school theatre festival, DTASC is a high energy competition with categories that change yearly!
DTASC alumni include: America Ferrera, Val Kilmer, Nicholas Cage and Sally Field just to name a few!
2017 Varsity Division – 4th place Monologue (Jackson Bottorff), Semi-finals in Monologue (Ahlora Smith), Semi-finals in Horror (Ahmed Syed, Samantha Peterson, Christopher Windley, Monserratt Garcia), Semi-finals in Large Group Comedy (Jack Sennett, Kaylie Gregg, Jared Cotrufo, Gary Long, Kendal Gorczyca)
JV Division - 1st place scene (Carissa Willis, Allison Johnson), 3rd place Lighting/Sound Design (Gabe Lemoine), Finalist - Large Group Drama, Horror Scene
CA YOUTH IN THEATRE DAY
Held annually the second week of March, CYIT brings together theatre teachers and students from throughout the state. They converge in Sacramento for a day of Arts Advocacy - meeting with legislators about the importance of Theatre Arts Education.
Elizabeth Melgoza and Echo Huckabay earned a DTASC scholarship to present their 3rd place Costume/Makeup Design win for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Nick Ferguson earned a Thespian scholarship and Chris Carranza earned a CETA scholarship to perform. They spent the day also meeting with their legislators about the value of arts education.
Kelly Glaubig earned a CETA scholarship to present her Tech Portfolio
The BTC won first place in the Inland Empire Region and went on to perform their show One Man, Two Guvnors at the CETA Festival and won first place in the state!
Lead actor, Matthew Klimper earned a Senior Scholarship continuing a tradition of BTC students earning scholarships at CETA.
COMPLETE LIST OF AWARDS 2014-present
Each year CETA adjudicates Fall productions throughout Southern California. The top high school productions are presented at our CETA Southern High School Theatre Festival. The weekend offers a variety of opportunities including workshops led by professionals in the industry encouraging artistic growth for high school students and their teachers. The festival showcases four MainStage plays selected from four regions of Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and San Diego County. Additionally, eight schools are selected to perform 10-minute scenes from their productions for the Festival’s SceneFest.
JOHN RAITT AWARDS
The JRAYS recognizes and awards excellence in high school musical theatre programs. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students to assist them with their college education and find work in both the performing arts and technical theatre.
Matt Klimper - Lead Actor of the Year
Emma Loney - Stage Manager of the Year
Lizzie Gaitan - Soloist of the Year
Noel Castaneda - Featured Actor of the Year
Lindsay Ray - Supporting Actress of the Year
Throughout our show season, judges from the National Youth Theatre Awards attend and evaluate our productions. At the end of the school year, nominations and winners are announced. Students can be recognized for their work as actors, technicians and designers.
COMPLETE LIST OF AWARDS 2012-present