Teeny Awards? More Like Future Tony Awards

Lola Lama and Dylan Kruel were some of the performers representing Pierson at the Teeny Awards. Sandi Kruel photo.

Actors, directors and crew members dressed in their finest formal attire last weekend and hit the red carpet — mixing and mingling with their friends, co-stars and competition.

This was the 16thannual Teeny Awards at Longwood High School, and not one honoree was over age 18.

Arts supporters, theater professionals and community members presented the winning awards for the 2017-18 school year, celebrating excellence in high school theater across Long Island.

“It has been such an exciting first year for me as Teeny Awards Coordinator,” Kristen Curcie said in a press release. “Having the opportunity to see so many wonderful productions brought to life and to be able to honor these students for the work they put in is truly an honor.”

The East End winners from the 16thannual Teeny Awards were:

Supporting Male in a Play – Matthew McDermott as Dave in “Almost Maine” at Westhampton Beach.

Supporting Female in a Play – Reilly Rose Schombs as Alice Sycamore in “You Can’t Take It With You” at Pierson.

Outstanding Performer – Anna Francesca Schiavoni as Grand Duchess Olga Katrina in “You Can’t Take It With You” at Pierson.

Outstanding Choreography – Eva Doyle for “Always Be a Lady Fair” from “Anything Goes” at Pierson.

Outstanding Playbill and Poster Design – Eva Reese for “Into the Woods” at Westhampton Beach.

The following students were recognized as student stage managers: Ivy Basseches and Sinead Murray for “You Can’t Take It With You” at Pierson; Olivia Dimijian for “Sound of Music” at Hampton Bays; and Sydney Sheren for “Into the Woods” at Westhampton Beach.

Paul Anderson was recognized for student lighting design for “Anything Goes” at Pierson, and Lola Lama was recognized as a student assistant director for the same production, as well.

All nominees and winners are listed at eastendarts.org/programs/teeny-2018-nominees.html.