The Jesuit Masque and the school's theatre director, Richard Miller, have announced the recipients of the Masque Awards for the 2019-20 school year. Scroll below to view all of the recipients, or click here.
Riley Buchanan '20 earned the St. Genesius Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts, and Xander Arena '20 earned numerous Masque awards, including Outstanding Performance and Most Dedicated Thespian.
The Class of 2020 was one of the most accomplished in Jesuit theatre annals. In District thespian competition over their four years, Jesuit's seniors earned 19 Superior and 30 Excellent awards, 4 individual Top Honors, and 1 All-Star Cast. Click here to view a video slideshow of the seniors, chronicling their time with the Jesuit Masque from freshman through senior year.
Though the Spring Performance of "Romeo & Juliet" was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Masque is not done for this school year. Coming sometime in June is a virtual dramatic reading of "Romeo & Juliet."
Follow the Jesuit Masque on Twitter (@JesuitTheatre) and Facebook (facebook.com/JesuitTheatre/), and view below the list of Masque award recipients for 2019-20.
2020 MASQUE AWARDS
ST. GENESIUS AWARD
FOR EXCELLENCE IN THEATRE ARTS
Xander Arena – The Front Page/Romeo & Juliet
Kyra Bissett (TC) – Romeo & Juliet
Riley Buchanan – The Front Page/Romeo & Juliet
Tyler Brownrigg – The Front Page
Georgia Head (AHN) – The Front Page
Lauren Jones (AHN) – The Front Page
George Meyers – The Front Page
Matthew Starkey – The Front Page
Top Honors: Xander Arena (Walter Burns, The Front Page)
Tony Alberdi – The Front Page
Vincent Girgenti – The Front Page/Romeo & Juliet
Jonathan Maingot – The Front Page
Marino Matthews – The Front Page
Ian Mejia – The Front Page/Romeo & Juliet
Daniel Youakim – The Front Page
Top Honors: Vincent Girgenti (set construction and running crew, The Front Page)
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Outstanding work in an on- or off-stage debut in a Masque production
Tony Alberdi (Stage Manager and Understudy, The Front Page)
MOST IMPROVED THESPIANS
MOST DEDICATED THESPIAN
Given to the Thespian who, in the opinion of club members, exhibits the greatest
commitment to every project the Masque undertakes.
Given to the Thespian who, in the opinion of club members, has not received adequate recognition for his contributions to Jesuit Theatre this year.
MOST CREATIVE THESPIAN
Given to the Thespian who, in the opinion of club members, has exhibited the most creativity in his work as a theatre artist this year.
PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Granted by the club's officers to the Thespian they believe to have had the greatest impact on Jesuit theatre as an actor this year.
TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR
Granted by the club's officers to the Thespian they believe has had the greatest impact on Jesuit theatre as a technician this year.
THESPIAN OF THE YEAR
The most Thespian Points for hours of work on a Masque project or production.