Loudoun County, Va. (February 17, 2015) – October 2014 was a very successful month for the Loudoun Valley High School Drama Department.
The Vikings traveled to Norfolk for the Virginia Theatre Association’s Annual Conference and State Competition. Their production, “The Trial of Ygor,” written by Virginia native Brian Wrestler and directed by Loudoun Valley’s Russ Staggs, swept the awards, bringing home nearly a dozen trophies in various categories. The cast and crew were recognized for lighting and sound design, execution, ensemble work and impeccable acting.
Individual acting awards were given to Juniors Matt Geczy and Patrick Dahlman, who portrayed the Judge and Victor Frankenstein, respectively. Charlie Trochlil, a sophomore, was named the Best Actor in the state of Virginia.
After two intense performances, the Loudoun Valley Drama troupe was named state champions for their performance.
The Loudoun Valley Drama Department’s next stop is the Southeastern Theatre Conference from March 4 – 8 in Chattanooga, Tenn. In order to make the trip to the national competition, the Valley Drama Department needs to raise more than $15,000 for transportation, lodging and registration.
In an effort to raise funds for the competition, the troupe has created a “gofundme” account. Anyone wishing to support this incredible group of students can donate by going to http://www.gofundme.com/lvhssetc.
The troupe will also be performing “The Trial of Ygor” at Loudoun Valley; dates to be announced soon.