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Teeny Awards


14th Annual Teeny Awards Ceremony
Sunday, June 5, 2016

Red Carpet starts at 1:30 PM
Ceremony held 3:00 - 5:00 PM
At Shoreham-Wading River High School, 250 NY Route 25A, Shoreham, NY

Relive some of the outstanding performances from this year's high school theatrical performances on the East End of Long Island, and celebrate the best of the best in high school theater!

 

The Teeny Awards, conceived from the idea of the Antoinette Perry Awards – The Tony Awards – for Broadway shows, has been celebrating excellence in high school theater across the East End of Long Island since 2002. Through the Teeny Awards program, East End Arts strives to raise the bar on theater education by encouraging increased attendance and community pride at school productions, much like school sports programs. Behind-the-scenes coordination takes place throughout the school year, as anonymous volunteer judges with extensive theatre experience attend all high school theatrical performances on the East End to determine the best for nomination, and in June, the winners, the best of the best, are announced at the Teeny Awards Gala Ceremony.

At the Gala Ceremony, the public is invited to relive some of the favorite performances from this year’s shows from the 16 participating high schools in the region, and celebrate the best of the best in East End high school theater! The awards are presented by esteemed community members, theatre professionals, and arts supporters, all hosted by a local personality.



Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:

Bridgehampton National Bank, Dr. Joseph Duva

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Anne Tschida Gomberg, Development & Events Director: agomberg@eastendarts.org or 631-727-0900 x303.





Photos from the 11th Annual Teeny Awards Ceremony
Sunday, June 9, 2013 | Southold High School
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Photos from some of the 2012-13 Productions
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Photos from 10th Annual Teeny Awards Ceremony
June 10, 2012 | Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School
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About the Teeny Awards Program

The Teeny Awards, conceived from the idea of the Antoinette Perry Awards – The Tony Awards – for Broadway shows, has been celebrating excellence in high school theater across the East End of Long Island since 2002. Through the Teeny Awards program, East End Arts strives to raise the bar on theater education by encouraging increased attendance and community pride at school productions, much like school sports programs. Behind-the-scenes coordination takes place throughout the school year, as anonymous volunteer judges with extensive theatre experience attend all high school theatrical performances on the East End to determine the best for nomination, and in June, the winners, the best of the best, are announced at the Teeny Awards Gala Ceremony.

The Teeny Awards recognizes student talent with judging categories such as Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress in three categories of Drama, Comedy, and Musical. Recognition for students involved in design categories including Program Art, Set or Lighting, and Choreography. The coveted “Judges’ Choice” award goes to an exemplary performance or performer and has sometimes gone to an entire cast or play, but it can also go to an individual. A new judging category was added to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the high school theatre recognition program: Outstanding Ensemble Production. All awards and categories are given at the discretion of the judges.

For more information, contact Anita Boyer, Teeny Awards Coordinator: teenyawards@eastendarts.org

16 schools are participating in the 2015-2016 Teeny Awards, reaching approximately 12,000 students, with an estimated audience of 15,000:
Bridgehampton High School
Center Moriches High School
East Hampton High School
Greenport High School
Hampton Bays High School
Longwood High School
Mattituck High School
McGann-Mercy High School (Riverhead)
Pierson High School (Sag Harbor)
Riverhead High School
Ross School (East Hampton)
Shelter Island High School
Shoreham-Wading River High School
Southampton High School
Southold High School
Westhampton Beach High School

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Eleanor Roosevelt

“The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of a nation, is close to the center of a nation's purpose -- and is a test of the quality of a nation's civilization."
John F. Kennedy

"The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life."
Oscar Wilde

Theatre arts develop in students skills crucial to success:
Communication
Self Esteem
Teamwork
Improvisation
Public Speaking
Creative Problem Solving

Students learn about the beliefs, issues, and events of past and present societies, as well as how theatre reflects them. High school plays offer very affordable, and often high quality, live theatre opportunities for communities.