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Teeny Award Nods for 15 Local Students

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 10:27
Several young actors from East Hampton High School's production of "The Addams Family" were nominated for Teeny Awards, including, from left, Nicole Seitz, Kieran Conlin, Amaia Astorr, and Jadiel Rodriguez.
Durell Godfrey

A total of 15 students from East Hampton High School, Pierson High School in Sag Harbor, and Bridgehampton High School have been nominated this year for Teeny Awards, an East End Arts competition that honors students for excellent performances in school musicals and plays.

From East Hampton's production of "The Addams Family," Amaia Astorr (Morticia Addams) and Jadiel Rodriguez (Gomez Addams) were among 20 actors to be earn nominations for lead role in a musical comedy. Kieran Conlin (Fester Addams) earned a nomination for supporting role in a musical comedy, and Maya Leathers (Ballerina Ancestor) and Nicole Seitz (Grandma Addams) were nominated in the outstanding performer in a musical category.

Pierson's Zoe Richardson, a previous Teeny Award nominee and recipient, was nominated for lead role in a musical comedy for playing Crazy Marie and Fairy Godmother in the spring production of "Cinderella." Ally Cottrell was nominated for the supporting role of Lord Pinkleton in "Cinderella." Wyeth Zeff's artwork for "Cinderella" landed him a nomination in the poster design category.

Pierson also produced a play in the fall, with Chloe Lucyk earning a lead role in a play nomination for playing Mrs. Ethel P. Savage in "The Curious Savage." Three Pierson students were nominated for supporting roles in the play: Jackie Iulo as Lily Belle, Carter Kleinsmith as Dr. Emmett, and Myra Tracy as Fairy May.

From Bridgehampton, which is relatively new to the Teeny Awards, three students earned lead-role nominations for their performances in "Mutually Assured Destruction": Sarah Kapon as Sam, Avery McCleland as Andrea, and Neo Simmons as Tim. There were 20 total nominees in this category.

The awards ceremony will take place June 11, with a red-carpet entrance at 1 p.m. and the ceremony beginning at 3, at Longwood High School. Ally Ali, a popular morning radio show host on the station 106.1 WBLI, who also happens to have a theater background herself, is this year's host. Tickets can be purchased online at eastendarts.org. 

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