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Local students win Teeny Awards


Riverhead Blue Masques members Amanda Gallo (left) and Justin Harris won Teeny Awards for their roles in the spring production of “Once Upon a Mattress” at Riverhead High School.

Gallo, a member of the ensemble cast in the musical won the “Outstanding Performance” award, a category created to recognize a student who “shines brightly” in a role that is not eligible for adjudication in the leading or supporting categories.

Harris was the choreographer for “Once Upon A Mattress” and tied for an award in that category with the student who choreographed the Westhampton Beach High School production of “Guys & Dolls,” Gina Arfi.

The Blue Masques stage manager for “Stage Door,” Jennifer Bliss, also won a Teeny for her efforts.

McGann-Mercy’s Laura Lynne Duffy of Cutchogue won a Teeny for Lead Actress in a Comedy for her role in “Noises Off,”

McGann-Mercy stage managers Kat Dickhoff of Aquebogue (“Noises Off”) and Stephanie Stripoli (“Bye, Bye Birdie”) also won Teeny Awards.

The East End Arts Council presented the Ninth Annual Teeny Awards, a theater arts recognition program for local high school theater students, on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at the Westhampton Beach High School.

For the complete listing of the 2011 Teeny Award winners, click here.


Riverhead Blue Masques Justin Harris, left, and Amanda Gallo, fourth from left, were among the 2011 Teeny Award winners.
Photo courtesy of East End Arts Council.