Individual Event National Qualifiers

Every year at the Colorado State Thespian Convention, the DSA Thespian Troupe brings around 100 Individual Events (IEs) to compete and perform. IEs that receive straight superior ratings from the adult jurors are honored to be qualified to compete at the International Thespian Convention in June in Lincoln, Nebraska.

2014-2015

Junior Thespians

  • Kaija Koenigber (Solo Musical), “Some Things Are Meant To Be” from Little Women
  • Kyleigh McPeek (Solo Musical), “Nothing” from Chorus Line
  • Sofia Bottinelli (Solo Musical), “Ireland” from Legally Blonde
  • Carter Graham (Solo Musical), “Maria” from West Side Story
  • Ally Sabbah, Ella Galaty, Olivia Wilson (Group Musical), “Matchmaker” from Fiddler on the Roof
  • Alex Peterson, Seamus Klingsporn (Duet Scene), Blood Brothers

High School Thespians

  • Owen Nuss (Scenic Design), Noises Off
  • Linnea Scott, Aliza Saper (Duet Scene), Rabbit Hole
  • Madison Kitchen, Emma Meisel (Duet Scene), Phyllis and Xenobia
  • Zoe Ogden, Evan Lawson (Duet Scene), Proof
  • Peter Farr, Michael Kosko (Duet Scene), This is Our Youth
  • Brynn Gauthier, Luke Marshall (Duet Scene), A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Chris Jenkins, Serena Trainor (Duet Scene), The Flick
  • Keely Kritz, Dana Good (Duet Scene), Orange Flower Water
  • Christina Pittaluga, Loryn Fujinami (Duet Scene), Lettice and Lovage
  • Josue Rodriguez (Monologue), Mambo Mouth and 12th Night
  • Amelia Corrada (Monologue), King John/Drunken City
  • Emily Embleton, Baris Loberg (Musical Theatre Duet), “First Impressions” from First Date
  • Jeremy Willis, Maddie Page-Schmit (Musical Theatre Duet), “Last Night of the World” from Miss Saigon
  • Randy Ho (Musical Theatre Solo), “Larger Than Life” from My Favorite Year
  • Hannah Howard (Musical Theatre Solo), “A Part of That” from The Last Five Years
  • Madison Kitchen (Musical Theatre Solo), “Breathe” from In The Heights
  • Megan Lucas (Musical Theatre Solo), “Screw Loose” from Cry Baby
  • Aalon Smith (Musical Theatre Solo), “Your Daddy’s Son” from Ragtime
  • Logan Smith (Musical Theatre Solo), “Nobody Needs to Know” from The Last Five Years
  • Jackie Smook (Musical Theatre Solo), “I Know the Truth” from AIDA
  • Meghan Stille(Musical Theatre Solo), “How ’bout a Dance”
  • Evan Sullivan (Musical Theatre Solo), “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin
  • Kelsey Weinstein (Musical Theatre Solo), “New York Do You Care?”
  • Jimmy Bruegner (Musical Theatre Solo), “Freeze Your Brain” from Heathers
  • Owen Nuss (Tech Costume Design), Macbeth
  • Keegan Hovland (Tech Costume Design), On The Verge
  • Annica Cano, Claire Willcutt, Jacqueline Smook, Jada Johnson, Jonas Whalen, Kiera Eriksen-McAuliffe, Michael Berger, Savannah Nichols, Sequoiah Hippolyte, Skylar Mabry, Zachery Bisgard (One Act Play), Variation on a Bag of Chips


2013-2014

Musical Theater (Solo)

  • Alessandra Bongiardina (2014) – A Way Back to Then from [title of show]
  • Austin Marquez (2014) – Run Away With Me       
  • Amelia Corrada (2018) – Someone Like You from Jekyll and Hyde  

Musical Theater (Duet)

  • Jimmy Bruenger (2016), Keely Kritz (2016) – First Date/Last Night from Dogfight 
  • Jordan Morgan (2015), Madison Kitchen (2015) – You Love Who You Love  
  • Anne Friednash (2014), Austin Marquez (2014) – Love Is My Legs

Musical Theater (Group)

  • It’s All Happening from Bring It On  – Alex Hunter (2016), Aliza Saper (2016), Christopher Jenkins (2016), Dana Good (2016), Jonas Whalen (2016), Keely Kritz (2016), Linnea Scott (2016), Michael Berger (2016), Quincy Harris (2016), Samantha Piel (2016), Sarah Doerner (2016), Serena Trainor (2016), Sonja Briney (2016), Valencia Long (2016), Wyatt Warner (2016)

Acting (Monologue)

  • Mateo Correa (2014) – Two Gentlemen of Verona/In Arabia We’d All be Kings    
  • Mitchell Lippitt (2014) –  Much Ado About Nothing/Good Egg
  • Amelia Corrada (2018) –  Macbeth/First Annual Achadamee Awards  
  • Everett Graham (2014) – Henry IV/The Great War 

Acting (Duet Scene)

  • Noah Anderson (2015) and Jeremy Willis (2015) –  Jesus Hopped the A Train by Stephen Adly Gurgius
  • Miranda Schieving (2014), Mitchell Lippitt (2014) – Baby with the Bathwater
  • Aliza Saper (2016) , Serena Trainor (2016) – Bad Seed  
  • Brenna Schafer (2014),  Danielle Samler (2015) – Proof
  • Emma Atuire (2014), Kathleen Gabriel (2014) – Time Flies 
  • Alessandra Bongiardina (2014), Mateo Correa (2014) – Peter and the Starcatcher

Acting (Group Scene)

  •  Emma Meisel (2015), Kayla Page (2015), Madison Kitchen (2015), Peter Farr (2015) – All New People by Zach Braff

Tech

  •  Shay Dite-Bosworth – Costume, Beauty and the Beast
  •  Mia Reedy – Costume, The Three Sisters  

 

2012-2013

Musical Theater (Solo)

  • Ryan Maltz (2012) “Last One Picked” from Whoop-Dee-Doo
  • Kathleen Gabriel (2014) “Everything I Know” from In The Heights

Musical Theater (Group)

  •  “Turn It Off” from The Book of Mormon – Michael McCoo (2013), Ryan Maltz (2013), Austin Marquez (2014), Gage Norris (2013), Mikkel Skovgaard Hansen (2014), Mateo Correa (2014), Jake Everhart (2013), Everett Graham (2014), Ethan Griggs (2013), Kai Klose (2013), Mitchell Lippitt (2014), Adam Christman (2013), Michael Board (2014), Liam Broadhurst (2014), Carson Cram (2013)

Acting (Monologue)

  • Brenna Schafer (2014) – Talk Radio / The Misanthrope
  • Annie Barbour (2013) – The Dream of the Burning Boy; The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Acting (Duet Scene)

  • Michael Board (2014), Jalen Taylor (2013) –  Seven Guitars
  • Anna Zinanti (2015), Emma Meisel (2015) –  Children’s Hour
  • Marlo Berberian (2013), Nicole Seefried (2013) –  Parallel Lives
  • Mateo Correa (2014), Everett Graham (2014) –  Orphans 

Acting (Group Scene)

  • Christina Pittaluga (2015), Stacey Tilton (2015), Jordan Morgan (2015) – The Little Foxes

Tech

  • Justine Chapel (2014) – Costume Design, Medea

 

2011-2012

Junior Thespians

  • Amelia Corrada (Solo Musical)
  • Evan Sullivan (Solo Musical)
  • Keely Kritz (Solo Musical)
  • Zoe Miller (Solo Musical)
  • Nimaya Lemal (Monologue)
  • Sammie Antonio and Finlay Benniger (Duet Acting)
  • Annika Bell and Caroline Bennet (Duet Acting)
  • Maia Brockbank and Zoe Miller (Duet Acting)

High School Thespians

  • Matteo Correa and Mitchell Lippitt (Duet Acting) – Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon
  • Anne Friednash and Miranda Schieving (Duet Acting) – Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon
  • Belle Stockdale and  Annie Perales (Duet Acting) – Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon
  • Everett Graham and  Andie Lerner (Duet Acting) – Last of the Red Hot Lovers by Neil Simon
  • Amanda Brockbank and Sam VanWetter (Duet Acting) – Sylvia by AR Gurney
  • Ryan Maltz (Solo Musical) – I am Adolfo from The Drowsy Chaperone
  • Jake Everhart and  Annie Barbour (Duet Acting) – Poison
  • Dora Kaplan, Samie Johnson, and Lauren Donahue (Group Acting) – August: Osage County
  • Ethan Griggs (Solo Musical) – Elaborate Lives from AIDA
  • Carson Cram (Monologue) – Romeo and Juliet and Jerry Finnegan’s Sister
  • Madison Kitchen (Solo Musical) – Still Hurting from The Last Five Years
  • Kai Klose (Solo Musical) – The Call from Bromance: the Musical
  • Terra Salazar (Solo Musical) – Raven
  • Marlo Berberian (Monologue) –  Look What You Made Me Do/Bread
  • Everett Graham and Ryan Maltz (Duet Musical) – Brush Up Your Shakespeare
  • Jake Everhart (Solo Musical) –  Issue in Question
  • Anne Friednash (Solo Musical) – My Party Dress
  • Ethan Griggs nd Kathleen Burke (Duet Musical) – Sing!
  • Andie Lerner, Maggie Mirrione, Emma Aturie (Group Scene) – Crimes of the Heart
  • Kai Klose and Tyler Cress (Duet Musical) – I Am The One

2010-2011

Junior Thespians

  • Jimmy Bruenger (Solo Musical)
  • Ayla Sullivan (Solo Musical)
  • Kiana English and Julia Schultz (Duet Acting)
  • Victoria Capraro and Danielle Samler (Duet Acting)

High School Thespians

  • One Act Play: Flight of the Lawn Chair Man – Book by Peter Ullian. Music and Lyrics by Robert Lindsey-Nassif Cast: Zach Cantor, Nikki Seefried, Jake Everhart, Kailey Marshall, Anneliese Farmer, Thomas Swain, Marissa Howard, Mitchell Lippitt, Marlo Berberian, Sammi Davis, Anne Friednash, Kai Klose, Danielle Jackson, Rex Kennedy, Julia Hemp, Tess Westenhaver, Ryan Maltz, Belle Stockdale, Madison Nichols, Michael McCoo, Spencer, Stefan Richmond, Kira Vuolo.Stage Manager: Olympia BeerensAssistant Stage Manager: Adam Christman, Annie BarbourEducational Director: Kirsten Fong
  • Raphaela Posner and Shawn Cremer (Duet Acting) – The War on Safety by Max Posner
  • Dora Kaplan and Kathleen Burke (Duet Acting) – The Misanthrope by Moliere
  • Alex Baggett and Sarah Harmon (Duet Acting) – Children of a Lesser God by Mark Medoff
  • Avery Sheiner and Marlo Berberian (Duet Acting) –  Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
  • Desiree Samler and Janine Cruz (Duet Acting) – Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
  • Amanda Brockbank and Anneliese Farmer (Duet Acting) – Hidden In This Picture by Aaron Sorken
  • Margaret Trainor and Zach Cantor (Duet Acting) – Boy’s Life by Howard Korder
  • Alexander Johnson and Zoe Rhulen (Duet Acting) –  Brilliant Traces
  • Eli Carpenter and Julianna Pullis (Duet Acting) – Twilight of the Golds
  • Nicki Seefried (Solo Musical) – Surabaya Santa by Jason Robert Brown
  • Katherine Rogers (Solo Musical) – Little Girls from Annie
  • Ethan Griggs (Solo Musical) – Shrek, the Musical
  • Katie Solko (Solo Musical) – Gimme Gimme from Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Terra Salazar (Solo Musica) – How Did We Come To This?
  • Pat Sainz (Solo Musical) – Chess
  • Sarah Grider (Monologue) – St. Joan/ Jack and Jill
  • Amanda Brockbank (Monologue) – Iphigenia/Euripedes
  • Hallie Spoor and Kailey Marshall (Duet Musical) – Three Bedroom House
  • Alexander Johnson, Ethan Griggs, and Sarah Harmon (Group Musical) – You Don’t Know/I’m the One
  • Sophie Morris (Marketing) – 12 Angry Jurors
  • Austin Allen (Stage Management) – Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Soda Rigsby (Costume Construction) – Private Lives

2009-2010

Junior Thespians

  • Madison Kitchen (Solo Musical) – Nothing from Chorusline
  • Zoe Miller (Solo Musical) – My Philosophy from You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
  • Jimmy Bruegner (Solo Musical) – Nothing’s Gonna Harm You from Sweeney Todd

High School Thespians

  • Brittany Vicars (Monologue) – Joan of Arc / The Sweetest Swing in Baseball
  • Eli Carpenter and Sarah Reichardt (Duet Acting) – Extremities by William Mastrosimone
  • Kailey Marshall and Hallie Spoor (Duet Musical) – Secondary Characters from Title of Show
  • Jett Kelly (Solo Musical) – Mama Who Bore Me from Spring Awakening
  • Taylor Hartman and Sarah Grider (Duet Acting) – Boy’s Life by Howard Korder
  • Alex Baggett and Josh Brown (Duet Acting) – Reasons to be Pretty by Neil LaBute
  • Jake Brasch and Brady Billings (Duet Scene) – Boy’s Life by Howard Korder
  • Sarah Harmon and  Kahliil Zawadi (Duet Scene) – Camera Obscura
  • Brittany Vicars and Nick Thorne (Duet Scene) – Cornered
  • Jake Brasch, Claire Carson, Sarah Dealy, Chloe Armao, Nina Waysdorf, and Xochitl Portillo (Group Musical) – Left Behind from Spring Awakening
  • Austin Allen (Stage Management) – Urinetown

2008-2009

  • Kristina Fountain and Nick Thorne (Duet Acting ) – DMV Tyrant
  • Tucker Worley and Jake Brasch (Duet Musical) – Two Nobodies In New York
  • Billy Winger and Brittany Vicars (Duet Acting) – Red Light Winter
  • Zoe Mizuno (Costume Design) – Comedy of Errors
  • Josh Brown (Monologue) – Assassins/Comedy of Errors
  • Jake Brasch (Solo Musical) – Anthem from Chess
  • Nora Garrett (Monologue) – August Osage County/Henry IV
  • Alex Johnson and Kathleen Burke (Duet Acting) – The Crucible
  • Aaron Davidson, Blair Whiteside, Amanda McCoo, Brad Gavit, and Emily Jacobs (Group Musical) – Untitled Opening Number from Title of Show
  • Aaron Davidson and  Shayna Goldstein (Duet Musical) –  I Love My Legs from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Shayna Goldstein (Solo Musical) – Big Time
  • Kailey Marshall, Hallie Spoor, Ethan Kessinger, and Bryan Fitch (Group Musical) – Single Man Drought from I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
  • Wyatt Manobla (Solo Musical) – I’m Not That Smart from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

2007-2008

  • Jamie Billings, Will Seefried, Lauren Friednash, Eric Mossman, Jenna Moll Reyes, Sam Lips, Jordan Geiger, and Anne Joy (Group Musical) – Pandemonium from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Shannon Patilla (Solo Musical) Easy As Life from AIDA
  • Katie Feld, Eve Lowinger, Amalia Ritter, Olivia Hendrick, Erin Walker, Shayna Goldstein, and Sam Lips (Group Musical) – Cell Block Tango from Chicago
  • Tucker Worley and Jonathan O’Connell (Duet Pantamine) – Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum
  • Lee Collins and Noah Wilson (Duet Acting) – Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
  • Nora Garrett (Monologue) – Suburbia / Vital Signs
  • Austin Allen (Stage Management) – Parade
  • Gillian Altman and Gianna Starble (Duet Acting) Wonder of the World by David Lindsey-Abaire
  • Brendan Chilelli and Akil LuQman (Duet Acting) Italian American Reconciliation by John Patrick Shanely
  • Sarah Harmon and  Matthew Rodgers (Duet Musical ) Stud and a Babe from I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
  • Adam Marcantoni and  David James (Duet Acting) – Skull in Connemara by Martin McDonaugh
  • Lauren Friednash (Solo Musical) – Crossword Puzzle
  • Solo Musical: Caveman – Will Seefried (Solo Musical) – Caveman
  • Zoe Mizuno (Costume Construction
  • Emily Town (Costume Design)

2006-2007

  • Akil LuQman and  Jacob Mundell (Duet Musical) – River in the Rain from Big River
  • Emily Luhrs and Sam Lips (Duet Musical) – I’d Give It All For You from The Last Five Years
  • Lauren Friednash and Will Seefried (Duet Musical) Bli-Blip from Swing
  • Elza Picasso-Hobin and Amanda McCoo (Duet Musical) – Impossible from Little Women
  • Brian Kief and Eric Mossman (Duet Musical) Dirty Rotten Number from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Brittany Vicars (Monologue) – And They Dance Real Slow In Jackson
  • Anne Joy and Justine Schomp (Duet Acting) – Las Hermanas from Parallel Lives
  • Shayna Goldstein (Solo Musical) Life of the Party from Wild Party
  • Gillian Altman (Monologue0 –  Audition
  • Brian Kief (Solo Musical) – Great Big Stuff from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Julie Almeria (Solo Musical) – Just One Step from The Last Five Years
  • Olivia Hendrick (Solo Musical) Surabaya-Santa from Songs For a New World

2005-2006

  • Molly Price (Monologue) – Children of a Lesser God
  • Ryan Fitzgerald (Solo Musical) – It’s De-Lovely from Anything Goes
  •  Julie Almeria (Solo Musical) – Gimme Gimme from Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Anne Lane and  Justine Schomp (Duet Scene) – Hidden In This Picture by Aaron Sorken
  • Brian Kief, Nic Hammerberg, Josiah Johnson, Joella Jones, Lauren Friednash, and Nora Kissell (Group Musical) – Gordo’s Law of Genetics from A New Brain
  • Wilber Telez (Costume Design) – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • Brian Kief (Solo Musical) Shiska Goddess from The Last Five Years
  • Erin Walker (Solo Musical) – I Can Hear the Bells from Hairspray
  • Will Seefried and Eve Lowinger (Duet Musical) – I Shall Scream from Oliver
  • Will Seefried (Solo Musical) – Daybreak from Floyd Collins
  • Eve Lowinger (Solo Musical)
  • Brian Rad (Monologue) – Cymbaline
  • Emily Luhrs (Solo Musical) – Tell Me on a Sunday
  • Leah Watson (Monologue)
  • Mitch Colley (Monologue)
  • Olivia Hendrick (Solo Musical) – Class from Chicago
  • Jamie Billings (Solo Musical) – Look at Me Now from Wild Party
  • Jenna Reyes (Solo Musical) – Now That I See Her from Miss Saigon
  • Jenna Reyes and Anthony Starble (Duet Musical) – Almost Paradise from Footloose
  • Ryan Fitzgerald and Alistair Matthews (Duet Musical) – Don’t Like You from The Beautiful Game
  • Sarah Quaranta (Solo Musical) – Forbidden Broadway
  • Jordan Geiger, Anthony Starble, and Gianna Starble (Group Musical:) – Sugar from Tick Tick …Boom.
  • Scott Merchant, Daniel Traylor, Sam Lips, Tucker Worley (Group Musical) – Scrap from Full Monty

2003-2004

  • Duet Musical: What You Own from Rent by Jonathan Larson Gabe Ebert & Jesse Johnson
  • Group Musical: Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now from Hairspray Julie Almeria, Ryan Fitzgerald, Leah Watson, Alistair Matthews, Joella Jones, Anne Lane
  • Solo Musical: I’ve Got It Good from Thoroughly Modern Millie Jesse Johnson
  • Solo Musical: Comedy Tonight from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Ryan Fitzgerald
  • Solo Musical: I Only Want To Say from Jesus Christ Superstar Gabe Ebert
  • Duet Scene: For Whom The Southern Bell Tolls by Christopher Durang Molly Price & Mike Thompson
  • Duet Scene: True West by Sam Shepard Max Posner and Joe LaFollette
  • Duet Scene: The Compleat Wks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) by Borgeson, Long, Singer Mike Fontes & David Henry
  • Duet Scene: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Gabe Ebert and John Bryan

2002-2003

  • Sara Price and Briana Pozner (Duet Acting) – Parallel Lives by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney
  • John Beaty and Gabe Ebert (Duet Acting) – Master Harold and the Boys by Athol Fugard
  • Evan Conroy and Ronnie Creamer (Duet Musical0 –  Light My Candle from Rent by Jonathan Larson
  • Max Posner (Solo Monologue) – Brighton Beach Memoirs and The Beautiful Life
  • Kolby Morris (Solo Musical) – Someone Like You from Jekyll and Hyde
  • Jesse Johnson (Solo Musical) – Why God Why? From Miss Saigon
  • Laura Ramadei, Gabe Ebert, Kolby Morris, and Kati Rediger (Group Musical) – Coffee Break from How To Succeed