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Barlow Theater Rewind

Jeff Schroder
Pictured above is a scene from “A Case for Two Spies” with (from left to right) Nico Spillet, Avery Peters (lying down), Callie Waibel, and Jade Matheny.

The Sam Barlow Theater Department has had an eventful past few weeks from the Northeast Regionals Acting Festival, the Winter One-Act Showcase, to the Mt. Hood Conference One-Act Festival.

Sam Barlow theater students had great success in the Regional Acting Festival on February 3rd, 2024. Fourteen Barlow-led performances made it to State and four of the performers were awarded regional finalists. Barlow was the triumphant high school at the competition as it had the most students who qualified for state! 

State Qualifiers 

Solo Acting  Experienced- Alissa Cohen

Solo Acting  Experienced- Calli Evans

Solo Acting  Experienced- Kylise Trevino

Solo Acting  Experienced- Izzy O’Brien

Solo Acting  Experienced- Spencer Neighorn

Solo Acting  Novice- Isabelle Jensen

Group Acting- Bella Gilmour, Ethan Thompson, Miriam Whipps, and Sam Brown

Duo Comedy Experienced- Josie Williams and Nico Spillet

Duo Dramatic Experienced- Bella Gilmour and Ethan Thompson

Duo Dramatic Novice- Callie Waibel and Grant Cynor-Ford

Solo Musical Experienced- Camden Schroeder

Solo Musical Experienced- Spencer Neighorn

Musical Theater Dance- Lily Adams

Large Group Musical- Alex Swartz, Ania Vilius, Anthony Felipe, Bella Gilmour, Camden Schroeder, Christina Chung, Emma Nuttall, Ethan Thompson, Izzy O’Brien, Josie Williams, Lily Adams, Nico Spillett, Mason Alley, Miriam Whipps, Sam Brown, and Spencer Neighorn 

Regional Finalists

Solo Acting Experienced- Emma Nuttall

Solo Acting Experienced- Alissa Cohen

Solo Acting Experienced- Josie Williams

Solo Acting Experienced- Nico Spillett

On Thursday, February 8th, Sam Barlow hosted the Winter One-Act Festival, a competition among solely the Barlow theater department.“A Case for Two Spies” was performed by Jade Matheny, Mason O’Brien, Nico Spillett, Callie Waibel, Isabelle Jensen, Madeleine Dewes, Grant Cynor-Ford, Avery Peter, Tristan Sanderson, and Jade Matheny and was directed by Samantha Stanberry. “An Inspector Answers” was performed by Spencer Neighorn, Noah Feldman-Parks, Josie Williams, Kya Halligan, and Elijah Woodard and directed by Izzy O’Brien.

On Saturday, February 10th, Sam Barlow Theater participated in and hosted the Mt. Hood Conference One-Act Festival where a group of students (mentioned above) performed the student-directed piece “A Case For Two Spies” where Nico Spillett won an award for his performance as Agent 145 ½. 

Congratulations Bruins and good luck at State in April!

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