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SEACT Youth Theatre Festival


Thank you to all who participated! The performances were fantastic, but what we'll remember is your kindness and support to make this festival a great destination event. Our judges appreciated your discipline, your open eyes and hearts, and your dedication to the craft.

2022 Festival details are coming soon!




One Act Festival

Best in Show and First Place

Spark Theater Company

Second Place

Wiregrass Drama Club

Third Place

Sunny Side Theater

Best Actress

Bea Smith, Spark Theater Company

Best Actor

Jai LePrince, Spark Theater Company


Judge’s Choice Awards

Spark Theater Company, Ensemble, for creative use of movement and costumes to create the baby

Sunny Side Theater, Ensemble, for creative use of shadows in transitions

Sunny Side Theater, Ensemble, for use of props creating the solar system

Wiregrass Drama Club, Ensemble, for creating the world of Wiley


All-Star Awards

Art Alive, Christina Starkey

Spark Theater Company, Weezie Brand

Sunny Side Theater, Faith Swanson and Alby Lopuhovsky

Wiregrass Drama Club, Addison Piggott and Teagan Bryant



Solo & Group Events 


Best of Festival, Solo/Group

The Collective, Enterprise, Ala.

Festival High Score – High School

Elijah Powell, The Collective

Festival High Score – Middle School

TIE Izzy Boartfield and Teagan Bryant, Wiregrass Drama Club

Elementary Division

1 Addison Cardy, Art Alive

2 Ellie Grace Plant, Wiregrass Drama Club

3 Wynter Marlow, The Studio


Middle School Division



1 TIE  Teagan Bryant and Izzy Boartfield, Wiregrass Drama Club

2 Trevor Bolling, Wiregrass Drama Club

3 Allison Peel, Wiregrass Drama Club


1 Julia Araujo & Kylie Enfinger, Dothan Prep

2 Braelynn Napier & Brantlee McCarthy, Dothan Prep

3 Lauryn Arenal Mullen & Jenna Snider, Dothan Prep


1 Izzy Boartfield, Allison Peel, McKinley Stepp, Wiregrass Drama Club

2 Ryan Whiddon, Jake Doughtery, Faith Childree, Amy Rodriguez, Dothan Prep

3 Trevor Bolling and Ian Pich, Houston Academy

Musical Theatre Solo

1 Jemma Fripp, Independent

2 Adalyn Lyles, The Studio

3 Eden Singletary, Washington Middle School

Musical Theatre Duet

1 Braelynn Napier & Lillian Shaughnessy, Dothan Prep

2 Dana Lopez Centeno & Marilyn Newton, Dothan Prep

3 Addison Piggott & Ashlee Owens, Wiregrass Drama Club

SETC Combination

1 Lillian Shaughnessy, Dothan Prep

2 Lana Mann, Dothan Prep

3 Brooke Urban, Dothan Prep


High School Division



1 Andie Kalagian, The Collective

2 Peggy Crozier, Wiregrass Drama Club

3 Maddie Matthews, Wiregrass Drama Club


1 Matthew Paragone & Joey Paragone, Sunny Side Theater

2 Addison Piggott & Savannah Bloom, Wiregrass Drama Club

3 Peggy Crozier & Maddie Matthews, Wiregrass Drama Club

Musical Theatre Solo

1 Elijah Powell, The Collective

2 Sara Evans, Slocomb High School

3 TIE  Riley Wilson, Wiregrass Drama Club and Kaleb Dukes, Houston Academy

Musical Theatre Duet

1 Jay Ramsey & Bella Clark, Sunny Side Theater

2 Davis Mitchell & Carter Stock, Providence Christian School

3 Memphis Mortimer & Sophia Strickland, Wiregrass Drama Club

SETC Combination

1 Sophia Strickland, Wiregrass Drama Club

Keep up with our judges and their current projects:


Raines Carr

Chipola College

Lani Dill

Drea Lewis

Meet the Judges



Raines Carr has been working in theatre, television, and film for the past three decades. As a student, he was involved with the International Thespian Society and performed at Florida State Thespians three years in row. He holds a B.A. in Theatre from Florida State University and an MFA in Directing Theatre from the University of Alabama. He has also been the sponsor of a Florida State Thespian troupe and judged at competitions in Tampa, Tallahassee, Tuscaloosa, and Los Angeles. His true love is the theatre where he has been an actor, playwright, director, producer, costume designer, set designer, etc. He started two theatre companies dedicated to the works of William Shakespeare, and this past summer created and produced the first full theatre festival dedicated to the great American playwright and actor, Sam Shepard, at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. He spent 12 years in Hollywood working on many projects including the development team for animated films at Walt Disney Feature Animation and commercial casting on over 450 national, regional, and international commercials with Ocean Park Casting. He is currently the Theatre Director at Chipola College in Marianna, FL.

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Lani Dill has been dancing and performing since she was 5 years old. As a choreographer, director, and actor, she has worked at numerous theatres in Alabama, Colorado and New Mexico.   Some of her favorite roles include Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Grandma Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof and the Ghost of Christmas Past in Scrooge.  Favorite shows as choreographer include West Side Story, Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof and The Rocky Horror ShowFor over 25 years she has taught tap, jazz and musical theatre at dance studios in Birmingham, AL and Durango, CO. She was director of a dance studio for 15 years. Lani has taught dance and musical theatre at many summer workshops, and served as an adjudicator numerous times at the Trumbauer Festival and Alabama Conference of Theatre.

Lani has great passion for the performance arts and has spent her life sharing her talent and artistic vision with performers of all ages.

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Dream of Dréa, LLC produces transcendent stories through the cohesion of culturally responsible artists. It is owned by Dréa Lewis, a 2021 award-winning director by The John F. Kennedy Center for her artistic leadership on “Tilikum” (produced in partnership with the University of Central Missouri). The production was also awarded: Innovative Use of Technology; Overall Production; Special Achievement in Ensemble Collaboration - Performance and Production; Special Achievement in Performance by a Lead Actor; and The Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award for promoting long-term societal impact through an artistic lens, to encourage empathetic exploration of the complex cultural and physical world, and to advocate for justice on campus and throughout the world. Dréa Lewis has served as an adjudicator for Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival since 2012. She has judged throughout the country at regionals in the preliminary, Semi-Finalist, and Final rounds. She has also served as a Guest Artist for Hollins Playwriting Lab in Roanoke, VI. She is the author of “The Mathematics of Acting: A Workbook” available for purchase on Ms. Lewis was commissioned by her alma mater, Georgia Institute of Technology, to write, direct, and produce the play "By Faith", celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1961 integration of the school. It was presented at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center to a sold-out audience. She has served as producer for “Heartland” of the 48 Hour Film Fest and “Underground”, a musical adaptation for the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. She is a member of Actors Equity Association and Women in Film and Television Atlanta. She has served as a guest on-air commentator for “The Daily Share” of Headline News. Dréa Lewis has a heart for serving her community, as evidenced by her founding the G.I.F.T.E.D. Gospel Choir (which stands for God’s Influence Flowing Through Every Disciple) at Georgia Tech and founder of the GT Entertainment Network, an affinity group of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Jack and Jill of America, Inc. She is also the CFO and co-owner Genèsic Nonprofit Organization Incorporated with her sister and mother, which is committed to promoting educational programs and broadening awareness of sickle cell anemia. Currently, Dréa Lewis is in post-production of the 1st feature length film from her production company, “The Delilah Factor”. 

SEACT Youth Theatre Festival


Nov. 6-10, 2021


Welcome! Our goal is to spotlight the talents of your students, and present an outstanding performing arts experience for you and our community.

Southeast Alabama Community Theatre is a non-profit organization that has a mission to introduce the arts, and encourage youth in the arts. All Theatre Festival applications will be reviewed and paid to Southeast Alabama Community Theatre. 


Deadline to register: OCTOBER 6, 2021

Deadline for payment/cancellation: OCTOBER 29, 2021 (No refunds after this date. Late fee for unpaid events $25 beginning Oct. 30)

Events: Monologue, Duologue, Scene, SETC combo, Musical Theatre Solo, Musical Theatre Duet

Friday, Nov. 5 - rehearsal for One-Act festival entries, Dothan Opera House

Saturday, Nov. 6 - rehearsal and performances of One-Act festival entries, Dothan Opera House

Sunday, Nov. 7 through Wednesday, Nov. 10 - presentations of individual and group events, Cultural Arts Center

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