Wednesday, Mar 26 2014 06:00 AM

Winners of TCT Playwright's Festival announced

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TCT Gold Quill Winner Brandi Centeno's comedy "Whatever Works." Seen here is Michelle Taylor as a clever, if manipulative, guidance counselor. Photo courtesy of Nick Altieri

TCT Silver Quill Winner was "The Surprise" by Tanis Galik, directed by Jonathan Hall. Seen here are, (back row, from left) Sue First and Tina Fisher Cunningham discussing murder techniques for a mystery novel, while (front row, from left) Bert Roper and Dick Best exchange gripes about married life. Photo courtesy of Karl Schuck

TCT Bronze Quil Winner Michael Halperin is represented by "Chestnut Trees" the reminiscences of a 100-year-old man recalling life in a Russian stetl. Directed by Alex Zonn, performed by Karl Schuck

Tehachapi Community Theatre's Playwright's Festival has concluded with three plays winning "Audience Favorite" status.

The Gold Quill award was won by first-timer Brandi Centeno for her play "Whatever Works," which was directed by Leslie Reynolds, and featured Michelle Taylor, Ricky Peregrina, Sue First and Mia Bonham in a clever tale about a high school guidance counselor's special techniques for reaching out.

Hometown favorite Tanis Galik took Silver for "The Surprize" directed by Jonathan Hall, with Michael Halperin, another first time participant, winning the Bronze for "Chestnut Trees," and directed by Alex Zonn.

Once again it was a wonderful festival," noted Executive Producer Karl Schuck. "We achieved our goals of bringing new writers, new actors and new directors to the Beekay stage, along with many of our long-time favorites.

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