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.