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VISTA Productions Honored with Spotlight Awards

Congrats to VISTA Productions, the joint theater department of Visitation School and Saint Thomas Academy, on earning several Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Education Awards for their production of Peter and the Starcatcher. 

  • Achievement in Theatre: Honorable Mention
  • Overall Performance: Outstanding
  • Ensemble Performance: Honorable Mention
  • Acting Performance: Honorable Mention
  • Sound Crew: Outstanding
  • Lighting Crew: Outstanding
  • Overall Technical Team: Outstanding

Individual Honors

  • Honorable Mention in a Leading Role: Ben Cardwell as Boy/Peter, R.J. Jones as Black Stache
  • Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role: Tess Cavanaugh as Mrs. Bumbrake
  • Honorable Mention in a Supporting Role: Ginny Kraus as Smee
  • Outstanding in Technical Leadership: Megan Overell as Stage Manager, Vicky Do as Assistant Sound Designer, Thomas Lund as Board Operator, Jax Wiitanen as Deck Captain, Tommy Ondrey as Deck Captain, Amaia Walsh as Deck Captain, Ryan Farrington for Props

Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education program is an essential part of arts education in many Minnesota schools. Annually, they help nearly 8,000 students in more than 100 high schools build confidence, critical thinking, empathy, sense of community, and knowledge of theater.


Photos by Chuck Nields Photography