Paige Moeller, Wisner, and Bethany Phelps, of Norfolk, have been named Norfolk Lions Club Outstanding Theatre Award winners for 2017-18.
Moeller graduated from Wisner-Pilger High School, where she participated in both speech and play production (One-Act) all four years. She is a veteran of the Northeast stage where she has participated in the last six Northeast/Norfolk Community Theatre productions either acting or working behind the scenes. Most recently, she was the costume mistress in Art of Dining.
Moeller played Leon Trotsky in The Variations on the Death of Trotsky, and Woman #2 in Philip GlassBuys a Loaf of Bread in the All in the Timing, a series of one-act plays that played recently on the Northeast stage. After graduation, Moeller plans to pursue a degree in costume design in Kansas City.
Phelps has appeared in several Northeast Players productions including as a member of the ensemble in That’sNot How I Remember It, and as Grace in The Assassin’s Duet. She performed as Swift in Words, Words, Words and The Waitress in The Philadelphia in All the Timing.
Phelps plans to pursue a degree in psychology and continue to perform in live theatre after graduating from Northeast.
Adam Peterson is the theatre instructor at Northeast.
Students in Northeast Community College’s theatre program develop performance and stage production skills. They also have several opportunities to participate in theatre annually (in an acting and/or technical capacity) with Norfolk Community Theater productions and the all-student College production.
Opportunities include acting, stage management, and various crew positions, including lighting, set construction, costume construction, make-up and props. After earning an associate of arts degree in two years, students may either put their skills directly to work or transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college.