On June 29th Children’s Theatre of Annapolis awarded two local high school graduates scholarships as part of the Miriam Wolfe Scholarship Program.
Matthew Lucente, our $1,500 scholarship recipient, is a 2017 graduate of Annapolis High School where he participated in the Performing and Visual Arts Theatre Magnet Program (PVA). Throughout his four years of studies in the performing arts, Matthew gained extensive experience in all aspects of theatre including acting, directing, producing, and designing. Matthew has performed in seven shows at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis (most recently as a Wickersham Brother in Seussical), and has performed in many shows and theatrical pieces presented by the PVA program. Matthew will attend Anne Arundel Community College where he will major in education with a minor in theatre arts.
The second recipient, Ella Green, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. She is a 2017 graduate of Severn School and has diligently studied voice, dance, and performance throughout central Maryland and Washington, D.C. for the past six years. Ella has performed in seven of CTA’s main stage productions (most recently as Mrs. Winnifred Banks in Mary Poppins) and two years with Second Stage, our teen musical theatre travelling troupe, as well as other productions throughout the community. As a well-rounded performer, she has also worked as technical team member for two of our main stage productions. Ella will attend Belmont University in Nashville, TN where she will study Musical Theatre.
Miriam Wolfe was an active member of CTA before being killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 overLockerbie,Scotland, in 1988. Since then, the Children’s Theatre has awarded two scholarships annually to graduating seniors who have been active in both the theatre and the community and plan to pursue and interest in the arts. Proceeds from CTA’s concession stands fund the scholarship, as well as private donations.