THE CAPPIES

Westfield High School

Cappies Critics Team

2020-21

 Lead Critic:

Julia Tucker*

Critics:

Maryn Brown
Beverly D'Andrea*
Kayla Gadley
Oscar Lazo*
Spoorthi Nadkarni​
Justin Pokrant
Elli Vlattas
Kylee Weimeister

Cappies Mentor:

Melissa Tucker 

* denotes Andy Mays Rising Critic nominees

Follow our critic team's Instagram page! @westfieldcappies

Cappies Critic Team 2019-2020

Nominated for Best Critic Team

The Cappies is a writing and awards program that trains high school theatre and journalism students to be expert writers, critical thinkers, and leaders. Student critics vie to be published in local media outlets by attending productions at other schools and writing critical reviews.

Throughout the year, newspapers publish the reviews with the students' bylines. At the end of the year, Cappies student critics decide who among their peer performers and technicians should be recognized for awards at the end of the season with glamour and excitement. Schools in the National Capital Area come together and celebrate their successes at the Kennedy Center.

Perks of Being A Cappies Critic:

- Ability to see FREE plays and musicals 
- Enjoy FREE food at EVERY show

- Have a great time with your team

- Opportunity to have your review published 

- Get to dress up fancy and attend the

  Cappies Gala at The Kennedy Center

- Possibility of winning a team or individual

  critic Cappie award!

Most Recent Acknowledgements:

  • Julia Tucker '21 won the Andy Mays Rising Critic Award 2019

  • Sarah Bourgeois '20 was nominated for the Maryland Theatre Guide Returning Critic Award 2019

  • Grace Jenkins '20 was nominated for the Maryland Theatre Guide Returning Critic Award 2019

  • Lizzy Maisel '20 was nominated for the Maryland Theatre Guide Returning Critic Award 2019

  • Oscar Lazo '21 was nominated for the Andy Mays Rising Critic Award 2019

  • Beverly D'Andrea '22 was nominated for the Andy Mays Rising Critic Award 2019

  • The Westfield High School Critic Team was nominated for the Best Critic Team Award 2019

  • EACH 2018-19 team member received at least one TWO POINT publication, which can all be found on the Cappies NCA website.