Cape Henlopen High School Theatre Academy
As a part of the Cape Henlopen Theatre Academy, Hannah was a prop manager and running crew leader for main stage productions The Crucible and Of Mice and Men, and they also performed in Anything Goes last spring. Hannah has been in Cape's annual December, Edgar Allen Poe, and Rock and Roll shows, as well as a member of Brom's gang in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Kay in The Snow Queen. They also wrote and performed two original monologues for the directing class' benefit show, Jusst Sooup. At the 2015 Delaware Shakespeare festival, Hannah performed as Helena in a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream, and they also placed third in Cape's ESU Shakespeare Competition. After graduation, Hannah hopes to pursue acting as well as English education at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Theresa Collins may have had a late start in our theatre academy but she's by no means new to the theatre world. Debuting in her first show, Sound of Music, at rehoboth elementary when she was 10, she made her way to the cape stage in our spring 2015 production of "Anything Goes" as the wheelchair lady. In addition to acting, Theresa sings and plays the piano and ukulele. After Senior Year Theresa hopes to study at St. Josephs University to become an English teacher.
Diving into the theatre world in his freshman year, Aaron became a familiar face to the Cape Henlopen Theatre Stage. During his freshman year, Aaron was cast as an offstage voice and ensemble member of The Miracle Worker, and by the spring was granted one of the main roles in the school’s musical, A Chorus Line. Aaron booked a manager for his acting career during his sophomore year, while also being cast as John Proctor in the main-stage production of The Crucible. Through his hard work and determination on and off the stage, he was able to book roles in independent and national films, both as speaking and background characters. In the winter of 2015, Aaron won “Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor” for the state of Delaware, for his performance as Jerry in The Zoo Story (with only one week of preparation for the part). You can now see Aaron on A&E’s new TV series, Cursed, The Bell Witch, or crying in the bathroom as he anticipates the anguish of being ripped from the school he has come to love so much. In the near future Aaron hopes to attend college at the New York Film Academy, and plans on pursuing a career as an actor.
Lia Naselli, a Senior at Cape, joined theatre halfway through her freshman year when a friend convinced her how amazing the theatre academy was. “I fell in love with it right away,” she says. She has been dancing for 8 years and singing her whole life, so theatre was the perfect addition to tie all her skills together. Her first role in a show was as an ensemble member in Cape’s production of A Chorus Line in 2013. In her sophomore year, she played the lead female role, Jenny, in Cape’s original Christmas show, The 12 Days of December. Last year, as a junior, she played the role of Hermia in a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Delaware ESU competition alongside Hannah Faircloth, Aaron Latta-Morissette, and Sean Dorney. Later that year, she played Hope Harcourt in Cape’s fantastic production of Anything Goes!! “That show changed my life! It was so much fun,” she says. This year, as a senior, she hopes to be involved in as many shows as possible to build her portfolio for college. She plans to minor in musical theatre and possibly major in education.e your paragraph here.