AACT Awards


RLT took Pride@Prejudice to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in the American Association of Community Theatre Festival, a week-long event that stretched from June 12 – 17, 2023. Twelve companies from all over the United States, including a drama club from a military base in Germany, competed for several awards.

The ensemble cast included Niranjali Amerasinghe, Lena Winter, Meghan Williams Elkins, Ian Swank and Joseph Coracle. The Festival production Team included Laura W. Andruski (Director), Aaron Skolnik (Production Stage Manager/Asst. Director) and Teresa Gillcrest (Producer/Asst. Stage Manager ).

“At the end of the play, I felt like watched a cast of thousands…beautiful ensemble work”

Faye M. Price, Adjudicator

RLT actor Joseph Coracle was recognized for his performance with an acting award for Outstanding Achievement in a Featured Role.

Additionally, the Broadway Licensing Group, a festival sponsor, awarded RLT a Certificate of Achievement for “their exceptional talent and creativity”.

For a complete list of awards given, visit https://aact.org/aactfest-2023-awards.

Congratulations and an endless thank you to everyone who made this adventure possible!

Pride@Prejudice Wins at Eastern States Theatre Association (ESTA)

RLT is proud to announce that Rockville Little Theatre’s production of Pride@Prejudice by Daniel Elihu Kramer was selected Outstanding Production at ESTA on Sat., April 15 at the Tatnall School in Wilmington, Delaware. Participating states included New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland). 

Other accolades include:

– Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble Acting – Niranjali Amerasinghe, Lena Winter, Meghan Williams Elkins, Ian Swank and Joseph Coracle
– Outstanding Achievement in Set Design – Bill Pressly
– Outstanding Achievement in Costuming – Jennifer Georgia 
– Outstanding Achievement in Hair Design – Maureen Roult
– Outstanding Achievement in Acting – Joseph Coracle
– Outstanding Achievement in Directing – Laura W. Andruski

The Festival crew also included Producer Teresa Gillcrist and AD/Stage Manager Aaron Skolnik. .  

More information on ESTA and the festival can be found here:  https://estafestival.org/ESTAfest.php.

RLT is extremely proud of this production and salutes the journey this cast and crew have been on since starting rehearsals back in October 2022.  And thanks all those who helped to financially support our trip to ESTA, especially Nancy Carlin, for her very generous donation.

Pride@Prejudice Wins at MCTFA

On February 12, 2023, after the conclusion of the 2023 Maryland Festival, the following awards were presented to RLT’s production of Pride@Prejudice:

– Outstanding Production – Pride@Prejudice
– Outstanding Stage Manager – Aaron Skolnik
– Outstanding Achievement In Acting – Joseph Coracle
– Outstanding Ensemble Performance – RLT
– Ed-Ro-Char Award for Technical Excellence – RLT

Congratulations to the cast and crew for their winning production! The show will move on to compete in the Eastern States Regional Festival, April 14-16, 2023.