Each year, the Georgy Awards are held to acknowledge the tremendous talent found in the Performing Arts. Not only do these awards recognise those with great acting ability, but also recognises the incredible work that goes on behind-the-scenes and this was the case for our very own Year 12 graduate Tegan Debnam.
Tegan was the lucky recipient of the Georgy Award for ‘Creative/Technical Achievement in a Junior Production’ and was awarded this for her exceptional dedication and expertise to theatre studies and school productions. Joining Tegan in being a Georgy Award recipient were fellow cast members Holly Kupa, who ‘Best Junior Performance in a Support (Female), and Harrison Taylor who won a Judges Award. Tegan was very grateful to receive the award not only as a reward for all her hard work, but as it shows that all aspects of the Performing Arts are appreciated and recognised. “It was definitely unexpected, but it’s nice to be appreciated for all that work you’ve put in and it’s good that it shows that not only performers get recognised.” Said Tegan.
Tegan has been heavily involved in the technical production of the two WSSC School Productions of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ and ‘Matilda’. As well as these Tegan has been involved in the State School Spectacular and numerous local theatre productions, including ‘CATS The Musical’ in 2018. Receiving this award has helped push Tegan to pursue her love and passion of the theatre and technical production and hopes to continue working in this industry.
Tegan’s advice to future students interested in the Performing Arts is to just give it a go and get involved in any way you can, it’s a lot of fun and a great experience to be part of a production even if you’re not performing.