Accomplishments

Accomplishments

  • Selected as 1 of 25 model Summer Schools in the Arts by the NEA
  • Over 680 performances, 50% donated
  • Served over 5,600 campers
  • Awarded 228 scholarships totaling more than $223,093
  • Two TPE-commissioned mythology plays by Judith Walsh White have been professionally published, listing TPE campers as the Original Cast
  • Ranked #1 arts camp in the nation by CampEasy! in 2015
  • Named Readers’ Pick Summer Camp by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2016-20
  • Featured in 2015-16 and 2019-20 Catalogue for Philanthropy, “featuring the area's best, vetted, community-based charities for high-impact local giving”

Traveling Players Students attribute numerous awards and distinctions to our programs and coaching, including:

  • Winner: Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play, TPE student
  • Nomination: Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play, 2009, TPE student.
  • English-Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition for the National Capital Region: 11 first-place awards in school competitions, Regional Finalist (2005, 2013), Regional Winner (2006 – competed in national competition at Lincoln Center), Regional 1st Runner-Up (2008), Regional 2nd Runner-Up (2012).
  • Poetry Out Loud, National Endowment for the Arts, 2011 State Champion (MD) and National Finalist; 2012 State Champion (DC).
  • Winner: Montgomery County Public Schools All-County Superintendent’s Performing Arts Award, TPE student.
  • Winner: DC-area Cappies Critics and Awards Program, Best Musical, Best Song, Best Supporting Actress TPE students
  • Nominations: DC-area Cappies Critics and Awards Program, Sound, Makeup, and Acting, TPE student.
  • 1st Place: 10-minute Playwriting Contest at Arena Stage, 2011, TPE student.
  • Forensics wins by TPE students:
    • District Level: Dramatic Interpretation: 1st and 2nd place, Humorous Interpretation: 3rd place
    • National Level: Dramatic Interpretation, Prose Reading, Top 50