About The Cappies

The Cappies, "Critics and Awards Program," is a program through which high school theater and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local newspapers like The Washington Post, Cincinnati Enquirer, Dallas Morning News, Kansas City Star, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

At the end of the year, the student critics vote for awards that are presented at a formal Cappies Gala at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In July and August, many of the top award honorees from around the U.S. and Canada are invited to participate in the Cappies International Theater, where they perform shows at The Kennedy Center.

The Hayfield Cappies Team is selected through an audition process in the fall. Once selected, students attend and critique several shows at other high schools throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Student critiques are sometimes published in local and/or national publications.

For more information on the Cappies program in the National Capital Area, visit the official Cappies website.

Hayfield Cappies Critic Team 2018/19

Brooke Smith(Lead Critic)

Taegan Chirinos

Corbin Farrell

Samantha Haughton

Carlea Maben

Logan McLaren

Kathryn Shepherd

Sydni Spradlin

Max VonKolnitz

RENT, 2017  - Photo: Thomas Kinder

RENT, 2017 - Photo: Thomas Kinder

RENT, 2017  - Photo: Thomas Kinder

RENT, 2017 - Photo: Thomas Kinder