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.

Lake Braddock Theatre has participated in the National Capital Area chapter of the Cappies since its creation in 1999, in the following eleven seasons Lake Braddock Theatre’s productions and critics have received over 70 nominations and 17 awards.

2015 – 2016 Cappie Awards:

  • The Island of Dr. Moreau won 3 Cappies in 2015-16:
    • Ensemble – Beast Folk
    • Makeup – Kendra Weingast
    • Supporting Actor in a Play – Max Grove

2015 – 2016 Cappie Nominees:

  • The Island of Dr. Moreau was nominated for 7 Cappies in 2015-16:
    • Special Effects – Sarah McDaniels
    • Makeup – Kendra Weingast
    • Props – Erin Bennett
    • Lights – Kyle Dannahey
    • Ensemble – Beast Folk
    • Supporting Actor in a Play – Max Grove
    • Best Play – The Island of Dr. Moreau

2014 – 2015 Cappie Nominees:

Ensemble in a Play Two Minute Hate
Supporting Actress in a Play Marissa Chaffee
Supporting Actor in a Play Levi Meerovich

2012-2013 Nominations


Megan Seibel Nomination and Cappie for Sound



Andie Powers Nomination and Cappie for Lighting


Liana Quinones Nomination For Make-Up


Ensemble Nomination – Ava Chafin, Shoshana Massarik and Sulleen Kaufmann