• Running Dog Productions, the drama program at Stone Bridge High School, began when the school opened in the year 2000. Under Elena (Glen) Hochkeppel's leadership, students at Stone Bridge performed plays, musicals, coffeehouses, and more for twenty years. Running Dog will continue under the leadership of Ms. Liney Marks, a Running Dog alumna. Ms. Marks and the rest of Running Dog are so excited to bring you laughs, tears, and tears of laughter for years to come. 

    The following is a timeline of shows from Running Dog Productions. It was created by the many fabulous alumni of Running Dog Productions. If you have any additions to make to this timeline, please e-mail caroline.marks@lcps.org !

    An asterisk (*) indicates the annual Cappies production.

    2000-2001

    • Up the Down Staircase
    • Fools 
    • Pet Cemetery 
    • Spring musical: Starmites

    2001-2002

    • Nite XII (Twelfth Night) *
      • Cappies nominations:
        • Sean Kinslow - Best Comic Actor In A Play
      • Cappies wins:
        • Sean Kinslow - Best Comic Actor In A Play
    • Student directed One-Act Festival
      • Funhouse // dir. Brandon Jenkins
      • Cuttin’ Line // dir. Jason Aliyetti
      • The Still Alarm // dir. Jennifer Dundore
      • Hound of the Maskervilles // dir. Sean Kinslow
      • House of Frankenstein // dir. Mike Henzey
      • Death and Cheesesteaks (Two scenes from “Variations on the Death of Trotsky” and “The Philadelphia”) // dir. Sean Deflora
      • Hearts Desire //dir. Eva Lenz
      • Timormortis //written by and dir. Brandon Selvey
      • Snow Blind (Jan. 2002)
      • Lights Outs (Feb. 2002)
    • Spring musical: Little Shop of Horrors

    2002-2003

    • Audience
    • Fall play: Our Town
    • Student directed One-Act Festival (I need people to type the names of the one-acts they remember here)
      • For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls  //  dir. Jessica Horning
      • Words, Words, Words  //  dir. Katrina Neumann
      • Noises Off // dir. Leigh Lewis
    • Spring musical: Grease *
      • Cappies Nominations:  
        • Sound: Collin Empting, Brian Pinkham
        • Choreography: Gabrielle Angle, Erika Atkins, Lauren Duffy
        • Featured Actress, Musical: Katie Howard

    2003-2004

    • Fall play: The Mouse That Roared
    • Competition piece/ensemble piece: Feiffer’s People
    • Student directed One-Act Festival (I need people to type the names of the one-acts they remember here)
      • Tragic Hero  // dir. Richard Broderick
      • Once a Catholic  // dir. Rachel Parnell
      • The Dumb Waiter // dir. Simon 
    • Spring musical: Kiss Me Kate*

    2004-2005

    • Fall play: Medea*
      • Cappies nominations:
        • Katy Cook--Best Leading Actress
    • Competition piece:
    • Student directed One-Act Festival
      • 17: A Cicada Story  //  w. & dir. Sam Devlin
      • Offsides
    • Spring musical: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

    2005-2006

    • Fall play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Student directed One-Act Festival
      • SPF 30 // w. Liney Pugh  //  dir. Alex Neumann & Liney Pugh (Marks)
      • There were more titles--please e-mail me if you remember them!
    • Spring musical: Seussical*
      • Cappies Nominations: 
        • Best Musical
        • Best Leading Actor: Mace Sorensen
        • Best Ensemble: Wickersham Brothers (Chris Duguay, Jim Cook, John Manning)
        • Best Leading Actress: Liney Pugh (Marks)
        • Lighting: Hannah Cariker, Tony Edivan, Alex Neumann
        • Sound: Jake Thiewes
        • Best Song: Oh the Thinks You Can Think
        • Featured Actor: Garrett Brennan
        • Female Vocalist: Catie Brown
        • Cameo Actor: Chris Duguay
        • Best Ensemble: Wickersham Brothers (Chris Duguay, Jim Cook, John Manning)
        • Female Dancer: Meghan Slupe
        • Choreography: Leah Edeline, Jessyka Myers and Chelsea Sorenson
        • Props & Effects: Chris Miller, AJ Pendola and Whitney Pinkham
        • Stage Crew: Kelly Alexander and Cindy Long
        • Pit Orchestra
      • Cappies wins:
        • Best Musical
        • Best Leading Actor: Mace Sorensen
        • Best Ensemble: Wickersham Brothers (Chris Duguay, Jim Cook, John Manning)

    2006-2007

    • Fall play: Alice in Wonderland*
    • Competition piece: 
    • Student directed One-Act Festival 
    • Spring musical: Aida

    2007-2008

    • Fall play: Arabian Nights
    • Competition piece: Too much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
    • Student directed One-Act Festival (I need people to type the names of the one-acts they remember here)
      • Rock, Paper, Win or Die Hard
    • Spring musical: Chess*
      • Cappies Nominations: 
        • Best choreography: Katherine Ruh, Megan Slupe, Kaitlyn Palumbo (Fraser).
        • Best Female Dancer: Megan Slupe
        • Make Volcalist: Aaron Pendola 
        • Featured Actress in a Musical: Sammie Teran
        • Featured Actor in a Musical: Jason Francis 
        • Lead Actress in a Musical: Kristen Royce Rencher
        • Song: “Quartet”
        • Best Musical
    • Cappies produced a student-written musical “Senioritis.” The production staff included 2 SBHS contributors (AJ Pendola + Abi York).

    2008-2009

    • Fall play: You Can’t Take it With You*
      • Cappies nominations:
        • Best set
        • Best comedic actor
        • Original Music (Creativity Award) Abigail York and Max Haag
    • Competition piece: Wake Up And Smell the Coffee. 1st in district, 3rd in regional. 
    • Student directed One-Act Festival
      • Music Town written by Erik DeLong and Jarad Kopciak
    • Spring musical: The Wiz

    2009-2010

    • Fall play: As You Like It
    • Competition piece: The Bald Soprano
    • Student directed One-Act Festival 
      • Prom ‘86 (dir. Michelle Young)
      • Fine Dining (dir. Helena Hamilton)
    • Spring musical: Merrily We Roll Along*
      • Cappies Nominations:
        • Best Supporting Actor - Ryan Bardenett
        • Best Song - Franklin Shephard, Inc.
        • Best Musical
        • Best Choreography - Kaitlyn Palumbo (now Fraser) & the Choreographic Team (Marlee Burroughs (now Bardenett), Helena Hamilton,)
        • Best supporting Actress- Harper Franklin
        • Female Vocalist - Abby Middleton
        • Best Orchestra
        • Best Supporting Actor - Ryan Bardenett
        • Best Song - Franklin Shephard, Inc.

    2010-2011

    • Fall play: Lord of the Flies*
      • Cappies Nominations
        • Best Play
        • Props & Effects
        • Best Ensemble 
      • Cappies wins
        • Best play
    • Competition piece: The Case of Alex Hansen
      • Passed through Districts at 2nd place, out at Regionals
    • Student directed One-Act Festival
    • Spring musical: Godspell

    2011-2012

    • Fall play: A Christmas Carol
    • Competition piece: What Lies Within (written and dir. by Chris Sanderson and Elyse O’Rahilly)
    • Student directed One-Act Festival
      • The Mariner’s Revenge (directed by Jackie Klancher)
      • Face the Music (directed by Samuell Powell)
      • AVPM: Going Back to Hogwarts (directed by Imran Malik and Alyse Ebbets)
    • Spring musical: Anything Goes*
      • Cappies Nominations:
        • Best Comedic Actor (Ian Peterson)

    2012-2013

    • Fall play: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe*
      • Cappies nominations:
        • Best Comedic Actress in a Play (Sierra Carlson, Mr Tumnus)
        • Best Comic Actor in a Play (Chris Sanderson, Edmund)
        • Best Hair and Makeup (Sarah Reed, Alyssa Howell, Aliya Qureshi, Elizabeth Morton)
        • Best Ensemble in a Play (Evil Army)
        • Creativity (Adam Wiess)
    • Competition piece: Will and Whimsy
      • District Best Actor - Ryan Bateman
    • Student directed One-Act Festival
    • Spring musical: 
      • Into the Woods

    2013-2014

    • Fall play: Macbeth*
      • Cappies wins: Rising Critic (Sarah Santoro)
    • Competition piece: Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind 
      • District Best Actor - Ian Peterson / Kevin Buckley
      • Regional Best Actor - Ian Peterson
      • States Best Actor - Ian Peterson 
      • First Place at Districts, Regionals, and won Virginia 5A State Championship 
    • Student directed One-Act Festival
      • Psychology 101 (Ryan Bateman)
    • Spring musical: Bye Bye Birdie

    2014-2015

    • Fall play: Monkey
    • Competition piece: AP Theater
    • Student directed One-Act Festival
      • Midnight Madness
      • Empty Dreams
    • Spring musical: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying*
      • Cappies Nominations:
        • Best Actor (Ethan Ludwick)
        • Best Comedic Actor (Caleb Rouse)

    2015-2016

    • Fall play: The Crucible*
      • Cappies nominations:
        • Best Play
        • Hair & Make Up (Alora Scofield & Jacquelyn Dorman)
        • Sound (Maggie Duke, Daniel Doggett, Mya Scott)
        • Creativity (Olivia Knight & Sara Wolfley)
      • Cappies wins:
        • Creativity (Olivia Knight & Sara Wolfley)
    • Competition piece: Dispatches from the Rollercoaster
      • Won: VHSL District
    • Student directed One-Act Festival 
      • We’re All Mad
      • Chicken Bones for the Teenage Soup
    • Spring musical: Pirates of Penzance

    2016-2017

    • Fall play: It’s a Wonderful Life
    • Competition piece: Reflex Action*
      • Won: VHSL District, Regional, State 
    • Student directed One-Act Festival 
      • Ten Seconds // w/dir. Alora Scofield & Olivia Knight
      • Soap Opera // dir. Ben Lechtman & David Cubias
    • Spring musical: Pippin*
      • Cappies Nominations:
        • Creativity (Caleb Rouse, Phoebe Taylor, Emily Young, Karen Zipor)
        • Hair & Makeup (Alora Scofield & Abby Irons)
        • Best Male Dancer (Kyle Broderick)
        • Creativity (Caleb Rouse, Phoebe Taylor, Emily Young, Karen Zipor)
      • Cappies wins:
        • Creativity (Caleb Rouse, Phoebe Taylor, Emily Young, Karen Zipor)

    2017-2018

    • Fall play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream*
      • Cappies Nominations:
        • Creativity (Paisley LoBue)
        • Comedic Actor (Maxx Peak)
        • Best Set (Gavin Sexton & Katie Bushman)
        • Comedic Actress (Sonia Chandra)
        • Best Ensemble (Rude Mechanicals *names missing*)
        • Best Play
      • Cappies wins:
        • Creativity (Paisley LoBue)
        • Comedic Actor (Maxx Peak)
    • Competition piece: The Ghost in the Machine in the Ghost in the Machine
      • Best Actor at the District Level (Sam Fremin)
    • Student directed One-Act Festival 
      • Cat in the Half Hour  //  dir. Paisley LoBue
      • Terminal //  w. Katie Bushman // dir. Karen Zipor
      • Sorry, Wrong Number  // dir. Gavin Sexton & Gillian Kniley
      • Homeroom  //  w/dir. Joan Flaherty & William Helmrath
      • The Way Life Goes  //  w/dir. Hannah Eggleston
    • Spring musical: Addams Family

    2018-2019

    • Fall play: Radium Girls
    • Competition Piece: Homeroom
      • District champion, Regional runner-up
      • Best Actor at the District Level (Sam Fremin)
      • Best Actress at the District Level (Bella LoBue)
      • Best Actor at the Regional Level (Sam Fremin)
    • Student directed One-Act Festival 
      • Calvin and Hobbes // w/dir. Ainsley Steger & Sam Fremin
      • Death of a Bachelorette (Short Film) // dir. Brittany Battista // w. Sam Fremin & Justin Lisciandro
      • Title of Show // dir. Quinn Manthei
      • Something Bizarre // dir. Taylor Stevens
      • Nothing // dir. Nick Decker
    • Spring Musical: Legally Blonde*
      • Cappies nominations:
        • Best Comedic Actor (Ainsley Steger)
        • Best Male Vocalist (James Good)
        • Best Featured Actress (Paravi Das)
        • Best Comedic Actress (Ainsley Steger)
      • Cappies wins:
        • Best Comedic Actress (Ainsley Steger)

    2019-2020

    • Fall play: Metamorphoses*
    • Competition piece: This is a Test (dir. Hunter Armentrout)*
      • District runner-up
      • Best Actor at the District Level (James Good)
      • Best Actor at the Regional Level (Ben Fremin)
    • Spring Musical: Sunday in the Park with George (canceled due to COVID)

     

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