Dramatic Pairs – STANJ
Gaten Matarazzo is a Senior at Pinelands Regional High School and a member of Thespian Troupe 4337. He is honored to have won the Governor’s Award for Dramatic Pairs with his best friend Nadia Jewel Vito at STANJ. Having been involved in the arts for over ten years, his favorite credits include Gavroche – Les Miserables (Broadway/National Tour), Benji – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Broadway), Jack – Into the Woods (Hollywood Bowl), Jean-Michael – Cinderella (Pinelands), and Leaf Coneybear – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Pinelands). In addition to winning 1st place for Dramatic Pairs at STANJ, Gaten has also won the 2nd place award in Comedic Pairs twice (10th, 12th grade) and 4th and 2nd place for Improv Pairs (10th, 12th grade). He would like to thank his other two scene partners Lizzy Yu (Comedic Pairs) and John Morrin (Improv Pairs) for helping make his last competition season his favorite one yet. Special thanks to his friends and family for their support and to Mr. DiFrancia, Ms. Sayah and Dr. Atkins for their help.