Created in 2004, this group was named P.R.O.P.S., which stands for Perople Representing Our Performance Standards.  Students are hand-picked to be the best acting troupe that KMHS has to offer.  They participate in the North Carolina Theatre Conference High School Play Festival and are the leaders whenKings Mountain High School hosts the Play Festival.  In 2017, the name of the group was changed to T.A.P.E., which stands for The Advanced Performance Ensemble.

Current Members

Past Members

Awards

Current Members:

Brennin Fleisher

Destiny Fuqua

Madison Green

Shekinah Goins

Destiny Roberts

Sabrina Short

Cole Smith

Skylar Smith

 

Past Members

2004-2005

NCTC Play Festival Shows not performed exclusively by PROPS this year.

Members:
Amber Baxley, Brad Bell, Jada Blanton, Megan Bradshaw, Patrick Champion, Jennifer Cole, Jacob Crego, Karen Davison, Stephanie Echols, Casey Ellis, Romma Hoskins, Ryan Hovis, Katie Lail, Trevor Latta, Brittany McNeilly, Liz Nichols, Sarah Russell, Adam Smith, C.C. Walston

2005-2006

NCTC Play Festival Shows: 
All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum 
Scooter Thomas Makes it to the Top of the World by Peter Parnell

Members:
Brad Bell, Jada Blanton, Megan Bradshaw, Patrick Champion, Jennifer Cole, Jacob Crego, Karen Davison, Casey Ellis, Josh Gibson, Ben Hart, Romma Hoskins, Katie Lail, Trevor Latta, Chelsey McNeill, Brittany McNeilly, Sarah Russell, Andy Siravanta, Brandy Teasley, Andrew Turner

2006-2007

NCTC Play Festival Shows: 
This Is A Play by Daniel MacIvor 
Flowers for Algernon Adapted by David Rogers from the novel by Daniel Keyes.

Members:
Brad Bell, Megan Bradshaw, Patrick Champion, Jennifer Cole, Karen Davison, Casey Ellis, Jacob Everson, Alex Fields, Sydney Gregory, Ben Hart, Kati Howell, Crystal Johnson, Trevor Latta, Chelsey McNeill, Kelli Navey, Eric Pardo, Jr., Sarah Russell, Andy Siravanta, Brandy Teasley, Andrew Turner

2007-2008

NCTC Play Festival Shows: 
Mirrors by John O’Brien
The Auditioners by Doug Rand

Members:
Torrey Belcher, Whitney Birchfield, Caleb Byrd, Cshelle Coleman, Jacob Everson, Ashton Fields, Kyle Griffin, Sydney Gregory, Chris Haraszkiewicz, Holly Hall, Casey Owensby, Hillary Smith, Samantha Spry, Jeremy Tucker

2008-2009

NCTC Play Festival Shows: 
Shadows by Kyle Griffin
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis

Members (including members of the first Advanced Tech Class):
Torrey Belcher, Jacob Bridges, Cshelle Coleman, Meghan Etters, Ashton Fields, Antonia Garriett, Sydney Gregory, Kyle Griffin, Holly Hall, J.C. Inthisarath, Nathan Katen, Casey Owensby, Ryan Ramsey, Stephen Sharp, Samantha Spry

2009-2010

NCTC Play Festival Shows: 
Graveyard Cleaning-off Day by Becky Reynolds 
S.P.A.R. by Stephen Gregg

Members:
Elizabeth Anderson, Torrey Belcher, Kelsey Rae Burns, Cshelle Coleman, Ashton Fields, Antonia Garriett, Austin Gilbert, Bryan Moffitt, Dylan Painter, Stephen Sharp, Austin Simmons, Brandi Waugaman

2010-2011

NCTC Play Festival Shows: 
The Peace of Mind by Kyle Griffin
The Rules of Comedy by Peter Bloedel

Members:
Elizabeth Anderson, Martha Brucker, Brenna Burgess, Kelsey Rae Burns, Tanner Collins, Gelila Dimetros, Kayla Edge, Johnna Etters, Sammatha Everson, Falicity Gantt, Jesseca Gregory, Priscilla Jordan, Evelyn Lopez, Andrew Lytle, Dylan Painter, Kaylin Rhea, Morgan Sellers, Allison Simmons, Austin Simmons

 

2011-2012

NCTC Play Festival Shows: 
This is a Test by Stephen Gregg
Why Do We Laugh? by Stephen Gregg

 

Members:

Andrew Lytle, Falicity Gantt, Tanner Collins, Austin Simmons, Brittany Moore, Priscilla Jordan, Caleb Etters, Allison Simmons, Tia Tipton, Kayla Edge, Rebekah Anthony, Kaylee Faile, Justin Chapman, Taylor Rogers, Evelyn Lopez, Kaylin Rhea, Gelila Dimetros

 

2012-2013

NCTC Play Festival Shows: 
This is a Test by Stephen Gregg
Why Do We Laugh? by Stephen Gregg

 

Members:

Awards

 

1990

The Crucible - Honorable Mention Acting
 

 

1997

To Kill A Mockingbird - Honorable Mention Ensemble Acting
 

 

1998

Cagebirds
Flowers for Algernon

 

2000

All Quiet on the Western Front Rating:
 

2001

Dr. Faustus - Rating: Excellent
 

 

2002

Deep Wells, USA - Rating: Excellent
 

 

2003

English Made Simple - Rating: Good
Sure Thing - Rating: Good

 

 

2004

45 Minutes Rating: Good
The Actor's Nightmare Rating: Good
2005 All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Rating: Excellent
2005 Scooter Thomas makes It to the Top of the World Rating: Superior
2006 Flowers for Algernon Honorable Mention Acting
2006 Flowers for Algernon Rating: Excellent
2006 This is a Play Excellence in Directing
2006 This is a Play Honorable Mention Acting
2006 This is a Play Honorable Mention Acting
2006 This is a Play Rating: Superior
2007 Mirrors Rating: Excellent
2007 The Auditioners Rating: Good
2008 Shadows Excellence in Sound Design
2008 Shadows Rating: Excellent
2008 The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Rating: Excellent
2009 Graveyard Cleaning-off Day Rating: Good
2009 S.P.A.R. Distinguished Play
2009 S.P.A.R. Excellence in Directing
2009 S.P.A.R. Rating: Superior
2010 The Peace of Mind Excellence in Scenic Design
2010 The Peace of Mind Rating: Good
2010 The Peace of Mind and The Rules of Comedy Excellence in Acting
2010 The Rules of Comedy Honorable Mention Distinguished Play
2010 The Rules of Comedy Rating: Superior
2011 This is a Test Excellence in Acting
2011 This is a Test Rating: Excellent
2011 Why Do We Laugh? Excellence in Acting
2011 Why Do We Laugh? Excellence in Directing
2011 Why Do We Laugh? Rating: Superior
2012 Down Came the Rain Distinguished Play
2012 Down Came the Rain Excellence in Acting
2012 Down Came the Rain Excellence in Student Design and Production
2012 Down Came the Rain Outstanding Achievement in Acting
2012 Down Came the Rain Rating: Superior
2012 Hamlet: Zombie Killer of Denmark Excellence in Comedic Performance
2012 Hamlet: Zombie Killer of Denmark Excellence in Costume Design
2012 Hamlet: Zombie Killer of Denmark Excellence in Student Design and Production
2012 Hamlet: Zombie Killer of Denmark Outstanding Achievement in Student Design and Production - Make-up Design
2012 Hamlet: Zombie Killer of Denmark Rating: Superior
2013 Cap'n Hook Excellence in Acting
2013 Cap'n Hook Excellence in Comedic Performance
2013 Cap'n Hook Excellence in Student Design and Production - Make-up Design
2013 Cap'n Hook Rating: Excellent
2013 Cap'n Hook and This is a Play Outstanding Achievement in Acting
2013 Cap'n Hook and This is a Play Outstanding Achievement in Student Design and Production - Costumes
2013 This is a Play Distinguished Play
2013 This is a Play Excellence in Acting
2013 This is a Play Excellence in Directing
2013 This is a Play Excellence in Student Design and Production - Music Design/Composition
2013 This is a Play Outstanding Achievement in Acting
2013 This is a Play Rating: Superior
2014 Apostrophe's Excellence in Comedi Timing
2014 Apostrophe's Rating: Excellent
2014 Apostrophe's and The Bells of Charlemont Excellence in Acting
2014 Apostrophe's and The Bells of Charlemont Excellence in Acting
2014 Apostrophe's and The Bells of Charlemont Excellence in Student Design and Production: Technical Direction and Stage Management
2014 The Bells of Charlemont Rating: Excellent
2015 Superhero Ultraferno Rating: Excellent
2015 The Internet is Distract- OH LOOK A KITTEN! Rating: Superior
2016 HKFN: The Abbreviated Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Excellence in Student Design and Production - Stage Management
2016 HKFN: The Abbreviated Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Rating: Superior
2016 The Other Room Excellence in Acting
2016 The Other Room Excellence in Set Design
2016 The Other Room Excellence in Student Design and Production - Make-up Design
2016 The Other Room Honorable Mention Distinguished Play
2016 The Other Room Rating: Superior
2016 The Other Room and HKFN: The Abbreviated Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Excellence in Costumes
2016 The Other Room and HKFN: The Abbreviated Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Festival Spirit Award