This year, the Maryland State Thespian Festival was held at Tuscaroara High School in Frederick County. We had a great time seeing other schools perform and participating in workshops. Many of us participated in the pupeteering workshop, as well as the "nap" workshop, which we loved.
This was also the first year that we had students compete for Individual events and scholarships. We were very pleased with our results!
Finally, we performed the original one act, "Same Difference", written by Will C. Franklin, on the Mainstage, where we took third place in the competition. Overall, it was a very successful trip! We are excited to attend next year's festival.
Maryland State ITS Festival 2014
South Carroll International Thespian Troupe attended the Maryland Thespian Festival at Huntington High school over the weekend of January 24th and 25th. All attendees watched performances from other schools across the state and attended workshops with professionals in various theatrical fields. They also spoke with colleges and signed up for auditions with potential universities. and were treated to a performance from the National Players. Overall, it was an incredibly successful weekend.
Four students, Julie Esworthy, Brittany Federici, Hannah Miller, and James Rouchard, performed selections from "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" in the black box theatre on Saturday morning. Their phenomenal performance earned South Carroll the award for best ensemble, costumes, staging, props, truth in the world, and best vocals. They also took 1st Place Overall in the Blackbox Competition. This is an incredible accomplishment for these students, especially considering that this was their first time attending, yet alone bringing a piece to the State Festival. Julie and Hannah also took medals for best actors in their one act.
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