GW Patriot Players Present at International Thespian Festival
This past December, three of our theatre students presented their work for adjudication at the Colorado State Thespian Conference. All three received superior scores – the highest possible – for their work, which qualified them to present again at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska the last week of June. In addition to the adjudicated presentations, schools from around the world presented dozens of full length plays, with even more one-acts, and nearly a hundred workshops to increase knowledge in theatrical crafts. Rising seniors also had the opportunity to audition for college admission and scholarships. Nearly 70 universities and conservatories were represented.
Our Patriot players experienced success on every level.
Ana Vidergar, a rising junior, presented her set design from our fall production of Romeo and Juliet, for which she received a superior score. Alexandra Marusich and Morgan Ward presented their duo scene, originally presented in Mr. Hasbrouck’s advanced acting class. They received a score of “excellent,” the second highest score possible.
Two of our rising juniors, Huda Aljida and Jack Stremsterfer presented technical theatre auditions for colleges. The technical auditions were set up like a speed dating event; students had presentations and speeches prepared with visual representations of their work, and college representatives spoke with each student. Students presented to each college individually, which meant that Huda and Jack each presented around 70 times. Jack Stremsterfer presented his resume as a props designer and received over 15 callback interviews. Huda Aljidaa presented her resume and work as a costumer and had 27 callback interviews.
Luke McKenzie, a rising senior, auditioned for musical theatre. Luke stood out from a pool of over 500 students competing for admission to universities and various scholarships as actors, singers, and dancers, and received callback audition invitations from seven major universities from around the country.
Congratulations to all of our Patriot Players! They work hard and have bright futures in theatre.