Submitted by Angela Bin, Jan. 13
Members of the Fort Scott High School Thespians Chapter #7365 attended the annual Kansas State Thespian Conference, Jan. 7-9, in Wichita. The conference was attended by over 1,400 theatre students from across the state.
Eighteen members of the troupe attended award-winning theatrical performances and participated in a variety of performance and technical theatre workshops. Students, along with Thespian Sponsor Angie Bin, participated in such varied classes as Prosthetic Makeup for the Stage and Screen, West African Dancing, and Auditioning for Commercial and Film, among many others.
Troupe president, Suzi Owen, presented the troupe scrapbook and interviewed for “Honor Chapter” status. The FSHS troupe received a trophy for achieving the Bronze Level of Achievement.
The troupe competed in several group events and received a 3rd Place trophy for Speed Charades. Students also competed in Improvised Acting and Creative Costuming.
Senior Nate Mead and junior Suzi Owen competed in the musical duet category with the song “Back of the Bus” from Band Geeks the musical. Junior Cire’ Miller performed a musical solo of “Bless the Lord” from Godspell the musical. Freshmen Brooklyn Lyons and Alyx Brooks performed a duet acting scene from The Bad Seed and freshman Hunter Adamson and junior Hunter Parker performed a duet from Wait Until Dark. Sophomore Kiel Hall, junior Briant Martin, and freshman Daniela Belcuore performed a group acting scene fromThomas. Sophomore Jake Provence also submitted his short film for competition.
FSHS Thespians also had the unique opportunity to view the United States premiere of James and the Giant Peach the musical with a cast of leading student actors from across the state.