Midway Theatre Students Qualify for International Thespian Festival

Nick Marquez passing the state thespian officer sash on to Christina Julian
Nick Marquez passing the state thespian officer sash on to Christina Julian

Fifteen Midway theatre students qualified for the International Thespian Festival in June. The Texas Thespian Festival (the state level) was held on Nov. 15-18 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine. 

Christina Julian was selected as a new State Thespian Officer taking over for last year’s officer and Midway senior Nick Marquez.

Here are the results:

  • Mia Scott advanced in Solo Musical
  • Bethany Neubert and Taylor Neimer in Duet Musical
  • Bethany Johnson, Abbie Harp, Ally Brown, Emma Horn, Andy Kanz, Chandler Cordon, Garret Butler, Tyler Sims for Group Musical
  • Lindsay North with Scenic Design with a perfect score
  • Holly Eaker with Sound Design and also received a perfect score
  • Lindsey Hartgroves with Lighting Design
  • Alexandra Lewis with Costume Construction
  • Lauren Brown with Costume Design
  • Improv Troupe also placed 3rd place in the Texas State Thespian Improvisation Challenge
Left to Right: Top Left Image- State Thespian Group Top: Mia Scott, Holly Eaker, Andy Kanz, Tyler Sims, Emma Horn, Garret Butler, Lindsey Hartgroves Middle: Bethany Neubert, Taylor Neimer, Ally Brown, Abbie Harp, Chandler Cordon Bottom: Lauren Brown, Lindsay North, Alexandra Lewis || Top Right Image- Improv: Top: Andy Kanz, Tyler Sims, Emma Horn, Garrett Butler Bottom: Ally Brown, Abbie Harp, Garret Butler || Middle Left Image- Perfect Scores: Holly Eaker and Lindsay North || Middle Right Image- Duet Musical: Bethany Neubert and Taylor Neimer || Bottom Left Image- Group: Ally Brown, Emma Horn, Tyler Sims, Garret Butler, Andy Kanz, Chandler Cordon || Bottom Right Image- Group: Top: Lindsay North, Mia Scott Bottom: Lauren Brown, Alexandria Lewis, Holly Eaker

Organized by the Educational Theatre Association and hosted by the University of Nebraska, the International Thespian Festival is from June 25-30. It is a long immersion experience in singing, dancing, acting, designing, directing, creating, and writing. The festival features workshops presented by theatre professionals, individual and group performances, programs for technical theatre students, and opportunities to audition for college admission and scholarships.

Midway’s students will fundraise through the spring semester to cover travel expenses. To contribute, please contact [email protected].