THESPIAN DISTRICT/STATE NEWS - ITS Troupe 6039


Auditions for the 2019 District Thespian Festival will be held September 18 from 3-5 p.m. All students enrolled in a theatre or technical theatre/costume class are eligible to audition. Rehearsals will take place every Tuesday from 3-5 from September 25 through December and students will perform events in a showcase on December 11 to help prepare for the January 3-5 Festival.  The trip cost about $200 last year and scholarships from Wolpac are available. Go to Floridathespians.com for information on events or ask you classroom rep. how to prepare.



2018 Thespian Festivals

Please congratulate Chiles Thespians as they return from the State ITS Festival in Tampa last Tuesday through Saturday.

The troupe led by sponsor Shannon O’Bryan,  earned Superior ratings for every event including the One-Act Play,

for the first time in Chiles History!

Each troupe is allowed to bring 6 events plus a one act, if they earn Superior ratings at their District Festival.

1.     Set Design – Hannah Dang

2.     Solo Musical – Jacob Higdon

3.     Directed Scene Student– Kara Gordon (Allison Bahmer, Conner Fabrega, Jacob Higdon, Sami Riou)

4.     Duet Scene – Kara Gordon, Sami Riou

5.     Student Directed Scene – Bella Woodward (Allison, Bahmer, Camilla Calderon, Lauren Wescoat)

6.     Large Group Musical - Zadi Almond, Allison Bahmer, Diana Baxter, Carsen Campbell, Zane Carter, Paige DuMond, Conner Fabrega, Becca Hall, Rachel Mardenborough, Ethan Morrison, Alex Price, Leigh Proctor, Kinsey Robertson, Garrett Vanlare


 One-Act Play – The Importance of Being Earnest - Directed by Ms. Shannon O’Bryan

Cast - Allison Bahmer, Camilla Calderon, Zane Carter, Kara Gordon, Casey-Marie Halstrom, Jacob Higdon, Ethan Morrison, Garrett Vanlare, Bella Woodward

Crew - Hannah Dang, Paige DuMond, Conner Fabrega, Casey-Marie Halstrom, Davis Johnstone, Hope Pumphrey, Cassie Sessler, Matilin Tamplin

 

All students enrolled in Theatre, Costume and Technical Theatre classes are eligible to become a Thespian and audition to be a part of the competition team.  Students must earn 10 points prior to attending the District Festival in January.  Points are earned by working onstage or offstage for plays, seeing plays, or other theatre involvement. Auditions are the week of October 2-6. 

                                                

Chiles earned 6 Critic's Choice Awards and 17 Superior Awards at the 2018 District Festival held Jan. 4-6 at Northwest Florida University in Niceville, Florida!!  

The 44 member team earned top honors in all theatre areas - technical theatre, musical theatre and acting.


The one act play, The Importance of Being Earnest earned a Best One Act Award and will be performed at the State Festival in March.  Allison Bahmer also earned the Overall Best Supporting Actress Award and Zane Carter won the Best Cameo Performance Award for their one-act performance.

 

Chiles also earned 6 Critics Choice Awards (Best in Show), 17 additional superior ratings, 12 Excellent, and 3 Good ratings. The complete listing is below:

 

One-Act Play – Directed by Ms. Shannon O’Bryan; Cast - Allison Bahmer, Camilla Calderon, Zane Carter, Kara Gordon, Jacob Higdon, Ethan Morrison, Garrett Vanlare, Bella Woodward; Crew - Hannah Dang, Conner Fabrega, Davis Johnstone, Julia Miller-Martinez, Hope Pumphrey, Cassie Sessler, Matilin Tamplin  

 

Critic’s Choice Awards - 

Set Design - Hannah Dang (Going to STATE)

Production Design Team - Hannah Dang, Davis Johnstone, Julia Miller-Martinez, Hope Pumphrey, Cassie Sessler, Matilin Tamplin  

Student Directed Scene - Kara Gordon (actors:  Allison Bahmer, Conner Fabrega, Jacob Higdon, Sami Riou) (Going to STATE)

Solo Musical - Jacob Higdon (Going to STATE)

Duet Acting - Kara Gordon, Sami Riou (Going to STATE)

Group Musical - Directed by Conner Fabrega and Becca Hall; performers - Zadi Almond, Allison Bahmer, Diana Baxter, Carsen Campbell, Zane Carter, Paige DuMond, Becca Hall, Rachel Mardenborough, Ethan Morrison, Alyx Price, Leigh Proctor, Kinsey Robertson, Ian Sandridge-Suarez, Garrett Vanlare (Going to STATE)

 

Superior Rating -  

Costume Construction - Julia Martinez-Miller

Costume Design - Austin Coody

Costume Design - Ian Sandridge- Suarez

Duet Acting - Paige DuMond, Ethan Morrison

Duet Musical - Conner Fabrega, Sami Riou

Duet Musical - Carissa Masuda, Haley Mosteller

Ensemble Acting - Camila Calderon, Rachel Mardenborough, Olivia Martinez, Lauren Wescoat, Bella Woodward

Makeup Design - Hope Pumphrey

Monologue - Kara Gordon

Pantomime – Zadi Almond, Carsen Campbell, Alyx Price, Molly Selover, Kinsey Robertson

Playwriting - Allison Bahmer

Playwriting - Tres Griesheimer

Publicity Design – Cassie Sessler

Scene Design - Matilin Tamplin

Solo Musical - Conner Fabrega

Student Directed Scene - Camila Calderon (Jacob Higdon, Ethan Morrison, Bella Woodward)

Student Directed Scene - Lauren Wescoat (Rachel Mardenborough,    Garrett Vanlare)

Student Directed Scene – Bella Woodward (Allison, Bahmer, Camilla Calderon, Lauren Wescoat) (Going to STATE)

 

Excellent Rating

Costume Design - Anna Miller

Costume Design - Charli Rose Yoakam

Duet Acting - Lily Flannigan, Bentley Mercer

Duet Musical - Jenna Gordon, Naomi Johnson

Duet Musical - Casey-Marie Halstrom, Lily Zuehlke

Ensemble Acting - Zadi Almond, Lily Flannigan, Bentley Mercer, Molly Selover

Monologue - Camila Calderon

Monologue - Lauren Wescoat

Playwrighting - Conner Fabrega

Publicity Design - Corren Mahone

Publicity Design - Meleah Wallace

Solo Musical - Allison Bahmer

 

Good Rating

Duet Acting - Savannah Carpenter, Gustavo Rodriguez

Monologue - Garrett Vanlare

Playwriting - Casie-Marie Halstrom



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(Left) 2016 State Thespian Festival - Ryan Burk and Tyler Harrison with playwright Lindsay Price - author of their Superior Duet Scene from Deck the Stage



(Right) 2011 Thespian District Festival Team 2012 Critic's Choice Winners (Ensemble Acting, Set Design, Playwrighting and Costume Design)




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(Left) Thespians at District Festival 2013 at NW FL State University. 


(Right) 2011 Critic's Choice Winners (Publicity, Set Design, Duet Acting, Monologue and Costume Design)

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(Left) Student presents Critic's Choice Publicity Design at State Thespian Festival (2011)



(Right) Presentation and Reading of a Student Written Play









        All© Shannon O'Bryan 2012