The North Broward Preparatory School Senior Thespians took their second trip to the International Thespian Festival over the summer. Having raised funds throughout the school year, the group was ready to take a thrilling adventure to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Attending the seventy-eighth annual festival, rising-seniors Madeline Finkelman, Evan Laufman, Dylan Jost, Eve Cohen, and Natalie Langnas embarked on a week-long adventure, accompanied by their teacher, Mr. Brett Scott.
Our students participated in workshops taught by master guest artists, watched mainstage productions put on by schools throughout the country, and competed in individual events. They also had the chance to audition for representatives from over 50 colleges. These auditions brought the opportunity to foster lasting connections with the colleges and proved to be an incredible advantage. The students received exceptional feedback from the representatives, garnering multiple acceptances and scholarship offers from top schools before beginning their senior year. They also spoke with many master teachers about their college experiences and were also given an inside look into the theatre industry. Additionally, our students had the opportunity to compete in individual events with performances that earned two superior-ratings and two excellent-ratings.
As the happenings of the festival’s days wound down, the festival’s nightlife brought mainstage productions put on by high schools from across the country. Our students attended performances of Shakespeare in Love, Xanadu, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, and the farce play Noises Off. As the curtain came down on a rewarding week, the 2019 International Thespian Festival came to a close.