In mid-June, fifteen Neshaminy HS drama students participated in the International Theater Festival. Once again it was held virtually, but will return next year as a live event to be held in Indiana.
In order to qualify for an individual event at Internationals, called the Thespys, students must score a Superior rating at States. Eight out of 12 of Neshaminy students qualified by earning this rating, and last week 7 out of those 8 students scored a Superior Rating at Internationals as well.
Grace McKenna is a Thespy Winner in the category of “Solo Musical Theater Performance.” A Thespy Winner is a submission that not only achieved a Superior rating, but also earned the highest score in a selected Thespy category. Thespy Winners receive a special medallion and a trophy for their school. This year 640 students entered, and only 28 (including Grace) earned the Thespy Winner designation.
Olivia Garland auditioned and was cast in an original play written by a Superior winner from California in that category. The show, “Reverie,” was filmed as a Dramatic Reading and shown at Internationals.
Finally, the fall show “12 Incompetent Jurors” was chosen to represent the state of Pennsylvania and was also shown at the festival. Congratulations to all our our talented performers and drama teacher Gina Chiolan for this amazing display!