Applications from more than 2,000 schools were reviewed by a panel of college drama professionals for this prestigious honor. Applications were judged based on recent bodies of work, honors and awards, technical ability, community involvement, philosophies, recommendations, and overall dramatic excellence.
“I was literally speechless for 20 minutes after I found out our Theatre Department was selected,” THS Theatre Arts Teacher Sheri Tuggle explained. “I am so excited for our students to have the opportunity to explore the world outside of Terrell.”
For THS junior Breann Wallace, this will be her first opportunity to travel to Europe.
“When I heard the news, I was so ecstatic I just started crying,” Wallace said. “I am looking forward to performing for an international audience.”
The theatre students will perform five times during the festival and also participate in a workshop at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. During the trip, students will also travel to London where they will tour castles, visit museums, attend a performance in London’s West End, and much more!
“My goal for our theatre students is to become well-rounded individuals,” Tuggle said. “This trip is an opportunity of a lifetime for our students.”
AHSTF has taken students to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1994. The festival was formed in 1947 as an event to promote peace and unity in the world after World War II. Eight uninvited theatre companies traveled to the festival and participated on its ‘fringes’. These companies attracted so much attention and enthusiasm that a new festival was born, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
If you would like to contribute to the Theatre Department’s fundraising efforts for this trip, please contact the THS Theatre Booster Club by emailing Sheri Tuggle (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Theatre Department will also be accepting donations at the Student Written, Acted, and Directed (SWAD) performances tomorrow, Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in the THS West Campus Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids.
Congratulations to our Theatre Department for this outstanding honor! We wish them safe travels to London and Scotland, and the best of luck during their performances. Break a leg!