Junior Thespian Festival 2014

The Junior Thespian Festival is a three-day celebration of theatre for middle school students (grades six through eight) and their teachers. This event provides Junior Thespians with opportunities to develop their theatre skills, make new friends, and share the theatre experience with their peers and teachers from around the country.

For more information on Junior Thespian Festival 2014, contact Craig Branch at cbranch@schooltheatre.org.

The Junior National Individual Events Showcase (JNIES) program provides students with the opportunity to develop their audition skills while receiving instructional feedback on prepared theatrical material. Whether their focus is acting, musical theatre, or technical theatre, the Individual Events program is designed to acknowledge the students’ strengths and provide suggestions for further artistic growth. This year, all Individual Events, both performance and technical, were offered at the Junior Thespian Festival.

The following students competed in the Junior National Individual Events Showcase and received a rating of accomplished. This rating qualifies them to participate in Individual Events at the Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska this summer.

Congratulations to all of this year’s JNIES participants! We hope to see the following qualifiers in Lincoln!

Costume design

Eliza McElroy, Coppell Middle School West, Junior Thespian troupe 88607

Mikayla Courville, Henry W. Grady Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 89041

Shelby Hieter, Henry W. Grady Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 89041

Monologue

Sradha Panatpur, Coppell Middle School West, Junior Thespian troupe 88607

Tricia Lee, Coppell Middle School West, Junior Thespian troupe 88607

Tessa Elward, Our Lady of the Valley School, Junior Thespian troupe 88732

Avery Martin, Our Lady of the Valley School, Junior Thespian troupe 88732

Chandler Norman, Our Lady of the Valley School, Junior Thespian troupe 88732

Alexander Doege, Mesa Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 89186

Kristen Carter, Champion Theme Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 89129

Genesis Rice, Champion Theme Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 89129

Harley Kalter, Mountain Ridge Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 88933

Michael Diamond, Oak Hall School, Junior Thespian troupe 88826

Kaylyn Koons, Oak Hall School, Junior Thespian troupe 88826

Kathleen McCauley, Oak Hall School, Junior Thespian troupe 88826

Magnolia Stuart, Oak Hall School, Junior Thespian troupe 88826

Duet acting

Eva Catherine Crawford and Kayla Wiggins, Our Lady of the Valley School, Junior Thespian troupe 88732

Jake Govett and Thomas Hipp, Mountain Ridge Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 88933

Eli Freeman and Emily Gleim, Oak Hall School, Junior Thespian troupe 88826

Matt Armstrong and Anthony Moreno, Oak Hall School, Junior Thespian troupe 88826

Cole Even and Megan Orante, Viking Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 88093

Isabelle Candler and Tyann Ellis, Coppell Middle School West, Junior Thespian troupe 88607

Lindsey Reimer and Peyton Wallace, Coppell Middle School West, Junior Thespian troupe 88607

Aisran Perez and Vivian Reyes, IS229 Dr. Roland Patterson Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 89019,

Drake Leach and Austin Parker, Cross Timbers Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe, 89166

Solo musical theatre

Olivia Fant, Our Lady of the Valley School, Junior Thespian troupe 88732

Nicholas Rogers, Mountain Ridge Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 88933

Madeline Kee, American Academy, Junior Thespian troupe 88842

Sharanya Akula, Coppell Middle School West, Junior Thespian troupe 88607

Riya Mahesh, Coppell Middle School West, Junior Thespian troupe 88607

Ardi Saunders, Coppell Middle School West, Junior Thespian troupe 88607

Isabel Malin, Cross Timbers Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe, 89166

Alysa Carpenter, Mountain Ridge Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 88933

Duet musical theatre

Savannah Howard and Danielle Mills, Mountain Ridge Middle School, Junior Thespian troupe 88933

Molly Ellis and Camden Foote, Oak Hall School, Junior Thespian troupe 88826