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McNicholas theatre prepares for Thespian State Conference

For the second year in a row, McNicholas Theatre has been invited to the State Thespian Conference to perform their fall show in the coveted Saturday evening performance. In addition to performing Over the Tavern in its entirety, the McNicholas Thespians will be busy from the time they arrive at the Thespian State Conference in Dublin, Ohio on March 28 to the time they leave on March 30.

Once they arrive, students attend workshops related to an array of topics ranging from stage fighting to accents. They also compete in Individual Events (IEs), and attend and perform plays for other thespians.

McNicholas thespians will be competing in IEs for best monologue, mime, dance, film, single and duet vocals, and duet acting.

“There’s so much happening theatrically that they have to make choices,” said McNicholas Theatre Director Teresa De Zarn.

To prepare for the conference, the theatre department will perform an encore performance of Over the Tavern at McNick on Sunday, March 23. “It was so much fun doing it the first time, and this time it’s in front of people who also love theater,” junior Max Bartel said.

While the conference can be overwhelming, students can agree that the learning experience is one that is worthwhile. For junior Allie O’Keefe, seeing other thespians from around Ohio puts McNick’s role in theater into perspective. “You realize that you’re a little fish in a big sea,” O’Keefe said.

Once the thespians return from the conference, they will finish preparing for the Spring Musical, Cats. Performance dates for the musical are April 11-13.

Over the Tavern

About Gabrielle Quesnell

Senior Gabrielle Quesnell is an Advanced Journalism student. She enjoys reading and finding new music and is involved in Academic Team.

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