Students earn honors at Thespian Conference

Alonna Gibson and Madison Brown

Individual Events; William Pirrie, Nadia Made, Haley Reynolds, Tamia Tyler, Alonna Gibson, Emily Barton, Elleni Yeshiwas, Kaitlyn Kelly, and Jared McCormick (not pictured).

Pattonville’s Thespian Troupe took the 2018 Thespian Conference by storm. Three events got a Superior rating, three events got an Excellent, and one event got a Good rating.

Senior Nadia Maddex attended her last Thespian Conference making the most out of every day.

“I went last year and left with great memories and new skills,” she said. “This year I used what I learned to get a Superior in Duet Musical with one of my favorite people, William Pirrie. Not only did we compete but we had fun and that is what took our performance over the top.”

2018 Thespian Conference results

  • Duet Musical IE (Will Pirrie and Nadia Maddex) – Superior and National Qualifiers
  • Group Musical IE (Elleni Yeshivas, Emily Barton, Alonna Gibson) – Superior and National Qualifiers
  • Solo Musical IE (Tamia Tyler) – Superior and National Qualifier
  • Monologue IE (Haley Reynolds) – Excellent
  • Duet Acting IE (Jarred McCormick and Kaitlyn Kelley) – Excellent
  • Improv Olympix (Will Pirrie, Nadia Maddex, Elleni Yeshiwas, Jarred McCormick, Kaitlyn Kelley) – Excellent
  • Short Film IE (Raya Boyd) – Good
  • Tech Challenge (Louis Johnson, Elise Thompkins, Arianna Burnett, Raya Boyd, Lacey Harder)

Maddex also took many dance workshops and she even got the opportunity to take a wig workshop.

“We really learned how to properly put on and handle wigs and even learned new techniques that I look forward to bringing to our department.”

At ThesCon, the thespians got to attend many workshops, dance classes, makeup classes, many tech classes, and even circus workshops. There were many college booths set up giving information about music and theatre programs and there were also booths and little stores set up everywhere to allow people to buy thespian merchandise. Raffles were even offered to attendees to get the chance to win hats, buttons, show tickets, and even signed Broadway posters.

There were many productions that the Thespians got to watch, good food to eat, and many friends to be made. They celebrated a great weekend at the conference with a Luau-themed dance.

If you want a chance to see some of these thespians in action, come and see Pattonville’s production of Beauty and the Beast in the high school auditorium Feb. 15-18.