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Finalists Announced for 2018 Next Generation Works

Thespians singing on stage at the International Thespian Festival

Next Generation Works is a suite of programs designed to promote original writing by and for high school student

Next Generation Works is a suite of programs designed to promote original writing by and for high school student members of the International Thespian Society (ITS). The programs include Thespian Musicalworks, Thespian Playworks, Thespian Filmworks, and Thespian Criticworks.

Finalists are invited to attend the International Thespian Festival (ITF), where the student writers work with professional directors, dramaturgs, musical directors, and volunteer actors to present their short works before a live audience. We are pleased to announce the following finalists.

Thespian Musicalworks finalist:

Mitchell Huntley, Orange County School of the Arts, Troupe 6826, Santa Ana, Calif.

Thespian Playworks finalists:

Stratocumulus, Sofia Bottinelli, Denver School of the Arts, Troupe 5869, Denver, Colo.

Placebo, Tan’yeasia Brewster, Nuview Bridge Early College High School, Troupe 8117, Nuevo, Calif.

Derailed, Jared Goudsmit, Kirkwood High School, Troupe 748, Kirkwood, Mo.

Umtya (The String), Frances L. Timberlake, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Troupe 3950, Cincinnati, Ohio

Thespian Filmworks finalists:

Emily Powers, Burlington-Edison High School, Troupe 860, Burlington, Wash.

Cameron Holder, Madeline Vachon, Grimsley High School, Troupe 7993, Greensboro, N.C.

Samuel Oladejo, Mayde Creek High School, Troupe 4234, Houston, Texas

Matt Stone, Pinnacle High School, Troupe 6565, Phoenix, Ariz.

Grace Hazelwood, Sarah Martinez, Zachary Orellana-Kennedy, Southeast Guilford High School, Troupe 7406, Greensboro, N.C.

Thespian Criticworks finalists:

Jenna Gripshover, Scott High School, Troupe 7604, Covington, Ky.

Sammy Sarabia, John Randolph Foster High School, Troupe 7961, Richmond, Texas

Alyssa Sileo, Gloucester County Institute of Technology, Troupe 5480, Sewell, N.J.

Thespian Playworks is sponsored by Samuel French, Thespian Musicalworks is sponsored by TRW, and Thespian Filmworks is sponsored by New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.


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