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Next Generation Works 2019 Finalists Announced

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 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 finalists:

Jared Goudsmit and Max Reinert, Wrath of the PTA, Troupe 748, Kirkwood H.S., Mo.

Thespian Playworks finalists:

Gabi Garcia, Ismene, Troupe 5604, Sunset H.S., Portland, Ore.

Samuel Kaplan, Memories of Vichy, Troupe 5869, Denver School of the Arts, Colo.

Sarah Sparks, Silent Night, Troupe 6826, Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana, Calif.

Breanna Spink, Leigh, Troupe 4101, Lake Dallas H.S., Corinth, Texas

Thespian Filmworks finalists:

Gabriel DeGraeve, Troupe 1, Natrona County H.S., Casper, Wyo.

Evelyn Granados, Troupe 7093, Western Guilford H.S., Greensboro, N.C.

Savannah Horner, Troupe 7993, Grimsley H.S., Greensboro, N.C.

Kea Kamiya, Troupe 7937, State College of Florida Collegiate School, Bradenton, Fla.

Thespian Criticworks finalists:

Walker Dixon, Troupe 3617, Annapolis H.S., Md.

Christopher Martell, Troupe 7644, New Kent H.S., Va.

Janie Nalbandian, Troupe 3950, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio

Josephine Palmarini, Troupe 3950, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio

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


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