Truman Theatre Hosts First High School Festival

Kirksville High School student Holi Kaestner works on costume design at Truman’s high school theatre festival. (Photo credit, Emma Lewis)

Forty high school students attended a theatre festival at Ophelia Parrish, Feb. 10.

Some students traveled three hours from Pleasant Hill High School and others came from Kirksville High School. During the morning session, students presented their work to each other and to Truman theatre students. The pieces ranged from stirring monologues to a readers theatre presentation of “The Wizard of Oz.” They had lunch in Missouri Hall and then split up to do workshops in auditioning, dance, improvisation, scenic design and costume design.

Reagan Bohanon, theatre major, was the event coordinator and Kayla Cotter, theatre major, the assistant coordinator. Theatre Department faculty and staff included Cat Gleason, assistant professor of theatre, Brad Carlson, technical director/design, and Tristan Baro, costume shop manager, also helped.
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