I just wanted to remind myself of these thoughts. In two weeks, kids around my state will gather for the State Thespian Conference. I hope they remember to focus on what they learn, not on the competition.
This past week I had the opportunity to attend Regional Thespian Competition and to give feed back to all of the tech entries of aspiring young theatre artists. Most of the students attending Regional Thespian Competition enter acting and musical theatre pieces for the competition. Well.. I guess, technically the high scores qualify for State Show Case auditions. What we all truly want for the students is an enjoyable learning experience, a chance to learn and improve. While the day is structured around competition, the spirit of the day is focused on recognition of quality student work and constructive feedback from qualified judges. The student experience is so much more important than the outcome of the day. This was such a great opportunity!
The technical events I gave feedback to included costume design, lighting design, theatre marketing, scenic design, short film, sound design, and stage management. It took me most…
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