Festival features include workshops presented by the theater's most experienced people. This gives an opportunity for individual and group performances, as well as programs for technical theatre students to audition for college admissions and scholarships. So whether it be a freshman in high school just starting out or a senior with an impressive talent, everyone can participate. With over 100 workshops, opportunities and adventures await at State Thesfest.
Performing at State Thesfest, Boone High School will be putting on their latest play The Hobbit, exhibiting excerpts from both Act One and Act Two. BHS’s director, Mary Neumayer stated, ”Even though we all have some things to work on, including scene changes, I still believe that this performance can still be as good as it was on opening night. I’m very impressed with all my actors. They’re all very talented, and with that they brought an amazing crowd. I’m nervous, I’ll admit that. But we’re a theater family, and that is the reason I love doing what I do.”
State Thesfest isn’t just an experience for students, but for teachers as well. In order to attend one must be in the company of either a teacher or adult. All chaperones must register for the whole weekend, and it’s recommended that a chaperone has no more than ten kids in a group. Female students must be chaperoned be a female, and the males must be chaperoned by a male.
Hopefully, they break their legs.