The Kentucky Thespian Society is hosting the 2017 Kentucky Thespian Festival on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, 2017, at the RiverPark Center.
Over 300 high school theatre students from 18 different high schools will attend the event including the oldest high school theatre program in Kentucky, Owensboro High School.
The Kentucky Thespian Society is a chapter affiliate of the Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society.
“We are honored to bring the state festival to one of the best, art-rich cities in the Commonwealth. We have an incredible treasure in the RiverPark Center,” said Carolyn Greer, OHS theatre teacher/chapter director for Kentucky Thespian Society.
The festival will provide opportunities for students to perform for each other, attend workshops, participate in group events and celebrate their membership in the International Thespian Society. Students and professors from nineteen college and university theatre programs from Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Illinois will also attend the festival to teach workshops, judge events and attend auditions by high school juniors and seniors.
“This is a learning opportunity of a lifetime! It’s rare that you can get this many talented people together at the same time working to improve our craft. We are going to present and see some incredible shows,” said Kennedy McCollam, OHS student.
“I can’t wait for our students to learn, grow and interact with some of the most talented theatre people from across the state and beyond. I’m also looking forward to showing off Owensboro and all of the incredible things we have going for us right now,” added Greer.