FHS Theatre Season 2020-2021
2020 Senior Slide Show
Seniors, Thanks for four wonderful years of theatre memories. We love you and willl miss you.
FHS THEATRE DEPARTMENT UPCOMING EVENTS
The FHS Fine Arts Faculty loves and misses our talented students. Stay safe and healthy until we are together again. .
Matthew Moore Outstanding Thespian Award and Scholarship
Congratulations to Seniors Sarah Grace Baxter and Charlotte McCombs for receiving the 2020 Matthew Moore Outstanding Thespian Award and Scholarship.
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Thespian Festival 2020
Fayetteville High School Thespian Troupe 717 attended the State Thespian Festival held in Jonesboro, Arkansas from February 13th-15th. At this festival, students were adjudicated in solo & duet performances, technical elements, short film, group scenes and musicals. The festival offered workshops to over 1,300 students to strengthen their artistic crafts in dance, acting, technical theatre, college/audition prep, and several others theatre skills lead by talented presenters from across the United States. Students also auditioned to colleges from across the nation. This year’s total scholarship offerings to our Arkansas Thespians was over $2 million!
Of the 40 Troupes in attendance, 10 Troupe's from across the state were selected to showcase their One Acts based on their scores from the Arkansas One Act Festival. Fayetteville Troupe 717 was selected and performed their One Act entitled "The Dining Room", directed by Thespian President, Charlotte McCombs. The performance was given a Superior Rating by all judges and a special award for Student Direction and Ensemble. The troupe was also given the All State Crew award to Charlotte McCombs, as well as, All State Cast awards to Daisy Rehbock and Kaden Mays for their performance.
At the end of the festival, each of the 13 events are showcased to demonstrate to the students the highest quality of performance. Of the 40+ troupes in attendance, Fayetteville showcased in Duet Acting, performed by members Brenna Dostal & Alex Ahuja, Solo Monologue performed by Xavier Davis, and Group Scene performed by Sarah Grace Baxter, Aley Houston, Alex Ahuja and directed by Charlotte McCombs.
Each festival is led by 6 STO's (Student Thespian Officer's) elected the previous year to help organize the events and support troupes across the state throughout the year. Our very own Sarah Grace Baxter represented our Troupe superbly as an STO and was selected as Honor Thespian for Troupe 717.
As for awards, here is the list of Group and Individual Rankings:
Group Superior Ratings:
One Act (Showcased)
Cast: Ryan Baker, Kaden Mays, Eric Pilkington, Paige Primm, Daisy Rehbock, Lucie Taylor
Crew: Aowyn Anderson, Ted Hammig, Brady Jones ,Meg McCartney, & Directed by Charlotte McCombs
Individual Superior Ratings:
Duet Acting (Showcased)
Alex Ahuja & Brenna Dostal
Solo Acting (Showcased)
Group Excellent Ratings:
Group Acting (Showcased)
Alex Ahuja, Sarah Grace Baxter, & Aley Houston
Individual Excellent Ratings:
Sarah Grace Baxter Paige Primm
Special Awards: Honor Thespian Award
Sarah Grace Baxter
All State Crew
All State Cast
Kaden Mays Daisy Rehbock
The Dining Room-Production Photos
12 Angry Jurors Cast Tours Historic Courthouse
The cast of 12 Angry Jurors at Fayetteville High. Oct 24-27. These Theatre Students are amazing with their dedication & talent. This play written in 1957 rings true today with women’s rights, immigration, our justice system and our humanity. Today the cast was invited to tour our historic Washington County courthouse. Our guide Dwight Gonzales gave students an insightful view from inside our court system. He explained the importance of record keeping and history of the structure. The theatre students sat in the jury box, viewed the jury room, admired the historic architecture and realized the solemn, genuine respect for the search for justice. The rehearsal later that afternoon was amazing. Even with line gaps and awkward blocking. The students showed a new depth of understanding. Thanks Washington County and Dwight Gonzales and the friendly folks working at the WCC.
Theatre I, II, and III Classes Attended Shakespeare in Love at Theatre Squared.
2019 Thespian Troupe #717 Induction
Nine new members were inducted into Thespian Troupe #717 on May 1. 2019 Senior Thespians receive the tradition yellow rose from Troupe Sponsor Trevor Cooperescue. The annual theatre awards ceremony followed the Induction.
A Bronx Tale Actors
Hold workshop for FHS Theatre Students
Actors from the National Tour of A Bronx Tale held an acting workshop for Mike Thomas's Theatre II students in the FHS Black Theatre. Feb. 25. Students listened as the performers told their stories of becoming a professional actor. Students performed prepared monologues for the actors to adjudicate.
Thespian Troupe #717
Receives Fayetteville Public Education Foundation Grant
Thespian Troupe #717 of Fayetteville High School received a $3,200. grant to attend the Arkansas State Thespian Festival in Russellville, Arkansas, February 7-9. The grant will help defray the travel and hotel costs for twenty-eight FHS Thespians attending the Festival. Students will participate in theatre workshops presented by national theatre professional. Students will be adjudicated in areas acting, musical theatre, technical theatre, and theatre marketing.
The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation's
New Endowment for FHS Theatre Department To Fund
New Acting for the Theatre-Improvisation Class
The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation announces a new endowment for the Fayetteville High School Theatre Program. The Warren Rosenaur Theatre Endowment will allow the theatre program to receive an annual grant from the Foundation to enhance and enrich the FHS Theatre Department's productions and commitment to the arts education. This year's endowment grant will help fund the new class Acting For the Theatre-Improvisation in addition the grant will help buy play scripts to be used in all theatre classes.
FHS Students Travel To London
FHS Theatre students and teachers traveled to London, England in June. Students explored the birthplace of William Shakespeare, The Globe Theatre, West Minister Abbey, The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge, attended three West End shows, and participated in acting workshops with theatre professionals.
Stage, Film, and TV actor Scott Wolf visits FHS!
Stage, Film and Television actor, Scott Wolf (Party of Five, Go, White Squall, Nightshift Side Man, Fat Pig), talked with FHS Theatre students on the craft of acting and careers in the entertainment industry.
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