Levi Plumb, Hanford High School student, was named Top Stage Manager earlier this summer at the International High School Thespian Festival. Thousands of the best high school drama students in the world traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska, in June to attend the Festival including six from Hanford High pictured above (l to r): Lucia Antonio, Levi Plumb, Tyler Grandgeorge, Sean Hendrickson, Chris Wilson, and Emily Curran.
Each of the students attended numerous workshops and performances. In addition, they talked to hundreds of fellow drama students in all fields of theater.
Students were encouraged to compete in areas of theater. Curran and Wilson performed their award winning scene from Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” Antonio, Grandgeorge, and Plumb presented their technical portfolios (costuming, lighting, and stage management, respectively) to college professors. On the last day of the Festival, the Executive Director announced to the assembled drama students that Plumb was the top stage manager of the Festival.
“The International Thespian Festival was a glorious experience,” stated Wilson. “For six days, we learned, lived, and grew as actors and young adults. I used this opportunity to network and make connections across the nation.”
Antonio plans to continue costume design in college. Wilson has a full scholarship in theatre performance at Central Washington University. Curran will attend Gonzaga University to major in design.
Grandgeorge, Hendrickson, and Plumb will return to Hanford High this fall as seniors. They will participate in musicals and plays that director Matt Leggett is planning for the coming school year.
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