Thespian success for CCS, EC

Drama students from Clarkston High School and Clarkston Everest Collegiate had a great weekend at the Michigan Thespian Festival in Lansing, Dec. 10-11.
During the state-wide festival, thespians attend workshops, participate in events, receive receive individualized support from local professionals, audition for scholarships, and enjoy shows by area schools.
Amy Seaman, CHS Theatre Manager and Tech Theatre Director, shared of the 11 participating in individual events eight brought home Superior ratings, the highest award. Three brought home Excellent ratings.

Clarkston High School students attend the annual Michigan Thespian Festival. Photo provided

Libby Haar won first place in the Tech Olympics for sound, and co-mime director Ellise Dowd was given a shout out at closing ceremonies for running a mime workshop when the clinician didn’t show up.
Jordan Livingston and Olivia Hagar had superior ratings for musical theater solos. The duo of Hagar and Adrianna Daigle and the duo of Jacqueline Schatz and Gavin Bow had superior ratings in musical theater duets. Ash Ritter, Jake Flaviani and Sophia Catella had excellent ratings in musical theatre trio.
Dowd received superior ratings in monologue and costume design. Ritter received superior ratings in costume design and Daigle received excellent ratings in monologue.
Catalla received superior ratings in playwriting and Flaviana received excellent ratings in set design.
Daigle, Hagar, Jonathon Roschesfski, Jordan Livingston and Jill Livingston students college scholarships, which they auditioned for before a panel of college representatives with a grand total of $1,035,350 between all of them.

Thespians from Everest Collegiate attend the Michigan Thespian Festival in Lansing in December. Photo provided

Highlights for Everest included watching “I Hate Hamlet” by Detroit Country Day and watching a dance to “Wait for Me” from the current touring Broadway show, “Hadestown,” which was a favorite.

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