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Klein ISD Students Impress at Texas Thespian Fest

Klein ISD Students Impress at Texas Thespian Fest

Students from Klein High and Klein Collins High School attended the Texas Thespians Festival where they were recognized and rewarded for their many outstanding Theatre performances. 

“It is such a privilege to see our students recognized for their incredible talent,” Klein ISD Director of Fine Arts Creston Herron said. “Our fine arts students are some of the hardest working students on the planet, and I am so glad to see them recognized for their efforts!”

The Texas Thespian Festival is an annual festival where students and their troupe directors are able to celebrate an entire weekend of theatre. The festival hosts approximately 7,000 high school “Thespians” (drama students) from around the state.

During the festival, students compete in several performance categories. Judges then score students’ performances per thespian standards. Students receiving superior rankings qualify to compete at the National Thespian Festival during the summer. 

“My experience at the Texas Thespian Festival is always a big highlight of my year. It is so much fun and I learned so much from all the teachers and professionals through all the workshops,” Senior and International Thespian Society Troupe 90 President Trinity Garcia said.  “I also got to be a part of the All-State Cast. I learned so much from getting to experience how to work under the same pressure that a Broadway professional works under, with only four days to put together our performance for the closing ceremony. “

In addition to the national qualifying events, there are several events that only the state of Texas recognizes. Over 7,000 students were able to compete for this honor, with many Klein ISD students counted among them.

Klein High School

Students representing Klein High School Troupe #90 under the Direction of Tina Lee Domino:

Texas Thespian State Champions in Group Dance – Trinity Garcia, Macey Vasquez and Grace Anto with a tap number to “The Audition” from 42nd Street

Texas Thespians receiving Superior ranking and National Qualifications:

Reyana Tran – Costume Design

Davy Humphreys – Monologue

Alex Dore and Brooke Butler – Duet Acting

Lucas Dore and Heritage Wilhelmsen – Duet Acting

Alfred Atkinson and Tara Bon – Duet Acting

Klein Collins High School

Students representing Klein Collins under the Director of Robin Welch Wood:

Houston Tackett – Solo Musical Performance

Taylor Washington – Solo Musical Performance

Kayli Ryan – Solo Musical Performance

Sara Tatar – Monologue Performance

In addition:

Jackson Luikens – 1st place in Solo Dance

Kaylin Searcy – 1st place in Tech Challenge Sewing

Improv Team consisting of Kyle Adams, Sara Tatar, Michael Pruski, Jack Coe and Sant Arias placed 4th in the state

Congratulations to these talented young thespians! Your #KleinFamily is so proud of you for the way you represent our district, and your many accomplishments. Break a leg!


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