June 25th-June 30th, 2019, Payson High School’s Thespian Troupe #1025, traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska having their play, Women and Wallace, chosen as this year’s UTAH STATE THESPIAN SELECT ONE ACT!
Every year High School Thespian troupes around the world, in this International Theatre organization, honoring student achievement in the Fine Arts, chooses one high school one act to showcase at the International Festival in June. Payson High School’s Thespian Troupe #1025, under the direction of Theatre coach, Rock H. White, chaperone and Drama Mama Tiffany McLauchlin, and William Wood, Parker Chestnut, Candace Holdaway, Melissa Peterson, Aeva McLauchlin and Hannah Bibler all participated in this year’s International Thespian Festival! Not only was the PHS Thespian group able to participate in amazing workshops and viewing productions from across the globe, but they also performed their One Act to a sold out audience! The audience at this festival got all of the plays humor and heart break, and expressed their appreciation of the fine acting from these students by giving them a standing ovation at the end of the performance.
Payson High School was also honored with an International Thespian Trophy for the one act performance. Students also interviewed for scholarships and competed in the individual events doing exceptionally well including several call backs to several universities in both acting and technical theatre. William Wood scored the highest out of our small band of Thespians by receiving an overall national superior score and coming home with a medal. Go DRAMA LIONS!!