California State Thespian Festival

The California State Thespian Festival is a state-wide theatre festival that features numerous performances presented by high school students from throughout the state. Students may participate in a variety of workshops led by theatre professionals, perform or view individual events and tech events, compete in an Improv Spectacular, and audition for scholarships.

2018

  • 1st Place in the Improv Spectacular:
    • Vaughn Melbourn, Kevin Kappes, Erika Bruell, Victor Kallett, Maria Burritt
  • Scholarships
    • Jack Morrill: Undergraduate Scholarship for $750
  • Superior Ratings:
    • Caleb Haberman in Solo Musical Theatre
    • Melanie Jimenez in Solo Musical Theatre
    • Eleni Stavros in Solo Musical Theatre
    • Maria Burritt in Solo Monologue
    • Vaughn Melbourn and Jack Morrill in Duet Scene
    • Elsa Baumgartner in Musical Theatre Dance
    • Vaughn Melbourn in Lighting Design
    • Gale Bruell in Scenic Design

2017

  • 1st Place Lighting Design:
    • Bryce Kelety
  • Scholarships:
    • Jack Morrill: Undergraduate Scholarship for $750
    • Jack Morrill: Ellis Jordan Scholarship
  • Superior Rankings:
    • Kaelyn Kappes and Bryce Kelety in Duet Scene
    • Caleb Haberman in Solo Musical Theatre
    • Emma Steiner in Solo Musical Theatre
    • Emma Steiner in Solo Monologue
    • Vaughn Melbourn in Solo Monologue
    • Kaelyn Kappes in Solo Monologue
    • Jack Morrill in Solo Monologue
    • Bryce Kelety in Lighting Design

2016

  • 1st Place Solo Musical Theatre:
    • Caroline Lezny
  • Superior Ratings:
    • Caroline Lezny in Solo Musical Theatre
    • Bryce Kelety in Lighting Design
    • Kaelyn Kappes and Emma Steiner in Duet Scene
    • Hershey Suri and Justin Washabaugh in Duet Musical Theatre
    • Hershey Suri in Solo Musical Theatre