Congratulations to the Montverde Academy Theatre students who swept their recent competition with ”A+” rankings at the state level!  The Florida State International Thespian Festival, held in Tampa, Florida, earlier this month, is both a competition and a celebration of student achievement in the theatrical arts.  The ITS Festival showcased high school performances and a wealth of learning opportunities for students in workshops and master classes.  All of the MVA students earned superiors, the highest rating available.

According to Mr. Adrien Wright-Ahern, Theatre Arts teacher, every spring high school thespians bring their “love of all things theatre” to the Florida State International Thespian Festival. Organized by the Educational Theatre Association, the event is the largest ITS festival in the country.  It is a one-of-a-kind, immersion experience in acting, singing, dancing, designing, directing, and writing.  Besides the competition aspect, the festival also features workshops presented by theatre professionals, individual and group performances, programs for technical theatre students, and opportunities to audition for college admission and scholarships.

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