The Blue Streak

  • January 19Topeka Sizzlers Basketball, Activity Center; 7 - 10 pm

  • January 19V Boys Basketball @ Basehor-Linwood Mid-Season Tournament

  • January 19Dancin' Blues @ Miss Kansas Dance Competition, Olathe South; 9 am

  • January 18V Boys Basketball @ Basehor-Linwood Mid-Season Tournament; 4:30 pm

  • January 18Girls Basketball v Junction City, Activity Center; 4:30 - 10 pm

Annual Thespian Conference

Back to Article
Back to Article

Annual Thespian Conference

Marta Johnston, Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






An annual festival is held in Kansas, appealing to the art of acting and theatre. For three days, high school students are exposed to the art in a wide variety of different forms. This event is also a wonderful opportunity for aspiring college students to explore the programs of colleges in their desired fields of interest, as the colleges that choose to display their courses are mostly theatre oriented.

Under the Educational Theatre Association, the event is held in order to honor student achievement and support the educators involved. The goal of the association is to educate and inspire young students, and to use the resource of qualified instructors to enrich their abilities in the thespian genre.

This year, the festival was held Jan. 3-5. Students participated in a great number of workshops by visiting teachers and professors. There were nearly 200 workshop sessions available. A few of the schools brought a piece to perform at the conference, on the stage of the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center in Wichita. Washburn Rural also brought along a performance of their own.

Along with the large school performance, students were able to bring pieces of their own. Students were judged on account of their playwriting, tech, film, and individual acting skills. Fun challenges are also held including improv, charades, and trivia activities.

On average, 1500 students and 80 teachers attend this yearly event. The number of those in attendance causes for a great source of bringing together those of similar interests. Students are able to explore future options in regard to colleges and careers. The event is also a way to expose students to the world of theatre in new and potentially exciting ways.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Marta Johnston, Writer

My name is Marta Johnston and I am a sophomore. This is the first year that I am a part of the newspaper staff. My favorite subject in school is English...

Leave a Comment

The Blue Streak intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. The Blue Streak does not allow anonymous comments. In addition to a valid email address, first and last name are required in order for comments to be published. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
Navigate Right

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The student news site of Washburn Rural High School
Annual Thespian Conference