Good Show!
Good Show!
Posted on 12/21/2017
Group of students standing on a stairwayOver December 14-16, 2017, Stevenson High School Theatre students participated in the annual Michigan Thespian Festival.  Over 1400 students from across the state of Michigan attended.

43 Stevenson High School students went to festival.
Of the 43 students, 38 participated in individual event competitions, while the others went as observers attending performances and theatre workshops in this educational environment.  In addition, they had the opportunity to meet with college representatives from Michigan and surrounding states.

In the Individual Event categories:
Students performed or presented in front of a panel of 3 judges and received a rating of Fair, Good, Excellent, or Superior.

EVERY STEVENSON STUDENT who competed received either an Excellent or Superior rating in their event and many of the students were entered in multiple events
 
Below you will find those students earning an Excellent Rating in their event:

Chelsea Richardson:
Excellent Rating in Playwrighting

Matt Steakley:
Excellent Rating in Sound Design

Melina Al-Attar, Sierra Casteel, Mason Gaida, Jenna Geluso, Tiyanna Hale, Jeffrey Haward, Megan Iancu, Sara Kape, Tyler Pavlik, Haley Rivard, Joey Schell, McKenna Delph, Courtneed Delph, and Samar Tawfik
Excellent Rating in Group Musical Theater

Joey and Jane Schell:
Excellent Rating in Duo Musical Theater

Sierra Casteel and Haley Rivard:
Excellent Rating in Duo Musical Theater

Tyler Pavlik and Julie Akroush:
Excellent Rating in Duo Musical Theater

Maria Colin:
Excellent Rating in Costume Design

Amber Lochridge and Angela Gjerji:
Excellent Rating in Duo Acting

Nadia Kruse and Lindsey Rowland:
Excellent Rating in Duo Acting

Samar Tawfik:
Excellent Rating in Monologues

Below you will find those students earning a Superior Rating in their event:

McKenzie Cook:
Superior Rating in Sound Design

Dakota Swan:
Superior Rating in Scenic Design

Jordan House:
Superior Rating in Scenic Design

Tressa Brewer:
Superior Rating in Light Design

Molly Hojnacki:
Superior Rating in Solo Dance

Alyssa Burns, Molly Hojnacki, Chloe Matta, Jenna Geluso, Julie Akroush, Jane Schell, and Melina Al-Attar: 
Superior Rating in Group Dance

Sarah McNaughton:
Superior Rating in Solo Musical Theater

Chloe Matta:
Superior Rating in Solo Musical Theater

Alyssa Burns:
Superior Rating in Solo Musical Theater

Maria Colin: Superior Rating in Costume Construction

Tressa Brewer, Sarah McNaughton, and Alonna McCool:
Superior Rating in Group Acting

Jeffrey Hayward, Dayton Porter, and Sara Kape:
Superior Rating in Group Acting

Mason Gaida, Linsey Rowland, Nadia Kruse, and Sarah Cybulski:
Superior Rating in Group Acting

Kyle Kiesler and Dominic Rzeppa:
Superior Rating in Duo Acting

Kyle Kiesler:
Superior Rating in Monologues


Total:       
10 Excellent Ratings (28 Participants)      15 Superior Ratings  (29 Participants)        

Colleges and universities were present to recruit and offer scholarships to participating seniors. 

From Stevenson, 6 seniors auditioned for scholarships in Acting, Musical Theatre, and Technical Theatre.

Receiving scholarship offers were as follows:

Tressa Brewer: $22,000 from Wayne State University Exceptional Talent in the Arts
$4,000 from Albion College Theater Scholarship

Jenna Geluso:
$28,000 from University of Detroit-Mercy Theater Company Academic and Performance Scholarship

$20,000 from Rochester College Grant for Performing Arts

Kyle Kiesler: $8000 from Saginaw Valley State University General Theater Scholarship
$5000 from Rochester College Grant for Performing Arts
$32,000 from Siena Heights University

Sierra Casteel:
$10,00 from Norther Michigan University Wildcat Achievement Scholarship
$30,000 from Rochester College Freshman Dean’s Scholar Award

Chloe Matta:
$5,000 from Rochester College Grant for Performing Arts
$25,000 from Rochester College Freshman Warrior Scholar Award

Jeffrey Hayward:
$28,000 from Siena Heights University

Stevenson Students Earned $217,000 in total scholarship offers this year!