Thespians take on thescon


Ansley Melnick, Reporter

   Thescon. It may sound a bit ominous, but it is the pinnacle of high school thespians across Georgia. On Feb. 6-8, the Etowah High School thespian troupe went to the Georgia Thespian Conferencealso known as Thescon. There, Thespians attended a three-day theatre conference at Columbus State University along with 5,000 other people with the same love and passion for theatreStudents had the opportunity to participate in various workshops taught by theatre professionals from around the country, as well as watch One Act shows put on by fellow talented high school performers. 

   “Thescon is one of the best experience for a theatre student. It is filled with tons of workshops and shows that help further you as an actor or a techie,” Maya Gibbins, junior, said. 

   Thescon offers different workshopsensuring that everyone will have fun, no matter their interests. There are classes for sewing, set-building, stage management, different acting styles and skills, various singing techniques, and many different dance styles such as hip-hop, West Africancontemporary, and jazz. 

   “Every year, I attend dance workshops with a high intensity because they are upbeat, energetic, and fun. Three days straight of dancing is my favorite way to spend a weekend,” Sarah DeProspero, junior, said. 

   There are even workshops that teach more unusual skills, such as juggling, puppetry, and cirque. In cirque-shop, students have the opportunity to learn new aerial apparatus and ground work circus skills. Having the chance to practice various cirque skills is a onceinalife time opportunity for many students, and is the most unique workshop offered at Thescon. 

   “Cirque-shop is the coolest workshop offered at Thescon. There are so many skills you can lean during cirque that otherwise you would not get a chance to explore,” Jonathan Boyett, senior, said. 

   Thescon is only available for Georgia thespians. If a student is interested, contact the Etowah High School drama teacher, Charlotte Forrest in room 5007.