What's up thespians?!
This is my first blog
as your International Thespian Officer Region 3 Representative!
Ah! It's exciting!! I really can't put into words how
much this position means to me. I feel so honored that
I get to stand up here and be a voice for all of you
thespians! Speaking of thespians.... did any of you
attend the International Festival 2011? I was there
with some of my favorite people (The GA State Student
Officers), and it was one of the best weeks of my life.
There are so many opportunities for you as a thespian
at International! College Auditions, I.E.'s, about a
million workshops, dances, leadership workshops, and
shows are just a few of these awesome things!
Stop. Freeze. Everybody
clap yo han.... ok let's talk about these thespian dances!
There were four dances at International (Character bash,
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids dance, Blast from
the Past dance, and Futureistic Formal), and everyone
get's really into it and dresses up! If you want to
see pictures, go on my facebook and look em up! They'll
be there somewhere! I went as "where's waldo"
for the character bash alongside Michael Jackson, Juneie
B Jones, Katy Petty, Superman, Rachel Berry, and Edward
from Twilight. If you attend next year, be sure to go
all out! We also saw lots of awesome shows! The quality
of the shows was spectacular! It didn't even feel like
it was high school theatre. Some of the ones that pop
into my head were Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone, and
of course those mighty Starmites! If you went, what
was your favorite show/dance?! Since I was only a sophomore
I was not able to do college auditions or scholarships,
but I am this year! If you are able to participate in
these areas, I highly suggest you take advantage of
it! Due to conflicts with running for ITO, I was unable
to see I.E auditions (I did see the selected ones in
a showcase though!). Rosa Karina Campos (one of my awesome
Georgia thespians) went to International for her I.E.
performing Astonishing from Little Women. She is an
incredible talent and person, and I only wish I got
to see her perform again! The leadership workshop took
place every morning, and it was run by the International
Thespian Officers. Throughout the week you learned some
important training on leadership. You will take the
lessons back with you and be able to implement them
into your life. The leadership workshop also serves
as the way next year's ITO get elected. All of the ITO
candidates gave speeches, and on Friday it was announced
that I am one of your 2011-2012 ITO! It was very nerve-racking,
but an incredible experience! If you are able to attend
International, you really need to. It is such an indescribable
memory that I'll cherish forever!
Now to Chase's life!
I recently auditioned and got cast in our Advanced Drama
2 Show (which will be Almost, Maine this year!!!). I'm
performing in two of the scenes: "Her Heart"
and "Story of Hope". This play is awesome,
and I can't wait to perform it alongside some of my
best friends! Cool story: The new Superintendent of
my county is friends with the man who wrote the play!!
He's never seen the show before, but will be attending
our production in October! Wish me luck! What show's
are you guys doing this year!? In exactly one week,
I will be reunited with the other GA State officers!
I've missed them very much!!! Austin, Spencer, Isaac,
Rachel, Kaylee, and Caitlyn are some of the most awesome
people I've ever met, and I feel so privileged to be
working with them. We all have very different personalities,
but we all click together. It was truly a leadership
year that was written in the stars :D insert corny joke!
The GA SSO's will get that! Sorry for making this an
inside joke thing... now it's kinda awkward... moving
on! I ALSO miss my unbelievable ITO!!! We get to see
each other in September when we go to NYC for our first
meeting! I'm beyond excited to work and see them all
Hope you all are doing
well! Please feel free to facebook me sometime! I want
to hear all about your thespian stuff!!
Chase Thomaston :D