Bridgeland HS Damn Yankees selected to perform at International Thespians Festival
Bridgeland High School’s production of Damn Yankees was selected as one of seven main stage performances for the 2023 International Thespian Festival set for June 18-24 at Indiana University—Bloomington. Performing on the main stage at the International Thespian Festival is one of the highest honors a high school theatre student can receive.
May 9, 2023—The Bridgeland High School production of Damn Yankees was selected to perform on the main stage at the International Thespian Festival, set for June 18-24 at Indiana University—Bloomington.
The International Thespian Festival is regarded as the premier festival for theatre students and teachers. Attendees are invited to attend various interactive workshops, watch main stage productions and network with college and industry professionals.
The main stage program honors students, teachers and school theatre programs by showcasing the superior work in theatrical production in front of thousands of theatre students and educators from across the county and world. Bridgeland had to submit its production to be considered for the main stage program and was ultimately selected as one of seven shows from around the world for the 2023 program.
“You wouldn’t know it, but Bridgeland is only 6 years old,” said Adam Delka, Bridgeland head theatre director. “In this short time, we have grown our theatre department into a successful and competitive program. This experience is certainly a highlight, and we couldn’t be more proud or excited. We have a lot of fantastic talent and dedication in the Bridgeland Theatre Company. We have performed on the Texas Thespians main stage the past two years, had UIL state theatrical design qualifiers, placed second at the UIL One-Act Play State Competition, have earned numerous Tommy Tune nominations, qualified a Best Performer to the Jimmy Awards and this year, qualified more than 50 students for the International Thespian Festival Thespys.”
Damn Yankees has received numerous awards, including six 2023 Tommy Tune nominations and three Tommy Tune winners.
The Bridgeland cast and crew of Damn Yankees will take the main stage in the Indiana University auditorium on June 20 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.