STK Success at the Louisiana Thespian Festival

MCA’s talented STK members tackled the Louisiana Thespian Festival with their talents!


Our amazing STK members traveled to Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA for the 2019 Louisiana Thespian Festival on January 25 & 26. We are so proud  to announce that all six of our Individual Events earned a Superior and qualified for International Thespian Festival:

  • Solo Musical Theater – Katie Kitchen, Hannah Bonnette, and Lauren Betzer
  • Group Acting – Ele Heno, Ashley Dolan, Rachel Lacho, Claire Schenck
  • Group Musical – Choreographed by Maggie Jaunet; Madeyln Berner, Hanna Miller, Emily Reeks, Isabella Farrigua, Jessie Duplantis, Julia Kuchler, Rhyan-Grace Hebert, and Ava Buras
  • Lighting Design – Maggie Jaunet (Also earned the highest technical theater score.)

We had two callbacks for the final showcase our Group Acting and Group Musical Number. The Group Musical Number was selected and performed on the main-stage in the final showcase.

Our one-act play, directed by junior Jessie Duplantis, was selected to represent Louisiana as the Chapter Select at the International Thespian Festival!

Jessie Duplantis served as a student Thespian Officer this Festival and was elected as the Student Thespian Officer Chair for next year’s festival. This is a huge honor and speaks to her leadership skills and talents.

Our three seniors who participated in the college scholarship auditions received numerous callbacks and Maggie Jaunet was awarded the Technical Theater Scholarship. Sarah Dean was awarded the 2nd place Performance Scholarship and performed in the final showcase on the main-stage.

Additionally, our drama teacher Mrs. Kristi Jacobs-Stanley was appointed as the Co-Chapter Director for Louisiana.

We are proud of you!