Rock Ridge, Potomac Falls Students Perform in Scotland
Two LCPS schools participated in acclaimed theater festivals this summer. Rock Ridge and Potomac Falls high schools’ theater programs performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland and Rock Ridge Performing Arts students participated in the International Thespian Festival at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Students from each school performed in the largest theater festival in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Twenty-five students from Rock Ridge Performing Arts performed a piece, entitled (anon)ymous, which follows a refugee’s journey to America. Potomac Falls High School performed an original piece, called The Johnstown Flood of 1889, production of which was supported by a grant from the Wolf Trap Foundation. Both schools performed to sold-out houses and received standing ovations.
In addition to their international performance, Rock Ridge Performing Arts qualified for and participated in the International Thespian Festival in June at Indiana University in Bloomington. While there, the following students were awarded Superiors, the highest rating at the national level for their individual Thespy events:
Jack Capobianco – Lighting Design
Kylie Miller – Marketing
Julia Freeman – Acting-Monologue
Ananya Akula – Solo Musical Theater
Ginny McGee – Costume Design
McGee was selected for the Mainstage Showcase. Thousands of students from all over the country competed for the honor to be a part of the Mainstage Showcase. McGee was chosen as one of the top costume designers in the country. She also was awarded a Grace Kelly Scholarship.