Parker Receives Superior Ratings at International Thespian Festival
Parker drama teachers Elise Marinkovich and Letty Robinson ’78 brought seven lucky Upper School drama students to the International Thespian Festival at the University of Nebraska in June.
This week-long theater arts extravaganza gathers high-achieving middle and high school drama students from across the country to celebrate the art of the stage. Students could attend workshops on sound, lighting, and costume design, see shows, connect with fellow thespians, and audition for colleges. Rising seniors Jack Morrill and Vaughn Melbourn had the opportunity to audition for more than 60 theater schools and received more than 29 callbacks.
Caleb Haberman, Class of 2020, and Eleni Stavros, Class of 2021, received superior ratings for their performances in the Solo Musical Theater competition. Jack Morrill and Vaughn Melbourn got a superior rating in the Duet Acting competition.
For more than 50 years, this festival has become the summer destination for drama students and teachers alike to hone their skills and celebrate the creative minds of theater.
Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.