Parker Drama Club Shines at California Thespian Festival

Parker Drama Club returned from the California State Thespian Festival this past weekend with a first place win, a summer scholarship, and several superior ratings.

The festival, held March 29 to 31 in Upland, California, not only gave students the chance to perform on stage, but also provided students with opportunities to participate in workshops led by theatre professionals, audition for scholarships, and mingle with more than 1,200 other thespians from around California.  

Drama Club students Vaughn Melbourn, Class of 2019; Kevin Kappes, Class of 2020; Erika Bruell, Class of 2019; Victor Kallett, Class of 2021; and Maria Burritt, Class of 2020, put their improvisation skills to the test and took first place in the Improv Spectacular.

Jack Morrill, Class of 2019, won a scholarship to participate in a special summer program and the following students won a superior rating for their performances:

Solo Musical
Caleb Haberman, Class of 2020
Melanie Jimenez, Class of 2021
Eleni Stavros, Class of 2021

Solo Monologue
Maria Burritt, 2020

Duet Monologue
Vaughn Melbourn
Jack Morrill

Musical Theatre Dance
Elsa Baumgartner, Class of 2021

Lighting Design
Vaughn Melbourn

Scenic Design
Erika Bruell
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.

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4201 Randolph Street
San Diego, CA 92103

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San Diego, CA 92111
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