The Fringe Festival
The New Albany High School Theatre Department has been selected to perform as a part of the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF) in the summer of 2019. AHSTF is a part of the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest performing arts festival in the world. Our school's theatre department was reviewed through a rigorous application process and selected to participate in AHSTF 2019, which is a huge honor for our district and community!
AHSTF was developed to allow performing arts students and directors to showcase their skills on an international stage. Their festival provides an amazing educational opportunity for participants to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland and experience, firsthand, the Festival Fringe.
Students' journey will begin in England, where they will explore London, see shows in the West End, and participate in a workshop at Shakespeare's Globe. Then, they travel to Edinburgh, Scotland. There, they will have guided sightseeing of Edinburgh and time to experience the Fringe and the city. Students will also experience Scottish culture with a Ceilidh, a night of traditional Scottish dance, and attendance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a breathtaking concert of military bands from around the world that is performed in front of the Edinburgh Castle. Through this trip, they will have the opportunity to get to know students from other schools from around the world and will perform on the famous Royal Mile. This tour also expands on students' education by offering a free college credit.
The most important aspect of this trip is our performance overseas. We will be taking a production to AHSTF 2019 and will perform it four times in one of their venues in Edinburgh. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents to an international audience! The show we will be taking to Edinburgh is Heathers: The Musical.
This trip is open to rising 8th grade students (current 7th grade students), who will be rising freshmen in the summer of 2019, to rising seniors.