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Douglas high thespians stage international festival fundraiser

Front row, Kyle Roundy, Jordan Sullivan, Katelin Teigen, Jocelyn Contreras, Chyanne Fischer, Leah Heydman, Keaton Peters, Emily Tuggle, troupe director Amy Sando and Kia Stoll. Back row, Kate Niday, Austin Sunderland, Nic Kertesz, Jimmy Rich and Cooper Whittemore.

Douglas High School Drama is hosting a fundraiser for students to attend the International Thespian Festival.

A State Thespian Showcase featuring state qualifiers and others is 7 p.m. May 9-10 in the drama room of the high school.

Internationals takes place at the University of Lincoln in Lincoln, Neb., in June, and the cost to attend is more than $1,000 per student

"The competition is only one part of the week-long activities, which include a few hundred workshops from professionals and educators in the entertainment and performing arts industry, plays and musicals performed by high schools across the country, nightly dances and a grand ball," troupe director Amy Sando said. "Colleges are also there holding auditions for their programs."

Those students receiving a superior rating and qualifying for the International Thespian Festival this June are Dalton Miller, Kai Stoll and Kateline Teigen in monologues; Cooper Whittemore and Kai Stoll and Leah Heydman and Jordan Sullivan in duet scenes; Chyanne Fishcher in stage management and top superior and Jimmy Rich in short film and top superior.