Critic’s Choice – International Thespian Conference

Every year at the International Thespian Convention there is an Individual Event Showcase for students who qualify at the State level to compete. Out of the over 200 IE’s performed at Nationals, about 15 performances are selected to perform main stage on Saturday of Nationals in front of 2,300 students.


  • Noah Anderson and Jeremy Willis, Duet Acting, Jesus Hopped the A Train by Stephen Adly Gurgius


  • Emma Meisel and Anna Zinnanti
    Duet Acting – The Childrens Hour by Lillian Hellman


  • Alex Baggett and Sarah Harmon
    Duet Acting – Children of a Lesser God by Mark Medoff


  • Josh Brown and Alex Baggett
    Duet Acting – reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute
  • Austin Allen
    Stage Management – Urinetown


  • Tucker Worley and Jonathan O’Connell
    Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum, original pantomime
  • Zoe Mizuno
    Costume Construction (first winner of this event in ITS history)



  • Gillian Altman
    Solo Monologue– Audition



  • Joella Jones, Brian Kief, Lauren Friednash, Nora Kissell, Nic Hammerberg, Josiah Johnson: Group Musical– Gordo’s Law of Genetics from A New Brain
  • Justine Schomp and Anne Lane: Duet Acting– Hidden in This Picture by Aaron Sorken
  • Ryan Fitzgerald: Solo Musical — De-Lovely by Cole Porter



  • Briana Pozner and Sara Price: Duet Acting — Parallel Lives by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney