A Circus in Your Troupe
By: STO Avery Martin, Denison High School, Troupe 6319
Hey Thespians! Now that festival season is here, it’s time to think of some fun things that you and your troupe can do to further participate in The Greatest Festival on Earth!
Decorating is a super fun way to prepare for this year’s circus themed festival. Your troupe can decorate your auditorium or classrooms with balloons, circus cut-outs, or maybe even blow-up circus animals! The circus is always over-the-top, so don’t be afraid to go crazy. You don’t have to spend tons of money to do this either; your troupe may have items in storage already! Go through your crafts closet and find ribbons to decorate with to add a little spice in your department. You can always use your sound and lightboard to create a circus atmosphere by playing circus music and displaying colored lights. Maybe have students do a circus photo challenge with props and costumes.
Preparing fun and easy circus games to play between workshops or during breaks is also an exciting event your troupe can do. Games like ring toss, ball in a basket, and more are all affordable DIYs for your department to make. Not only is it an amazing way to have some fun competition within your troupe, but it also gives everyone something to do while waiting for their next workshop to begin.
Setting up a small photobooth area somewhere in your auditorium or classroom is a super cute way to involve your troupe in this year’s theme. Find pieces in your costume closet to create circus outfits, take pictures, and tag the Texas Thespian Instagram to show your troupe involvement! If your troupe has a banquet or scrapbook showcasing year-long department events, this is a fantastic way to get more content for those as well!
The list does not end here. There are so many events and activities that your troupe can set up for festival; don’t be afraid to get creative and maybe even a little wacky this year to be more involved. The possibilities to be a part of The Greatest Festival On Earth are endless!
With much love,
Your 2020 Texas State Thespian Officers
Amy Jordan, Chapter Director
15 Circle Drive
Denison Texas 75021
TEA CPE Provider #902-342
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