By: STO Folarin Oyeleye, Foster High School, Troupe 7961
It’s the most wonderful time of the year (and no, I’m not talking about Thanksgiving)! Festival is only a few days away! I hope all of you are excited to head on over to the Gaylord. I think I speak for all my fellow STO’s when I say that this is the moment we’ve been waiting for since we were candidates. Not only because we get to make festival a fun experience for y’all, but also because we’re going back to an in-person festival! So, let me give you a quick rundown of what to expect, and I’m not talking about IE’s. I’m talking about all our fun little stops as we soar to new heights!
Workshops are the perfect place to learn new skills. We’ve got a wide array: from sewing to dancing, and from dancing to acting. We’re bringing in the best of the best so you can gain new tools to your theatrical arsenal. Or should I say souvenirs to take home with you after your vacation.
Look, I’m gonna say just one thing. BRING MONEY! There’s going to be so many vendors selling who knows what (even those cool little steampunk goggles)! But there are two wonderful items you’ll want to save money for: ducks and crazy socks. Both of which you’ll find more info on if you keep on following us :)
So, have you ever wondered what it’d be like to be in a room with, let’s say… 8,000+ theatre kids? And you get the experience to see famous guest speakers on stage? Or even better, the STO’s annual dance number! If so, you definitely won’t be disappointed with what we have in store for y’all.
The best thing about festival is getting to see various other theatre kids and being able to connect with them. This is something that a lot of us missed out on last year, so we’ll make sure that at this festival, you get that experience back with interest! Counting down the days till we see y’all.
See you later,
Your 2021 Texas State Thespian Officers