Rachel K. Ivey Photography – Chelsea HS Theatre Goes to Edinburgh Fringe Fest

In August 2011, I had the privilege of travelling with a talented group of high school students to Edinburgh, Scotland, to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Chelsea High School had been nominated to and selected by the American High School Theatre Festival for this prestigious honor.

Chelsea H.S. theatre students pose for a picture in front of London Bridge.

Chelsea H.S. theatre students pose for a picture in front of London Bridge.

During the nearly two weeks we spent in the U.K. these students toured London, Edinburgh, and the Highlands and performed “Story Theatre” five times at one of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s many venues. For many of them, this was their first out of country experience. It was exciting to see them so eager to explore and experience everything this wonderful country had to offer, up to and including the sampling of the Scottish delicacy haggis.  The AHSTF coordinates the performance schedules so that

Two groups of high school thespians meet and discuss their experiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in front of one of the venues.

Chelsea H.S. thespians congratulate thespians from another high school on their performance.

high schoolers attend the plays performed by their fellow AHSTF high schools.  It was really something to see so many theatrically inclined students together in one location interacting with one another and appreciating each other’s work.

The Chelsea H.S. cast of "Story Theater" during a performance.

The Chelsea H.S. cast of "Story Theater" during a performance.

 

 

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