• This year the Festival is hosted by North High School - January 29 & 30

    About FPS Theatre Festival

    The purpose of the event:  To provide an educational and artistic opportunity to Local High School Theatre Students. 

     

    The Fargo Theatre Festival 2024 concluded and Davies made a great showing. The judges loved our one-act and our performers and technicians took home many awards. I am super proud of everyone who participated.

    In May 2024 Davies Theatre students will lead activities for Discovery Theatre Festival. It will be a great collaboration, and it will give us an opportunity to connect and support the middle school program. 

     I  am super proud to share this information with you. Monday and Tuesday Davies attended the Fargo Theatre Festival at North High School. Davies performed very well at festival winning many awards. Here is the list of Davies Wins:

     

    Competitive Category

    Name of Student(s)

    Place

    Tech Olympics

    CJ Aberle

    Sawyer Winkelman

    Shelby Putz

    Charlie Giesmann

    Erika Miller

     

    2nd

    One- Act Performer Awards

    Entire Cast as Outstanding Performers

     

    Scenic Design

    Mara Smith

    1st

    Scenic Design

    Kaitlyn Foote

    3rd

    Make-up Design

    Emme Matcha

    1st

    Make-up Design

    Jenna Blanchette

    2nd

    Costume Design

    Cora Melland

    1st

    Costume Design

    Sadie Gompf

    2nd

    Monologue

    Cora Melland

    1st

    Monologue

    Sadie Gompf

    2nd

    Monologue

    Kat Elrod

    3rd

    Scene Duo

    Aliya Martinson and Lily Eidenschink

    1st

    Scene Duo

    Noah Meline and Andrew Grothman

    2nd

    Musical Solo

    Macy Wanzek 

    1st

    Musical  Duet

    Noah Meline and Cora Melland

    2nd

    Musical Dance

    Liam Newman and Conner Ronning

    3rd

     

    I also included a picture of the winners. 😊

     

    Please remember that all of these accomplishments will be celebrated, performed, and displayed on Thursday evening for one public performance. I have included a poster with all the information.

     

    Thank you for supporting Davies Theatre!

     

     

    Rebecca Saari

     

    The educational value of the event:  A Festival provides a rare opportunity for students and teachers to display their outstanding acting and technical (Tech) achievements in front of peers and theatre professionals without the negative effects of over-zealous competition or judgment. Our festival is about sharing and celebrating art.

    • Students work with professionals in the field by attending workshops offered during the Festival.

    • Each group performs or presents for a panel of adjudicators receiving critiques and comments. Allowing direct and supportive feedback from industry professionals allows students to grow in their art form.

    • The festival encourages a closer understanding and communication between community, educational, and professional theatre.

     

    Festival Events Include:

     

    One-Act Plays

    Competitive Performance Events

     

    Musical Production Numbers

     

    Joint performance opportunities between schools

     

    Educational Workshops

     

    "Tech" (Technical) Olympics