Students Win Acting Competition

The Redmond Proficiency Academy announce that three RPA students have showcased at the Oregon State Thespian Conference. The RPA Thespian Troupe competed in the annual Oregon State Acting Competition, where the troupe won three awards. One RPA student was awarded the Oregon Thespians’ Scholarship.
Katie Bullock, Izzy King and MarliMessner earned a superior ranking and performed for the entire conference in the State Showcase. Senior Bullock won the Solo Music category with the song Burn from the musical Hamilton.
Freshmen King and Messner showcased in the Duo Dramatic Acting category with a scene from the play Jailbait by Deirdre O’Conor. King and Messner qualified in the Novice category at Regionals, but competed against both Novice and Experienced scenes at the State level.
RPA was the only troupe from Central Oregon to showcase at the state level and has established a reputation as a well respected theatre school amongst Oregon Thespians.
Bullock was awarded the $2,000 Melba Day Sparks Memorial Award, Oregon Thespians’ premiere scholarship.

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