Meet our STO
STO Chair- Mount Carmel Academy, Troupe 2075
Rhyan-Grace is thrilled to be your STO chair for this school year! She is a senior at Mount Carmel where she serves as president of her troupe. Rhyan-Grace also sits on the ITSLC council where she represents Louisiana. Last year she participated in the Chapter Select performance of A Simpler Time where she played Chris, and she also participated in the group musical category, the group acting category, and the duet scene category. She is so excited about everything this year has to offer, and she cannot wait to work with her fellow STO's to make this the best festival yet!
STO- Mandeville High, Troupe 1510
Emmett Johnson is a senior at Mandeville High School this year. He is so excited for this new year and all that comes with it. Emmett has been an active member of his troupe’s drama club since his freshmen year. Emmett is currently a student director for Please Have a Seat and Someone Will Be with You Shortly--a one act within the MHS Drama Club's fall production this November. You may have seen him last performing as Colonel Mustard in Clue or Eddie Flagrante in Zombie Prom. He is also the vice president of his troupe's drama club this year as well. Emmett is so excited for LA Thespian Festival and cannot wait to meet fellow thespians this January in Natchitoches!
STO - Christ Episcopal School, Troupe 8387
Martha Rigney is a member of the class of 2022 at Christ Episcopal School. As a girl of many interests, she's a yearbook editor, graphic designer, speech team captain, student council officer, softball player, and, of course, the president of thespian troupe #8387. After briefly drifting away from theatre in junior high, Martha returned to the stage as Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid, Jr. her freshman year. Since then, she has enjoyed channeling the spirits of- among others- such characters as Papa Oaken in Frozen, Jr., Fanny Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility, and Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast. In her free time, you could likely find Martha either sobbing over Jane Austen movie adaptations or taking a long-overdue nap. Over the past couple of years, she’s discovered that she loves working behind the scenes just as much as being onstage. She most recently secured superior ratings in both costume design and construction at the International Festival this past summer, when she also was working as a lead costumer for CES Drama Camp’s production of Peter Pan, Jr. Martha looks forward to pursuing her college degree in design & production, with hopes to one day design for period drama or fantasy films. She’s so excited for this year's state festival to make a dramatic comeback!!