GPFAA Thespian Troupe
"I promise to uphold the aims and ideals of the International Thespian Society. I am a student of theatre and excellence is my ideal. I promise to perform my part as well as I can; to accept praise and criticism with grace; to cooperate with my fellow thespians and work for the good of the troupe; and to share my love of theatre."
In 2015, our Thespian Chapter was founded by Jennifer Bishop and a group of 14 dedicated students. Since then, our high school chapter has grown to 64 members and 23 members in our Jr. Thespian troupe.
Troupe 8227 is an honor society that values the love and passion for theatre and the effect it has in the local community.
2019-2020 Troupe 8227 Elections
We cannot thank you enough for such an amazing year.
It is because of your continued support and dedication to our troupe,
that we were able to become an outreach in the DFW theatre community.
Although this year has been everything we could imagine and more,
it is time to pass the torch of our elected leadership positions to the next generation.
Leadership positions are passed through an election process held annually near the end of the current school year.
Our current officers are excited to see the new and innovative ways our troupe can transform in the upcoming years.
-Your Troupe 8227 2018-2019 Officers
2019-2020 Running Canidates:
President: Zaria Brownless, Aj Walls
Vice President: Melanie Leon Tejada, Kaylie Jones, Izzie Yother, Caden Large
Secretary: Kaitlyn Mier, Kaylie Jones, Avery Taylor, Carlwell Redmon, Breauna Burgess
Treasurer: Savannah Brooks, Cayman Hardin
Historian: Grayson Norman, Melanie Leon Tejada, Lauren Raymond, Elyanna Gonzalez
Community Service Chair: Grayson Norman, Will reames, Josie Jennings, Yari Canini
Social Chair: Lauren Raymond, Isabella Gueck, Elyanna Gonza;ez, Toni Delgado, Kirsten Mapps
Fundraising Chair: Isabella Gueck, Yari Canini
Parliamentarian: Izzie Yother, Carlwell Redmon, Caden Large
Broadway Backwards: Hosted by Troupe 8227
GPFAA Thespian Troupe 8227 will host its first Caberet for a Cause: Broadway Backwards on May 3rd at
7:00pm. Mirrored after "Miscast Monday" in New York City, Performers have the opportunity to perform
song selctions intended for the opposite gender.
We hope you can make it out to this exciting event for an even mor eexciting cause: Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids.
*Entrance by Donation, All proceeds will go to Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids*
Thespian troupe 8227 in their troupe jackets
Each year, Troupe 8227 participates in the Texas State Thespian Festival. The festival spans over a period of four days where students are exposed to numerous classes that range from acting intensives to hair make-up and costume design.
Our troupe also participates in the National Individual Event competition while at festival. National Individual Events (NIEs) is an educational program that offers Thespians the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on prepared theatrical material and technical designs.
The performance Individual Events include: monologue, duet acting, group acting, solo musical theatre, duet musical theatre, and group musical theatre. The technical Individual Events include: costume construction, costume design, lighting design, scenic design, short film, sound design, stage management, and theatre marketing.
The National Individual Event competition also allows our thespians the opportunity to qualify for the International Thespian Festival held in Lincoln Nebraska each June.
Thespians at Texas Thespians Festival
Master Class with Seth Rudetsky
Notable Thespian Awards & Accolades
GPFAA received the following honors:
Performed The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney as part of the festival Play Marathon Series
One of 6 schools named as a Finalist for Super Troupe of Texas 2018
Joryhebel Ginorio and Bailey James were selected for the ALL-STATE Cast and performed with Broadway star Annaleigh Ashford during the closing ceremonies
Zoey Kaps was awarded Best Supporting Actress in a Play Marathon
Bailey James and Kristina Lenkowsky received a Thespian Scholarship Award to the college of their choice
8 seniors received over 150 college callbacks
32 of 35 students qualified for the International Thespian Festival in June, 2019
Bailey James and Hannah Navarro in Duet Acting
Joryhebel Ginorio and Madison Moore in Duet Musical
Lauren Raymond, Leah Gilliland, Nicolette Doke, Kaleb Godwin, Andres Reyes, Kirsten Mapps in Group Musical
Avery Jane Taylor, Darnell Robinson, Spencer Sloan, Fabian Cortina, Ben Sherman, Izzie Yother, Will Jones, Lindsey McCallum, Shyperia Brown, Caden Large, Bailey Arlidge in Group Musical
Christian Arruble, Grayson Norman, Kaycee Wiggins, Mallory Stark, Julissa Martinez in Group Acting
Kristina Lenkowsky in Stage Management
Zaria Brownlee in Set Design
Ryan Rodriguez in Costume Design
Tiffany Stone in Costume Construction
Bailey Gueta in Costume Construction
Brazi Beall in Short Film
Troupe 8227 All Star Troupe Display
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