At the start of the term the Westlake Theatre department took a trip down to Saint George for the Utah Theatre Association’s annual conference (or UTA as we call it), where we had a weekend of classes, plays, performances, and no snow.
Will Swenson opened up the conference with some beautiful music and told us his very interesting life story, and the next day we had the opportunity to hear from KC Wilkerson who is a light designer, and the conference continued with lots of options of classes to take, and things to learn about, from becoming a better actor, to juggling, to blood and gore makeup. Several seniors had the opportunity to audition or show their portfolios to colleges for scholarships in acting and stage crew. We all had the opportunity to attend classes, and that night we saw a performance of The Miracle Worker put on by Dixie State College.
On the final day of the conference we had the opportunity to attend a few more classes and Seth Redensky performed an amazing and very funny session of his radio show, featured on Sirius XM. After that we saw an amazing performance of Hotel Cassiopeia put on by Tuacahn High School, and we headed home.
It was an amazing trip and we were able to learn a lot and make a lot of memories, despite a few minor incidents (AKA a scorpion sting and a broken wrist. . .).
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