Victoria Atolagbe, Troupe #7185 I’m a junior at Classen School of Advanced Studies where I study as a Drama Major. I first realized I loved theater in the 4th grade when I was cast as King Arthur in a children’s play we were putting on. Some of my favorite roles I have ever played are Runaway Jessie in Home on the Morning Train and Kringelein in Gypsy! I enjoy dancing and poetry. Performing in general is one of my favorite things to do!
Dylan Richmond, Troupe #3283 is a junior at PHS and active in Troupe 3283. He has been in a number of productions such as Honk!, Little Shop of Horrors, Xanadu, and Footloose. He has been honored for outstanding actor in a leading role for a musical. He is a three time All-State Choir member (2017 Jr. High, 2019and 2020 Mixed Choir) and has been honored for his saxophone and bassoon playing.
Justine Rogers, Troupe # 7185 Hi, my name is Justine Rogers and I am one of the Oklahoma Thespian State Officer Shadows! My love of theatre began in 7th grade when I was in a production of Chicago at my school, Classen SAS! I love musical theatre and Thespian Society! I’ve been the Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Thespian Representative for troupe 7185! I’m so excited to continue exploring my love of theatre at Thespian Festival this year!
2020 STATE THESPIAN SHADOWS
Anna Coleman, Troupe #3008 I’m a sophomore from McAlester High School’s Troupe 3008. Performing and Theatre have both inspired me in numerous parts of my life and I am excited to get to share that love with people all around the state this year! I love to take up every opportunity possible to expand my knowledge and increase my experience on earth! Some fun facts about me are: I have been a Kristin Chenoweth broadway bootcamp kid for the past two years. I had the opportunity to attend National Thespian Festival over the summer and made a superior rating on my I.E. I really like the color pink. I have an over-obsession with butterflies and frogs. And I love to make friends (so say hello if you see me!!)
Trista Fassio, Troupe # 3283 is a junior at Poteau High School. A few of her activities include Mock Trial, National Honors Society, Debate and Forensics, Pirate Players Theatre Company, Science Club, and Tri-M Music Honor Society. She is an active member of Thespian Troupe #3283 where she serves as Secretary and Treasurer. She is Drum Major in the PHS Marching Band and a member of the All-State Theatre cast of All in the Timing. She has been involved with theatre since she was cast in Aristocats Jr. at age seven. Some of her favorite roles have been playing Viola in Twelfth Night and Claire Ganz in Rumors. Trista regularly participates in community activities such as Story Book Forest, Trick or Treat so Kids can Eat, Camp Bravo, and Good Times Community Theatre League. “I love thespian festival because theatre is everything to me and I love being surrounded by people who feel the same way.”
Julia Lanman, Troupe # 7185 is a junior and president of Classen SAS’ thespian troupe #7185. I want to try every possible thing that theatre has to offer the world, and then try some more. I am an active participant in directing showcases, ensemble pieces, IB theatre performances, and more at Classen. We just recently wrapped up our IB Theatre production of When We Were Young and Unafraid. My time is mostly consumed by reading plays (ask me for recs), writing, starting projects that I’m not very prone to finish at that moment, or spending time with people I love. We are all here because we love theatre, so don’t forget to be open-minded, try what scares you, and feel free to come sit and have a convo with me about anything! “Act well your part, there all the honor lies.”
Ana Pagan, Troupe # 7122 is a Junior at Sapulpa High School. She is president of Sapulpa’s Troupe #7122. She has been in Drama 1 and 2 and this is her second year in Performance Theatre. Her previous performances include The Diary of Anne Frank, Once on This Island,Joan, the Girl of Arc, Beyond Tolerance, and Miss Polly’s Institute... She has been involved in performing arts since she was in fifth grade. Ana has also picked up swimming and tennis along the way while also being an officer in Spanish Club and Key Club.