Legacy High honored by Texas theatre association

August 20, 2023
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The Texas Educational Theatre Association recently named Legacy High School an "exemplary" campus, the highest tier of distinction a campus can earn through the TxETA.  

Legacy High School was chosen based on the theatre department’s contributions to raising the standards for theatre education through course offerings, student performance opportunities, learning accommodations, technical crew opportunities, theater advocacy, professional development opportunities, competitions and more.

“This is all thanks to the dedication and hard work of every single student actor and technician at Legacy High School,” said Jeremy Ferman, theatre arts director at the campus. “I am so proud of their commitment to theatre and thankful for the support we’ve received from the campus and administration.”

The department created eight productions in the past year, including "The Play That Goes Wrong" and "Bob: A Life in Five Acts." The department also performed "Many Moons" as part of a Storybook Theatre field trip for elementary students. Additionally, students had the opportunity to direct productions and ran a monthly improv show.  

Legacy High School theatre also worked with the Mansfield Commission for the Arts and the Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department to produce Shakespeare in the Park at Mansfield’s Town Park.

The department accumulated several accolades in the past year. They advanced to bi-district in the UIL One Act Play contest and earned five additional awards at the competition. They also received awards for Best Play, Best Ensemble and Best Supporting Actor at the Betty Buckley Awards with Casa Mañana for their production of "The Play That Goes Wrong." Two students competed in the International Thespian Festival in June, where they received "superior" ratings in Solo Musical, Solo Acting and an "excellent" rating in Costume Design. Also, one student was named a semi-finalist in the UIL Theatrical Design Contest.

The group will be honored at the TxETA Awards Ceremony in September.

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