MV Allstars to Represent the School at Worlds Largest Theatre Festival

Nov 17, 2021 | All School, Blog, Fine Arts, Middle School News, Upper School News

Mount Vernon’s Visual and Performing Arts Department is thrilled to announce that 16 MV Allstars, one alumni, and three Mount Vernon Studio teammates have been invited to represent the School in the largest theatre festival in the world, the Fringe Festival, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In Summer 2022, this group of Mustangs will join a cohort of schools across the United States to present some of the finest American High School Theatre on a global scale. Students were selected through a rigorous audition process.

Last year’s production of The Tempest garnered the attention and praise of the American High School Festival who invited the cast not only to present their show to be performed virtually at last year’s virtual global festival, but also extended the invitation to the Allstars to attend the festival at The Fringe this summer. 

Students will be led by a triple threat trio of MV Studios staff – Artistic Director Clark Taylor, Assistant Director and Choreographer Amanda Lower, and Technical Director and Puppetry Coach Spencer Stephens. 

Congratulations to Class of 2026 Avery Cole, Siena Ferrara, Sierra Peterson, Sonoma Peterson, and Caleb Campbell, Class of 2025 Dennis Norman, Caroline Putnam, Fiza Sewani, and Holly Vogt, Class of 2024 Alyssa Gershon-Palma, Piper Hendryx, and Kat Petty, and Class of 2023 Petros Diamakogiannos, William Nix, Addie Vogt, and Miller Woodall. 

Class of 2021 alumna Arden Adams will also join the cast, as well as stage manage and team coach the ensemble.

Already this year the MV Allstars and MV Junior Allstars have been busy putting on multiple productions. Upper School and Middle School both performed laugh-out-loud comedic performances in their fall one-acts, and this week, the Allstars are performing their fall musical, Little Women.

Take a peek behind the curtain and hear more about the Upper School’s fall one-act in episode 005 of the Made in MV podcast, featuring Director of Theatre Arts Clark Taylor and Class of 2022 artist and performer Win Scott. 

For more coverage and updates from the MV Allstars as they prepare for The Fringe Festival in Scotland, be sure to follow MV Arts and Troupe 7702 on Instagram.