This past weekend, the South Carolina Theatre Association hosted the sixth annual Tech Olympics at Francis Marion University in Florence.
Teams from schools across the state competed in six technical theatre events, in the areas of Lighting, Wardrobe, Stage Crew and Rigging. The events included: hanging and focusing a light, sewing a button, knot-tying, cable roll relay, wiring a cable and folding a drop.
At this year’s event, SJCS was represented by two teams: “Insert Name Here” (Sara Gushue, Emily Gushue, Ethan Montes, Isabel Moran and Helen Norton) and “The World’s Okayest Techies” (Philip Mosley, Carson Crockett, Alex Hoverath and Sarah Paguaga).
- “The World’s Okayest Techies” placed 3rd in Cable Roll Relay
- Sara Gushue placed 2nd in Sew a Button
- Alex Hoverath placed 1st in Wiring a Cable
- Philip Mosley placed 1st in Hanging and Focusing a Light (for the second year in a row?!)
Overall, for the fastest combined time in all six events, the team placed 2nd in the state.
For the first year, the conference held a Broadway Lip-Sync Battle. Meghan Malone, Alice Norton, Sara Gushue, Ethan Montes and Alex Hoverath prepared a lip-sync of “Your Fault” from Into the Woods and placed 3rd.
The SJCS competition one-act, “Wait Wait … I Can Explain,” directed by Philip Mosely and Alice Norton, was acknowledged with All-Star Cast recognition given to Alex Hoverath and Sara Gushue.
St. Joe’s had three students participate in the audition and technical theatre portfolio process for S.C. college and university theatre programs. Among the 13 colleges in attendance, the students auditioning received a collective total of 19 callbacks.