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Tiger Theatre Company kicks off their season

Upperclassmen welcome new theater students
Kristina Colburn
Senior Riley White performs a skit at the annual Howdy Camp hosted by the Tiger Theater Company on Aug. 18, 2023. Theater showcases their program to new members giving them an opportunity to get to know each other before the season starts.

The Tiger Theatre Company held their annual Howdy Camp event on Aug. 18, 2023 in the Sullivan Performing Arts Center. Incoming theater students enjoyed games, bonding, sweet treats, and hearing about different opportunities they will be given over the course of the year.

Howdy Camp is a great way for new company members to see how the company runs, what all will be expected of them, get information on auditions, and a chance to meet troupe officers. During the event, officers announced the shows for the 23-24 school year.

 The productions that Tiger Theatre Company will be doing are Murder on the Orient Express, Our Town, Chicago and Rabbit Hole. It gave prospective students the opportunity to sign up for the New York trip the theater will be taking later this school year.

“At Howdy Camp, we go over multiple different things that the company does in order to get more people introduced to theater,” freshman Lily-Ann McDuffie said.

Troupe 2526 is Texas High’s honor society for theater, and the organization that plans all events and shows. Although this event has always been a great success, Tiger Theatre Company is always looking for ways to improve in hopes of gaining new members.

I got to feel the family bond of theater and the positive energy of the company”

— Annabelle Davis


“Howdy Camp was way more interactive this year, and I think we definitely had more participation,” senior Tyler Unger said. “We opened it up to all grades this year, instead of just the freshmen, which gave us the chance to bond with all of the grade levels.”

Although incoming members aren’t required to attend the Howdy Camp event, it is a great way to get to know fellow troupe members before the season starts.“I got to feel the family bond of theater and the positive energy of the company,” freshman Annabelle Davis said.

Howdy Camp always gives the Tiger Theatre Company a very strong start to their year. Students are enthusiastic about the work that’s to come and the memories they will create along the way. 

“We had so many new people come and learn more about the company,” Unger said. “I am extremely excited for newbies to come into our company and flourish.”

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Kateleigh Crowson
Kateleigh Crowson, Staff Writer
Kateleigh Crowson is a first-year staff member of THS Publications. She is an active member of STUCO, Leader in Me and the Tiger Theatre Company where she serves as the Advocacy Officer. For fun, she enjoys dancing, reading, watching dance moms and facetiming friends. A fun fact about Crowson is that she is left handed. In the future, she plans to become a CPA because she loves math.
Kristina Colburn
Kristina Colburn, Assignments Editor

Kristina Colburn is currently the Photo Assignments Editor for THS Publications. She is also a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Key Club, AP Ambassadors, HOSA, Model UN and the Multicultural Club. In her spare time, Kristina likes to relax and listen to music, shop online, thrift and occasionally pick up a book. In addition, she likes to travel. She has been to France and Spain, and is hoping she can travel more in the upcoming years. In the future, Kristina aims to major in Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas or Anthropology at Baylor University.

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