By Bella Leonard '21
The annual Missouri Thespian Conference occurred this past January 9-11th and it is always one of my favorite events of the year! Essentially, you spend three days doing workshops centered around fine arts. For those not in theatre, it is set up very similar to Fine Arts Day, however it is three days long and there are many more options. There are a variety of workshops you can do. Some people broke off and only did dance workshops, others watched student-directed one-acts, and finally some people went into technical workshops, learning how to become a better crewmate. I personally tried to get a little bit of everything this year. I learned how to meditate with the "Bob Ross of meditations", circus tricks with a performer who performed for Offset's son's birthday (and even met Cardi B), a backstage perspective of a Broadway sound engineer, and how to gold leaf. The troupe members of 7280 enjoyed themselves on Saturday night. We had a girls' night filled with laughter and face-masks. Overall, it was a wonderful weekend experience in KC and I cannot wait for my senior year ThesCon in St. Louis!