Student attends Texas Musical Theatre Workshop over the summer

Alaina Galasso, Opinions Editor

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This summer junior Jacqueline Kotlarz attended the Texas Musical Theatre Workshop, a summer musical theatre intensive for high school students taught by Broadway and Hollywood professionals.

“This experience was absolutely amazing,” Kotlarz said. “I made friendships and connections that will last,” Kotlarz said.

Kotlarz heard about TXMTW from senior Martha Ruby Clark, who had attended it the week before. The workshop was created to prepare high school students for college auditions, the college theatre and professional theatre.

“I decided to participate because I knew I would learn a lot, and because I love theatre so much,” Kotlarz said.

Through the TXMTW Kotlarz got the chance to live like a college student for three weeks, work with Broadway and Hollywood professionals and meet other high school students from around the state.

“My favorite part was getting to work with all of the professionals,” Kotlarz said. “I got to work personally with Laura Osnes and Andy Einhorn.”

Kotlarz has landed the role of Narrator 1 in the fall play The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza. She is also a member of the Drama Club and the varsity theatre class.

“This experience has helped me immensely in VHS theatre,” Kotlarz said. “I learned professional techniques that has improved my skills as an actress.”

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