NWR at The Tennessee Williams Festival


Juniper Wallace

NWR Thespians at Tennessee Williams Festival

Ella MacGregor, Senior Writer

This year Thespians attended the Tennessee Williams Festival. The Tennessee Williams Festival is a festival that occurs each year in Clarksdale, Mississippi at Coahoma Community College. The festival itself honors a great man by which the festival is named, Tennessee Williams. He was a playwright that is highly regarded in America. The Thespians performed monologues and group scenes from the various plays that Williams wrote. In monologues, Kalen Wallace won 3rd place, Madison Devaul won 2nd place, and Makyla Fleming came in 1st place. Noah Davidson and Shannon Lea won 2nd place with their scene from “A Streetcar Named Desire,” directed by students Ray Walker and Mary Sells. Ahyana Banks, Allyson Evers, Will Mask, Andre McDonald, and Camryn Walker won 1st with their scene from “A Streetcar Named Desire,” directed by students Will Dodge and Emma Goodlett. Additionally,  Will Dodge won 2nd place with his Stella Calling performance. Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Ray, the wonderful theatre teachers, were recognized with the Outstanding Teacher Award! Overall, Northwest had a total of 7 awards. The other schools that were there were incredibly supportive. Madison Devaul, when asked, stated, “This is one of the reasons I love theatre so much. You meet so many new people and they are always so kind and funny, but also so passionate about the arts. They push each other to tap into that passion as well without passing judgment.” She says this is an experience that she will always remember. 


Huge thanks to Madison Devaul for being so willing to help with information!