Add a heading.png

Arkansas 

Thespians

2022/2023 Arkansas State Thespian Officers

Peyton Locke Lyons.jpeg

Peyton Locke Lyons, International Thespian Officer
Fayetteville High School, 
Troupe 717

Favorite Musical: Rent

Dream Role in a Play: Caroline in I and You

What are your hobbies outside of theatre?: Listening to music, singing, skiing, and reading

What is one piece of advice you would give to students attending AR State Festival?: AR Thespian Festival is an amazing opportunity to celebrate art and explore yourself as artist. Allow yourself to fully immerse in the experience and take advantage of every moment!

Autumn New

Trumann High School, Troupe 7813

Favorite Musical:  Chicago, Les Miserables, Cats!

Dream Role in a Play: Baker's Wife in Into The Woods

What are your hobbies outside of theatre?:  Working on machinery, running, reading, painting, cheer, FFA, and student government

What is one piece of advice you would give to students attending AR State Festival?:  Have fun, but don’t forget to be respectful to your fellow thespians and directors. Theatre is a safe space for all, so let’s keep it that way!

Autumn New.jpeg
Sierra Trogdon.jpeg

Sierra Trogdon

Mountain Home High School, Troupe 6560 

Favorite Musical: Ride the Cyclone

Dream role in a Play: Fanny from Funny Girl

What are your hobbies outside of theatre?: I am very passionate about fashion design, art, and music. I love going on long road trips with my friends to visit natural wonders!

What is one piece of advice you would give to students attending AR State Thespian Festival?: This is an amazing opportunity to meet new people. Don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with anyone and everyone!

Ian Sonnabend

Bentonville High School, Troupe 3430

Favorite musical: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee & Falsettos

Dream role in a Play: Nigel Bottom from Something Rotten

What are your hobbies outside of theatre?: I am a freelance graphic & motion designer. I work primarily with politicians across the state!

What is one piece of advice you would give to students attending AR State Thespian Festival?:  Get to know other Arkansas Thespians! Not all workshops are going to interest you, but all workshops will be an opportunity to meet Thespians from opposite sides of the state. No matter who you're talking to, everyone will have their own story and relationship with theatre. We have a wonderful community, try and leverage it!

Ian Sonnabend.png
Isabelle Vann.jpeg

Isabelle Vann

Southside High School, Troupe 2620

Favorite Musical: Bring It On: The Musical

Dream role in a Play: Izzy from Rabbit Hole

What are your hobbies outside of theatre?: Dance, golf, and Delta Beta Sigma

What is one piece of advice you would give to students attending AR State Thespian Festival?: Just be your amazing self, and don’t be afraid to try new thing and meet new people!!!