AHSTF 2016: Rehearsals and Scottish Dancing

Scottish weather… We’ve had it all today. We awoke to bright blue skies, only to have the clouds roll in. After a quick shower, the sun was back for a brief visit, only to replaced clouds and another short shower. The rain and clouds didn’t dampen spirits at American High School Theatre Festival, however!

AHSTF 2016 Rehearsals

Today’s focus has been on rehearsals. Groups took advantage of the option to book our rehearsal spaces to run through their shows before they take the stage here in Edinburgh. Some groups also had tech rehearsals on the schedule for today, working with our topnotch tech team to dial in lights, sound, and blocking. They will be ready for opening day!

AHSTF 2016 Rehearsals
Hello from this Pennsylvania group!

We also held our second of three Ceilidhs tonight. Part of tonight’s Ceilidh was broadcasted live on Facebook. Check out the Ceilidh video to see some of our Scottish dance moves!

AHSTF 2016 Ceilidh

Tomorrow marks opening day for a number of our groups, including performances on the Royal Mile. We’re so excited to see these performances – they’re going to be great! Be on the lookout for photos from tomorrow’s Royal Mile performances!

AHSTF 2016 Rehearsals
We love our tech team!

Remember, we’ll be live blogging each day, as well as posting throughout the day on Facebook and our brand new Instagram. Check out our August 4th photo album for some of today’s action, and be sure to follow us for all the updates and visit AHSTF 2016 Lineup for a schedule of all of our shows.

And if you’re with us at Festival Fringe, don’t forget to tag us (@AHSTFTheatre) in your photos! Use hashtags #EdFringe, #AHSTF2016, and #StudentTheatreDoneRight so we can see your photos – we’ll share our favorites!

Learn more about our American High School Theatre Program.

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.