WV Thespians Area IV Theatre Festival 2023


There’s much to celebrate following last Sunday’s “West Virginia’s Thespians Area IV Theatre Festival” hosted at the Robinson Grand Theater in Clarksburg.

The LCHS’ Theatre Department was in attendance and had prepared both a troupe of actors consisting of:

Marrah Corley, ​​​​Gideon Yeager, Brooke Barnes, Catriona Shreve, Hayden Metz, ​​Ian McCourt, Rachael Thrain, ​​​​Asa Krinov, Makenna West, Kaidan Harris, Brynlea Hinzman, Zoe Skinner, Jordyn Aman, Morgan Hawkins, Mallory Avington, Gracie Pettit, ​Mentor Jaclyn Kovach, and Director Doug Seckman,

performing “10 Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse” by Don Zolidis as the one-act play, and a short film titled “Art Class” produced by LCHS student Charlie Ressler starring Phoebe Queen, and Garret Skinner.

Her production was a first-time “Short Film” division entry from Lewis County.

Ultimately, “The Zombie Play”, as referred to by students in the troupe, did not make it past regionals, but this didn’t dampen the spirits of anyone involved.


Kaidan Harris

“This show has been so much fun to set up, and perform. I want to give a huge shout out to the entire cast. We all did an incredible job regardless, and still performed successful back-to-back consecutive shows,” Kaidan Harris

All-Festival Cast Acting Awards were won by actors Makenna West and Gideon Yeager.

Over in the “short film” division however, Charlie Ressler secured her place as first place overall.


Ressler’s film (linked below) now moves on to the state competition happening at the end of March.