The Milpitas High School Theater Department, under the direction of Kaila Schwartz, has been selected to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest and most prestigious arts festival, as part of the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF).
Each August, Edinburgh, Scotland, becomes the most magical and exciting place on earth, as performing artists from all over the world take part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The whole city becomes a stage, and visitors can view performances everywhere from playgrounds to conference rooms and from city parks to churches. The Festival Fringe includes nearly 4,000 different performances of music, theatre, dance, and comedy during its three-week run. Milpitas High School’s performance will be showcased as a part of AHSTF at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland the summer of 2021.
Milpitas High School, recognized for its commitment to excellence in the performing arts, was selected by the AHSTF Board of Advisors, which is made up of college and regional theatre professionals, to represent our community as part of the 2021 AHSTF program. The Board reviews all completed applications and identifies the top high schools based on their most recent bodies of work, awards, community involvement, philosophies, and recommendations.
WorldStrides, the nation’s preeminent student travel organization, will secure the travel arrangements for each high school group, ensuring the highest standard of security and safety for those traveling.
Milpitas High School performing arts students, their parents, and teachers are heavily involved in fundraising activities to finance their two-week adventure to Scotland and England.
Contributions and donations are welcome, and more information is available from Kaila Schwartz, Milpitas High School Drama Director at (408) 635-2800 x4042 or visit their website at https://www.milpitashightheatre.com/ and social media at Facebook @MilpitasHSTheatre, or Instagram @milpitashstheatre.