Meet the Current Alabama State Thespian Officers
Victoria Hibbs is a Junior at St. John Paul II Catholic High School in Huntsville, Alabama. She is the Treasurer of Troupe #7374 (@jp2falcontheatre) this year and is proud and excited to serve her first year as the Advocacy Chair for the Alabama State Thespian Officer board. Victoria first got involved in theatre in the 7th grade and her passion grew from there. She has experience acting as well as being a Student Choreographer in her most recent show, The Drowsy Chaperone. Some of Victoria’s roles include Older Nala in The Lion King Junior, Shermy in A Charlie Brown Christmas, and the alternate for Trix in The Drowsy Chaperone. Victoria’s favorite role she has played is Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz. Victoria is also involved in many choral groups, takes private voice lessons, and is involved in her school and hopes to bring the importance of theatre with her into her school and community. She cannot wait to start an exciting year with you all! Follow her on Instagram: @victoria_hibbs22
Layla Khan-Hickman is a senior at Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She is a proud member of Troupe #5647 (Instagram: @hillcresthightheatre)! This is Layla’s second year as a State Thespian Officer and she is excited to be working as the board’s Secretary and Outreach Officer. Layla started theatre in the 7th grade and her passion for the dramatic arts grew from there. Over the years, Layla has performed in many shows including Morticia in The Addams Family, Shelby in Steel Magnolias, Cinderella in Into the Woods, and Olive in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. In addition to acting in musicals and plays, Layla works behind the scenes to help produce outstanding shows. As a master editor for her school’s new broadcasting program, PATS-TV, Layla enjoys creating and editing videos. She hopes to be a filmmaker/journalist one day and cannot wait for college. In her free time, Layla enjoys reading. The Anne of Green Gables series is a recent fave and she loves rewatching Friends. Layla can’t wait for a great year with Alabama Thespians! Follow her on Instagram: @laylakhanhickman!!
Mary Margaret Stephenson
Mary Margaret is serving as the Social Media & Festival Chair this year! This is her second year as an Alabama State Thespian Officer and she is very excited to continue serving the Thespians of Alabama! She is a Senior at Mountain Brook High School and the President of Troupe #533. She has spent her life around theatre and acts or stage manages the shows at her school. She is passionate about theatre education. She believes everyone should have the opportunity to be involved in theatre because she knows how magical the first moment onstage is. Her favorite show to stage manage was The Other Other Woman and her favorite show to act in was Lost In Yonkers. She is looking forward to interacting with you on Instagram and planning for festival! Follow her on Instagram: @marym.sto!
Vasileah Tsantes is a Senior at Vestavia Hills High School Troupe 1437. This is her 3rd year on the STO board and she will be serving as the President. Vasileah is a stage manager and student director in her program. She has also been a stagehand for Virginia Samford Theatre. Vasileah started theatre when she was 5, but got interested in stage management in 6th grade. She got into theatre through her elementary school putting on plays and community theatre summer camps. The first show she stage-managed was Into the Woods and her favorite show that she has stage managed was Bright Star. Theatre has been such a big part of her life and it has given her a place to be herself. It has also taught her leadership skills and given her a platform to advocate for the arts! Some of her favorite memories in theatre are bonding with the casts and making lifelong friends. She is very excited to spend her last year on this amazing board. If you want to follow her theatre adventures follow her on Instagram! @vasileah.sto and @vasileah