Deerfield Academy’s Theater Program heads to Scotland to perform at the world’s largest arts Festival!
In 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival was formed as an event to promote peace and unity in the world after World War II. Eight uninvited theater companies traveled to the Festival and participated on its ‘fringes’. These companies attracted so much attention and enthusiasm that a new festival was born, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Today, with nearly 3,000 productions, 40,000 performances and thousands of performers from across the globe, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest performance arts festival in the world!
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a unique and exciting event. Every year for three weeks, Scotland’s majestic capital is transformed into a magical, unpredictable, and thrilling world. The city bursts at the seams as Edinburgh becomes the largest stage in the world. Every theater, museum, hotel, sports center and pub plays host to its own array of international performers. The American High School Theater Festival (AHSTF), who organizes the trip, is proud to create a platform upon which top high schools become a part of this excitement.
Deerfield Academy has performed at the Fringe Festival on several occasions and was awarded The Best Production Award. Schools winning the honor to represent North America in Edinburgh as part of AHSTF enjoy an exciting journey!