Bridgeland Theatre Company from Bridgeland High School is one of seven schools worldwide to be asked to perform the play “Damn Yankees” on the main stage at the International Thespian Festival this summer, which will be held June 18-24 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, according to a news release from the theater company. The festival is regarded as the premier festival for theater students and teachers.

Festival attendees are invited to attend various interactive workshops, watch main stage productions, and network with college and industry professionals. The Bridgeland cast and crew will take the main stage in the Indiana University Auditorium on June 20 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

“You wouldn’t know it, but Bridgeland is only 6 years old,” said Adam Delka, Bridgeland High School’s head theater director, in the news release. “In this short time, we have grown our theatre department into a successful and competitive program. This experience is certainly a highlight, and we couldn’t be more proud or excited. We have a lot of fantastic talent and dedication in the Bridgeland Theatre Company.”

Delka said the theater company has performed at the Texas Thespians main stage for the past two years and has received recognition for its performances, including:
  • Having more than 50 students qualify for the Thespys at the festival
  • UIL recognition for theatrical design and placing second in the UIL One-Act Play Competition
  • Earning several Tommy Tune nominations, including six nominations and three winners in 2023
  • Qualifying best performer for the Jimmy Awards
Bridgeland Theatre Company is located at 10707 Mason Road, Cypress. Bridgeland Theatre Arts Booster Club is a nonprofit and supporting organization of the Bridgeland High School Theatre Arts Department. While it is supporting the effort to enable the theatre company to participate, it is asking for public support, according to a news release.

To take the play on the road for the out-of-state competition, the entire crew, cast, orchestra, sets, costumes and LED screens must be transported at considerable expense.

“Putting on a production of this magnitude at home is a feat worthy of recognition. ... Driving this production halfway across the country requires much more financial support from our community,” Delka said in the online statement.

Donations can be made online at to help fund the effort. For more information on how to assist, contact Christina Hunt at 281-224-8130.