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High School Theatre Festival – 2018

49th Annual Boise State University

Invitational High School Theatre Festival

Monday and Tuesday, March 12 and 13, 2018

The Department of Theatre Arts invites you and your students to our annual Boise State University High School Theatre Festival, Monday and Tuesday, March 12 and 13, 2018. High School Festival is always an exciting and event-filled two days that will feature numerous and varied workshops.  

I am very pleased to invite you and your students to attend the 2018 High School Theatre Arts Festival on
Monday, March 12 and Tuesday, March 13 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Student Union Building. Once again
the Department of Theatre Arts promises an exciting and event-filled festival that will feature numerous and
varied events that apply to every aspect of the Theatre.

This year’s registration cost for each student will be $25 for both days or $15 for one day. There will be a
performance of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a Musical Thriller on March 13 at 10:00 am in the Special Events Center, Student Union.

As usual, all faculty, staff members and chaperones attend the festival free of charge. To register, please
complete the registration form by clicking on the link below, and return to the Festival Coordinator.
The final registration and payment deadline is Monday, February 26, 2018.

All registration payments are required in advance. Please send payment with the registration form (Checks, Credit Cards or Purchase Order forms will be accepted) via email to margaretlemay@boisestate.edu or mail to:  Boise State Theatre Arts Department, Attention: Margaret LeMay, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725-1565.
Credit card payments can be faxed to Margaret LeMay at 208-426-1771, or phoned in at 208-426-3957.

Our festival coordinator this year is Kelly Barker, an undergraduate Theatre Arts with an emphasis in
Performance. Please contact Kelly at kellybarker@u.boisestate.edu if you have any questions or comments about registration, workshops, or other topics.

We will keep a similar schedule to previous years, meaning 50-minute workshops throughout the day, although
we may combine time-slots for longer events. As we begin organizing the Festival, we would love to hear from
you about any ideas you might have or if you would like to conduct a workshop.

We hope that you and your students will be able to attend these events. You can reach our Management
Assistant, Margaret LeMay at 208-426-3957 or margaretlemay@boisestate.edu. Or you may contact me directly
at 208-426-1500 or rklauts@boisestate.edu.

We look forward to seeing you.

Richard Klautsch, Chair
Department of Theatre Arts
Boise State University

2017theatreartsfestivalregistrationpacket

 Tentative Schedule

Monday, March 12:
7:30-8:50a Registration (at Special Events Center next to the Student Union Building)
8:00-8:50a Opening Ceremonies (at Special Events Center)
9:00-9:50a Workshop time 1 (choice of workshops in the SUB)
10:00-10:50a Workshop time 2
11:00-11:50a Workshop time 3
12:00-12:50p Lunch Break (students bring their own or purchase from many on-campus choices)
1:00-1:50p Workshop time 4
2:00-2:30p Workshop time 5
2:30-3:00p Buses and Cars pick-up students at Special Events Center
 
Tuesday March 13:
7:30 – 8:50a Registration for Friday-only attendees (Special Events Center next to the Student Union Building)
9:00-9:40a Workshop time 6 (SUB)
(20 minutes to change location)
10:00-12:30p  URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL in the Special Events Center, Student Union Building
1:00-1:50p Lunch Break (students bring their own or purchase from many on-campus choices)
2:00-2:30p TO BE ANNOUNCED
2:30-3:00p Buses and Cars pick-up students at Special Events Center

Workshops

These are examples of the diverse workshops we will be offering at the Festival this year:

  • Knot Tying – Demonstrating a variety of knots and discussing their uses within a theatre space.
  • Wacky World of Wombats – Students will learn about the different vocal variables and how to manipulate the voice to create a cartoon character (or any character)!
  • How Not to Kill Each Other – Handling Prop Weapons Responsibly – Students will learn how to safely and responsibly handle weapons on and off stage.
  • ZenSation – Preparing the body, mind and voice for performance.
  • Road Kill 101: An Introduction to wounds, bruises, and scars – An introduction to stage gore, you will get hands on experience, learning how to create wounds, scars and bruises.  Come join us for a horrific experience!
  • Warm-Up Games and Short-Form Improv – Students will learn the importance of warming up for a performance and honing their improvisational skills by thinking on their feet.
  • Out Damned Spot! –Stage Blood and How to Make it Go Away – Students will learn how to make stage blood, and more importantly, how to clean-up afterwards.
  • Princes and Paupers – This workshop will introduce students to the basic steps of learning a stage dialect. We will briefly cover both Standard British and Cockney dialect.
  • Mambo Madness – Learn Fosse-style musical theatre/jazz from the musical, Damn Yankees. It’s time to move and groove.
  • Stage Management – That weird unforeseen force that keeps theatre together but that no one understands or appreciates. Students will gain insight, helpful hints, and problem-solving strategies.
  • Sound Shaping – This workshop will use action words to help students increase physical/vocal expressiveness and add dynamic qualities to character and text. Participants should be prepared to MOVE!
  • Scene Work – Students will be taking a scene, working it through, examining different points of view and progressing it to final “versions”. Scene will be provided.
  • and more….

 

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