Our next student showcase will be Wednesday, March 12 in The Purple Masque at 10:30pm.
Please remember that Showcase can only accommodate about 50 minutes of talent, so it will be first come, first served. Please sign up ASAP to ensure ease in organization and planning.
Showcase is an opportunity to perform anything that you have wanted to work on or “showcase” in front of an audience. Sing, play an instrument, dance, try out a new monologue, or perform a stand-up routine. This is a great way to practice for auditions, perform a scene you are rehearsing in class, or just have fun performing. All types of talents are encouraged to join.
To sign up please leave a comment on this post and tell us:
The piece you will be doing.
How long your piece will be.
If you need anything (i.e. sound, acting blocks, etc.)
Also, don’t forget about MIDNIGHT MADNESS!
The K-State Theatre Midnight Madness Series is a tradition that began long ago at K-state, but unfortunately over the years it was lost. This year, we have brought its magic back. Midnight Madness is where new works can be developed and writers can experiment with a live audience- in real time. It is a fusion of the functionality of new play readings with the excitement and unpredictability of a live improv comedy/sketch show. The Madness is for everyone. Majors, non-majors, actors, non-actors, writers or technicians; just not the faint of heart. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to write a script for Madness or to participate in the impromptu performing of a Madness script. Bring a friend (or ten) and buckle up!
Congratulations to the companies of The Old Maid & The Thief and Trial By Jury on their fantastic opening night!
K-State Theatre wishes you a great run!!
The KSTO (formerly TAP) banquet is May 10th at the Holiday Inn. Tickets are $25. On sale after spring break!
ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
KSTO (the organization formerly known as TAP!) would like to participate in K-State Open House on April 5th.
If you have a scene to perform or a performance act and you want to perform it around campus (on location!) on April 5, please comment below and we will be in touch about a general meeting.
2014 SITI Workshop
May 25 – June 21, 2014
Application Deadline March 15
Sixty artists are invited to take part in an intensive workshop that includes hard, physical work, theoretical research, and the generation and performance of new work by each participant. The program’s objective is to develop courageous theater artists who are able to integrate into their work new influences from many disciplines. The curriculum is designed for pre-professional and professional artists. All classes are taught in English. If English is not your first language, and you have questions or concerns, please contact the workshop office.
Five days a week, the morning classes consist of Viewpoints and the Suzuki Method of Actor Training. Afternoon classes alternate between Composition class and additional aspects of creation and performance which may include Speaking in Practice, Movement, Design and Dramaturgy, or Playwriting. Major theories from art forms such as music, painting, and architecture are applied to the creation of new work for the stage. This work involves cross disciplinary cooperation and the application of new ideas and approaches. Each participant is expected to generate and perform in compositions. The remainder of the evenings and weekends are spent in rehearsals, symposia, or specially arranged classes with guest artists. Participants are expected to attend all classes and be available for weekend rehearsals on campus. SITI’s training is physically challenging. Applicants should come in good health and prepared to work hard. Those with questions or concerns regarding participation should contact the workshop office and their own physician.
The Suzuki Method is a rigorous, physical, and vocal discipline for actors created by internationally acclaimed director Tadashi Suzuki and his company. Drawing on such diverse influences as ballet, traditional Japanese and Greek theater and martial arts, the training seeks to heighten the actor’s emotional and physical power and commitment to each moment on the stage. Attention is on the lower body and a vocabulary of footwork, sharpening the actor’s breath control and concentration.
Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation that grew out of the post-modern dance world and was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie. She broke down the two dominant issues with which performers deal – time and space – into six categories; hence, the name Six Viewpoints. Since that time,Artistic Director Anne Bogart and SITI have expanded her notions and adapted Viewpoints as a basis for actor training. Viewpoints allows a group of actors to function together spontaneously and intuitively and to quickly generate bold theatrical work. It develops flexibility, articulation, strength in movement and speaking, and makes ensemble playing a reality.
Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college known for outstanding academics, a rich cocurricular life, and challenging and caring faculty mentors. It is a place where creative thought matters, as evidenced by its more than 60 majors; its arts-infused, interdisciplinary focus; and the fact that half of the College’s 2,400 undergraduates carry two majors or at least one minor with a major. Workshop classes are held in the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater on campus. Program participants who choose to live on Skidmore’s campus will be housed in one of the College’s residence halls. Dormitory rooms are spacious and feature free Internet access and cable television. The renovated dining hall offers a broad array of freshly made items, including ample vegetarian options. Participants will have access to the College’s Scribner Library and recreational options, including swimming pool, weight and fitness rooms, lighted tennis courts, track, North Woods hiking trails and the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery.
SITI Company was built on the bedrock of ensemble with the belief that through the practice of collaboration, a group of artists working together over time can have a significant impact upon contemporary theater and the world at large. Through performances, educational programs and collaborations with other artists and thinkers, SITI Company challenges the status quo, trains to achieve artistic excellence in every aspect of their work, and offers new ways of defining artists as global citizens. SITI Company is committed to providing a gymnasium for the soul where the interaction of art, artists, audiences and ideas inspire the possibility for change, optimism and hope.
Cold Reading Intensive
4-Week Intensive Class for the Beginning & Experienced Actor
4 week class
Mondays, March 24- April 14
Cold reading for actors is a skill all its own.
We will teach you how to take a cold script,
break it down, find the character and
your motivation in just a few short steps.
The first class will focus on teaching you
the techniques to cold reading and the last
3 classes will feature a different
producer/director from local KC companies
each week to give you feedback and guidance
with their unique experiences in the industry
and insight to their casting processes.
1st week – Stacey Siegert from Moxie Talent
2nd week- Caleb Brattrud with Plattform Advertising
3rd week- Gary Granger with VML
4th week- Darren Roubinek with Fasone & Partners
To sign up by phone call Stacey at 913-219-3079.
$200 for registration
All majors and minors are invited to attend tonight’s final dress of the Operas. The starting time is 7 pm.
American Theatre Wing’s Springboard NYC Application due March 21st. The program is June 2-13, 2014. They offer Scholarships for students in need.
At this two week college-to-career transition program, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in on-your-feet training sessions and workshops designed to help you find jobs in the New York theatre community, and introduce you to living in New York. Taught by industry professionals, sessions include audition training with directors and casting directors and seminars with industry’s leading agents, managers as well as intimate conversations with working actors you will recognize from both stage and screen. SpringboardNYC also gives you hands-on practical guidance in how to live in New York while pursuing a theatre career. It is the ideal transitional program, giving you information and contacts that would otherwise take you years to cobble together on your own.
Designed for serious students looking to take the plunge into the New York theatre world, SpringboardNYC prepares the next generation of theatre artists for working life in New York.
This is a great program, please see Jen Vellenga if you have questions about it!
DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD
First Rehearsal: Monday March 10, 6-9pm, Nichols Room 017/008
Scripts should be available from Jerry Jay (Nichols 004) by the end of the week
Please comment below or initial on the hard copy in Nichols to accept your role.
Thank you to all who auditioned.
CB – Cody LaCrone
CB’S Sis – Chloe Pyle
Van – James Sherwood
Van’s Sis – Katie Edgar
Beethoven – Blake Cordell
Matt – Sam Johnson
Tricia – Mallory Diekmann
Marcy – Taneysha Howard