Halloween Showcase Madness
Our next student showcase will be Wednesday, October 23 in CHAPMAN THEATRE (formerly known as Nichols Theatre) at 10:30pm. Halloween themes are encouraged but not necessary.
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:
- Your name.
- 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. Bring a friend (or ten) and buckle up.
You can be involved with the show in any of these three simple ways:
1) Write a script!
It can be about anything. Serious. Funny. Seriously funny, or neither.
There will be a theme that you can use as a guide, or go your own way. Got something to rant about? Something to say? Do you have the beginnings of a script you’ve already written and
want to hear out loud? Bring it! And the best part is- there’s no pressure for it to be
“good.” It’s anonymous. Scripts are submitted on the night of the show. Just come in
ahead of time and lay it on the stage. Scripts must be 3-5 pages maximum. Do not
include your name! Do include a title for the piece at the top of the page, as well as a
brief cast breakdown. For example:
“Midnight Madness Returns”
Jane Doe (Female. A hypochondriac teacher in her 30′s.)
Student (Male/Female. Shy. High School-ish age.)
One by one, scripts are randomly selected by the hosts. That’s where the magic begins.
Brave volunteers are cast in the plays- on the spot. No acting experience necessary.
Just jump out there. That’s part of the fun- no one knows what comes next. No
rehearsals. No time for preparation. It’s cold reading on steroids…and we’re all in it
The atmosphere is what makes Madness so special. It’s just that…madness. Needless
to say, this ain’t your father’s night at the theatre. Don’t want to write a 3-5 page scene?
Too shy for the stage? No worries. Just come ready to make a little noise because
audience participation is key.