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2021 Virtual High School Theatre Festival

The Show Must Go On... 

Friday, March 5, 2021

Get to know the UNC School of Theatre Arts and Dance at the 2021 High School Theatre Festival! You will have the opportunity to work with faculty and students in a variety of workshops, meet a few of our alumni who currently perform on Broadway, watch a virtual performance by current students, and audition virtually for our program.

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Schedule

10:00-10:15am

Welcome

Join us for a short welcome session to kick off the day.

10:20-11:00am

Workshop Session 1

Attend a Zoom breakout workshop of your choice.

View Session 1 Workshops

11:05-11:45am

Workshop Session 2

Attend a Zoom breakout workshop of your choice.

View Session 2 Workshops

11:45am-12:30pm

Lunch Break

Eat lunch on your own.

12:30-1:30pm

Broadway Panel/Q&A

Hear from some of our Broadway alumni and ask them questions.

1:30-2:30pm

UNC Theatre Showcase: The Show Must Go On

Watch our current students perform a variety of theatre and dance selections.

3:00-5:00pm

Virtual Auditions/Interviews (Optional)

Sign up for a time to audition and/or interview for admission to the School of Theatre Arts & Dance.


Workshops

Faculty and current students will give a variety of workshops during our 2 morning breakout times. Many of the workshops are offered in both sessions.

Session 1

  • Professional Audition Techniques For Musical Theatre

    Facilitator: John Leonard

    This workshop explores all the information needed for the perfect Professional singing and dance Audition. The class will explore, type, music selections, All the Do's and Don'ts, working with the Accompanist, proper attire, and Professional Attitude. This class is open to both Educators and Students. 

  • Directing: Just Tell the Story

    Facilitator: Mary Schuttler

    Learn several successful approaches to the art of directing. Is it a gift, or can it be taught? Learn best practices from experts in the field and discover techniques that can make your production and rehearsal process innovative and successful. This class is open to both Educators and Students. 

  • Hip Hop Dance

    Facilitator: Julie Wolfrum

    Hip Hop for Everyone! Take a Hip Hop dance class exploring the fundamental movements of Boogaloo, Top Rock, Popping, and Locking. Enjoy moving your body while also learning a brief history of Hip Hop's origins. This class is open to both Educators and Students.

  • Chaos Improv

    Facilitator: Danny Bennett

    Online improv! Students will learn improv basics from UNC’s improv troupe CHAOS! This class is open to Students. 

  • Intro to Arts Entrepreneurship: Networking Speed-dating

    Facilitator: Dr. Rand Harmon

    For emerging theatre artists today, an entrepreneurial approach to work and career is extremely valuable. One of your most valuable tools is your professional network. This workshop shows you how easy it is to ramp up your networking skills. This class is open to Students. 

  • Theatre for Social Change: How to be an Antiracist in the Theatre Community

    Facilitators: Sophia Ruiz, Jose David Reynoza, Bee Dellepiane, Kiara M Johnson, & Becca Weisel 

    Theatre for Social Change: How to be Antiracist in the Theatre Community

    Operation: Cheesecake is a student group that creates theatre for social change. We believe in fostering equity through the performing arts. In this workshop we will be discussing everything from casting practices, responsibilities as theatre creators, resumes, and the decolonization of both theater curriculum and our own thoughts. Representation Matters. This class is open to Students. 

  • Hello, My Name Is: Sketch Comedy at the Collegiate Level!

    Facilitators: Bee Dellepiane & Sam Oguma

    Do you like shows like Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, and A Black Lady Sketch Show? Then you’d love pursuing sketch comedy! Hello, My Name Is is UNCo’s premiere sketch comedy group, and we put on shows every two weeks throughout each semester! This workshop will focus on what it’s like creating comedy at a collegiate level, tips on how to make your work funny, and how we’ve had to creatively adapt our shows in a global pandemic. Come have fun with us!! =^) This class is open to Students. 

  • Playwriting - Writing a Scene

    Facilitator: Andrea Moon

    Learn how to structure a scene through character and conflict. This class is open to Students. 

  • DTSA Presents: A Backstage Tour!

    Facilitators: Lauren Alyssa Skulley IV & Catherine Odgers

    Join Design and Technology Student Association for a brief tour of the Langworthy and Norton theatres from behind the scenes. This session will be split into a few parts! First, we will be walking you through the backstage of UNCo’s theatres - including some passages that only our intrepid technicians ever see! Afterward, we will be holding a brief Q&A about how UNCo’s tech department has changed under Covid-19 and what tech looks like in our brave new world. Finally, for those students who are interested in joining the Design Technology program at UNCo, we will be doing a presentation of student portfolios and works! This class is open to both Educators and Students. 

Session 2

  • Professional Audition Techniques For Musical Theatre

    Facilitator: John Leonard

    This workshop explores all the information needed for the perfect Professional singing and dance Audition. The class will explore, type, music selections, All the Do's and Don'ts, working with the Accompanist, proper attire, and Professional Attitude. This class is open to both Educators and Students. 

  • Teaching Theatre: Do You Have What It Takes?

    Facilitator: Mary Schuttler

    Participants will explore numerous paths available for a career in teaching theatre. Join this exploratory and informative workshop, which will help any potential educator create the best plan for the future. This class is open to Students. 

  • Hip Hop Dance

    Facilitator: Julie Wolfrum

    Hip Hop for Everyone! Take a Hip Hop dance class exploring the fundamental movements of Boogaloo, Top Rock, Popping, and Locking. Enjoy moving your body while also learning a brief history of Hip Hop's origins. This class is open to both Educators and Students.

  • The Incorporation of Movement

    Facilitators: Nina Perry, Cory Arndt & Miranda Dewald 

    This workshop is aimed to help all students, who may have an interest in choreography/directing, that want to incorporate movement (physical acting) into their productions and/or self-produced work. This class is open to Students. 

  • Chaos Improv

    Facilitators: Danny Bennett & Casey Fetters

    Online improv! Students will learn improv basics from UNC’s improv troupe CHAOS! This class is open to Students. 

  • How to Build a Stage Picture to Tell the Play's Story

    Facilitator: Dr. Rand Harmon

    How any given moment in a play is staged contributes greatly to the effective telling of the story of that play. Existing and aspiring directors can learn compositional principles for application to building effective stage pictures for their next production. This class is open to both Educators and Students. 

  • Theatre for Social Change: How to be an Antiracist in the Theatre Community

    Facilitators: Sophia Ruiz, Jose David Reynoza, Bee Dellepiane, Kiara M Johnson, & Becca Weisel

    Theatre for Social Change: How to be Antiracist in the Theatre Community

    Operation: Cheesecake is a student group that creates theatre for social change. We believe in fostering equity through the performing arts. In this workshop we will be discussing everything from casting practices, responsibilities as theatre creators, resumes, and the decolonization of both theater curriculum and our own thoughts. Representation Matters. This class is open to Students. 

  • Hello, My Name Is: Sketch Comedy at the Collegiate Level!

    Facilitators: Bee Dellepiane & Sam Oguma

    Do you like shows like Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, and A Black Lady Sketch Show? Then you’d love pursuing sketch comedy! Hello, My Name Is is UNCo’s premiere sketch comedy group, and we put on shows every two weeks throughout each semester! This workshop will focus on what it’s like creating comedy at a collegiate level, tips on how to make your work funny, and how we’ve had to creatively adapt our shows in a global pandemic. Come have fun with us!! =^) This class is open to Students. 

  • Playwriting - Writing a Scene

    Facilitator: Andrea Moon

    Learn how to structure a scene through character and conflict. This class is open to Students. 

  • DTSA Presents: A Backstage Tour!

    Facilitators: Lauren Alyssa Skulley IV & Catherine Odgers

    Join Design and Technology Student Association for a brief tour of the Langworthy and Norton theatres from behind the scenes. This session will be split into a few parts! First, we will be walking you through the backstage of UNCo’s theatres - including some passages that only our intrepid technicians ever see! Afterward, we will be holding a brief Q&A about how UNCo’s tech department has changed under Covid-19 and what tech looks like in our brave new world. Finally, for those students who are interested in joining the Design Technology program at UNCo, we will be doing a presentation of student portfolios and works! This class is open to both Educators and Students. 

Broadway Alumni Panel

Join our Broadway alumni Beth Malone (Tony Nominee for Best Actress in a Musical, Fun Home, Angels in America) and Jason Veasey (The Lion King) to learn what it takes to make it on Broadway. Get all of your questions answered from those with first-hand performing experience and discover how UNC helped them achieve their goals.

Beth Malone

Beth Malone

 Jason Veasey

Jason Veasey 

 

UNC Theatre Showcase: The Show Must Go On...

In circuses in the 1800s, things often went wrong; a performer may have been injured or an animal may have gotten loose. To keep the crowd from panicking, the band leader and ringmaster continued the performance, coining the phrase "The Show Must Go On." Discover how UNC students have pivoted during this crazy time and continued to create and perform in unique ways!

Virtual Auditions and/or Interviews (Optional)

Interested in studying Musical Theatre, Acting, Design & Technology, Theatre Studies, or Theatre Education at UNC in Fall 2021? Be sure to sign up for an optional virtual audition and/or interview at the end of the festival and take that next step in pursuing your passion. See our Auditions page below for application and audition requirements.

School of Theatre Arts & Dance Auditions

contact_mail  Contact

Kendra Schneider
970-351-1921
kendra.schneider@unco.edu