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High School Theatre Festival

Friday, March 1, 2024

Get to know the UNC School of Theatre Arts and Dance at the 2024 High School Theatre Festival! You will have the opportunity to work with faculty and students in our morning workshops, audition for our programs, and attend an afternoon matinee of our spring musical, Seussical™

2024 Schedule

We are so excited to offer an engaging day full of fun workshops and performances! 

8:45 - 9:20am

Check-In

Langworthy Lobby

Campus Map

9:20 - 9:40am

Welcome Session

Lanworthy Theatre

9:50 - 10:35am

Workshop Session 1

We are thrilled to offer several engaging workshops presented by UNC faculty and current students. Each workshop will be offered in both of the session blocks. *All workshops will be taught twice 9:50am - 10:35am and 10:45am - 11:30am.

Various Campus Locations

See our list of workshops

10:45 - 11:30am

Workshop Session 2

We are thrilled to offer several engaging workshops presented by UNC faculty and current students. Each workshop will be offered in both of the session blocks. *All workshops will be taught twice 9:50am - 10:35am and 10:45am - 11:30am.

Various Campus Locations

See our list of workshops

11:30 - 12:45pm

Lunch (On Your Own)

Check out some local favorites or enjoy lunch in our dining halls!

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12:45 - 3:30pm

Matinee Performance of Ahrens and Flaherty's Seussical

Langworthy Theatre

*Curtain at 1:00 pm

Join us for a special performance of our spring mainstage musical, Seussical™. This scheduled manitee is exclusive to participants of the UNC High School Theatre Festival. 

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3:30 - 4:00pm

Departure

Frasier Hall Circle Drive

2023 Workshops

Q & A with Cast and Crew of Cinderella

Langworthy

Meet with students, designers, crew from our Spring Musical.


Professional Musical Theatre Audition Techniques

Professor John Leonard

Frasier 205

Learn all the proper techniques for Musical Theatre auditions, resumes, headshots, and dance auditions.


Cuing to Music

Brian Hapcic with Lighting Design Students

Frasier 3

Come watch current students execute class projects involving pre-programmed lighting cues. 


Monologues: What Really Works

Ken Womble

Gray Hall 4

This workshop focuses on how to make your monologue pop and grab the auditors' attention by focusing on key dramatic and physical elements. Areas covered include connecting from the first moment, creating your "other," and physicalizing beat changes. STUDENTS SHOULD BRING A WELL-PREPARED ONE MINUTE MONOLOGUE. 


Directing: Using Stage Composition to Tell a Story

Dr. Rand Harmon

Frasier 5

In this workshop, student directors are introduced to basic stage composition theories and techniques by studying the compositions of classic painters. 


Cinderella Dance workshop

Taylor Baker (Dance Captain for Cinderella)

Crabbe Hall 301

Come learn some choreography from our spring musical, Cinderella!


Design Portfolio Program Info Session and Q&A

Design and Tech Student Association (DTSA Student Group

Frasier 11

Interested in what's happening behind the magic? Get a glimpse into the Design and Technology world, talk to current students, and see examples of their work. Learn what goes into building a portfolio that sets you apart!


Zombie Prom: An Adventure in Character Building

Josh Chenard

Gray Hall Gym

Utilizing Michael Chekhov's dynamic approach to character constructon: Imaginary Body, this movement-based workship will have playing, dancing, exploring, and runing for your lives! Be prepared to move.


Movement for the Actor

Dr. Andrea Moon

Crabbe 305

Explore character development through movement. Be prepared to move.


Theatre Game Extravaganza!

Gillian McNally

TBA

Learn the building blocks of any theatre ensemble. Participate in games that encourage focus, strengthen improvisation, and build ensemble trust.

*All workshops will be taught twice 9:50am - 10:35am and 10:45am - 11:30am.