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Theatrefest 2013 features a production of our fall musical
Little Women!


November 16, 2014

About TheatreFest

Southeastern Michigan high school students are invited to attend the Rochester College
TheatreFest. It features workshops with theatre professionals, faculty, and Rochester College theatre students on various topics including acting, auditioning, musical theatre, technical theatre, and stage combat. Workshops will be followed by dinner and performance of Little Women.

Registration

Click here to register for Theatre Fest 2014!

Please register by noon on Friday, November 8.

If you have any questions, contact Julayne Hughes by phone at (248) 218-2149 or by e-mail at jhughes1@rc.edu.

Payment

The fee for Rochester College Theatre Fest 2013 is $20 per person (teachers and chaperones attend free of charge). You can pay in advance through PayPal (just click on the "Buy Now" button below) or you may pay at the door by cash, check (made payable to Rochester College), or credit card.



Schedule of Events

12:30 p.m. Arrival and check-in
12:45 p.m. General session
1:00 — 2:15 p.m.
Workshop session I
2:30 — 3:45 p.m. 
Workshop session I
4:00 — 5:15 p.m. Workshop session III 
5:30 — 5:50 p.m. Wrap-up session
6:00 — 6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. House opens
7:30 p.m. Little Women

Possible Workshop Sessions

AUDITION TECHNIQUES: PREPARED MONOLOGUES
Colleges and professional theatres ask actors to audition through prepared monologues. Learn techniques for choosing and perfecting a monologue that will help you land that scholarship or part you've always dreamed about. (NOTE: Participants must bring 1-2 minute memorized monologue to workshop.)

CHARACTERIZATION
Learn the tools to help you create a three-dimensional character by discovering clues in the text, connecting with your scene partner, and making good choices.

DESIGN FOR THE THEATRE
Designing for theatre begins with the heart, not the head. We'll read a 10-minute play, then cut up construction paper and/or finger paint to express what we've felt. As we work, we'll talk about how our abstract expressions can translate into real design elements.

IMPROVISATION
This workshop will keep you sharp and on your toes. Improvisation helps you learn to work “in the moment” and be flexible with and attentive to your acting partners.

MOVEMENT FOR STAGE
Movement on stage is more than just getting from here to there. Learn several techniques for effective movement for the actor that looks natural, yet enhances performance.

SCENE PAINTING TECHNIQUES
Wood, wallpaper, stone, trees, and landscapes – all these things can be created on stage with paint. Learn several scene painting techniques and try it out for yourself. Please wear old clothes in case of paint splashes.

SCRIPT ANALYSIS
"But what does it mean?!?" The playwright has given you the tools you need to bring a script to life. Learn some basic techniques to unearth the meaning of a play.

SCRIPTURE TO STAGE
The Bible may not always translate well to the stage. But that doesn’t always have to be true. This workshop session will teach you many techniques to effectively bring Scripture to life on stage.

SINGING FOR MUSICAL THEATRE
Musical theatre directors are looking for people who can "act a song." This workshop session will teach you how to act the character while singing. NOTE: Participants must bring a prepared piece (with sheet music) for the song they wish to workshop.

STAGE COMBAT
Fights, slaps, hair-pulls and chokes – all those things your mother told you never to do - we’ll teach you how to do safely in this session on hand-to-hand combat. Please wear clothes in which you can move easily and comfortably.

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Please see attached PDF document below for complete description of Theatrefest 2013!
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Julayne Hughes,
Oct 28, 2013, 12:30 PM
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