Workshop 2019: Pacific Conservatory Theatre

PCPA.jpgPCPA is entering it’s 55th year of training actors and technicians while producing a wide range of classic and contemporary musical, and non-musical works.

Our 2019 summer season includes productions of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family, and the Importance of Being Earnest.

Take a look at some of the opportunities offered through PCPA this upcoming year!

2019 Summer Company: “The Central Coast’s Resident Professional Theatre Company” 

This program is for actors, singers, dancers, technicians, and designers. PCPA brings in several non-union actors and technicians to work during the summer season.

2019-2020 Internship Program: “A Link to the Professional World”

This 9 month program (September 2019 – May 2020) is for actors, technicians, designers, musical directors, directors, and dramaturgs. PCPA offers internships via its Outreach Actors Ensemble and Technical Theatre/Design programs. *All acting, musical directing, and most technical theatre/design interns receive scholarship support from PCPA.

2019-2021 Conservatory Program: “Train as a Member of a Professional Company”

This 2 year training program is for actors and technicians. You can find more details at the following website: http://www.pcpa.org. Students can earn approximately 75 units of lower-division drama credits during their two years at PCPA. Scholarships and financial aid are available for those that qualify through Allan Hancock College. Students will also benefit from the college’s relationship with many BFA programs that will accept PCPA students as juniors.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AN AUDITION TOUR, ONLINE APPLICATIONS, AND AUDITION/INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS, CLICK HERE.

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Workshop 2019: New England Theatre Conference

Auditions for NETC 2019 will be held on March 9-11, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Boston-Natick, Massachussetts. These auditions are open to college students and adults, 18 years or older. Approximately 30 theatres will be represented at these auditions, offering summer and year-round employment and job opportunities for performing applicants.

Instructions and application information is available on the following website: www.NETConline.org. All applications should be students from the TMA department. Verification by the: 1) student’s department chairperson or major instructor and 2) a recommendation and comments from a director or teacher with whom the student has worked are required components of the NETC application. Additionally, comments should include the degree of formal training/experience a student has had. NETC acknowledges that many students have natural talent without having much training/experience and this information should be included in a student’s application. While specific comments should be included on ALL student applications, a separate letter of recommendation is not necessary. Please be certain all applications are complete. 

*SIDE NOTE: Strong Actors should apply for Acting Only slots (this will increase your chances for acceptance, as we turn away 200-300 Musical Theatre applicants each year).

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Workshop/Audition 2019 – RMSSTA

After a hiatus last year, Rocky Mountain Summer Stock Theatre Auditions is back for 2019! We just opened up registration for RMSSTA 2019 and you can register through our website:  www.uvu.edu/rmssta.  It will be happening again at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in the brand spanking new Noorda Center for the Performing Arts.

Students will have the chance to audition for multiple companies all on the same day.  Companies who have attended RMSSTA in the past include Brigham’s Playhouse, Carriage House Theatre, Jackson Hole Playhouse, Jake’s Chaparral, Lagoon Corporation, Lyric Repertory Company, Mack’s Inn Playhouse, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Pickleville Playhouse, Pinecone Playhouse, Post Playhouse, So. Colo. Repertory Theatre, Starlight Mountain Theatre, Summer Rep Theatre Festival, Sundance Summer Theatre, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, and Tuacahn.

Actors will still audition one by one for all of the companies in the brand new Smith Theatre in the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts at UVU.  Actors planning on singing for their audition will be scheduled all together at the beginning of the day with non-singing actors scheduled for later in the day.  Companies will identify which actors they would like to see in a callback.  Actors will then schedule a time to meet with a company representative in their dedicated classroom at UVU.  Call backs will happen during the later afternoon and evening in each company’s callback space.  Companies may decide to call back actors to see them dance.  We’ll have a group dance callback later on in the afternoon. Actors can choose between a mover’s combo, an advanced dancer’s routine, and a tap routine.  The individual auditions and the dance call backs will be filmed and made available to companies immediately online and later on DVD.

Production personnel can also find work at RMSSTA.  We’ll post tech positions from each of the companies and then interested students can sign up for a time slot during their call back time in the company’s classroom.  During their appointment, students stop by for a quick interview and to give the company their resume.

The cost for all of this is only $35 for each student if they register by January 20th.  Then the price jumps to $45 until January 30th, when registration closes.  All in all, it’s a phenomenal deal, compared to the Midwest Theatre Auditions at $50 and the South Eastern Theatre Conference at more than $170.  I hope you’ll encourage your students to come and make this year’s RMSSTA even bigger and better than last year’s.  Your students can register through our website: www.uvu.edu/rmssta.

If you have any questions about the audition, please don’t hesitate to contact Isaac Walters, UVU School of the Arts at the following contact opportunities: 1) 801-863-8434 or 2) isaac.walters@uvu.edu.

Workshop 2018: Stressed, But Happy

Between school, sleep and social life, it’s easy to feel like your world is spiraling out of control in a monotonous run-on of activities and to-do’s. Feeling stress is inevitable, but do you have to be miserable while you’re stressed? Join Hank Smith in his lecture on the importance of maintaining balance.

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National Gallery of Art: Visiting Senior Fellowship Program (2019-2020)

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program fro senior fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, visiting senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability.

One Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any area. The Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowships are intended to support research on European art before the early nineteenth century. The William C. Seitz Senior Fellowship is primarily intended to support research on modern and contemporary art. Visiting senior fellowship application are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines who work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of form.

Visiting senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for 5+ years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Individuals currently affiliated with the National Gallery of Art are not eligible for the visiting senior fellowship program.

The Center awards up to twelve short-term (up to 60 days) Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships annually. Stipends for 2-month fellowships range from $7,000 to $8,000, depending on relocation requirements; in addition, fellows receive housing, as available.

Applications: Candidates for the visiting senior fellowships program must submit an online application that includes a proposal and a copy of one article or chapter from books, to be submitted on or before the application deadline. Two letters of recommendation are required. Visiting senior fellows may receive awards in three consecutive years but thereafter must wait three years before reapplying to the Center. Individuals may not apply for other Center fellowships while an application is pending or once a fellowship has been awarded. Visiting senior fellowships may not be postponed or renewed.

Award Period: March 1 – August 15, 2019
Deadline: September 21, 2018

Award Period: September 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020
Deadline: March 21, 2019

National Gallery of Art: Senior Fellowship Program (2019-2020)

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program fro senior fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures, colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Each senior fellow is provided with a study. In addition, senior fellows who relocate to Washington are provided with housing in apartments near the Gallery, subject to availability.

One Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any area. The Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowships are intended to support research on European art before the early nineteenth century. The William C. Seitz Senior Fellowship is primarily intended to support research on modern and contemporary art. Senior fellowship application are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines who work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of form.

Senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the PhD for 5+ years or more at the time of application, or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment. Individuals currently affiliated with the National Gallery of Art are not eligible for the senior fellowship program.

A senior fellowship award for the academic year is normally limited to 1/2 of applicants salary, up to a maximum of $50,000, depending on individual circumstances. Awards for a single academic term are prorated. Senior fellows also receive allowances for travel to a scholarly conference, in addition to housing, as available.

Applications: Candidates for the senior fellowship program must submit an online application that includes a proposal and a copy of two publications, either articles or chapters from books, to be submitted on or before the application deadline. Three letters of recommendation are required. Procedures for associate appointments are the same as those for the senior fellowship program. Holders of senior fellowships may reapply five years after the completion of the fellowship. Individuals may not apply for other Center fellowships while an application is pending or once a fellowship has been awarded. Senior fellowships may not be postponed or renewed.

Deadline: October 15, 2018

Information Sessions 2018 for Graduate School: Columbia University School of the Arts

You do not have to complete the online application in one sitting. You may access your application and change your answers as many times as you like prior to submission.  Once an application has been submitted, no substitutions, alterations, or additions to portfolio materials can be accepted. Applicants should therefore make sure that all submissions made are correct and complete.

Application deadlines:

Film MFA: December 4, 2018
Film and Media Studies MA: January 31, 2019

Theatre MFA (Directing only): December 4, 2018
Theatre MFA (All other concentrations): January 3, 2019

Writing MFA: January 3, 2019

Visual Arts MFA: January 15, 2019

Sound Art MFA: January 15, 2019
Please join us this fall for our upcoming Information Sessions. These sessions are a great way to learn more about our programs and to meet faculty, staff, and current students.

Theatre MFA
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
(MFA Directing thesis production will follow at 2pm)
RSVP here

Film MFA
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
Time: 1pm – 3pm
(A screening of student films will follow the information session)
RSVP here

Writing MFA
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
(A Gallery Series student reading will follow at 8:30pm)
RSVP here

Visual Arts MFA
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 11am – 1pm
(Tours and Open Studios will follow the information session)
RSVP here

Sound Art MFA
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 2pm – 3pm
(Open Studios will follow the information session)
RSVP here

Workshop Opportunity 2018: Frantic Assembly in SLC

SALT LAKE CITY – On October 31st from 9 AM – 4 PM, Frantic Assembly will be providing a masterclass in devising and physicality for theatre for all interested artists.

Registration is available here: https://www.universe.com/events/masterclass-frantic-assembly-devising-and-physicality-tickets-salt-lake-city-LP0GQ4

Frantic Assembly is an internationally renowned, UK-based theatre company led by co-founder and Artistic Director Scott Graham. Celebrated for its accessible and collaborative approach, Frantic Assembly has created award-winning work of breath-taking physical dynamism and emotional eloquence. Frantic Assembly are world leaders in devised and collaborative theatre. The Frantic method of devising liberates creative potential and builds confidence in performers, students and teachers. Frantic Assembly are the company behind the Tony Award-nominated choreography in Broadway’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Experience the Frantic method of how we create our award-winning shows:

  • Learn new and exciting approaches to devising work
  • Find ways of creating choreography for groups of all abilities
  • Build your own physical confidence, learn new skills and take them into your own

“In addition to learning so much exciting new material, the energy and skills the practitioners had was incredibly inspiring. I feel like my brain is still on fire from all the new ideas and exercises.” – Workshop Participant, The Drama League, NYC 

Frantic Assembly (UK) is joining us for 2 days

We’re bringing Frantic Assembly out to SLC again. This time for two days. They’ll be conducting a masterclass for interested theatre/dance artists.

DAY ONE – Much like last year (though it may differ a bit) this day will focus on some fundamental principles and exercises.

DAY TWO – This will build on the principles shared in Day One.

You can register for one day or both. If you register for both use the code “BOTHDAYS” to get $30 off registration.

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