Come see BYU students and alumni in a brand new musical parody: POCKET MONSTERS!
Alpine Community Theater (ACT) invites you to be their guest this year for their summer production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This 10 year anniversary performance will be held July 21st through July 31st at the Valentine Theater. The theater is located at 839 East 9th North in American Fork.
Join Belle and her friends as they enchant local audiences with the endearing tale of love and redemption as only Disney can tell. This timeless classic won all of our hearts a decade ago and is sure to win yours as well. Many of the cast members from the previous show have returned for this performance, as well as some wonderful new faces. Performances will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings and 2:00pm for the matinee performances each Saturday.
There will be an Ice Cream social on Monday, June 26th from 6-8pm to kick off ticket sales. The social will also be held at the Valentine Theater. Attendees will be able to buy ice cream, celebrate with the cast and purchase discounted tickets.
There will also be a special VIP Backstage Party for children ages 5-12 on July 29 at 1:00pm before the matinee show. Children attending the party are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Disney character. They will meet the cast, read stories with Belle, dance with the Beast, have ‘tea’ with Mrs. Potts, and receive a backstage tour, along with other fun activities. They can experience all this backstage excitement for just the price of an adult ticket. Costumes are encouraged!
Come ‘Be Our Guest’ for a memorable and enchanting experience! Tickets can be purchased online at alpinecommunitytheater.org. Tickets are $10 for children and senior citizens and $12 for adults. You may purchase tickets for shows and the VIP Party online at alpinecommunitytheater.org or at the Valentine Theater one hour prior to each performance.
ACT is a 100% volunteer organization, “Where everyone can get into the ACT!” ACT provides exceptional family friendly theater experiences for the residents of Northern Utah County and encourages everyone to get involved and “get in the ACT”.
Call for Papers
Life, the Universe, & Everything 46: The Mario K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy is looking for 40-minute papers for the 2018 conference.
We are especially interested in papers in the following areas:
• Literary criticism/ analysis of works by our guest of honor, Todd McCaffrey, or of the Pern series in general.
• Science and technology ( especially new or unusual)
• Serious analysis of sf&f in cinema, television, radio, and other media
• Analysis of sf &f relating to poetry or theatre
• Critical analysis of the narrative, aesthetic, and thematic elements of sf&f video games
• Mormon culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f
Submit full papers for consideration to LTUE-Academics, c/o Marny Parkin, 1063 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602 or email electronic submissions as RTF files to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include name, phone number, street address, and email address on cover sheet. Papers submitted without contact information will not be considered. Student papers welcome. Please see ltue.net for more information.
Papers must be submitted no later than October 1, 2017.
Accepted papers may be published in the Proceedings volume at a later date.
Congratulations to the following students who were honored last Thursday, April 13, at the Media Arts Student Awards Celebration. Each of these students received a scholarship ranging from $100 – $1000. The media arts faculty announced a new scholarship, the Women in Film Award, in honor of Sharon Swenson, who will be retiring from BYU in August. Professor Swenson presented the first recipients of these scholarships at the celebration to three female media arts students. Many thanks to Kyle Stapley for arranging for the celebration.
1st Place – Thorn, Thank You for Coming, written by Matt Siemers
2nd Place – To Have and To Hold, written by Ian David Hawkes
Feature Length Screenplay
1st Place – Reality Check, written by Alexis Kaegi
2nd Place – Alish and the Otherworld, written by Malori Bigler
Media Arts Fiction
Media Arts Non-Fiction
Media Arts Critical Studies
Media Arts Writing
Animation “You’ve Done Good Award”
Media Arts TA/Employees
Outstanding TMA Office Employee
Women in Film Award
Outstanding Student Awards
Here are two interesting end-of-semester class performances that are open to all TMA students and faculty this week:
TMA 315R, Long Form Improv, taught by Patrick Livingston, will have their final performance (open to the public) on Wednesday, April 19, at 7pm in the Nelke. The actors will choose teams and a performance style (noir, sci-fi-fi, romantic comedy, etc.) out of a hat and then improvise a 45-minute play using the theme.
TMA 301, Contemporary Performance Practices, taught by Lindsay Livingston, will perform a devised piece on Friday, April 21, at 7:30 pm in the Nelke. For this project, members of the class interviewed many students across campus, asking the question, “What do you wish you could say but can’t?” They then took these interviews and, using contemporary performance techniques such as physical theatre, integrative technology, and community-based theatre, devised a fully original production. Revealing some of what we think and what we decide to leave unsaid, this production invites the audience to engage with the performers in unique and exciting ways.
The U.S. premier of Chariots of Fire, directed by Tim Threlfall, closed the evening of Saturday, April 15, 2017 after a run of 13 performances. The show enjoyed very enthusiastic audiences, including LDS apostles Elder Quentin Cook and Elder Dallin Oaks. Often play scripts are rewritten for the screen, but in this unusual situation, a screen play was rewritten for the stage. The production introduced several innovative concepts. For instance, audiences had the option of sitting on the bleachers on stage, playing the audiences at the 1924 Olympics. Actors had to be athletes as well as dancers with some of the iconic slow motion scenes of the film choreographed for the stage instead, with stunning results. The track extended into the audience and was used as track, stage, and other scene locations. A new character was introduced to the play that was entirely absent in the film: Florence MacKenzie, the Canadian woman who proposed the solution for Eric Liddell’s dilemma at the Paris Olympics, and who became Liddell’s wife. Dramaturg Shelley Graham found connections with BYU’s 1948 Olympic participant Clarence Robison, whose Olympic Jersey was part of the dramaturgy display. Kudos to cast, crew, designers, and all those who contributed to this outstanding and inspiring production.
This week, BFA faulty member, Adam Houghton, is performing in a production of A Number at the Coleman Theatre in the St. Benedicta Arts Center, which is part of the College of St. Benedicta in St. Joseph, MN. From the St Benedicta College/St. Joseph’s University website, “A Number tackles profound questions of identity and notions of ‘self’ as it unknots the tangled story between a father and son. Forty years ago Salter’s life hits rock bottom. He needed to change the way he lived and the way he was raising his son, Bernard. But Bernard had been so neglected that he was out of control and no longer the beautiful baby Salter remembered. Salter’s solution was to have the boy cloned and give the original son to the state. Salter raised the clone in idyllic conditions. Fast forward to the present day and Salter’s clone is a grown man. Disturbing hospital records reveal that not only is he a clone but he is just one among ‘a number’ of clones that were secretly made. Now the son confronts his father about the truth of his past and his identity. Tom Darnall plays the father, Salter; Adam Houghton plays the son and clones, Bernard 1, Bernard 2, and Michael Black.” Break a leg, Adam!
The Rookies has officially launched and we are taking submissions. This is a great opportunity for your students to win paid internships, prizes and scholarships. It’s free to enter and we don’t use students work for commercial gains.
This year’s categories are: Animation, Film Production, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Motion Graphics, Next-Gen Gaming, Photography, Visual Effects, Virtual Reality and Web & Mobile.
Film of the Year:
Visual Effects, Animation, Film Production
Game of the Year:
Next-Gen Gaming, Virtual Reality. Web & Mobile
School of the Year
Open for Submissions – NOW!
29 May 2017 – Submissions Close
7 July 2017 – Winners Announced
To enter: http://www.therookies.co/register/
The Crucible, directed by David Morgan, closed this past weekend. Kudos to all those involved in this outstanding production. This is the last week of the run of Chariots of Fire, directed by Tim Threlfall. The production pays homage to the original 1981 film but is also an incredibly original work that inspires the audience with the ideals and characters it portrays. Tickets still available for purchase here!
We congratulate the following Media Arts Outstanding Student finalists who will be recognized this upcoming Thursday at the Media Arts Student Celebration at 11 am in F-201: Mallory Bigler, Helen Butcher, Alexis Romero, Cameron Babcock, Ian Hawkes, Matt Siemers, Lindsay Kampenhout, Shelly Rose. Many other outstanding students will be recognized and awarded scholarships on Thursday.
Last Thursday, April 6, close to 200 theatre students and faculty attended the end-of-year Theatre Student Celebration. Awards were given by each of the programs and the department also recognized seven outstanding students. Donnette Perkins, the Costume Shop Manager who is retiring in June, was honored for the tremendous job she has done. Wade Hollingshaus, the chair, honored our two newest faculty members, Adam Houghton and Dennis Wright. We appreciate the good work of Lindsi Neilson and the TMA office student staff in helping with this event. Here are the students who were recognized.
Outstanding Student Award Winners
|Jessa Cunningham||Outstanding Dramaturgy Student|
|Camilla Hodgsen||Outstanding Theatre Education Student|
|Bradlee Hager||O. Lee Walker Outstanding Technical Designer|
|Cortnie Beatty||O. Lee Walker Outstanding Costume Techinician|
|Jacob Baird||Outstanding Acting Student Award|
|Jean Yellowhorse||Outstanding Directing Student Award ~ Fall|
|Jana Wilhite||Outstanding Directing Student Award ~ Winter|
|Cassie Austin||Outstanding MDT Student Award|
|Melissa Muir||Outstanding Office Employee|
|Brittni Henretty||Outstanding Playwriting Student Award|
|Susan Kupferer||Outstanding Stage Management Student Award|
|MK Park||Outstanding Stage Management Student Award|
|Julianne Francisco||Outstanding Stage Management Student Award|
|Aubree Lyman||Outstanding Theatre Critical Studies Student|
|Kristin Perkins||Outstanding Theatre Student|
Other Award Winners
|Juliette Lewis||Excellence in Costuming Design|
|Marneé Porter||Excellence in Makeup Design|
|Michaela Fordham||Excellence in Makeup Execution|
|Andrew Justvig||Mayhew Playwriting Honorable Mention for Full-length Play|
|Kristin Perkins||Mayhew Playwriting Award Best Working Playwright|
|Brittni Henretty||Mayhew Playwriting Award Best Overall Play|
|Jessica Holcombe||Mayhew Playwriting 10-Minute Play Honorable Mention|
|Cali Holcombe||Outstanding Theatre Student Finalist|
|Kooper Campbell||Outstanding Theatre Student Finalist|
|Camilla Hodgson||Outstanding Theatre Student Finalist|
|Spencer Duncan||Outstanding Theatre Student Runner Up|
|Bradlee Hager||Outstanding Theatre Student Runner Up|
Congratulations to Nick Mendoza, Ken Crossley, and their team in Marketing who just received a Grand Gold Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII for the Theatre Main Stage posters for the 2016-17 season. The CASE website explains that, “Grand Gold Awards are presented to truly exemplary Awards of Excellence submissions. Within each broad division of the awards competition, the gold awards from the specific categories are judged against each other, and the judges from each division may award one Grand Gold Award if they find an entry to be exceptional. Not every division will award a Grand Gold Award every year.” Receiving a Grand Gold means that the poster designs are eligible to compete at the national level during the coming year. Nick Mendoza makes sure the best CFAC designs produced by our marketing office are entered into the appropriate competitions so that others in the region can see the good work we do here at BYU. Andrew Galloway (BFA graphic design ‘16) was the student designer who worked on the designs, with Nick Mendoza serving as the art director. They both worked with TMA’s Artistic Director, Megan Sanborn Jones, on the concept for the posters. The BYU Arts brochure and the BYU Jazz Ensemble “Un-common Variety Show” poster were also recognized and won Silver Awards.
Divine Comedy’s “Best of Show” performed this past weekend in the JSB Auditorium. With guest Tori Pence, the troupe performed favorite sketches from the earlier shows this semester, “BYUty and the Beast” and “LA LA Land.” Tori and two current DC members, Dalton Johnson and Aaron Fielding, have signed on with Studio C. They have been involved with writing and making guest appearances. The artistic director of the current DC group is a DC alum, Kenny Baldwin, and their production manager is also an alum, Bryson Frehner. The presidency of the group includes Aaron Fielding, Alena Helzer, and Addison Jenkins, with George Nelson as the faculty liaison. This past year, Divine Comedy has added a media team to the DC organization, which has helped them release five new videos throughout the year. The media team includes media arts students Tom Hartvigsen, Cameron Babcock, Colton Elzey, Kayla Gough, Skyler Sorensen, Kaden Watson, and Melissa Young.
With Tim Threlfall being instrumental in getting five new works premiering on BYU stages in the past five years, he has now added a sixth. The U.S. premiere of Chariots of Fire, directed by Tim Threlfall, opened on Friday, March 31. Tim saw the show in 2012 during the London Olympics and called Jeff Martin who worked 5 years to get clearance to perform the work on the BYU Main Stage Season. Doug Ellis, a professional scenic designer who has worked at BYU, created the unique set that includes bleachers onstage and a track running through the audience. From the iconic Vangelis music of the 1981 film to several unconventional conventions, this is a production the whole family will enjoy! The college hosted about forty members of the College Leadership Council opening night, with Wade Hollingshaus and Tim Threlfall welcoming them to the production. We appreciate all those involved with this outstanding production, including all who spent extra hours, including lighting design by Michael Kraczek (with over 200 lighting cues!), costume design by Dennis Wright, hair and makeup design by student Marneé Porter, sound design and original score by Daniel Nash, dramaturgy done by Shelley Graham, stage management by Lindsi Neilson, music direction by Korianne Orton Johnson, and choreography by Becky Wright Phillips.
Here are some local and regional news stories on the production.
- Provo Daily Herald: http://www.heraldextra.com/entertainment/arts-and-theater/theater/byu-bursts-out-of-blocks-with-u-s-premiere-of/article_8991ce3c-7bf4-572f-8434-583226a827d5.html
- The Salt Lake Tribune: http://www.sltrib.com/home/5112336-155/running-for-stage-glory-as-byu
- Utah Valley 360: http://utahvalley360.com/2017/03/30/byu-premiere-of-chariots-of-fire/
- Broadway World, Salt Lake City: http://www.broadwayworld.com/salt-lake-city/article/CHARIOTS-OF-FIRE-to-Make-US-Premiere-at-BYU-20170323
- BYU News
This week is the last week that you’ll be able to see The Crucible, directed by David Morgan. The play’s dramaturgs, Amanda Alley and her assistant, Kristin Perkins, have written some excellent articles in the Fourth Wall blog that include a brief history of the Salem witch trial and the Red Scare of the 1940’s and 50’s with the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). To read more, go here: http://4thwalldramaturgy.byu.edu/category/crucible Tickets are sold out, but standby tickets are offered at the door immediately prior to the start of the performance. Here is a link that explains how to get standby tickets: http://arts.byu.edu/2017/03/standby-tickets-for-the-crucible/
Last week’s forums included the following topics.
- In the media arts forum, Dean Duncan lead a conversation on the book media arts student received for Christmas: Robert Bresson’s Notes on the Cinematograph.
- The theatre forum in the Nelke, hosted by Megan Sanborn Jones, included seven reports from apprentices who served in the production shops this semester.
- The theatre forum in B-201 focused on all BFA majors and “preemies” (BFA Acting pre-majors). Hosted by the BFA Acting faculty, Stephanie Breinholt, Adam Houghton, and David Morgan, pre-majors and majors were reminded of the requirements and opportunities in the BFA Acting program.
Appearing on the front page of last week’s March 27 Shoot online (the digital version of Shoot magazine, a well-known trade publication since 1960) is a spotlight on media arts alum Cole Webley, the director of the noteworthy 84 Lumber’s ad during the Superbowl. Read the article, which quotes Webley on his experiences in making the commercial and some of his upcoming projects, here.
TMA recent graduate Dan Smith was just nominated for a Daytime Emmy as part of the team for Outstanding Sound Editing in Animation for Dragons: Race to the Edge, a Netflix/Dreamworks Animation. The Sound Supervisor was Otis Van Osten, the Sound Editor was Josh Johnson, the Dialogue Editor was Jason Oliver, and the Foley Editor was Dan Smith. Full list of Daytime Emmy nominations here. Winners will be announced on April 30. Dan currently works for Warner Bros. Studios in L.A.
CALL FOR ACTORS FOR ATHE — NEW PLAY CONFERENCE EVENTS:
FOR THE ATHE CONFERENCE –TO BE HELD AT
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
August 2-6, 2017
ACTORS STILL NEEDED FOR SCRIPT IN HAND STAGED READINGS FOR NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP/SHOWCASE THAT WILL TAKE PLACE DURING THE CONFERENCE:
For the NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP/SHOWCASE (short plays, development workshop/showcase performances)
– 1 MALE – AGE RANGE, 20’S-30’S, recently returned prisoner of war, ethnicity –Black .
– 1 FEMALE – AGE RANGE, teens-early 20’s, ethnicity Black.
– 1 FEMALE – AGE RANGE, teens-early 20’s, ethnicity Mid-Eastern.
– 2 FEMALES – AGE RANGE, 20’S-early 30’s, ethnicity any.
– 2 FEMALES – AGE RANGE, teens-early 20’s, ethnicity any.
For the ATHE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PLAYWRTING SHOWCASE (full-length winner of the AEP award workshop and all-conference showcase performance)
– 1 MALE – AGE RANGE, 20’S-30’S, trans-male artist, any ethnicity. Trans-gender actor preferred.
Please help spread the word to colleagues and students as well?
Anyone interested should contact New Play’s Program Coordinator, Judith Royer, as soon as possible. Need brief acting resume and photo. Include mailing address and telephone/e-mail numbers for now and for the summer, should that be different from your current information. E-mail submission encouraged. If you send by overnight mail, be sure to waive the need for a delivery signature.
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Call for Papers
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Second International Conference on Communication & Media Studies, held 16–17 November 2017 at the University of British Columbia – Robson Square in Vancouver, Canada.
Founded in 2015, the International Conference on Communication & Media Studies offers an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of the role of media and communications in society.
We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus: Rethinking the Mediascape – The Future of Media and Communication.
For more information regarding the conference, use the links below to explore our conference website.
|Call for Papers||Themes|
|Emerging Scholar Awards||Scope & Concerns|
|List of Accepted Proposals||Presentation Types|
|Submit a Proposal|
Submit your proposal by 16 April 2017.
We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final submission deadline. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.
If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you may present in a virtual poster session or a virtual lightning talk. Virtual Sessions enable participants to present work to a body of peers and to engage with colleagues from afar.
As virtual participants, presenters are scheduled in the formal program, have access to select conference content, can submit an article for peer review and possible publication, may upload an online presentation, and can enjoy Annual Membership to the research network and subscriber access to The Journal of Communication and Media Studies.