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Scholarship Auditions

IOWA THESPIAN/COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION SCHEDULE
Friday, November 11

All auditionees must be in the GBPAC lobby by 8:00am Saturday for a college "meet and greet," complete a "passport," and return it to Mr. Myatt at the information table.  (Passports will be distributed after each individual audition on Friday.)

Please plan to arrive at Kammerick Art Building 111 at least 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled audition time. Performers may have someone to operate pre-recorded accompaniment and may do a BRIEF sound check. (No other observers are allowed.) Technicians and Educators may quickly set up displays if any.  

Iowa Thespian callbacks will take place at 2:00pm Saturday afternoon in Kammerick Art Building 111.  Iowa Thespian/College callback lists will be posted in the GBPAC Lobby.

 

Time

Name

Category

School

1

4:45 - 4:50

Kyla Mullinex

Tech

Cedar Rapids Jefferson

2

4:50 - 4:53

Sarah Rosales

Perf

Cedar Rapids Jefferson

3

4:54 - 4:57

Vanessa Lund

Perf

Cedar Rapids Jefferson

4

4:58 - 5:01

Alexi Bolden

Perf

Cedar Rapids Jefferson

5

5:02 - 5:07

Breanne Wilhite

Tech

Waukee

6

5:07 - 5:12

Maggie McClellan

Tech

Waukee

7

5:12 - 5:17

Ashley Howland

Tech

Des Moines Roosevelt

8

5:17 - 5:22

McLean Casey

Tech

Assumption

9

5:23 - 5:28

Nic LaMaack

Educ

Davenport North

10

5:29 - 5:32

Cassie Berta

Perf

Pleasant Valley

11

5:33 - 5:36

Andrea Warhurst

Perf

North Scott

12

5:37 - 5:40

Hannah Cummins

Perf

Tipton

13

5:41 - 5:44

Levi Frazier

Perf

Clarinda

14

5:45 - 5:48

Stacey Jaeger

Perf

Mt. Vernon

15

5:49 - 5:52

Victoria McFadden

Perf

Dubuque Wahlert

16

5:53 - 5:56

Alex Packard

Perf

Bettendorf

17

5:57 - 6:02

Zach Myatt

Educ

Pleasant Valley

18

6:03 - 6:06

Jackson Eddy

Perf

Dubuque Wahlert

19

6:07 - 6:10

Emma Garrett

Perf

Waukee

20

6:11 - 6:14

Kyle Irish-Gorvin

Perf

Iowa City - City

21

6:15 - 6:18

Thayne Lamb

Perf

South Tama

22

6:19 - 6:22

Lucas Moran

Perf

Mt. Vernon

23

6:23 - 6:26

Connor Ripperger

Perf

Dubuque Senior

24

6:27 - 6:30

Molly Seybert

Perf

Bettendorf

25

6:31 - 6:36

Zoe Sneed

Educ

Waukee

26

6:37 - 6:40

Lauren Carroll

Perf

Pleasant Valley

27

6:41 - 6:44

Seamus Foley

Perf

Dubuque Senior

28

6:45 - 6:48

Naomi Gorden

Perf

Waukee

29

6:49 - 6:52

Sydney Kuhel

Perf

North Scott

30

6:53 - 6:56

Grace Maddux

Perf

Dubuque Senior

31

6:57 - 7:00

Aidan McSperrin

Perf

Dubuque Wahlert

32

7:01 - 7:04

Maycie Stanbro

Perf

Oskaloosa

33

7:05 - 7:08

Zach Breit (NOT a Thespian)

Perf

Waukee

The Thespian Festival offers students an outstanding opportunity to pave the road to their future. At the Festival, you will have time to meet with colleges and universities, and earn Thespian scholarships or even college scholarships towards your college tuition.

Up to four Iowa Thespian scholarships may be awarded to student Thespians at Festival: Three to students who plan to major or minor in the communicative arts (theatre, film, radio & television, broadcasting, music, or dance) and/or an education major in one of said fields, and one Theatre for Life Scholarship to a non-communicative arts major who will use skills learned from theatre in their future career. (The Theatre for Life scholarship is “under construction” for 2016 and not available.)

At Iowa Thespian Festival, we have combined both the annual Thespian scholarship ($1,000 scholarships given to three participants) and college auditions. Therefore, ONE AUDITION WILL PROVIDE YOU MANY SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! The fee for participating in College/Thespian Scholarship Auditions is $25.00.

  1. All students wishing to audition for scholarships must be registered through the online Festival registration system. The cost for a scholarship audition is $25, which will be included in your invoice.
  2. Share the audition information from the Festival Guide with your scholarship candidate(s).
  3. Have your students submit their scholarship documents (resume, headshot, Troupe Director Recommendation form) via the Scholarship Audition Application.
  4. Practice with your student! The best way for students to prepare is for you to share your experience and knowledge with them!
  5. An audition schedule will be posted on the Iowa Thespians website and shared with troupe directors prior to Festival.

Please remember: a scholarship candidate is not fully registered for Festival until they have submitted all documents AND been registered by their Troupe Director on through the online registration system.

If you have any questions about the scholarship auditions, contact Bill Myatt at myattw@pleasval.k12.ia.us

For both college and Thespian scholarship auditions, Troupe Directors must register their student through our online registration system. In addition, students must complete the online scholarship registration (found on the Iowa Thespian website: www.iowathespians.org). To receive the Thespian scholarship, students must have been inducted into the International Thespian Society by October 19, 2016. Applications are only considered complete if the Troupe Director has completed the online registration AND the student has completed the scholarship registration by the registration deadline (October 19, 2016). * 2017 graduates are only eligible to audition for the College and Thespian Scholarships.

For the Thespian scholarship, applicants MUST select which of the scholarships she/he is applying for:
PERFORMANCE, TECHNICAL, or THEATRE EDUCATOR

Audition Schedule
Students who have completed the online scholarship registration will be scheduled an audition time on Friday afternoon between 5:00–8:00 PM. This schedule will be posted on our website and emailed to Troupe Directors prior to Festival. Following the initial auditions, the Thespian Scholarship Selection Committee will post a callback list on Friday evening. Callbacks for the Thespian Scholarships will be held on Saturday afternoon with a new Selection Committee. The Thespian Scholarships will be announced during closing ceremonies in the GBPAC. College representatives may ask to see candidates a second time. These meetings should happen throughout the Saturday of Festival. Colleges may or may not announce scholarship recipients during the closing ceremonies on Saturday evening.

Be prepared and arrive early! Make a good impression by dressing professionally and being prepared. Also, don’t forget any presentation aids for technical presentations, or music for performance auditions (if necessary). When preparing monologues, consider avoiding selections with dialects/accents. Arrive at your audition session at least 10 minutes early.

Performance Audition Guidelines
Applicants will be given a two-minute time limit for performance auditions. All performances must be solo presentations. You will be asked to begin with an introduction (name; school; name of selections) and then your two minutes will begin. The introduction is not included in your time limit. Time will be called if students exceed the two-minute time limit. You will not receive written or oral critiques from the college representatives or the Thespian Scholarship Selection Committee.

Students should showcase their best two-minutes of performance. This could be a two-minute monologue or song, two contrasting one-minute monologues or songs, or one song and one monologue. The performance area will be approximately 5’x5’. No special lighting will be available. One straight back chair will be provided. You may not use additional set pieces or hand props. Costumes are not permitted.

Musical auditions must include pre-recorded accompaniment (NO LIVE INSTRUMENTATION WILL BE ALLOWED). You may have one person (student or adult) play the music for your performance. Please bring your own CD PLAYER! This will help ensure your CD works with the CD PLAYER.
There will NOT be a question and answer session during the initial performance audition. However, if you receive a callback for the Iowa Thespian Scholarship, each performer will re-perform AND have a brief question/answer session with the Selection Committee.

Technical Presentation Auditions
Applicants will be given a five-minute time limit on technical auditions. Please prepare a presentation showcasing your technical expertise to share with the college representatives and the Iowa Thespian Scholarship Selection Committee. Students must provide their own presentation aides. If you are planning to show a PowerPoint presentation, please use Microsoft PowerPoint – any other format may not be compatible with the computer provided. Power outlets are available in the audition room. Poster boards, photos, or other exhibition materials are encouraged.

Each student auditioning in the area of technical theatre MUST prepare a portfolio that illustrates his or her expertise in technical theatre. Recommended content includes renderings, sketches, models, and/or illustrations of scenic or costume designs, light plots, drafting, blueprints, and or photographs of design work. If you are interested in stage management, publicity, or theatre administration, include production journals, prompt books, or marketing materials in your portfolio.

Please begin your presentation with an introduction (name and school). Your presentation should be a concise explanation of your portfolio. Time will be called if you exceed five minutes.

Theatre Educator

Applicants will be given a five-minute time limit on Theatre Educator auditions. Please prepare a presentation showcasing your desire to become a Theatre Educator to share with the college representatives and the Iowa Thespian Scholarships Selection Committee. Students must provide their own presentation aides, including laptops to show video or PowerPoint presentations. Power outlets are available in the audition room. Poster boards, photos, or other exhibition materials are encouraged.

Applicants must include an essay addressing two of the three following topics in his or her application. Submit this essay with your online scholarship registration. The topics to choose from include (CHOOSE TWO):
 Describe your most inspirational teacher.
 Describe why you want to be a theatre teacher.
 Describe what you feel is the most important issue facing high school theatre today.

Please begin your presentation with an introduction (name and school). Your presentation should be a concise explanation of your desire to be a Theatre Educator. The presentation may include a description of your past work and future goals. The presentation should NOT simply restate your essays. However, you MAY include themes or ideas from your essays in your presentation. Time will be called if you exceed five minutes.