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High School Theatre Festival

CANCELLED…52nd Annual Invitational High School Theatre, Film and Creative Writing Festival March 11 and 12, 2021

The 52nd Annual Invitational High School Festival has been cancelled for 2021.

The Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing invites you and your students to our annual Boise State University High School Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing Festival, Thursday and Friday, March 11 and 12, 2021.  The 2021 Festival will be an all virtual format with pre-recorded presentations and two live Zoom panels per day with Theatre students discussing their experiences as  majors at Boise State University.

I am very pleased to invite you and your students to attend the Boise State 2021 High School Theatre Arts Festival on Thursday and Friday, March 11 and 12, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  The 2021 Festival will be provided as an all virtual webinar format with pre-recorded presentations and live Zoom panel discussions each day.  More information regarding the content and topics of the workshops and presentations will be available as the festival webinar planning continues.

The 2021 Festival cost will consist of a webinar access fee of $100 per school to receive the webinar link. The registration form link will be included soon on this site.  Schools can register through Friday, March 5, 2021. Registration fees can be paid by Check, Purchasing Card/Credit Card, or Purchase Order, either with a hard copy, digital copy or discussed over the phone with Margaret LeMay. Pre-payment is required for all registrations due to University policies. Please make certain to connect with Margaret LeMay in regards to registration payments

Please contact Margaret LeMay if you have any questions or comments about registration, workshops, or other topics. We hope that you and your students will be able to attend the festival webinar. You can reach our Management Assistant, Margaret LeMay at 208-426-3957 or margaretlemay@boisestate.edu. Or you may contact me directly at 208-426-1500 or rklauts@boisestate.edu.

Richard Klautsch, Chair
Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing
Boise State University

 

Workshops

Below are examples of the diverse workshops that have been offered in previous years.

  • Knot Tying – Demonstrating a variety of knots and discussing their uses within a theatre space.
  • Wacky World of Wombats – Students will learn about the different vocal variables and how to manipulate the voice to create a cartoon character (or any character)!
  • How Not to Kill Each Other – Handling Prop Weapons Responsibly – Students will learn how to safely and responsibly handle weapons on and off stage.
  • ZenSation – Preparing the body, mind and voice for performance.
  • Road Kill 101: An Introduction to wounds, bruises, and scars – An introduction to stage gore, you will get hands on experience, learning how to create wounds, scars and bruises.  Come join us for a horrific experience!
  • Warm-Up Games and Short-Form Improv – Students will learn the importance of warming up for a performance and honing their improvisational skills by thinking on their feet.
  • Out Damned Spot! –Stage Blood and How to Make it Go Away – Students will learn how to make stage blood, and more importantly, how to clean-up afterwards.
  • Princes and Paupers – This workshop will introduce students to the basic steps of learning a stage dialect. We will briefly cover both Standard British and Cockney dialect.
  • Mambo Madness – Learn Fosse-style musical theatre/jazz from the musical, Damn Yankees. It’s time to move and groove.
  • Stage Management – That weird unforeseen force that keeps theatre together but that no one understands or appreciates. Students will gain insight, helpful hints, and problem-solving strategies.
  • Sound Shaping – This workshop will use action words to help students increase physical/vocal expressiveness and add dynamic qualities to character and text. Participants should be prepared to MOVE!
  • Scene Work – Students will be taking a scene, working it through, examining different points of view and progressing it to final “versions”. Scene will be provided.
  • and more….