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January 30, 2018 - February 4, 2018
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT 

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Monday, January 29
 

2:00pm EST

10:00pm EST

One Minute Play Festival Rehearsals
Speakers
avatar for Dominic D'Andrea

Dominic D'Andrea

Producing Artistic Director, The One Minute Play Festival
Dominic Antonio D’Andrea is the founder and producing artistic director of The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), America’s largest and longest consistently running community-engaged theatre project. During his decade-long tenure at 1MPF, he has created, produced, and led over 135 dialogue projects and festivals in over 40 cities and communities, with 1,800 playwrights and community writers, crea... Read More →


Monday January 29, 2018 10:00pm - 11:59pm EST
Crowne Plaza Topaz I

10:00pm EST

One Minute Play Festival Rehearsals
Speakers
avatar for Dominic D'Andrea

Dominic D'Andrea

Producing Artistic Director, The One Minute Play Festival
Dominic Antonio D’Andrea is the founder and producing artistic director of The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), America’s largest and longest consistently running community-engaged theatre project. During his decade-long tenure at 1MPF, he has created, produced, and led over 135 dialogue projects and festivals in over 40 cities and communities, with 1,800 playwrights and community writers, crea... Read More →


Monday January 29, 2018 10:00pm - 11:59pm EST
Crowne Plaza Topaz II
 
Tuesday, January 30
 

12:00pm EST

Festival Registration
Speakers
avatar for Vana Trudeau

Vana Trudeau

Region 1 co-Vice Chair, Cape Cod Community College
Vana is the Tilden Arts Center Coordinator and a member of the Performing Arts faculty at Cape Cod Community College. She holds a Master’s degree in Drama from Tufts University and a B.A. in English/Creative Writing and Theatre/Dance from Trinity College. Vana focuses her time on... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 12:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Crowne Plaza Ballroom Lobby

12:00pm EST

Irene Ryan MT Rehearsal
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Tuesday January 30, 2018 12:00pm - 7:30pm EST
Crowne Plaza Diamond Ballroom

12:00pm EST

Irene Ryan Nominee Check In
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Tuesday January 30, 2018 12:00pm - 7:30pm EST
Crowne Plaza Ballroom Lobby

4:30pm EST

Tech Intern Orientation
Speakers

Tuesday January 30, 2018 4:30pm - 5:15pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 212

4:30pm EST

MT Vocal Coaching
Speakers
avatar for Ryan McKinney

Ryan McKinney

Director of Theatre Arts, CUNY Kingsborough Community College
RYAN McKINNEY is a Professor of Theatre Arts & Director of the Theatre Arts Program for the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. He has previously served on the faculties of San Diego State University, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Five Towns... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm EST
VPAC Practice Rm #2

4:30pm EST

MT Vocal Coaching
Speakers
avatar for Ryan McKinney

Ryan McKinney

Director of Theatre Arts, CUNY Kingsborough Community College
RYAN McKINNEY is a Professor of Theatre Arts & Director of the Theatre Arts Program for the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. He has previously served on the faculties of San Diego State University, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Five Towns... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm EST
VPAC Practice Rm #1

4:30pm EST

MT Vocal Coaching
Speakers
avatar for Ryan McKinney

Ryan McKinney

Director of Theatre Arts, CUNY Kingsborough Community College
RYAN McKINNEY is a Professor of Theatre Arts & Director of the Theatre Arts Program for the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. He has previously served on the faculties of San Diego State University, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Five Towns... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm EST
VPAC Practice Rm #3

5:30pm EST

DIR Staff Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Sills

Kathleen Sills

Associate Professor of Theatre, Merrimack College
Forthcoming!


Tuesday January 30, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 214

6:30pm EST

Maltby Nominee Production # Rehearsal
Speakers
avatar for Ryan McKinney

Ryan McKinney

Director of Theatre Arts, CUNY Kingsborough Community College
RYAN McKINNEY is a Professor of Theatre Arts & Director of the Theatre Arts Program for the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. He has previously served on the faculties of San Diego State University, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Five Towns... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm EST
Crowne Plaza Diamond Ballroom

7:30pm EST

Keynote Address
Tuesday January 30, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
Crowne Plaza Emerald & Pearl Ballrooms

8:45pm EST

Irene Ryan SM orientation
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Tuesday January 30, 2018 8:45pm - 9:30pm EST
Crowne Plaza Topaz I & II

8:45pm EST

Maltby Award Nominee Orientation
Speakers
avatar for Ryan McKinney

Ryan McKinney

Director of Theatre Arts, CUNY Kingsborough Community College
RYAN McKINNEY is a Professor of Theatre Arts & Director of the Theatre Arts Program for the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. He has previously served on the faculties of San Diego State University, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Five Towns... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 8:45pm - 9:30pm EST
Crowne Plaza Diamond Ballroom
 
Wednesday, January 31
 

7:45am EST

Irene Ryan Holding Room For Amethyst 1
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 7:45am - 2:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Amethyst II

7:45am EST

Irene Ryan Holding Room For Diamond
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 7:45am - 2:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Ruby Ballroom

7:45am EST

Irene Ryan Holding Room For Jade
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 7:45am - 2:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Onyx

7:45am EST

Irene Ryan Holding Room For Pearl
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 7:45am - 2:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Emerald Ballroom

8:00am EST

NPP Orientation Meeting
Wednesday January 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am EST
Crowne Plaza Sapphire

8:00am EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round A
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am EST
Crowne Plaza Amethyst Ballroom

8:00am EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round A
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am EST
Crowne Plaza Pearl Ballroom

8:00am EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round A
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am EST
Crowne Plaza Jade

8:00am EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round A
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am EST
Crowne Plaza Diamond Ballroom

8:00am EST

8:00am EST

EVITA - Load In and Tech
Wednesday January 31, 2018 8:00am - 1:30pm EST
VPAC Main Stage

8:00am EST

Festival Registration
Wednesday January 31, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm EST
VPAC Lobby

9:00am EST

NPP Auditions
Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sapphire

9:00am EST

9:30am EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round B
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am EST
Crowne Plaza Jade

9:30am EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round B
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am EST
Crowne Plaza Amethyst Ballroom

9:30am EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round B
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am EST
Crowne Plaza Pearl Ballroom

9:30am EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round B
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am EST
Crowne Plaza Diamond Ballroom

9:30am EST

Irene Ryan Response Room for Amethyst 1
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:30am - 3:30pm EST
Crowne Plaza Opal

9:30am EST

Irene Ryan Response Room for Diamond
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:30am - 3:30pm EST
Crowne Plaza Topaz I

9:30am EST

Irene Ryan Response Room for Jade
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:30am - 3:30pm EST
Crowne Plaza Turquois

9:30am EST

Irene Ryan Response Room for Pearl
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:30am - 3:30pm EST
Crowne Plaza Topaz II

10:00am EST

DTM Expo Pre-Reg & SM Exhibit Setup
Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Ballroom B

11:00am EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round C
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm EST
Crowne Plaza Pearl Ballroom

11:00am EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round C
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm EST
Crowne Plaza Amethyst Ballroom

11:00am EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round C
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm EST
Crowne Plaza Diamond Ballroom

11:00am EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round C
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm EST
Crowne Plaza Jade

11:00am EST

Maltby Vocal Coaching
Wednesday January 31, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm EST
VPAC Practice Rm #3

11:00am EST

Maltby Vocal Coaching
Wednesday January 31, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm EST
VPAC Practice Rm #2

11:00am EST

Maltby Vocal Coaching
Wednesday January 31, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm EST
VPAC Practice Rm #1

12:00pm EST

DTM Team Meeting
Wednesday January 31, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Ballroom B

12:00pm EST

AUNT LEAF Tech
Wednesday January 31, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

12:30pm EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round D
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm EST
Crowne Plaza Pearl Ballroom

12:30pm EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round D
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm EST
Crowne Plaza Diamond Ballroom

12:30pm EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round D
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm EST
Crowne Plaza Jade

12:30pm EST

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round D
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Wednesday January 31, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm EST
Crowne Plaza Amethyst Ballroom

1:00pm EST

NPP Auditions

Wednesday January 31, 2018 1:00pm - 3:15pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sapphire

1:00pm EST

1:30pm EST

ASPIRE Creating Your Own Destiny: the business of running a small theater
Have you considered starting a non-profit theatre company? Or, have you thought about the benefits of creating your own artistic community? If so, this workshop is for you. Come learn about what steps you will need to take to organize a new theatre company through hearing the story of the creation of The Ancram Opera House, the acclaimed non-profit, rural performance hall in the Hudson Valley of New York.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Ricciardi

Paul Ricciardi

Immediate Past Chair, Region 1, Kingsborough Community College
Welcome to festival everyone! A bit about me: in addition to serving as Co-Chair for Region I, I am also a full-time faculty member at Kingsborough Community College/City University of New York, in Brooklyn, where I teach Acting I, II and Voice and Diction. I'm a Designated Linklater... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 214

1:30pm EST

Directing on Impulse
Directors need to plan everything, but then be willing to throw it all out the window as we make discoveries in rehearsal. This workshop develops the "director's impulse" to tell stories, and builds our confidence to create spontaneously in collaboration with performers. We will work with short, 1-minute "blank scenes" conceptualizing, casting, and rehearsing theatrical moments. No preparation allowed! This is going to the gym for directors. Note that participants will be both directing AND performing in each other's work. Actors with an interest in the directing process are welcome as well.

Speakers

Wednesday January 31, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

1:30pm EST

Maltby Award Nominees Repertoire Coaching Master Classes
Speakers
avatar for Ryan McKinney

Ryan McKinney

Director of Theatre Arts, CUNY Kingsborough Community College
RYAN McKINNEY is a Professor of Theatre Arts & Director of the Theatre Arts Program for the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. He has previously served on the faculties of San Diego State University, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Five Towns... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm EST
VPAC 331 Studio C

1:30pm EST

Maltby Award Nominees Repertoire Coaching Master Classes
Speakers
avatar for Ryan McKinney

Ryan McKinney

Director of Theatre Arts, CUNY Kingsborough Community College
RYAN McKINNEY is a Professor of Theatre Arts & Director of the Theatre Arts Program for the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. He has previously served on the faculties of San Diego State University, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Five Towns... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

2:00pm EST

EVITA
Wednesday January 31, 2018 2:00pm - 4:15pm EST
VPAC 003/004 (Dressing Rm A/B)

2:00pm EST

EVITA
Limited Capacity seats available

Please note that attendance at all performances will be ticketed through Eventbrite. Please watch your email for details on how to reserve seats for invited and guest performances!

Tickets will be available to reserve online SIX HOURS prior to curtain. Online reservations will close ONE HOUR prior to curtain. 

https://evita1.eventbrite.com

Wednesday January 31, 2018 2:00pm - 4:15pm EST
VPAC Main Stage

3:00pm EST

Directing First Round
Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Sills

Kathleen Sills

Associate Professor of Theatre, Merrimack College
Forthcoming!


Wednesday January 31, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

3:15pm EST

NPP Casting
Wednesday January 31, 2018 3:15pm - 5:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sapphire

4:00pm EST

ASPIRE: Careers in Creative Leadership: Theater Management and Producing

Join this exciting panel of diverse theater professionals as they discuss the roles, challenges and practical realities of theater producing and management in regional theatre. The panel invites students of all backgrounds and experience to engage in a discussion about leadership, mentorship, diversity, and finding job opportunities for the next generation of arts leaders in America.


Moderators
avatar for Kelvin Dinkins, Jr.

Kelvin Dinkins, Jr.

Assistant Dean/General Manager/Assistant Professor in Theater Management, Yale School of Drama/Yale Rep Theatre
Kelvin Dinkins, Jr. is the Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor Adjunct in Theater Management for Yale School of Drama and the General Manager of Yale Repertory Theatre. Kelvin joins Yale from Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey where he spent four years as General Manager... Read More →

Speakers
SA

Shaminda Amarakoon

Chair of Technical Design & Production Department/Director of Production, Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre
AH

Al Heartley

Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, Yale Repertory Theatre/Yale School of Drama
KI

Kit Ingui

Associate Managing Director, Long Wharf Theatre
JP

Jocelyn Prince

Artistic Coordinator/Lecturer in Theater Management, Yale Repertory Theatre/Yale School of Drama


Wednesday January 31, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

4:00pm EST

Maltby Award Nominees Repertoire Coaching Master Classes
Speakers
avatar for Ryan McKinney

Ryan McKinney

Director of Theatre Arts, CUNY Kingsborough Community College
RYAN McKINNEY is a Professor of Theatre Arts & Director of the Theatre Arts Program for the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. He has previously served on the faculties of San Diego State University, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Five Towns... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 4:00pm - 6:15pm EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

4:00pm EST

Maltby Award Nominees Repertoire Coaching Master Classes
Speakers
avatar for Ryan McKinney

Ryan McKinney

Director of Theatre Arts, CUNY Kingsborough Community College
RYAN McKINNEY is a Professor of Theatre Arts & Director of the Theatre Arts Program for the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. He has previously served on the faculties of San Diego State University, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Five Towns... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 4:00pm - 6:15pm EST
VPAC 331 Studio C

5:00pm EST

The DTM Response, Giving and Receiving Feedback
A presentation that provides helpful information, in preparation for the DTM Response Sessions. The goal is to manage the giving and receiving aspects of the process, while seeking opportunities to mentor the participants.

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Jaen

Rafael Jaen

Interim National KCACTF Vice-Co-Chair, KCACTF
RAFAEL JAEN (sounds HA-EN) is a professional costume designer, professor, and author. His design work for film, TV, and theater has received multiple accolades, and it has been featured in the Costume Design at The Turn of The Century 1990-2015 exhibit. He is the Recipient of the... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Rooms 212 and 214

5:00pm EST

ITJA: The Critics Workshop #1
Speakers
SG

Scott Gagnon

Emmanuel College


Wednesday January 31, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 213

5:00pm EST

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal EL OSO by Alexis Scheer
Wednesday January 31, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sapphire

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal FAIR PLAY by Shaquille Edwards
Wednesday January 31, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Coral

5:00pm EST

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal INITIATION by Kyle Gregory
Wednesday January 31, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sunstone

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal LEGS by Hannah Berman
Wednesday January 31, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Turquois

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal STAND-IN by Lyssandra Norton
Wednesday January 31, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Topaz II

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal- WISCONSIN by Lisa Taddeo
Wednesday January 31, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Jade

6:30pm EST

DTM Keynote - Jen McClure- Props Master Yale Repertory
Speakers

Wednesday January 31, 2018 6:30pm - 7:15pm EST
VPAC 108

7:15pm EST

DTM Student Response Seminar
Speakers
avatar for Rafael Jaen

Rafael Jaen

Interim National KCACTF Vice-Co-Chair, KCACTF
RAFAEL JAEN (sounds HA-EN) is a professional costume designer, professor, and author. His design work for film, TV, and theater has received multiple accolades, and it has been featured in the Costume Design at The Turn of The Century 1990-2015 exhibit. He is the Recipient of the... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 7:15pm - 7:45pm EST
VPAC 108

7:30pm EST

EVITA
Wednesday January 31, 2018 7:30pm - 9:45pm EST
VPAC 003/004 (Dressing Rm A/B)

8:00pm EST

EVITA
Please note that attendance at all performances will be ticketed through Eventbrite. Please watch your email for details on how to reserve seats for invited and guest performances!

Tickets will become available SIX HOURS before curtain and will close for online reservations ONE HOUR before curtain. 

https://kcactf1_evita2.eventbrite.com

Wednesday January 31, 2018 8:00pm - 10:15pm EST
VPAC Main Stage

8:30pm EST

AUNT LEAF
Wednesday January 31, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm EST
VPAC 008 (Dressing Rm C)

8:30pm EST

AUNT LEAF

Please note that attendance at all performances will be ticketed through Eventbrite. Please watch your email for details on how to reserve seats for invited and guest performances!

Tickets will be available online SIX HOURS prior to curtain. Online reservations will close ONE HOUR prior to curtain. 

https://auntleaf.eventbrite.com

About the Show: 
A century-old haunting.A young girl who won’t speak and an old woman with skin like tree bark. A dead man whistling on the lawn. A nightly ritual. A tale from the dark woods of the Hudson River Valley and the darker woods of the imagination. A story about stories.
Aunt Leaf is inspired by folklore shared across the Americas, the art and literature of the Hudson River Valley and a poem by Mary Oliver and features Mexican performer Indira Pensado taking on various characters in a bilingual ghost story. 

 Aunt Leaf was originally created and developed by Barbara Wiechmann and Jeffrey Mousseau as part of the HERE Arts Center, NYC, Artist in Residence Program and premiered at HERE in January 2010. 



Wednesday January 31, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

9:45pm EST

EVITA Strike
Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:45pm - 11:45pm EST
VPAC Main Stage

9:45pm EST

EVITA Strike
Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:45pm - 11:45pm EST
VPAC 003/004 (Dressing Rm A/B)

10:00pm EST

One Act Design Storm Meeting - EL OSO
Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sapphire

10:00pm EST

One Act Design Storm Meeting - WISCONSIN
Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Jade

10:00pm EST

AUNT LEAF Strike
Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

10:30pm EST

Hospitality Suite - Faculty and VIP's Only
Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:30pm - Thursday February 1, 2018 1:00am EST
Ethan Allen Hotel 224

11:00pm EST

Diary of a Madman Load In
Wednesday January 31, 2018 11:00pm - 11:45pm EST
VPAC 008 (Dressing Rm C)

11:00pm EST

Diary of a Madman Load In
Wednesday January 31, 2018 11:00pm - 11:45pm EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

11:45pm EST

SOLITARY - An Exploration of Isolation - Load In and Tech
Speakers
avatar for Jermaine Rowe

Jermaine Rowe

Theatre Artist / Adjunct Professor
Jermaine Rowe is a stage, film and television actor, writer and performer, most recently featured in a reading of "Jesus Hopped the A train" at the American Airlines theatre on Broadway. Born in Jamaica, Jermaine recently completed his MFA in theatre at Sarah Lawrence College in New... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 11:45pm - Thursday February 1, 2018 12:45am EST
VPAC 003/004 (Dressing Rm A/B)

11:45pm EST

SOLITARY - An Exploration of Isolation - Load In and Tech
Speakers
avatar for Jermaine Rowe

Jermaine Rowe

Theatre Artist / Adjunct Professor
Jermaine Rowe is a stage, film and television actor, writer and performer, most recently featured in a reading of "Jesus Hopped the A train" at the American Airlines theatre on Broadway. Born in Jamaica, Jermaine recently completed his MFA in theatre at Sarah Lawrence College in New... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 11:45pm - Thursday February 1, 2018 12:45am EST
VPAC Main Stage
 
Thursday, February 1
 

7:30am EST

8:00am EST

8:00am EST

8:30am EST

Irene Ryan Semi Finals - Holding Room
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Thursday February 1, 2018 8:30am - 3:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Emerald Ballroom

9:00am EST

DTM Respondents' Seminar
Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Westside Campus Center Room 212

9:00am EST

"From Head to Heart" - The Longest Journey
This is an actor's worshop focusing on getting out of your head and into your Heart. We will focus on how to build on the basics of Who,Where and Why and learn how to "work" when you aren't working.
The truth in us is in everyone. We will attempt to improve our aim at that target.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Gleason

Tim Gleason

Artistic Director, KNOW Theatre
Tim Gleason is the Founder and Artistic Director of KNOW Theatre in Binghamton, NY, often producing Region 1 plays. Tim has been attending the Region for 21 yrs. and is heavily involved with NPP.


Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

9:00am EST

Creating "Body Extentions" for oversized costumes
This hands-on costume workshop investigates the ways to "extend human body" for oversized theater costumes. During the workshop students will work together to create structures that provide support for "bigger then life" costumes.

Speakers
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Anya Sokolovskaya

Eastern Connecticut State University
ANYA SOKOLOVSKAYA (Costume Designer) holds an MFA in Theatre Costume Design from UCONN. Anya has taught at ACT Magnet High School and at Eastern Connecticut State University. She designed and costumed about 60 shows. Anya’s work has been selected for the international exhibit... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 040

9:00am EST

Distressing and Surface Texture for Scenic Artists
Are you just dying to DISTRESS and AGE things on stage? Want to learn some tricks to make SURFACE TEXTURE easy, quick and affordable? This "make and take" hands on workshop will explore the "dark side" of scenic art; when we want something to look desiccated and old! From rusted rivets to peeling barn wood we will run through it all. YES there are simple tricks! Come learn some great techniques and new products, from a working professional and their protege! Be ready to get dirty!

Speakers

Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 335

9:00am EST

Intersections in Voice: Roy Hart and Kristin Linklater
The teachings of Roy Hart and Kristin Linklater are often considered complementary approaches in training the actor's voice. Both approaches, known for tapping into the use of human impulse, relaxation, and imagination, are widely practiced around the world. This workshop will delve into the development of the actor's voice through the exploration of the vocal techniques of Roy Hart and Kristin Linklater.

Speakers

Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 331 Studio C

9:00am EST

Intro to Moving Lights

INTRO TO MOVING LIGHTS AND LEDs ON THE EOS FAMILY CONTROL CONSOLES PART 1

Paul DeRocher, Rui Alves

 This class is an introduction for moving light programming on the ETC Eos family consoles. Participants

 do not need to have used moving lights before. They will work on a board and follow along with

 the instructors on how to use moving lights, and make several moving light cues. 

 


Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Westside Campus Center Ballroom A

9:00am EST

Jazz Dance with Herman Payne
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dance to dynamic new music found in today’s contemporary sounds and incorporating movements from variousdance genres for a funky style that is both fun and expressive. Musical theatre jazz will give you the know-how tobreak it down in a whole new way. Fusing old styles into a fresher, current dynamic through the style of jazz,Herman brings the nostalgic feel and technique base that challenges your body within the musical theatrestyle. Class begins with a series of warm-ups that will strengthen your core, develop flexibility and prepare you forlater class combinations. Across-the- floor dance steps and a special combination in center will give you anopportunity to flash those jazz hands and dance to dynamic new music of yesterday and today. Taught by Juilliard graduate, Herman Payne, whose professional career includes the international tours of Fosse and West Side Story, as well as working with such celebrities as Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Usher, and Whitney Houston, Herman will guide dancers of all levels how to move with style, even those who think they have two left feet. Alllevels welcome!

Speakers
HP

Herman Payne

Co-Artistic Director, Broadway Theatre Project
Herman Payne (Co-Artistic Director, Broadway Theatre Project) A Juilliard graduate, Herman has performed with the Aspen Ballet and has also appeared in the international tours of Fosse and West Side Story, 9 to 5 on Broadway, The New York City Center Encores’ production of The... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

9:00am EST

Sketchup: A Hands-On Introduction
This workshop is a hands-on introduction to the software program Skecthup. This free, intuitive, and powerful software can be used by technicians and designers alike to render accurate three-dimensional digital models such as set designs, technical drawings, and smaller models suitable for three-dimensional printing. No experience required. Bring a laptop if you have one.


Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 039

9:00am EST

Wigs Prep and Polish for Actors and Technicians
A hands-on workshop covering basic hair prep for actors and technicians involving wigs of varying length and styles, including information on the structure and maintenance of wigs. Students will also learn basic styling tips and tricks for various hairpieces, such as the use of falls and hair rats. Students will gain insight as to how to maintain a wig over the run of a show, and how best to work with members of the costume, production, and wardrobe teams.

Speakers

Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 003/004 (Dressing Rm A/B)

9:00am EST

Writing Poorly
This is a workshop for playwrights at all levels. We'll discuss the difference between the creative and analytical stages of a play. We'll focus mostly on the beginning stages of a play and go through some exercises to help playwrights get going on projects. Participants will do some in class writing and hopefully, there will even be some time to hear work read out loud.

Speakers
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Gino Diiorio

Clark University
Gino’s plays have had productions at theatres all over the US including New Jersey Rep, Shadowland Theatre, Playhouse in the Square, Luna Stage, Arclight Theatre, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Custom Made Theatre, Urban Stages, Seven Angels, Penguin Rep, The Garter Lane... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Westside Campus Center Room 214

9:00am EST

Yoga for the Creative Artist
Join theatre director/dramaturg and certified yoga instructor/studio owner Shawna Mefferd Kelty for a 90-minute yoga workshop/practice that is designed for the creative artist in mind. Yoga is the union of breath and movement, of the mind, body, & spirit. Stanislavski and other theatre practitioners believed that in order for us, as theatre artists, to be present in our craft, we must achieve a "creative state," which is what yoga provides: centering, grounding, relaxation, openness, and strength. Whether a performer, designer, dramaturg, director, stage manager, or technician, this workshop will prepare you to be grounded, centered, and connected to your creative spirit. All levels are welcome (open to students and faculty/staff/independent artists). Mats will be provided (10) or BYOM (bring your own mat).

Speakers
avatar for Shawna Mefferd Kelty

Shawna Mefferd Kelty

Co-Vice Chair, SUNY Plattsburgh
Shawna Mefferd Kelty, PhD is an associate professor of Theatre at SUNY Plattsburgh along the shores of Lake Champlain where she teaches directing, dramatic literature, theatre history, and performance...and yoga.Shawna is the ATHE Member-At-Large for Outreach and Immediate Past Chair... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Westside Campus O'Neill Center

9:00am EST

One-Minute Play Festival Community Workshop
1MPF community dialogue and process session: open to actors, directors, playwrights, faculty, teachers, and anyone/everyone. Mandatory for participating playwrights and directors. This session is a foundational step in the 1MPF community-engagement process. It starts with a large group of participants in the room, with the full group generating values, questions, breaks into smaller discussions and action teams, and then scaffold towards individual responses. This season is active—so be prepared to move, and employs a dialogical approach in framework, activities, and actions. There I’ll be some graffiti boards and community writing. Framing questions: who are we? What is our relationship to each other? To our communities? To our work? To our civic life? How might we begin to design the world we want to live in?

Speakers
avatar for Dominic D'Andrea

Dominic D'Andrea

Producing Artistic Director, The One Minute Play Festival
Dominic Antonio D’Andrea is the founder and producing artistic director of The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), America’s largest and longest consistently running community-engaged theatre project. During his decade-long tenure at 1MPF, he has created, produced, and led over 135 dialogue projects and festivals in over 40 cities and communities, with 1,800 playwrights and community writers, crea... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am EST
VPAC Main Stage

9:00am EST

Irene Ryan Selector Deliberations
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00am - 3:30pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sunstone

9:00am EST

Festival Registration
Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
VPAC Lobby

10:00am EST

DTM Responses Round 1
Thursday February 1, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Ballroom B

10:00am EST

Irene Ryan Semi-Finals Round A - MT Candidates in This Round
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Thursday February 1, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Diamond & Ruby Ballroom

11:00am EST

ATHE Coffee Talk with Shawna
Join Shawna for an informal discussion over coffee/baked goods about the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and how the organization can be a resource for you as an theatre artist/educator/scholar for advocacy and professional development. Our mission is to support and advance the study and practice of theatre and performance in higher education. Shawna is the immediate past Focus Group Representative for Theatre as a Liberal Art and the current Member at Large for Outreach and a wealth of information about ATHE. She looks forward to seeing you and answering any questions you may have.

Leadership
avatar for Shawna Mefferd Kelty

Shawna Mefferd Kelty

Co-Vice Chair, SUNY Plattsburgh
Shawna Mefferd Kelty, PhD is an associate professor of Theatre at SUNY Plattsburgh along the shores of Lake Champlain where she teaches directing, dramatic literature, theatre history, and performance...and yoga.Shawna is the ATHE Member-At-Large for Outreach and Immediate Past Chair... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am EST
Westside Campus Center- Coffee Shop

11:00am EST

ASPIRE - Fundraising vs. ""FRIEND-RAISING"
Join Brett Bernadini, Managing Director of the Cape Playhouse, America's most beloved summer theatre, for a conversation about asking for, and earning, support from your colleagues and community. Unlock the secrets to any Development Campaign, learn how to create one and discover how our Fundraising approaches define who we are as Managers and Organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Brett Bernadini

Brett Bernadini

Managing Director, The Cape Playhouse
Brett arrives at Cape Playhouse from Theatre Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA) where he served as Executive & Artistic Director. He has directed more then 300 productions in his career and has served as Musical Director/Director for such venues as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Thomaston... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 212

11:00am EST

Geekiest Guide To Classical Dramaturgy
This workshop goes through what "Classical Dramaturgy" is and a short guide on all the things that need to be done/thought through while working on a classical text.

Speakers
avatar for Martine Green-Rogers

Martine Green-Rogers

Assistant Professor, SUNY: New Paltz


Thursday February 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 214

11:00am EST

Writing Outside of Realism
Writers will be introduced into a world beyond the everyday. Writers will learn to develop a theatrical world that is not limited to everyday conversation. Through a series of exercises, writers will expand their own ideas of what stories are possible to tell on the dramatic stage.


Thursday February 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

11:00am EST

Chicago: The Audition Workshop
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This workshop will be based on an audition for Chicago which will replicate the auditions conducted by DebraMcWaters when she was actively working with the revival company as Assistant Choreographer.  The actualaudition dance routine will be taught but at the end, each participant will receive helpful feedback pertaining to hisor her performance during that particular mock audition.   If "auditioning," you are encouraged to wear your "bestblack" rehearsal wear, which can include dancewear or the most attractive dark clothing that is conducive for doingdance moves. An excellent workshop for actors & dancers alike.
***Please note, if you are auditioning for BTP’s Summer Program, this will also be the combination for theauditions. This is a good opportunity to learn the choreography ahead of time.***

Speakers
avatar for Debra McWaters

Debra McWaters

President, Co-Artistic Director, Broadway Theatre Project
Despite an enviable career directing and choreographing on stages around the world – and, most significantly, on Broadway – Debra McWaters’ life mission has always involved helping young people. Her passion is the artistic development of aspiring actors, singers, dancers, and... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

11:00am EST

Corsets on a Tight Budget
Surrounded by controversy the corset is both seen as seductive and constrictive. It has been labelled by many as the epitome of women’s suppression while others have seen it as the ultimate female empowerment over patriarchy. Whatever the viewpoint it cannot be denied that the corset is a garment that changed the way women's and men’s figures were shaped and is an essential undergarment for nearly 400 years of women's fashion. This workshop will briefly trace the history and changing silhouette of the corset. Followed by a presentation of modern fabrics and materials needed to complete a variety of different styles of corset. Along with a showing of alternative materials that can be substituted to create a less costly corset and a range of commercially available inexpensive corsets that can be purchased for period silhouettes.

Speakers
JH

Jane Hillier-Walkowiak

Salem State University


Thursday February 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
VPAC 040

11:00am EST

Creative Design Thinking Process for Theatrical Costume
This workshop will discuss a creative design thinking process focused on the principles of character analysis and its reflection in costumes. The presenter will offer an example of a costume design process for a collaborative production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Hands-on activities will include filling in the character description table, describing characters using only adjectives, and translating character's traits into design elements such as texture, color, shape, and lines. Students who face challenges in creating a design message reflecting character's traits will find a method on how to select and apply design elements in the development of costume design.

Speakers
SC

Seunghye Cho

Framingham State University


Thursday February 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
VPAC 335

11:00am EST

Cultural Engagement through Theatre-making
This will be a participatory, hands-on theatre making workshop. All participants will analyze a story which has a distinct cultural perspective and study its basic elements of dramatic structure. Relevant themes will be emphasized to help participants connect them to their own experiences, which they will use to create a theatrical piece. Using the central elements of theatre-making (language/text, physicality, environment incorporation, narrative props, and liveness) participants will develop a performance honoring and engaging with self and culture. After sharings, participants will reflect on the process of creating together and generate a list of best practices for culturally engaged theatre-making.

Speakers
avatar for Rivka Rocchio

Rivka Rocchio

Assistant Professor of Theatre, SUNY Potsdam


Thursday February 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Crowne Plaza Pearl Ballroom

11:00am EST

Freeing the Natural Voice: an Intro to the Linklater Technique
Tension murders vibration! Krisitn Linklater's approach to voice training, known as the progression, examines how habitual tension often inhibits your natural voice, and through an exploration of releasing this habitual tension, opportunities for freeing the natural voice emerge.

Workshop participants should always comfortably, wearing loose fitting clothing (sweat pants kind of thing). Come prepared with 10 lines of memorized text (a poem or sonnet is fine).

Speakers
avatar for Paul Ricciardi

Paul Ricciardi

Immediate Past Chair, Region 1, Kingsborough Community College
Welcome to festival everyone! A bit about me: in addition to serving as Co-Chair for Region I, I am also a full-time faculty member at Kingsborough Community College/City University of New York, in Brooklyn, where I teach Acting I, II and Voice and Diction. I'm a Designated Linklater... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Westside Campus O'Neill Center

11:00am EST

Movement in Stillness: An Introduction to The Suzuki Method
The Suzuki Method (created by Tadashi Suzuki) is a rigorous physical training that increases the actor’s awareness, builds her or his physical and emotional strength, and eliminates physical habits. Through a series of exercises that disorient the center of gravity, disrupt the breath, and challenge the limits of physical strength, the actor is able to access a limitless source of energy and arrive at a state of readiness for performance. This movement-based workshop will introduce the basic vocabulary of Suzuki and explore the method through a series of physical and vocal exercises. Bring socks and come prepared to move.

Speakers
avatar for James Ryan Caldwell

James Ryan Caldwell

Playwright & Professor, Borough of Manhattan of Community College
James Ryan Caldwell is an actor, playwright, and screenwriter from New York City. His work has been seen at Walkerspace NYC, P.S. 122, 3LD, Classic Stage Company, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Public Theatre, and Playwrights Horizons. The first season of his web-series, Ms... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
VPAC 331 Studio C

11:00am EST

11:00am EST

SOLITARY - An Exploration of Isolation - Load In and Tech
Speakers
avatar for Jermaine Rowe

Jermaine Rowe

Theatre Artist / Adjunct Professor
Jermaine Rowe is a stage, film and television actor, writer and performer, most recently featured in a reading of "Jesus Hopped the A train" at the American Airlines theatre on Broadway. Born in Jamaica, Jermaine recently completed his MFA in theatre at Sarah Lawrence College in New... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 11:00am - 1:30pm EST
VPAC 003/004 (Dressing Rm A/B)

12:00pm EST

Vendor Fair Open Floor
Thursday February 1, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Ballroom A

12:00pm EST

SDC Directing Interviews
Thursday February 1, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 213

1:00pm EST

Intro to Moving Lights

INTRO TO MOVING LIGHTSAND LEDs ON THE EOS FAMILY CONTROL CONSOLES PART  2

 Paul DeRocher, Rui Alves

 This class is continuation of Part 1. We will go into more detail with the function of pallets, effects and

 other more advanced functions. Participants will work on console with the instructors to create moving

 light effects.


Thursday February 1, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Ballroom A

1:00pm EST

Maltby Staging Rehearsal
Speakers
avatar for Ryan McKinney

Ryan McKinney

Director of Theatre Arts, CUNY Kingsborough Community College
RYAN McKINNEY is a Professor of Theatre Arts & Director of the Theatre Arts Program for the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. He has previously served on the faculties of San Diego State University, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Five Towns... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Jade

1:15pm EST

Irene Ryan Semi-Finals Round B
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Thursday February 1, 2018 1:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Crowne Plaza Diamond & Ruby Ballroom

1:30pm EST

Diary of a Madman
Thursday February 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
VPAC 008 (Dressing Rm C)

1:30pm EST

Diary of a Madman
Please note that attendance at all performances will be ticketed through Eventbrite. Please watch your email for details on how to reserve seats for invited and guest performances!

Tickets will be available online SIX HOURS prior to curtain. Online reservations will close ONE HOUR prior to curtain. 


https://madman1.eventbrite.com

Thursday February 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

1:30pm EST

Playwriting Vs. Screenwriting
What are the similarities and differences between the two essential forms of dramatic writing? Is your story a play or a movie? What are the challenges of adapting a play into a screenplay?

Speakers
avatar for Robin Russin

Robin Russin

NPP Chair, KCACTF Region 8
Robin Uriel Russin is Professor of screenwriting and playwriting at the University of California, Riverside. He has written and directed for the stage, with plays produced in Los Angeles, New York, Cleveland and elsewhere. Theatrical productions include "Painted Eggs" at Harman Avenue... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 212

1:30pm EST

Actorbatics: An Introduction to Droznin Russian Movement
Welcome to Droznin, the movement technique taught at the world-renowned
Moscow Art Theatre School, and the cornerstone of the National Theater Institute’s
movement curriculum. Through a series of rigorous physical exercises, stretches,
balance poses and partner acrobatics, students slowly unlock the body, freeing them
up for the work they will need to do on stage. Come find out why NTI students and
faculty lovingly refer to Droznin as “Actorbatics” and experience this truly thrilling
technique firsthand. All experience levels welcome. Participants must wear
comfortable clothing.

Speakers

Thursday February 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Westside Campus O'Neill Center

1:30pm EST

From the Edge from the Broadway Show, FOSSE
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Mr. Fosse's work originated from an actor's point of view and he loved working with actors who wished to learn from him.   It has been said that he preferred working with actors who could move over dancers who could not act.   He enjoyed choreographing for people of all shapes,sizes and ages.  For this workshop involving a number from Bob Fosse's show, "Dancin'", the only prerequisite is a real desire to "taste" what is one of the most important dance styles in theatre history.  The number you are about to learn, "From the Edge" does not ring of the typical Fosse style.  It takes place in a sweaty boxing gym, is done entirely to percussion and is based on "friendly competition".  ACTORS AND DANCERS OF ALL LEVELS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

Speakers
avatar for Debra McWaters

Debra McWaters

President, Co-Artistic Director, Broadway Theatre Project
Despite an enviable career directing and choreographing on stages around the world – and, most significantly, on Broadway – Debra McWaters’ life mission has always involved helping young people. Her passion is the artistic development of aspiring actors, singers, dancers, and... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

1:30pm EST

Navigating A Career in the Arts: What You Need to Know
While we often talk about building skills in order to do a job, we rarely talk about the path towards getting those jobs, and building a career. In this workshop StageSource ED Julie Hennrikus will discuss the power of networking, portfolio careers, building community and more.

Thursday February 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 214

1:30pm EST

So You Wanna be a Designer/Technician? - An Entry-Level Guide to Getting Started
Joshua Warner and Brian Lehrer are back for another year with revised resources! Building off last year's success, they'll share with you what they've recently learned in the ever-changing marketplace for theater designers and technicians. Full time or freelance? W2 or 1099? Where to start? What can I do to prepare right now? What resources can I use? Join us for a networking workshop geared toward designers/technicians (but can be helpful for all theatre-makers) where we discuss all of these and more! Plus ample opportunities to answer any questions that you might have & network a bit!


Thursday February 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC 335

1:30pm EST

The Business of Musical Theatre

We’re bringing this festival favorite back due to popular demand! This workshop will feature four of the festival’s musical theatre guest artists discussing the in’s and out’s of building a successful career in the musical theatre industry.  Panel members will discuss their experiences as actors, dancers, choreographers, directors, educators and writers and share strategies and secrets on working professionally. Session will conclude with a Q&A session.



Speakers
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Tracey Moore

Tracey Moore (Musical Theatre Guest Artist/Workshop Presenter) is an associate professor of theatre at The Hartt School in Hartford, CT.  She directs and teaches music theatre, acting, and career prep.  Her book, Acting the Song, has just come out in a second edition, and a new... Read More →
avatar for Ilyse Robbins

Ilyse Robbins

Associate Artistic Director, Greater Boston Stage Company
Ilyse Robbins (Musical Theatre Guest Artist/Workshop Presenter) is the Associate Artistic Director of Greater Boston Stage Company (formerly Stoneham Theatre) in Stoneham, Massachusetts. She also freelances as a director, choreographer, actress, and teacher in the New England area... Read More →
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Todd Underwood

Director/Choreographer
Todd L. Underwood (Musical Theatre Guest Artist/Workshop Presenter) is an award-nominated director/choreographer’s whose work has been seen on stages and in film nationally and internationally. Past productions include, The Color Purple, Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, Saturday... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sapphire

1:30pm EST

Writing and Performing Your Own Work With Compassion
Attendees will go through a series of exercises and games to get the creative imagination fired up. We will then be inspired to write a piece from a selection of prompts. Then students will get to have a short rehearsal, followed by a presentation of the material to the group.

We will discuss ways in which we can make our work more vital, organic and meaningful in a world that so needs compassion. We will discuss performance strategies that can help us achieve our goals as writer/performers.

Speakers
avatar for Sal Trapani

Sal Trapani

Western Connecticut State University
Sal Trapani_x000D_ Director, writer, composer has worked in New York, Los Angeles, Bay Area, regionally and internationally. His original musical adaptations of classic work has been seen at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on ten occasions. Among those: Romeo & Juliet- A Rock and Roll... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Pearl Ballroom

1:30pm EST

Writing From The Outside In
There are a million ways to write a play; that doesn't make it any easier to start writing one. In this workshop we will investigate alternative structures for scene writing. We will attempt to work from the outside in - experimenting with how structure might influence character and plot. There will be three short writing sessions in which playwrights will chose one event (a break-up, a confession) and write it in three different ways, using a song, a sporting event, and a painting as inspiration. After each writing session we will discuss our revelations and the merits of the exercise.

Speakers
avatar for James Ryan Caldwell

James Ryan Caldwell

Playwright & Professor, Borough of Manhattan of Community College
James Ryan Caldwell is an actor, playwright, and screenwriter from New York City. His work has been seen at Walkerspace NYC, P.S. 122, 3LD, Classic Stage Company, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Public Theatre, and Playwrights Horizons. The first season of his web-series, Ms... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

1:30pm EST

DTM Responses Round 1
Thursday February 1, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Ballroom B

2:00pm EST

SOLITARY - An Exploration of Isolation - Load in/Tech/ Strike
Speakers
avatar for Jermaine Rowe

Jermaine Rowe

Theatre Artist / Adjunct Professor
Jermaine Rowe is a stage, film and television actor, writer and performer, most recently featured in a reading of "Jesus Hopped the A train" at the American Airlines theatre on Broadway. Born in Jamaica, Jermaine recently completed his MFA in theatre at Sarah Lawrence College in New... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC 003/004 (Dressing Rm A/B)

2:00pm EST

SOLITARY - An Exploration of Isolation
Please note that attendance at all performances will be ticketed through Eventbrite. Please watch your email for details on how to reserve seats for invited and guest performances!

Tickets may be reserved online beginning SIX HOURS prior to curtain. Online reservations will close ONE HOUR prior to curtain. 

https://isolationthurs.eventbrite.com

"Solitary” explores aspects of isolation, with the intention of gaining a deeper understanding of oneself. Devised using projections designs, songs, dance and storytelling, the audience is taken on a journey of identity, physical and mental confinement and explores the feeling of being lost.



Speakers
avatar for Jermaine Rowe

Jermaine Rowe

Theatre Artist / Adjunct Professor
Jermaine Rowe is a stage, film and television actor, writer and performer, most recently featured in a reading of "Jesus Hopped the A train" at the American Airlines theatre on Broadway. Born in Jamaica, Jermaine recently completed his MFA in theatre at Sarah Lawrence College in New... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC Main Stage

2:30pm EST

3:00pm EST

Invited Scenes Tech
Thursday February 1, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm EST
VPAC Main Stage

3:00pm EST

3:00pm EST

3:15pm EST

Irene Ryan Selector Deliberations
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Thursday February 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Ethan Allen Arlington

3:15pm EST

Maltby Preliminary Round
Open to the public! Please come and support our MTI students!!!!

Thursday February 1, 2018 3:15pm - 6:30pm EST
Crowne Plaza Ballroom

3:30pm EST

ASPIRE Producing a Season
How do you take a blank calendar and turn it into a theatrical season? This multi-day workshop will focus on building a season or festival. It will include:
Material Selection, Artist selection, budgeting, pitching to funding sources, marketing, and bringing talent together into the room to produce quality work for live performance on the stage.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Hitt

Steven Hitt

Artistic Producing Director, CUNY LaGuardia Community College
Steven Hitt is Artistic Producing Director for the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) and is currently producing his 14th season. His work is focused on developing new works for the stage using theatre and dance to look at issues of social justice. _x000D_ As a performer, Steven... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 214

3:30pm EST

ASTEP Artist as Citizen
This is an active workshop, we will have some discussion as well as some on our feet work.

Speakers
AD

Ali Dachis

Artists Striving To End Poverty


Thursday February 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

3:30pm EST

Broadway Bootcamp: Dance!- Open Jar Initiatve
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Allan Zarr

Bradley Allan Zarr

Open Jar Institute
Since graduating from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, Bradley has appeared on stages all over the country in the national tours of The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), Spamalot, Catch Me If You Can, Kathleen Marshall’s Anything Goes, and most recently... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

3:30pm EST

Margolis Method / Building the Empowered Actor and Theatre Creator
Take a theatrical journey to your creative core with award-winning theatre artist Kari Margolis. Margolis Method merges vocal and physical expression and brings together the skill sets of the actor, director and playwright. Learn to create on your feet, build an original theatre piece from a single breath, analyze and interpret pre-existing text in new and exciting ways, express pure emotions and take home scores of practicable theatrical exercises you can apply to your next audition, performance or class. Come ready to work, focus and give it your all and you will definitely leave inspired, energized and informed.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Sycamore DeMers

Anna Sycamore DeMers

Assistant Professor, Middlesex County College
ANNA SYCAMORE DEMERS is a Level I-Professional Margolis Method Instructor. Her teaching centers on acting, movement and ensemble theatre. She is head of the Theatre Program at Middlesex County College in New Jersey and Adjunct MovementSpecialist at Kean University. Her pedagogical... Read More →
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Kari Margolis

Artistic Director, Margolis Method
Kari is an award-winning director, actor, playwright, master teacher, lecturer and artistic director of the international touring MB ADAPTORS founded in NYC in 1984. She has created 18 critically acclaimed productions that have toured nationally and to Europe, Asia, South America... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
VPAC 331 Studio C

3:30pm EST

Master Meisner Acting Workshop
Introduction to Meisner, terminology and bullet points. Students present prepared monologues and are guided to get "on their action". HIGH ENERGY Workshop. Please bring a notebook.

Speakers
avatar for Brianne Beatrice

Brianne Beatrice

Northern Essex Community
_x000D_ Brianne Beatrice- (Instructor) received her BFA in Acting from Salem State University and her MFA in Acting at The Pennsylvania State University. Beatrice is a Professor of Acting and Communication at Salem State University and Northern Essex Community College. Beatrice is... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sapphire

3:30pm EST

One-Minute Play Festival Playwriting Session
1MPF playwriting session: mandatory for participating playwrights. Based on what was generated, offered, and learned in the 1MPF community session, participating playwrights will engage as a group in some of the one-minute playwriting generative process: some group work, rapid writing, active/live dramaturgy, and physicalized brainstorming. Session will end with writing prints and assignments for brand new one-minute plays, due within a day.

Speakers
avatar for Dominic D'Andrea

Dominic D'Andrea

Producing Artistic Director, The One Minute Play Festival
Dominic Antonio D’Andrea is the founder and producing artistic director of The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), America’s largest and longest consistently running community-engaged theatre project. During his decade-long tenure at 1MPF, he has created, produced, and led over 135 dialogue projects and festivals in over 40 cities and communities, with 1,800 playwrights and community writers, crea... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Diamond Ballroom

3:30pm EST

SketchUp Goes Organic
This presentational workshop explores the challenges and a few of the plugins, ruby scripts and extensions useful to users of Sketchup hoping to create digital three dimensional drawings that include more organically shaped forms.  While the techniques explored here are for more experienced Sketchup users, all are welcome.


Thursday February 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
VPAC 039

3:30pm EST

The Dance Audition for the Non-Dancer
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is an experiential workshop which will provide the non-dancer with skills to use at a musical theater dance audition. We will discuss and create a warm-up that can be used before the audition and will talk about strategies that can be learned during the audition to break down dance combinations and learn them effectively. Special attention will be given to understanding dance phrasing, and how we learn visually, auditorily & kinesthetically. We will then put the strategies to use as we learn a dance audition phrase.


Thursday February 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Westside Campus O'Neill Center

3:30pm EST

Working with Living Playwrights
Speakers
avatar for Ramona Ostrowski

Ramona Ostrowski

Associate Producer, HowlRound


Thursday February 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
VPAC 335

4:15pm EST

Irene Ryan Semi-Final Responses
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Thursday February 1, 2018 4:15pm - 6:15pm EST
Ethan Allen Arlington

5:00pm EST

Stage Management: Working Relationships
Come join a discussion based on one of the most important (yet frequently overlooked) topics for stage managers: working with people. Headed by an Equity stage manager with over 30 years in the professional theatre, we'll explore the human relations side of stage management, which to some is 80% of the job. Bring an open & inquisitive mind, questions, and experiences!

Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 214

5:00pm EST

Preparing for Tenure, Promotion and Post-Tenure FACULTY ONLY
For Faculty ONLY. Having been through the process myself and having been invited by over 45 college and university faculty unions and associations to address the need for detailed, quality and unique preparation for artistic faculty members, this workshop leader serves to prepare you in developing your individual materials and being aware of the current political academic climate in order to achieve your goals. Details determine success!

Speakers
KM

Kelly Morgan

Fitchburg State University


Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
VPAC 039

5:00pm EST

ITJA: The Critics Workshop #2
Speakers
SG

Scott Gagnon

Emmanuel College


Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 213

5:00pm EST

Finding Work as a Director
A panel of professional directors discuss strategies for finding work post undergraduate degree as a director. 

Speakers
avatar for Benny Sato Ambush

Benny Sato Ambush

Freelance SDC Director
Benny Sato Ambush: is a professional SDC stage director, former Artistic Director of three theatres (two of them professional theatres), educator, consultant, former National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) panelist/site evaluator, and published commentator. For the past nine years... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Simmons

Dawn Simmons

Director of Performing Arts, Boston Center for Arts
Dawn Simmons has spent the last 14 years working in Boston as a director, playwright and arts administrator. She is the current Director of Performing Arts at Boston Center for the Arts and served for 9 years as the Director of Programs for StageSource, the Greater Boston Theatre... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Westside Campus O'Neill Center

5:00pm EST

How to Select & Approach the Right Song Style for an Audition
Limited Capacity seats available

This course addresses how to select the best song styling after you have chosen that most important number for your audition.  Too frequently the right song is chosen to sing but the approach is off course.  

If your audition song choice is for a Soul, Jazz, Rock, Country, Pop, R&B, or “traditional” musical theatre show, this workshop will teach you about how to approach that song to best represent yourself and make yourself competitive for your dream job.

Ultimately, you want to audition appropriately and be heard, just the way the artist who originally composed the song would want to hear it, even if the original arrangement has been changed.  Please bring tracks or sheet music.


Speakers
DL

Darren Lorenzo

Entertainment Consultant, Norwegian Cruise Line
Darren Lorenzo (Norwegian Cruise Lines) is a veteran performer, hailing straight from Atlanta Georgia. Lorenzo has appeared in numerous productions both nationally and internationally. He received his B.A in Mass Communications at Clark Atlanta University and further training with... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
VPAC 108

5:00pm EST

Living in the Moment- Neighborhood Playhouse
This renown acting technique was developed at the world famous Neighborhood Playhouse, NYC. Students will be guided through exercises designed to ignite one's acting instincts & talent. Meisner technique is applicable to all mediums: film, TV, theatre, & new media. The workshop is an opportunity to experience serious training and develop one’s instrument and understanding under expert guidance.

Speakers
GK

Gary Kingston

Gary Kingston is a native of California, where he was a member of LACT in San Francisco. While there he appeared in a number of plays, including One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Present Laughter among others. His most recent performance was at The Schoolhouse Theater in Conor... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

5:00pm EST

Professional Projections in Academic Theatre
Presentation/discussion: How do we achieve professional-looking projection design on an academic budget? In this workshop, I'll share some tried-and-true solutions, from the initial design meetings, through the tech process, to production. We'll discuss analyzing a script, creating images, paperwork/organization, projectors, projection surfaces, media server systems, and how to photograph your work for your portfolio.

Speakers

Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
VPAC 335

5:00pm EST

Sampling Knight-Thompson Speech Exploration
This program is a workshop based on the speech skills used in Knight-Thompson Speechwork (KTS) and laid out in Dudley Knight’s book Speaking with Skill. The work focus on the physical actions that produce all the sounds of the world’s languages which helps the actor find greater vocal variety and specificity while maintaining complete intelligibility. This in turn helps prepare actors to easily move into any accent or vocal characterization that might be required onstage or in film, television or new media.

Speakers
CW

Colton Weiss

Colton is a graduate student with the American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University studying voice and speech pedagogy.  Select coaching credits include: Charlotte's Web (A.R.T./Dmitry Troyanovsky dir.), Violet the Musical (A.R.T. Oberon/Sammi... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 212

5:00pm EST

The Professional Audition
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This workshop will begin with a discussion of the business of acting from choosing a training program, working with agents and managers, the unions, to the process of the professional audition and the differences in auditioning for the stage and screen.

Then we will work with students as they make choices using a small amount of text given to them. The work will be focused on making choices that tell the story of the material as well as demonstrating to the director/casting director that you know how to make creative use of what's been given to you. Finally we will workshop monologues that students have already worked prior to the workshop to pull out the work's fullest potential.

Speakers
avatar for Garrett Neergaard

Garrett Neergaard

LaGuardia Community College
_x000D_ Broadway- Good People: MTC; New York Theatre - The End and The Beginning: Civilians; Be The Death of Me: Civilians; 10 out of 12: Soho Rep; Goldor $ Mythika: New Georges; The Germ Project: New Georges; Apparition: Connelly Theater; Goldstar, Ohio: Lincoln Center Theater Director's... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
VPAC 331 Studio C

5:00pm EST

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal EL OSO by Alexis Scheer
Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sapphire

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal FAIR PLAY by Shaquille Edwards
Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Coral

5:00pm EST

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal INITIATION by Kyle Gregory
Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sunstone

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal LEGS by Hannah Berman
Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Turquois

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal STAND-IN by Lyssandra Norton
Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Topaz II

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal- WISCONSIN by Lisa Taddeo
Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Jade

6:00pm EST

7:30pm EST

Diary of a Madman
Thursday February 1, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
VPAC 008 (Dressing Rm C)

7:30pm EST

Diary of a Madman
Please note that attendance at all performances will be ticketed through Eventbrite. Please watch your email for details on how to reserve seats for invited and guest performances!

Tickets will be available online SIX HOURS prior to curtain. Online reservations will close ONE HOUR prior to curtain. 

https://madman2.eventbrite.com

Thursday February 1, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

7:30pm EST

DIR rehearsal
Thursday February 1, 2018 7:30pm - 8:45pm EST
Crowne Plaza Ruby Ballroom

7:30pm EST

DIR rehearsal
Thursday February 1, 2018 7:30pm - 8:45pm EST
Crowne Plaza Diamond Ballroom

7:30pm EST

DIR rehearsal
Thursday February 1, 2018 7:30pm - 8:45pm EST
Crowne Plaza Emerald Ballroom

7:30pm EST

DIR rehearsal
Thursday February 1, 2018 7:30pm - 8:45pm EST
Crowne Plaza Pearl Ballroom

8:00pm EST

Invited Scenes
Thursday February 1, 2018 8:00pm - 10:30pm EST
VPAC 003/004 (Dressing Rm A/B)

8:00pm EST

Evening Showcase of Invited Scenes
Please note that attendance at all performances will be ticketed through Eventbrite. Please watch your email for details on how to reserve seats for invited and guest performances!

Tickets for this event may be reserved online beginning SIX HOURS prior to show time. Online reservations will close ONE HOUR prior to curtain.

https://invitedscenes.eventbrite.com

Thursday February 1, 2018 8:00pm - 10:30pm EST
VPAC Main Stage

9:00pm EST

Diary of a Madman Load Out
Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00pm - Friday February 2, 2018 12:45am EST
VPAC 008 (Dressing Rm C)

9:00pm EST

Diary of a Madman Load Out
Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00pm - Friday February 2, 2018 12:45am EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

10:00pm EST

One Act Design Storm Meeting - EL OSO
Thursday February 1, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sapphire

10:00pm EST

One Act Design Storm Meeting - WISCONSIN
Thursday February 1, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Jade

10:30pm EST

Hospitality Suite - Faculty and VIP's Only
Thursday February 1, 2018 10:30pm - Friday February 2, 2018 1:00am EST
Ethan Allen Hotel 224
 
Friday, February 2
 

8:00am EST

Faculty Breakfast
Friday February 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am EST
Crowne Plaza Sapphire

9:00am EST

USITT breakfast
Friday February 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Westside Campus Center Ballroom A

9:00am EST

Adding Value - Getting (and Giving!) Festival Support in a Challenging Academic Environment
Are you finding yourself wondering how YOU can take a greater role in planning Festival? Is your Administration questioning the value of attending -- or HOSTING -- festival? Come hear from your colleagues and discuss the best strategies for getting the most out of your festival experience. 

Friday February 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Crowne Plaza Sapphire

9:00am EST

9:00am EST

Music and Staging: Finding your Path
This workshop explores the the use of music by the director as well as the essential question of how can music be used as an integral tool for effective storytelling. 

Speakers
avatar for Maria Mileaf

Maria Mileaf

Director
Maria Mileaf is based in NYC where she has directed the premieres of Alexandra Gersten-Vasillaros’ The Argument at The Vineyard, Lee Blessing’s A Body of Water at Primary Stages (Outer Critic Circle Award for Best New Play), Kira Obolensky’s Lobster Alice at Playwrights Horizons... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 039

9:00am EST

Building the Theatre Building
Looking to renovate or build a new facility. Hear first hand how the process works and sometimes does not work. Take the journey from the big idea to the realization of the dream. Programming spaces, architects, building cost, construction and utilization. How does planning affect the Technician ,Director, and Performer, and vice versa.

Speakers
FH

Frank Herbert

Western Connecticut State University


Friday February 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 335

9:00am EST

How To Find Dramaturgical Work
Speakers
avatar for Martine Green-Rogers

Martine Green-Rogers

Assistant Professor, SUNY: New Paltz


Friday February 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Westside Campus Center Room 212

9:00am EST

Musical Theatre Tap
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Tap Dancing has its own language, using various rhythms and dynamics. Tap styles are influenced by music andculture. Also, many tap steps can be used to enhance the storyline of a musical. Musical Theatre Tap evolved outof a combination of Jazz & Tap styles with the dancer interpreting a song from the movie or Broadway show. Inthis class we will address a variety of tap terms, time steps, and turns often used in these presentations, andculminating with a combination from a current Broadway show. Please dress in rehearsal wear.  Tap shoes areappropriate. Taught by award winning professional choreographer, Cheryl Lee, of St. Petersburg, Florida; ProgramDirector of the Broadway Theatre Project.

Speakers
CL

Cheryl Lee

Associate Artistic Director, Artist Liason, Broadway Theatre Project
Cheryl Lee (Broadway Theatre Project) is Associate Artistic Director and faculty member at The Broadway Theatre Project.  Choreography credits include many musicals, ballets, operas and concerts in the Tampa Bay Area including the critically acclaimed Cabaret for FreeFall Theatre... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

9:00am EST

Performative Justice--Acting into Power
This program is based on a residency being designed for the Obama Foundation as a way of developing a stable of practitioners who will lead Performance/workshops called Women RUN, a non-partisan curriculum to inspire women to run for office/and or become more involved in their communities. A play with interchangeable monologues about women leaders in history, serve as the catalyst for a theatre/movement program to ready women for new roles of power.

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Westside Campus O'Neill Center

9:00am EST

The Art of Storytelling
Do you have a story to tell? Have you wondered about how to organize your story, and make it active? Are you interested in that deep performer / audience member connection that can only happen through the intimacy of story telling? If so, come to this workshop and learn about how to bring your personal, compelling experiences to life on stage.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Ricciardi

Paul Ricciardi

Immediate Past Chair, Region 1, Kingsborough Community College
Welcome to festival everyone! A bit about me: in addition to serving as Co-Chair for Region I, I am also a full-time faculty member at Kingsborough Community College/City University of New York, in Brooklyn, where I teach Acting I, II and Voice and Diction. I'm a Designated Linklater... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

9:00am EST

The Physical Actor: WAY beyond the psychological! Aware, Available , Responsive!
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for this dynamic and explosive investigation of the actor creator from the perspectives of Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Come prepared to be present, open and available; to move and be moved; to respond and react; to create and engage in a playful vitality as participants explore the the work of the physical actor. (Max participants: 45)

Speakers
PM

Pratik Motwani

Dell\'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, VIP
Originally from Mumbai, India Pratik Motwani is a resident actor/teaching artist/company member with Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake, California. Pratik creates, produces, tours original works of devised physical theatre; Recent works include: #////# - Official Selection... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 331 Studio C

9:00am EST

Fringe Friday
Friday February 2, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm EST
VPAC 003/004 (Dressing Rm A/B)

9:00am EST

Fringe Friday
Friday February 2, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm EST
VPAC 008 (Dressing Rm C)

9:00am EST

Festival Registration
Friday February 2, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
VPAC Lobby

9:30am EST

Maltby Staging Rehearsal
Speakers
avatar for Ryan McKinney

Ryan McKinney

Director of Theatre Arts, CUNY Kingsborough Community College
RYAN McKINNEY is a Professor of Theatre Arts & Director of the Theatre Arts Program for the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. He has previously served on the faculties of San Diego State University, Pace University, Marymount Manhattan College, Five Towns... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm EST
VPAC Concert Hall

10:00am EST

My-my-my Name Is
Fringe Friday Performance from Lehman College

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

10:30am EST

Iambic Alternatives
Fringe Friday Performance - Iambic Alternatives - Kevin Broccoli by Community College of Rhode Island

Friday February 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am EST
VPAC Main Stage

10:30am EST

ITJA: The Critics Workshop #3
Speakers
SG

Scott Gagnon

Emmanuel College


Friday February 2, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 213

10:30am EST

Intro to Moving Lights

INTRO TO MOVING LIGHTS AND LEDs ON THE EOS FAMILY CONTROL CONSOLES PART 1

Paul DeRocher, Rui Alves

 This class is an introduction for moving light programming on the ETC Eos family consoles. Participants

 do not need to have used moving lights before. They will work on a board and follow along with

 the instructors on how to use moving lights, and make several moving light cues. 

 


Friday February 2, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Ballroom A

11:00am EST

Response to My Name Is...
Speakers
KM

Kelly Morgan

Fitchburg State University


Friday February 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
VPAC 335

11:00am EST

ASPIRE - The Evolution of a Community Arts Leader: A Case Study
A conversation around living as an artist and advocate. We will explore similarities and differences between the for profit and not for profit sectors with a deep dive around the value of arts and culture in society and how as a leader to engage local communities to support arts and culture in a meaningful way.

Speakers
avatar for David Kuehn

David Kuehn

Executive Director, Cotuit Center for the Arts
David Kuehn is Executive Director of Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod. Since taking the helm in 2010, he has successfully led a revitalization program that has resulted in increased community awareness, membership and donor support, and quality programming in all areas of the... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 212

11:00am EST

Stage Managers' Roundtable
Join an Equity stage manager with over 30 years experience in professional theatre for an open question and answer session on the art and science of stage management.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Sadler

Christopher Sadler

Head of Stage Management, University of Oklahoma
Christopher Sadler is an Associate Professor at The University of Oklahoma's Helmerich School of Drama, heading the stage management emphasis and teaching multiple courses in stage & theatre management and dramatic literature. He holds an MFA in stage management from the University... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 214

11:00am EST

Vocal Master Class
Voice masterclass geared to linking healthy technique with expressivity.

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
VPAC 113

11:00am EST

Leap and Go, A Workshop For all Creatives
WRITING/ARTISTS WORKSHOP
F**ck the Critic. Do away with the Judge. Just leap and go. In this workshop, everyone will be responding to a given prompt. There will be no time to think, just automatic writing, where the pen is not allowed to stop for a specific amount of time. It is an approach and technique that helps all get a creative jumpstart by making a space of freedom and respect for youself, without thinking about result, or all the "shoulds." Learn to embrace the scary leaps. All are welcome - except the critic/judge. Just bring you, and something to write with.



Friday February 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

11:00am EST

Intro to the Costume Design Process for Film
Digital Costume Design and collaboration are imperative in costuming film. This workshop covers the basis at preparing for the task, using online tools and software. The session also addresses how to utilize social media, such as Pinterest, to compile research; how to create user-friendly web based slide shows; and how to archive digital files for portfolios and personal websites. It also looks at how to organize spec sheets, plots and inventories using Google Docs for easy editing and file sharing.

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Jaen

Rafael Jaen

Interim National KCACTF Vice-Co-Chair, KCACTF
RAFAEL JAEN (sounds HA-EN) is a professional costume designer, professor, and author. His design work for film, TV, and theater has received multiple accolades, and it has been featured in the Costume Design at The Turn of The Century 1990-2015 exhibit. He is the Recipient of the... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
VPAC 144

11:00am EST

Life After Graduation- Neighborhood Playhouse
A practical class in beginning your career from picture & resume to booking. Students will learn the structure and discipline to get his or her career as an actor started in the world of theatre, film, and television.

Speakers
LA

Lucas Atkins

Born and raised in San Antonio, TX Lucas Atkins attended the renown Neighborhood Playhouse. Upon graduation he quickly began to build his resume in theater, film & TV. He has worked with a number of acclaimed professionals including James Lapine (A New Brain NY’s City Center), starred... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Westside Campus O'Neill Center

11:00am EST

Navigating the Business: Making Diversity an Asset
Get the practical tools and resources you need to help you navigate the business as an artist of color and/or performer with a disability from one of the country's leading advocates for full diversity and inclusion in theatre, film and television. During this interactive workshop, we'll discuss the importance of being your own advocate; auditions - before, during and after; creating professional relationships with agents and casting directors; and developing strategies and resources to give you the edge you need!
(This workshop is geared toward STUDENTS, but anyone is welcome to attend.)

Speakers
avatar for Christine Bruno

Christine Bruno

Disability Consultant, Inclusion in the Arts
Christine Bruno is an actor, freelance disability consultant, and Disability Advocate at Inclusion in the Arts. She received her MFA from the New School, is a member of the Actors Studio and has worked nationally and internationally as an actor, director and acting coach. Christine... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

11:00am EST

DTM Round 2 Responses
Friday February 2, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Ballroom B

11:00am EST

Margolis Method / Building the Empowered Actor and Theatre Creator
Take a theatrical journey to your creative core with award-winning theatre artist Kari Margolis. Margolis Method merges vocal and physical expression and brings together the skill sets of the actor, director and playwright. Learn to create on your feet, build an original theatre piece from a single breath, analyze and interpret pre-existing text in new and exciting ways, express pure emotions and take home scores of practicable theatrical exercises you can apply to your next audition, performance or class. Come ready to work, focus and give it your all and you will definitely leave inspired, energized and informed.

Speakers
avatar for Kari  Margolis

Kari Margolis

Artistic Director, Margolis Method
Kari is an award-winning director, actor, playwright, master teacher, lecturer and artistic director of the international touring MB ADAPTORS founded in NYC in 1984. She has created 18 critically acclaimed productions that have toured nationally and to Europe, Asia, South America... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm EST
VPAC 331 Studio C

11:30am EST

The Handsome Stranger in “Holmes’ Home”
Fringe Friday Performance- "The Handsome Stranger in 'Holmes’ Home'” - Nick D’Amico from Rhode Island College

Friday February 2, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

11:30am EST

Response to Iambic Alternatives
Speakers
AD

Ali Dachis

Artists Striving To End Poverty


Friday February 2, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
VPAC 039

12:00pm EST

Unshakle
Part of Fringe Friday, "Unshakle" - Genoveva Vargas  from LaGuardia Community College


Friday February 2, 2018 12:00pm - 12:15pm EST
VPAC Main Stage

12:00pm EST

Vendor Fair Open Floor
Friday February 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Ballroom A

12:30pm EST

Response to Unshakle
Special Guests
PD

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region 7

Friday February 2, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm EST
VPAC 335

12:30pm EST

Response to The Handsome Stranger in "Holmes' Home"
Speakers
avatar for Tim Gleason

Tim Gleason

Artistic Director, KNOW Theatre
Tim Gleason is the Founder and Artistic Director of KNOW Theatre in Binghamton, NY, often producing Region 1 plays. Tim has been attending the Region for 21 yrs. and is heavily involved with NPP.


Friday February 2, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm EST
VPAC 039

1:00pm EST

Dramaturgy Presentations
Speakers
avatar for Theresa Lang

Theresa Lang

Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Theresa Lang is a teacher, director, and dramaturg committed to the creation of ensembles, showcasing new work, and promoting underrepresented voices. She is a Professor of Theater and the Head of the Contemporary Theater BFA program at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and works... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Ballroom B

1:00pm EST

Intro to Moving Lights

INTRO TO MOVING LIGHTSAND LEDs ON THE EOS FAMILY CONTROL CONSOLES PART  2

 Paul DeRocher, Rui Alves

 This class is continuation of Part 1. We will go into more detail with the function of pallets, effects and

 other more advanced functions. Participants will work on console with the instructors to create moving

 light effects.


Friday February 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Ballroom A

1:00pm EST

SOLITARY - An Exploration of Isolation
Speakers
avatar for Jermaine Rowe

Jermaine Rowe

Theatre Artist / Adjunct Professor
Jermaine Rowe is a stage, film and television actor, writer and performer, most recently featured in a reading of "Jesus Hopped the A train" at the American Airlines theatre on Broadway. Born in Jamaica, Jermaine recently completed his MFA in theatre at Sarah Lawrence College in New... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
VPAC 003/004 (Dressing Rm A/B)

1:00pm EST

SDC Directing Final Presentations
Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Sills

Kathleen Sills

Associate Professor of Theatre, Merrimack College
Forthcoming!


Friday February 2, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

1:30pm EST

1:30pm EST

Response to EVITA
Friday February 2, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 247

1:30pm EST

Audacity of Authenticity: Increasing Diversity on Your Stages FOR FACULTY
Whether we view art as a mirror to reflect society or as a hammer to shape it, it's no secret that the faces and bodies we see on our stages and screens don't reflect what we see on America's streets. In this interactive workshop led by a representative from one of the country's leading advocates for artists of color and performers with disabilities, we'll discuss the value of increased diversity in theatre training programs, as well as practical tools to help prepare students for what to expect after graduation. We'll tackle essential questions, including: What is diversity and why is it important? Is there a difference between non-traditional and inclusive casting? Whose stories are being told and by whom? We'll share strategies and best practices for how to expand the culture of our professional training programs, encouraging diverse perspectives and nurturing diverse artists committed to telling stories that reflect our changing world.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Bruno

Christine Bruno

Disability Consultant, Inclusion in the Arts
Christine Bruno is an actor, freelance disability consultant, and Disability Advocate at Inclusion in the Arts. She received her MFA from the New School, is a member of the Actors Studio and has worked nationally and internationally as an actor, director and acting coach. Christine... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

1:30pm EST

Choreographing for the Musical Theatre
While many young artists are interested in dance and movement, some are perplexed by how to begin a journey as a choreographer.  Todd Underwood and Ilyse Robbins, two dynamic theatre choreographers, will share their experiences as dance-makers and offer insight into their working processes, as well as how to begin choreographing your own work.  We encourage dancers, directors, actors, designers and all theatre artists to come and be a part of this engaging workshop about the intricacies of creating dance for the musical theatre stage.

Speakers
avatar for Ilyse Robbins

Ilyse Robbins

Associate Artistic Director, Greater Boston Stage Company
Ilyse Robbins (Musical Theatre Guest Artist/Workshop Presenter) is the Associate Artistic Director of Greater Boston Stage Company (formerly Stoneham Theatre) in Stoneham, Massachusetts. She also freelances as a director, choreographer, actress, and teacher in the New England area... Read More →
TU

Todd Underwood

Director/Choreographer
Todd L. Underwood (Musical Theatre Guest Artist/Workshop Presenter) is an award-nominated director/choreographer’s whose work has been seen on stages and in film nationally and internationally. Past productions include, The Color Purple, Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, Saturday... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC 331 Studio C

1:30pm EST

Costuming the Ensemble
Costuming the ensemble is a necessary task which most costume designers and Wardrobe professionals look upon with a slight amount of dread and procrastination. The development of the traits of organization and expediency with help in the process, in addition to the air of creativity.

Speakers
DK

Daniel Kozar

Program Director, Dean College


Friday February 2, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC 335

1:30pm EST

Jazz Funk!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Whether you want to show off your new moves at a dance club or in the privacy of your own living room, JazzFunk will give you the know-how to break it down in a whole new way. Come experience this power-classworkshop that will energize your festival week and give you the workout you need to reach your physicalappetite. From ballet, modern, hip-hop to lyrical, Jazz Funk incorporates movements from other dance genres andwraps it into a funky style that is both fun and expressive.  Class begins with a series of warm-ups that willstrengthen your core, develop flexibility and prepare you for later class combinations.  Across-the- floor dance stepsand a special combination in center will give you an opportunity to flash those jazz hands and dance to dynamicnew music found in today’s pop, dubstep and R&B. Taught by Juilliard graduate, Herman Payne, whose professional career includes the international tours of Fosse and West Side Story, as well as working with suchcelebrities as Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Usher, and Whitney Houston, Herman will guide even those withtwo left feet how to move with style.  All levels welcome!

Speakers
HP

Herman Payne

Co-Artistic Director, Broadway Theatre Project
Herman Payne (Co-Artistic Director, Broadway Theatre Project) A Juilliard graduate, Herman has performed with the Aspen Ballet and has also appeared in the international tours of Fosse and West Side Story, 9 to 5 on Broadway, The New York City Center Encores’ production of The... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

1:30pm EST

The Physical Actor: WAY beyond the psychological! Aware, Available, Responsive!
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for this dynamic and explosive investigation of the actor-creator from the perspectives of Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Come prepared to be present, open and available; to move and be moved; to respond and react; to create and engage in a playful vitality as participants explore the the work of the physical actor. (Max participants: 45)

Speakers
PM

Pratik Motwani

Dell\'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, VIP
Originally from Mumbai, India Pratik Motwani is a resident actor/teaching artist/company member with Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake, California. Pratik creates, produces, tours original works of devised physical theatre; Recent works include: #////# - Official Selection... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Westside Campus O'Neill Center

1:30pm EST

The Pictorial and Sensorial Playwright
The writer's ability to create a gripping and memorable story has much to do with engaging our five senses. This workshop will employ a compositional method that explores our access to the senses, dreams, vision and foresight in creating. Through a series of short prompts, the workshop playwrights will dive into the pictorial imagination, sensory writing, visualization and more. This is a lab. This is experimentation. This is creation, manipulation, alteration, and a provocation of though, psyche, and voice. Let's play.

Speakers
avatar for Georgina Escobar

Georgina Escobar

Playwright
Georgina Escobar is a NYC based playwright and devised theatre director via Ciudad Juárez. Her plays have been called "Chic-Burton", "Frontera Funk", and "Beckettian". She seeks to define a novo Latinx/Wabi Sabi aesthetic and often directs and devises her own work. Her plays have... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 214

2:00pm EST

SOLITARY - An Exploration of Isolation
Limited Capacity seats available

Please note that attendance at all performances will be ticketed through Eventbrite. Please watch your email for details on how to reserve seats for invited and guest performances!

Tickets may be reserved online beginning SIX HOURS prior to curtain. Online reservations will close ONE HOUR prior to curtain. 

https://isolationfri.eventbrite.com

"Solitary” explores aspects of isolation, with the intention of gaining a deeper understanding of oneself. Devised using projections designs, songs, dance and storytelling, the audience is taken on a journey of identity, physical and mental confinement and explores the feeling of being lost.



Speakers
avatar for Jermaine Rowe

Jermaine Rowe

Theatre Artist / Adjunct Professor
Jermaine Rowe is a stage, film and television actor, writer and performer, most recently featured in a reading of "Jesus Hopped the A train" at the American Airlines theatre on Broadway. Born in Jamaica, Jermaine recently completed his MFA in theatre at Sarah Lawrence College in New... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC Main Stage

2:00pm EST

2:30pm EST

3:30pm EST

Broadway Theatre Project Summer Intensive Auditions
Limited Capacity seats available

Playbill describes The Broadway Theatre Project (BTP) as "the world's most prestigious musical theatre arts education program for high school and college students."  Founded 26 years ago by Ann Reinking and Debra McWaters, this intense 3-week summer institute is proud to add KCACTF Region 1 to its audition tour as it seeks to select 80 of the top students desiring a career in the performing arts.  

BTP is very excited about many NEW additions to its programming this summer, including an original theatre production, extraordinary guest artists and a top-notch resident faculty.  Always seeking to add to and enhance what has been offered in the past, BTP is preparing to make the 2018 Project its strongest and most rewarding session yet.  Students who come to the Project do so for a variety of reasons - some wish to perform in front of the curtain, some wish to create magic backstage, some wish to gather knowledge about selecting the very best colleges in order to provide a longer period of study and perhaps a second major. Whatever your reasons, BTP promises to be an invigorating, inspiring summer of learning and theatre-making for all involved.

 The audition for the 2018 session will consist of a dance audition (taught during the “Chicago: The Audition” Workshop) and a vocal audition. (Please note: there will be no live accompaniment.)  Come prepared to sing 16-bars a capella or with your own tracks.  There will be sound equipment available, should you need it.  In addition to the above, please prepare a short monologue.  Cold reading material will be available. We look forward to seeing many of you there! Visit our website, or call, for further information: www.BroadwayTheatreProject.com


Friday February 2, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

3:30pm EST

A Director's Guide to Working with Actors
Things every director should know to create more productive relationships with their actors. This workshop will include demonstration and discussion of the techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Zahler

Adam Zahler

Chair, Visual & Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Adam Zahler is a member of SDC, chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Worcester State University, and professor of theatre. He has worked in the Boston area, as well as theatres in New York, New Jersey, Vermont, and Virginia. Internationally his work has been seen... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 212

3:30pm EST

ASTEP - IMPROV-ing the world
This is an active workshop, we will have some discussion as well as some on our feet work. I would say it falls into the categories of a classic Workshop.

Speakers
AD

Ali Dachis

Artists Striving To End Poverty


Friday February 2, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Westside Campus O'Neill Center

3:30pm EST

Be Honest! How Deep is your Script Analysis?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This workshop serves actors/directors/designers/arts administrators. Script Analysis is the key to serving artists and audience. Artists are under time constraints to provide their work for a theater. Developing a DEEP Analysis Skill-Set is crucial to honor one's self and the work as an artist, as well as to support the work and needs of fellow artists, theaters and their budgets and vision and of course the audience seeking a moving experience. How deep and insightful is your skill-set?

Speakers
KM

Kelly Morgan

Fitchburg State University


Friday February 2, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
VPAC 039

3:30pm EST

Burn It Up with a Torch Song!
Torch Songs are powerful, show-stopping ballads that give voice to a broken heart and unrequited love, and they exist in several different genres, including show tunes, standards, pop, rock, jazz and more. Torch songs are a powerful part of any singer's arsenal, and they can be a great way to stand out and showcase your unique abilities. This workshop will explore a wide range of Torch Songs from several different genres (each suitable for your audition binder), and will offer basic techniques to help personalize each song. Come share!

Speakers
JB

John Berst

Director of Musical Theatre; KCACTF Vice-Chair, Musical Theatre, University of New Hampshire
John is happy to return as Vice-Chair of Musical Theatre for Region 1. He works regularly around the Northeast and the Chicago area as a director (SDC Associate), music director and actor (AEA). Recent productions include Elf: The Musical, Bright Star, john & jen, Vanities: The Musical... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
VPAC 108

3:30pm EST

ILLUSIONS OF VIOLENCE
Speakers
avatar for Jim Beauregard

Jim Beauregard

Dean College
Jim Beauregard is Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, and Technical Director for The School of Arts and The School of Dance at Dean College, Franklin, MA. Jim has been involved in stage combat for over thirty years as a choreographer and instructor. He toured with The Cumberland... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

3:30pm EST

3:30pm EST

Unarmed Stage Combat
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This workshop will take students through the basic elements of unarmed stage combat. Students will learn to execute specific unarmed moves while focusing on the principals behind them that govern all unarmed stage combat maneuvers.

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
VPAC 331 Studio C

4:00pm EST

Fringe Friday
Friday February 2, 2018 4:00pm - 10:00pm EST
VPAC 003/004 (Dressing Rm A/B)

4:30pm EST

Fringe Friday
Friday February 2, 2018 4:30pm - 10:00pm EST
VPAC 008 (Dressing Rm C)

5:00pm EST

ASPIRE - Authentic Leadership - Bringing the Artist to Work Every Day

Join Brett Bernadini, Managing Director of The Cape Playhouse, America's oldest and most beloved summer theatre, for a discussion on AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP. As artists and leaders, it is vital that we understand what it means to bring "ourselves" to our work, to live our passion, and inspire others to achieve. Practicing Authentic Leadership infuses our daily practice and the responsibilities we have to ourselves and organizations.


Speakers
avatar for Brett Bernadini

Brett Bernadini

Managing Director, The Cape Playhouse
Brett arrives at Cape Playhouse from Theatre Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA) where he served as Executive & Artistic Director. He has directed more then 300 productions in his career and has served as Musical Director/Director for such venues as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Thomaston... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 212

5:00pm EST

Audition Tips- Habits and Practices for a Theatre Artist
Michelle Bombe will expand on her popular article published in TheatreArtLife, 11 Audition Tips for Actors.
These tips include how to have the best mindset and practices to stay healthy in the business.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bombe

Michelle Bombe

National Vice Chair, KCACTF
Bombe is the director of theatre, resident costume designer and professor of theatre at Hope, where she has taught since 1991, and has held leadership roles with KCACTF at the state, regional and national levels, including as newly elected national vice chair. She will receive the... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 214

5:00pm EST

Beginning Rapier
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is a hands on workshop where students will learn and execute the basic movements of beginning rapier for the stage. It will include footwork, how to safely attack and parry (block), the number system used for learning choreography, and the difference between rapier and other styles of sword fighting.

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
VPAC 331 Studio C

5:00pm EST

Broadway Bootcamp: Dance! - Open Jar Initiatve
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Allan Zarr

Bradley Allan Zarr

Open Jar Institute
Since graduating from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, Bradley has appeared on stages all over the country in the national tours of The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), Spamalot, Catch Me If You Can, Kathleen Marshall’s Anything Goes, and most recently... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

5:00pm EST

Limitless Potential in Puppetry
In this interactive workshop, we will be discussing how one can use puppetry as not only a storytelling device but an environmental, and economical, way to create theatre. Inspired by Bread and Puppet, her work with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the depths of our imagination, participants will be encouraged to explore how everyday materials can become puppets in a simple and effective way.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Escobar-Leanse

Mindy Escobar-Leanse

Puppeteer/Performer, Actor
Mindy Escobar-Leanse was raised in El Paso, Texas and became involved in theatre very early on; first at the JCC and then through a multi-disciplinary company for children, teaching all aspects of theatre. Soon she was involved in the University of Texas at El Paso's theatre program... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

5:00pm EST

Team Building: My Pasta Design is Better Than Your Pasta Design
The workshop will be Pasta and Marshmallow Design Off: A team of collaborators: directors, performers, technicians, designers and playwrights and MISC. (self-described individuals, shhhhh even PROFESSORS). They will battle for "ULTIMATE RULERS OF THE THEATRE (region one) GALAXY !!!! Three timed rounds: 1st Rd.) The Tallest Tower : Elimination of bottom teams, 2nd Rd.) Structural Integrity ("Shoul-Da-Put-A-Phone-on-IT) Elimination of bottom teams, 3rd Rd) THEMED Round !!!!!!! There will be tears........... there will be drama.......... there will be PRIZES!!!!!

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Westside Campus O'Neill Center

5:00pm EST

The Professional Audition
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will begin with a discussion of the business of acting from choosing a training program, working with agents and managers, the unions, to the process of the professional audition and the differences in auditioning for the stage and screen.

Then we will work with students as they make choices using a small amount of text given to them. The work will be focused on making choices that tell the story of the material as well as demonstrating to the director/casting director that you know how to make creative use of what's been given to you. Finally we will workshop monologues that students have already worked prior to the workshop to pull out the work's fullest potential.

Speakers
avatar for Garrett Neergaard

Garrett Neergaard

LaGuardia Community College
_x000D_ Broadway- Good People: MTC; New York Theatre - The End and The Beginning: Civilians; Be The Death of Me: Civilians; 10 out of 12: Soho Rep; Goldor $ Mythika: New Georges; The Germ Project: New Georges; Apparition: Connelly Theater; Goldstar, Ohio: Lincoln Center Theater Director's... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
VPAC 108

5:00pm EST

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal EL OSO by Alexis Scheer
Friday February 2, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sapphire

5:00pm EST

5:00pm EST

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal INITIATION by Kyle Gregory
Friday February 2, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sunstone

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal LEGS by Hannah Berman
Friday February 2, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Turquois

5:00pm EST

5:00pm EST

NPP Rehearsal WISCONSIN by Lisa Taddeo
Friday February 2, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Jade

5:00pm EST

5:30pm EST

How Do We Draw the Line?
Part of Fringe Friday- "How Do We Draw the Line?" Charlie Santos  from University of Rhode Island

Friday February 2, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

6:00pm EST

"To Have a Giant’s Strength"
Part of Fringe Friday "To Have a Giant’s Strength" - Emily Carter & Abigail Dufresne; University of Rhode Island

Friday February 2, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm EST
VPAC Main Stage

6:30pm EST

Response to How Do We Draw the Line?
Special Guests
PD

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region 7

Friday February 2, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm EST
VPAC 335

6:30pm EST

Actorbatics: An Introduction to Droznin Russian Movement
Welcome to Droznin, the movement technique taught at the world-renowned Moscow Art Theatre School, and the cornerstone of the National Theater Institute's movement curriculum. Through a series of rigorous physical exercises, stretches, balance poses and partner acrobatics, students slowly unlock the body, freeing them up for the work they will need to do on stage. Come find out why NTI students and faculty lovingly refer to Droznin as "Actorbatics" and experience this truly thrilling technique firsthand. All experience levels welcome. Participants must wear comfortable clothing.

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

7:00pm EST

"Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind" (10 Plays in 20 Minutes)
Part of Fringe Friday "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind"- Vana Trudeau; Cape Cod Community College

Friday February 2, 2018 7:00pm - 7:30pm EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

7:00pm EST

Response to To Have a Giant's Strength
Speakers
avatar for Kari  Margolis

Kari Margolis

Artistic Director, Margolis Method
Kari is an award-winning director, actor, playwright, master teacher, lecturer and artistic director of the international touring MB ADAPTORS founded in NYC in 1984. She has created 18 critically acclaimed productions that have toured nationally and to Europe, Asia, South America... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
VPAC 144

7:30pm EST

"WIG (Western Improv Group)"
Part of Fringe Friday "WIG (Western Improv Group)" - Howard Powell; Western Connecticut State University

Friday February 2, 2018 7:30pm - 8:00pm EST
VPAC Main Stage

7:30pm EST

Musical Theatre Showcase
Limited Capacity seats available

Please note that attendance at all performances will be ticketed through Eventbrite. Please watch your email for details on how to reserve seats for invited and guest performances!

Tickets will be available online SIX HOURS prior to curtain. Online reservations will close ONE HOUR prior to curtain. 

https://mtshowcase.eventbrite.com

Friday February 2, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm EST
VPAC Concert Hall

8:00pm EST

Response to Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
Speakers
avatar for Tim Gleason

Tim Gleason

Artistic Director, KNOW Theatre
Tim Gleason is the Founder and Artistic Director of KNOW Theatre in Binghamton, NY, often producing Region 1 plays. Tim has been attending the Region for 21 yrs. and is heavily involved with NPP.


Friday February 2, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
VPAC 144

8:00pm EST

Response to WIG (Western Improv Group)
Speakers
KM

Kelly Morgan

Fitchburg State University


Friday February 2, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
VPAC 335

8:30pm EST

"Displaced: a Response to Qurban"
Part of Fringe Friday - "Displaced: a Response to Qurban" - Theresa Lang; Boston Conservatory

Friday February 2, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

9:00pm EST

"Reunion"
Part of Fringe Friday "Reunion" - Nathan Clift; Western Connecticut State University

Friday February 2, 2018 9:00pm - 9:30pm EST
VPAC Main Stage

9:30pm EST

Response to Displaced: A Response to Qurban
Special Guests
PD

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region 7

Friday February 2, 2018 9:30pm - 10:30pm EST
VPAC 144

9:30pm EST

Response to Reunion
Speakers
avatar for Kari  Margolis

Kari Margolis

Artistic Director, Margolis Method
Kari is an award-winning director, actor, playwright, master teacher, lecturer and artistic director of the international touring MB ADAPTORS founded in NYC in 1984. She has created 18 critically acclaimed productions that have toured nationally and to Europe, Asia, South America... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 9:30pm - 10:30pm EST
VPAC 335

10:00pm EST

One Act Design Storm Meeting - EL OSO
Friday February 2, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Sapphire

10:00pm EST

One Act Design Storm Meeting - WISCONSIN
Friday February 2, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Crowne Plaza Jade

10:00pm EST

10:00pm EST

One Minute Play Festival Rehearsals
Speakers
avatar for Dominic D'Andrea

Dominic D'Andrea

Producing Artistic Director, The One Minute Play Festival
Dominic Antonio D’Andrea is the founder and producing artistic director of The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), America’s largest and longest consistently running community-engaged theatre project. During his decade-long tenure at 1MPF, he has created, produced, and led over 135 dialogue projects and festivals in over 40 cities and communities, with 1,800 playwrights and community writers, crea... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 10:00pm - 11:59pm EST
Crowne Plaza Onyx

10:30pm EST

Hospitality Suite - Faculty and VIP's Only
Friday February 2, 2018 10:30pm - Saturday February 3, 2018 1:00am EST
Ethan Allen Hotel 224
 
Saturday, February 3
 

7:30am EST

Irene Ryan SM Call
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Saturday February 3, 2018 7:30am - 8:00am EST
VPAC Main Stage

7:30am EST

National Awards Discussion
Speakers
avatar for Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry

Artistic Director, KCACTF
Gregg Henry is artistic director of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He is artistic associate for New Works and Commissions for Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences and is director of the Kennedy Center/Kenan Trust Performing Arts Fellowship Program. Gregg... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am EST
Westside Campus Center Room 213

8:00am EST

Irene Ryan Nominee Call
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am EST
VPAC Main Stage

8:00am EST

Irene Ryan Holding Room
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00am - 11:30am EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

8:00am EST

8:45am EST

Irene Ryan Selector Orientation
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Saturday February 3, 2018 8:45am - 9:30am EST
VPAC Main Stage

9:00am EST

ASPIRE - Navigating Commercial Theatre
When you hear the term "commercial theatre," what does that mean, and other than Broadway, are there other models for it?  We will discuss the various jobs and roles in commercial theatre and how that compares to those in not-for-profit and regional theatres, how the business model differs, and explore the development model in commercial theatre for the creation of new plays and musicals.

Speakers
MS

Megan Smith

Literary Manager, Daryl Roth Productions
Megan Smith is the literary manager for Daryl Roth Productions, the production company behind Broadway shows including Kinky Boots, Paula Vogel's Indecent, and The Normal Heart.  Prior to DRP, Megan spent 6 years as the Producing Associate at the Off Broadway theatre company INTAR... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Westside Campus Center Room 212

9:00am EST

SDC Post-Mortem
Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Sills

Kathleen Sills

Associate Professor of Theatre, Merrimack College
Forthcoming!


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 144

9:00am EST

A Career in the Cruise Line Industry
Speakers
DL

Darren Lorenzo

Entertainment Consultant, Norwegian Cruise Line
Darren Lorenzo (Norwegian Cruise Lines) is a veteran performer, hailing straight from Atlanta Georgia. Lorenzo has appeared in numerous productions both nationally and internationally. He received his B.A in Mass Communications at Clark Atlanta University and further training with... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

9:00am EST

Best Practices for Teaching Vectorworks 2018 in the Classroom

Join Vectorworks Entertainment Product Marketing Manager Frank Brault at the KCACTF Region 1 expo for a 75-minute, hands-on workshop. This session is designed for professors and will focus on best practices for teaching Vectorworks 2018 in the classroom. Attendees will learn about rendering styles, modeling in 3D to generate 2D documentation, and using Vectorworks as a design tool.



Saturday February 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 039

9:00am EST

DTM resumes and cover letters

Dos and don'ts for writing cover letters and resumes for designers and technicians. You have one opportunity to make a first impression: lead with your strengths!

Participants are welcome to bring their resumes and cover letters.


Special Guests
avatar for John Devlin

John Devlin

National DTM Member-at-large, Saint Michael's College
John holds an MFA in design and an MA in history from Syracuse University. He is the resident designer/TD for Saint Michael's College in Vermont; he is also the production manager and resident designer for the Saint Michael's Playhouse. His professional design credits include work... Read More →

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Westside Campus Center Room 214

9:00am EST

Millinery: Blocking Straw and Felt Hats
Demonstration (with some opportunities for hands on) of Blocking hats with steam. We will explore the materials and techniques required to block felt and straw hats with steam, with a focus on styles and practices for the theatre. Techniques may include: blocking straw with steam, blocking felt steam, wiring your edges, installing the sweatband, and finishing techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Wallace-Spriggs

Denise Wallace-Spriggs

Milliner, DWS Studio, The Huntington Theatre Company
A fourth Generation Crafts Artisan, Denise Wallace Spriggs is a Lecturer in the School of Theatre at Boston University. As Costume Crafts Artisan for the Costume Department, Ms Wallace-Spriggs has been an integral part of the production team at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 335

9:00am EST

Performative Justice--Acting into Power
This program is based on a residency being designed for the Obama Foundation as a way of developing a stable of practitioners who will lead Performance/workshops called Women RUN, a non-partisan curriculum to inspire women to run for office/and or become more involved in their communities. A play with interchangeable monologues about women leaders in history, serve as the catalyst for a theatre/movement program to ready women for new roles of power.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EST
VPAC 331 Studio C

9:00am EST

Festival Registration
Saturday February 3, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
VPAC Lobby

9:30am EST

9:30am EST

Irene Ryan Finals
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Saturday February 3, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am EST
VPAC Main Stage

10:00am EST

11:00am EST

Stage Management Case Studies
In this workshop, we'll look at some challenging real-life stage management situations and discuss how we might "solve" them (then see what the stage manager ended up doing).

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Sadler

Christopher Sadler

Head of Stage Management, University of Oklahoma
Christopher Sadler is an Associate Professor at The University of Oklahoma's Helmerich School of Drama, heading the stage management emphasis and teaching multiple courses in stage & theatre management and dramatic literature. He holds an MFA in stage management from the University... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 214

11:00am EST

Introduction to Vectorworks 2018
Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
VPAC 039

11:00am EST

Scene Design: More of a Process than an Art
Speakers
avatar for Ross Fleming

Ross Fleming

University of Texas - El Paso
Ross Fleming, MFA, Assistant Professor of Scene Design and Technical Director and Head of Design for UTEP, has been working in theatre as a designer and technical director for over 15 years. He has designed or technical directed over 200 shows for educational, professional, and community... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
VPAC 335

11:00am EST

The Physical Actor: WAY beyond the psychological! Aware, Available, Responsive!
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for this dynamic and explosive investigation of the actor creator from the perspectives of Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Come prepared to be present, open and available; to move and be moved; to respond and react; to create and engage in a playful vitality as participants explore the the work of the physical actor. (Max participants: 45)

Special Guests
PM

Pratik Motwani

Dell\'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, VIP
Originally from Mumbai, India Pratik Motwani is a resident actor/teaching artist/company member with Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake, California. Pratik creates, produces, tours original works of devised physical theatre; Recent works include: #////# - Official Selection... Read More →

Saturday February 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

11:00am EST

Theatre for Social Change
Speakers
avatar for Ramona Ostrowski

Ramona Ostrowski

Associate Producer, HowlRound


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 212

12:00pm EST

Next Steps Auditions
Saturday February 3, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC Main Stage

12:00pm EST

Next Steps Job Fair
Saturday February 3, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC Lobby

12:00pm EST

Tech Olympics
Saturday February 3, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Ballroom A

12:30pm EST

Maltby Responses
Saturday February 3, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 243

12:30pm EST

Maltby Responses
Saturday February 3, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 216

1:00pm EST

10 Minute Play Set Up

Saturday February 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm EST
VPAC Concert Hall

1:30pm EST

ASPIRE Presentations
Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC 144

1:30pm EST

Irene Ryan Final Responses
Moderators
avatar for Tom Rothacker

Tom Rothacker

Chair of Irene Ryans & Chair of Respondents / Adjunct Asst Prof. of Theatre Arts, Kingsborough Community College / KCACTF Region 1

Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

1:30pm EST

The Director's Foundational Responsibilities
~A Boot Camp of Practical Tasks
~ This workshop is a primer of essential tips for interpretively directing a play in three progressively sequential categories:

* Work With Text
* Work With Mise-en-Scene
* Work With Actors

Speakers
avatar for Benny Sato Ambush

Benny Sato Ambush

Freelance SDC Director
Benny Sato Ambush: is a professional SDC stage director, former Artistic Director of three theatres (two of them professional theatres), educator, consultant, former National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) panelist/site evaluator, and published commentator. For the past nine years... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

1:30pm EST

Buckram Hats: Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Covered Millinery
Demonstration (with some opportunities for hands on) of buckram techniques. We will look at the bonnet and the top hat shapes as examples of buckram hats and examine ways to improve upon millinery skills to make a covered hat. Techniques may include: blocking with water, blocking with steam, combining buckram with thermoplastic, wiring, choosing appropriate fabrics, working with difficult fabrics, new techniques in mulling, choosing when to glue. Students may wish to bring past projects to the session for discussion and critique.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Wallace-Spriggs

Denise Wallace-Spriggs

Milliner, DWS Studio, The Huntington Theatre Company
A fourth Generation Crafts Artisan, Denise Wallace Spriggs is a Lecturer in the School of Theatre at Boston University. As Costume Crafts Artisan for the Costume Department, Ms Wallace-Spriggs has been an integral part of the production team at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC 335

1:30pm EST

But My Piece is 19 Bars?!
Always afraid that your audition song is too long, too overdone, or just "all wrong?" As a practical alternative to "Top 10 Never-Sing" lists (and other unhelpful internet memes), this workshop will take some of the mystery out of singing auditions, explaining which factors DO make a difference in preparation, and debunking "urban audition legends."
Topics will include guidelines for effective cuts, "decoding" audition directions, and other topics based upon the needs of individual singers. Expect a relaxed atmosphere as we treat every song as an experimental work-in-progress. Singing participants should bring their audition "books." Auditors at all levels are welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Gerbi

Elizabeth Gerbi

Full-Time Instructor, Musical Theatre, SUNY Dutchess Community College
Elizabeth Gerbi, currently a Full-Time Instructor of Music Theater at the State University of New York at Dutchess Community College, is well known across the country as a singing teacher, voice coach, choral conductor, and music director/pianist (160+ productions). She has previously... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

1:30pm EST

The Lighting Design Process/Equipment Choice
A discussion of the creative process, transforming ideas into a product for viewing by an audience. Also - choosing the best/appropriate equipment for the job.

Special Guests

Saturday February 3, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
VPAC 039

1:30pm EST

3:30pm EST

ASPIRE INTERVIEWS
Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
VPAC 144

3:30pm EST

3:30pm EST

Open Jar Initiative Auditions
Saturday February 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
VPAC 334 Studio B

3:30pm EST

ITJA: The Critics Workshop #4
Speakers
SG

Scott Gagnon

Emmanuel College


Saturday February 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 213

3:30pm EST

Producing New Works in Educational Settings
This will be a discussion regarding producing new works in educational settings, led by actor and writer Christine Toy Johnson and Tina Fallon, executive director of creative affairs at the Dramatists Guild of America. What are the challenges you face when choosing new works to study or produce? What if you had easier access to working playwrights for approvals to script changes? What resources can the industry supply to help educate your community in the event of a controversy?

Speakers
avatar for Christine Toy Johnson

Christine Toy Johnson

President, Moongate Productions
Christine Toy Johnson (playwright/director) is an award-winning writer, actor, director and advocate for inclusion. Her written works have been produced and/or developed by the Roundabout, Village Theatre, Barrow Group, Prospect Theatre, Weston Playhouse, O’Neill, CAP 21 and more... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Westside Classroom Bldg 218 - President's Room

3:30pm EST

Stage Blood Delivery Systems
Blood recipes and mixes abound in the theater world, but what do you do with that blood once you have it? This workshop will demonstrate a wide range of ways to create blood effects, from fresh wounds that appear during a fight sequence to pools of blood that appear from seemingly nowhere to pulsing open wounds, all while keeping in mind performer and operator safety. Participants will come away with options for every size budget and production.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
VPAC 137 Scene Shop

3:30pm EST

Commonwealth Shakespeare - Callbacks
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Apprentice Program (Wellesley/Boston, MA)
The CSC Apprentice Program is an intensive summer training program for young actors who are actively pursuing a career in theatre. This eight week training runs concurrently with CSC’s signature event, free outdoor Shakespeare on the Common, founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Steve Maler's vision that Shakespeare "belongs and should be accessible to everyone." 
The apprenticeship offers a robust Shakespearean performance focus through professionally directed productions held in and around Boston. CSC faculty support the work in the rehearsal room through classes in voice and text analysis. At the beginning of the program, we work with each apprentices to identify personal goals and track these goals together with faculty and staff throughout the summer. Apprentices will also bring their work and enthusiasm to audience engagement work on The Boston Common, where they are an integral part of our show's success.
  • Learn voice and classical text in core classes and receive personalized monologue and scene study coaching. 
  • Earn Equity Membership Candidacy (EMC) points towards union membership and engage in professional development opportunities through interaction with CSC's Equity artists. 
  • Perform in fully-produced Shakespeare plays directed and designed by professional artists and presented at various venues throughout Greater Boston. 
  • Work as an Audience Ambassador on the Boston Common by assisting with front-of-house duties and engaging with our diverse audiences through pre-show educational conversations, play and performance moments. 
Actors of all genders, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For application requirements and additional info visit commshakes.org

Speakers
VT

Victoria Townsend

Victoria Townsend is a Boston-based director, teaching-artist and performer. She is the Artistic Programs Manager for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, producers of ‘Shakespeare on the Common’ which brings free outdoor Shakespeare to over 75,000 Boston audience members each summer... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Westside Campus Center Room 212

3:30pm EST

Awards Ceremony Set Up
Saturday February 3, 2018 3:30pm - 7:00pm EST
Downtown Campus Ives Hall

5:00pm EST

One-Minute Play Festival
Speakers
avatar for Dominic D'Andrea

Dominic D'Andrea

Producing Artistic Director, The One Minute Play Festival
Dominic Antonio D’Andrea is the founder and producing artistic director of The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), America’s largest and longest consistently running community-engaged theatre project. During his decade-long tenure at 1MPF, he has created, produced, and led over 135 dialogue projects and festivals in over 40 cities and communities, with 1,800 playwrights and community writers, crea... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
VPAC Studio Theatre

7:00pm EST

Final Awards Ceremony
Saturday February 3, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Downtown Campus Ives Hall

9:30pm EST

Dance Party
Saturday February 3, 2018 9:30pm - 11:59pm EST
Crowne Plaza Diamond & Ruby Ballroom

10:30pm EST

Hospitality Suite - Faculty and VIP's Only
Saturday February 3, 2018 10:30pm - Sunday February 4, 2018 1:00am EST
Ethan Allen Hotel 224
 
Sunday, February 4
 

9:00am EST

Board Meeting
Sunday February 4, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am EST
Ethan Allen Arlington