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Musical Theatre:  Special Topics course for Spring

  • The course, Musical Theatre: Special Topics THTR:2175 for Spring 2023 is restricted to the cast of the Mainstage Musical:  Something Rotten.

  • Auditions are scheduled for November 13th.  For more information see the Auditions page:  Audition Information

  • The Musical Theatre course will be held Saturdays, 10:00a - 1:00p during the spring 2023 semester.

  • If you are cast in the musical, you will be granted special permission to register for the course and you will need to register for THTR:2175.  

  • https://myui.uiowa.edu/my-ui/courses/details.page?ci=172758&id=991060

Question:  Please contact Mark Bruckner mark-bruckner@uiowa.edu.

Requirements: Only undergraduate students may submit plays. You do not need to be a theatre major or have taken a playwriting course in order to submit a script. You MUST be enrolled as an undergraduate for both the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.


Script submissions:  Playwrights may submit up to two separate plays for consideration.   Upload a PDF of each script as separate documents.  If you are submitting more than one script, you may upload both on the same form. The playwright’s name should NOT appear on any page of the script.


Formatting: Submissions must be in proper playwriting format.  If you are uncertain about this format, please speak with any of the playwriting instructors in the Department of Theatre Arts.


Length:  Scripts should be no longer than 10 pages in length. Pages must be numbered. Please include a list of characters and a brief description of the setting. This does not count in the page total.


Production Requirements: Because of the nature of this festival, it is impossible to produce plays with complicated technical demands (a.k.a. violence, intimacy, guns, etc.). Plays with simpler production requirements have a better chance of being selected.


Deadline:  Scripts may be submitted any time prior to the deadline using the online submission form (above, and also accessible on the Theatre Wiki). Please submit your entry no later than Sunday, November 6 at 11:59pm.  Scripts will NOT be accepted after the deadline.


If selected, the playwright agrees to attend auditions, rehearsals, and meetings. Additionally, the playwright cannot make significant changes to the script once submitted without the approval of the festival director.


If you have questions, please contact Festival Director Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers at kristen-hartsgrove-mooers@uiowa.edu or the Theatre Arts main office at theatre@uiowa.edu.


2023 TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

The 26th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival will be February 16-19, 2023

Script submission form is open until 11:59pm Sunday, November 6th. No plays will be accepted after the deadline. Selections will be announced Friday, November 18th. Auditions will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd and 4th.

Online submission form: https://workflow.uiowa.edu/form/tenminute





Volunteer to usher for the Department of Theatre Arts The Children's Hour and see the show for free!


Ushering is a great way to meet people, see  great shows, support the arts, and a bonus for that volunteer portion of  the resume.

Friday, October 7 is opening night and performances run through Saturday, October 15th.  Must be a current UI Student.  Limited space available per performance! 

Sign up to usher using to link below:

Usher Sign-up for Mainstage Productions

Courses that require special permission to enroll

THTR:2220:0004 Production Lab: Crew captains, stage managers, and special projects

THTR:4144 Acting Special Topics: Greeks and Archetypes

  • Must have passed the Advanced Acting audition and submit the special permission form
  • Prerequisites: Acting II, Theatre Movement I, and Voice I. You can be enrolled in either Theatre Movement OR Voice for the Actor concurrently during the semester you enroll in Advanced Acting, as long as you have completed either Theatre Movement OR Voice for the Actor prior enrolling. 

Use this request form:    

https://workflow.uiowa.edu/entry/new/7174




Courses that require an Audition

THTR:2175 Musical Theatre Special Topics

Audition instructions:  

https://wiki.uiowa.edu/display/theatre/Auditions+for+Musical+Theatre+course+-+Fall+2022




Special Courses

THTR:6310:0002 Writer’s Room

Submit a 10 page writing sample and resume.

Application is due by April 8th.

https://workflow.uiowa.edu/entry/new/7372

Volunteer to usher for the Department of Theatre Arts the Iowa Directors Festival and see the show for free!


Ushering is a great way to meet people, see  great shows, support the arts, and a bonus for that volunteer portion of  the resume.

Performances span from Thursday, Thursday, February 3 - Saturday, February 12.  Must be a current UI Student.  Limited space available per performance! 

Sign up to usher using to link below:

Usher Sign-up for Mainstage Productions

Volunteer to usher for the UI Department of Theatre Arts production of Smile Medicine and see the show for free!


Ushering is a great way to meet people, see  great shows, support the arts, and a bonus for that volunteer portion of  the resume.

Performances span from Friday, November 12 – Saturday, November 20.  Must be a current UI Student.  Limited space available per performance! 

Sign up to usher using to link below:

Usher Sign-up for Mainstage Productions

Volunteer to usher for the UI Department of Theatre Arts production of Our Lady of 121st Street and see the show for free!


Ushering is a great way to meet people, see  great shows, support the arts, and a bonus for that volunteer portion of  the resume. Performances span from Friday, October 8 – Saturday, October 16.  Must be a current UI Student.  Limited space available per performance! 

Usher Sign-up for Mainstage Productions


CASTING CALL

CASTING CALL: EPISODIC SHORT FILM

A dramatic project from University of Iowa student, Braxten Jones

SEEKING:

A 18-22 year old male (there is flexibility in older age if appearance leans toward younger) 

Charismatic young man, the quarterback of the football team, all around good guy


Another 18-22 year old (gender doesn’t matter)

An old soul with a youthful appearance, observant and thoughtful, a watcher


To be filmed this upcoming summer in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area


To audition:

Email braxjones2@gmail.com or braxjones@uiowa.edu 

Please include a headshot (or any solo picture of yourself) and an acting resume (list of experience)

Click on the links below to see the audition submission process for the following courses:


Musical Theatre course - Audition submission process

Advanced Acting course  - Audition sign up

CLIMB Theatre is holding virtual auditions for the Twin Cities Unified Theatre Auditions on February 27 and 28th, 2021.

University of Iowa students may register for this year at no charge and will have the option of either auditioning via zoom OR uploading a video of their audition that will be livecast during their selected time slot. 

To receive the discount code to register for free, contact the UI Theatre Arts main office at theatre@uiowa.edu.


Audition registration available here:  https://climb-theatre.mykajabi.com/pl/249648

About CLIMB Theatre

CLIMB Theatre, located in Inver Grove Heights (a suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN), is a nationally recognized nonprofit company that has provided programming to K-12 schools since 1975. CLIMB’s theatre artists write, produce and present plays and drama classes on topics like bullying, self-control, respect, friendship, acceptance of differences, methamphetamine-use prevention, and the environment.

CLIMB’s work is not only entertaining, it is educational. Independent research done on our programs show that young people learn, and may change their thinking and even their behavior, because of us.

CLIMB’s mission is to create and perform plays, classes, and other creative works that inspire and propel people - especially young people - toward actions that benefit themselves, each other, and the community.

https://climb.org/  or https://www.facebook.com/CLIMBTheatre/ for more information


A FIVE-DAY NEW ORLEANS AFFAIR FOR READERS, WRITERS, AND THEATRE LOVERS

MARCH 24-28, 2021

FOUR WRITING CONTESTS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Our writing contests for emerging writers are now open and awaiting your submissions! The TWNOLF believes in supporting emerging writers all year long, which is why we host four annual creative writing contests.

Deadlines are in October, and each contest comes with a cash prize, publication, and a public reading at the 2021 Festival. Complete submission guidelines can be found on our website. 

Writing Contests Guidelines

Please click this link for more information: https://wiki.uiowa.edu/x/Z4vQ



earthwords is currently seeking qualified undergraduate candidates to fill several positions on the editorial board for the 2020-2021 school year. 

 

Founded in 1980, earthwords showcases and structures a community around the best undergraduate literary and artistic talent at the University of Iowa and provides students with the experience of producing a literary magazine in real-time.

 

Positions are also available for editors in Art & Photography, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry, as well as PR Coordinators, an Event Coordinator/Treasurer, a Web Editor, and a Designer. All positions provide great experience in the editorial process, event management and promotion, and how to carry a publication from the submissions process all the way through to the release party. 

 

The deadline is Friday, April 24 at midnight, and the application can be found here: https://earthwordsmag.com/join/ 

 

For more information contact the editor-in-chief, John Lyons at earthwords@uiowa.edu.

Click on the links below to see the audition submission process for the following courses:


NEW! Musical Theatre course -  audition information

    • THTR:2175 Musical Theatre: Topics: Rehearsal and Performance

      Course description:  Developing rehearsal and performance techniques for Musical Theatre Performance. Performance of full libretto, all scenes and songs from a single musical chosen from the repertory of contemporary and classic musical theatre. Techniques for developing character according to dramatic action of libretto, score and lyrics. Staging and basic choreography for staged concert performance. Exercises, readings, recording, videos. Ability to read music required.

Advanced Acting course  - auditions information:


CALL FOR ONE-ACT SCRIPTS


Silver Spring Stage is seeking original, one-act scripts for its annual One-Act Festival. The Festival will run two or three weekends in August 2020. Scripts will be fully produced by Silver Spring Stage, including (but not limited to) securing directors, holding
auditions for actors, and providing rehearsal and performance space. Authors are not required to participate in the process but may be invited to do so by producers or directors. In accordance with the requirements imposed upon us by related state, regional, and national community theatre festivals, no one will be paid for their work during the Silver Spring Stage Festival.


Silver Spring Stage will award prizes to playwrights at the conclusion of the Festival. A prize of $150 will be awarded to Best Script and a prize of $100 to Best Script Runner-Up.


There is a $10 fee for submitting, which will cover submission of up to two scripts. NOTE: Current students will be exempt
from the fee. The money collected will be used by Silver Spring Stage to produce the festival and send one of the produced plays to the Maryland Community Theatre Festival and (if selected for participation) to the Eastern States Theatre Association Festival and AACTFest in 2021. (Participation in ESTA and AACTFest is determined by the outcome of previous festival.)


To submit, authors need to fill out Online Submission Form.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Fill out the Submission Form. You will be asked for your contact information including email address, phone number, and city.

  • Scripts must be original and unpublished, but may have been previously performed.
  • Playwrights may submit no more than two scripts.
  • Plays that have been submitted to Silver Spring Stage for consideration in prior years, but not chosen to be performed, may be resubmitted.
  • All scripts must be submitted in standard professional play format.
  • All scripts must be submitted in Word or PDF format. NOTE: Hard copies will not be accepted and will not be returned.
  • Scripts must be submitted blind - all mentions of the author’s name, contact information, and history of the script must be removed. Any scripts that do not meet this requirement will not be considered.
  • There is no minimum length, but plays may not exceed 45 pages. Plays with a runtime less than 10 minutes or longer than 30 minutes are unlikely to be chosen.

All submissions must be received by January 31, 2020.


Plays will be selected based on artistic merit, technical and casting requirements, adherence to submission rules, length, and originality.
NOTE: August 18, 2020 is the anniversary of the 19th Amendment or women’s suffrage. In the spirit of this anniversary, scripts about women and other marginalized populations voting will be given special consideration.  Selected playwrights will be notified no later than April 30, 2020.


Silver Spring Stage is an all-volunteer, non-profit community theater located in Silver Spring, Maryland. We offer the best of what you like about theater – top quality productions of plays that are smart and challenging, in an intimate space and at affordable prices. Find out more about the Stage at www.ssstage.org.


Questions?
Email us at oneacts2020@ssstage.org

Silver Spring Stage is located in Silver Spring, Maryland.


Event Address: 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3086 Silver Spring Stage, MD

Website: www.ssstage.org

Email address: oneacts2020@ssstage.org

Chautauqua Theater Company is the resident professional theater of the Chautauqua Institution located in Southwestern New York. Nationally celebrated actors, directors, designers and writers, join a Conservatory of nineteen of the finest emerging theater artists to present full productions, new play workshops, and related events in the award-winning Bratton Theater.

Each season, in addition to our acting conservatory and design fellowships, we also hire staff in the following departments: sound, lights, scenic, costumes, props production management and administration. In addition, we have 8 internships in production and administration for up and coming young undergraduate students.

CTC 2020 Fellowship Letter.pdf

2020 Production Positions Packet 12.20.19.pdf