Drama Student Opportunities

Below are some other theatre opportunities that we have received to post for our students.

Studio East Opportunities

posted Nov 6, 2014, 12:56 PM by Redmond Drama


 Book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, Music and Lyrics by Barbara Damashek

Directed by Lani Brockman, Musically Directed by Susan Bardsley, Choreographed by Jenny Mitchell

 Quilters blends a series of interrelated scenes into a rich mosaic which captures the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards of frontier life. Illuminating stories contained in various patches or “blocks” with music, dance and drama, the action depicts the lot of women on the frontier: girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness and death. But, with this, there is also love, warmth, rich and lively humor and the moving spectacle of simple human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity.

Auditions: December 1 and 2, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Performances: January 30 – February 15. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm. Alternates with Mother Hicks.

Roles: Parts for up to 10 females, ages 13 – 19

Class Fee: $475 (some partial scholarships available)




 By Suzan Zeder

Directed by Sierra Kagen

 Mother Hicks is an evocative story, richly realized through all of the resources of theatre including poetry, character and story. The setting includes various locations in and around Ware, Illinois, in the late spring of 1935 during the Great Depression. This play is about three outsiders—a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy, eloquent in the language of his silence; and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. The tale, told with poetry and sign language, chronicles the journeys of these three to find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.

Auditions: December 1 and 2, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Performances: January 30 – February 15. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm. Alternates with Quilters.

Roles: Parts for up to 14 – 20 students, ages 13 – 19 and 2 male parts for ages 11 – 12

Class Fee: $475 (some partial scholarships available)

Call 425-820-1800 to reserve your audition space!






 By William Shakespeare

Directed by Simon Pringle

 As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court. Accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, she finds safety and, eventually, love in the Forest of Arden.

The play features one of Shakespeare’s most famous and oft-quoted speeches, “All the world’s a stage”, and is the origin of the phrase “too much of a good thing”.

Auditions: January 6, 6:00 – 9:00

Performances: April 17-19. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm. Saturdays and Sundays 2:30pm.

Roles: Parts for up to 14 students, ages 13 – 19. Female leads may be double cast.

Class Fee: $ 475 (some partial scholarships available)





Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Based on characters created by Charles Addams

Directed by Lani Brockman, Musically Directed by David Duvall

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Auditions: January 16 & 17, 6:00 – 9:00

Performances: March 13-29. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm. Saturdays and Sundays 2:30pm.

Roles: Parts for up to 40 students, ages 13 – 19 (This show is double-cast.)

Class Fee: $ 475 (some partial scholarships available)

Call 425-820-1800 to reserve your audition space!





AUDITIONS AT STUDIO EAST: Seussical the Musical

Music By Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Eric Idle, Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Directed by Sam Pettit, Musically Directed by Justin Beal

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge–not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Auditions: March 23 & 24, 6:00 – 9:00

Performances: May 29 – June 21. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm. Saturdays and Sundays 2:30pm.

Roles: Parts for up to 50 students, ages 9 – 19 (This show is double-cast.)

Class Fee: $ 475 (some partial scholarships available)

Call 425-820-1800 to reserve your audition space!




College Audition Registration

posted Sep 29, 2013, 9:54 PM by Redmond Drama

 Hello Thespians
College Auditions - Oct. 12th Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA.
Registration: 8:00 - 8:30  a.m.
General meeting: 8:40 a.m
General acting auditions: 9:00 - 12:30
Call-back interviews 1:30 - 5:00
Technical portfolio auditions:
  • Registration 12:00
  • Portfolio auditions 12:30
Registration through Accepted - online at:
Registration deadline:  Oct. 1
Q & A
Q:  Why are we using Accepted
A:  90% of all college/university programs are using Accepted as a way to prescreen applicants - http://www.accepted.com.  They have access to your information during the audition/recruiting season and may go back to your file for updates for added resumes, video/audio clips.
Q:  Why has the price for the audition increased and how do I use it?
A:  Washington Thespians have increased the registration price to $40 for inducted Thespians and $45 for non-Thespians.  Even with the price increase we do not break even on the expenditures for these auditions. Accepted has a $15 fee for setting up accounts.  That additional fee does not go to WA Thespians.
In terms of the Accepted fees - students can keep their profile information (under "Discover Me") updated and live as long as they desire. If they choose to make themselves "searchable," they will be seen by all 200 plus partners in the network. The "Discover Me" section is free to students.  However, when a student decides to send an application to a particular program, such as a Theatre school, which requires it, they will need to pay them the additional fee required by each school.
Q:  Why audition for the WA Unified Auditions?  Wouldn't it be easier just to go to the National Unified auditions instead of paying this additional audition fee?
A:  WA State is the second stop of the year in the audition circuit.  Students in the past have found that they can bypass the National Unified Auditions if they receive a callback from one of their choice schools here in WA State.  If one receives a callback in WA, the college/university does not require a second audition at the National Unified's, only the callbacks at the individual school/campus.  See attachment on application fees and monies one can save by coming to the WA State Unified Auditions.
Registration Fee Chart 
Q:  What schools are scheduled to attend the WA State Unified College Auditions.
A:  To date (as of Sunday, Sept 22nd):  We are excited to have three new schools:  University of Minnesota (THE GUTHRIE THEATRE), and Northern Arizona University and The New School for Drama - NY.
AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy)
Central Washington University
Cornish College of the Arts 
New School For Drama, The
New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts 
Northern Arizona University
Roosevelt University
Savannah College of Art and Design 
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Theatre of Arts, Hollywood 
University of the Arts 
University of Evansville 
University of Minnesota - The Guthrie BFA
University of Northern Colorado 
University of Oklahoma 
University of Washington (New Musical Theatre program)
Webster University 
Western Washington University
Willamette University
Q:  Do I need to be available the entire day?
A:  Yes!  Especially if you receive a callback interview.  Callback interviews go from 1:30 - 5:00
Q:  Do I need to bring a lunch?
A:  You may choose to bring a lunch.  There is a Starbucks two blocks away.  There will also be food available for purchase on campus.
Q:  Where do I park?
A:  There is a parking lot on the West side of the building.  On 12th Ave N.E. between 67th and 68th on the right side.

Ruben Van Kempen - State Director
Washington State Thespians



posted May 31, 2013, 8:11 PM by Redmond Drama   [ updated Jun 20, 2015, 5:37 PM ]


SecondStory Repertory's "Little Women" Auditions

posted May 31, 2013, 8:09 PM by Redmond Drama   [ updated Sep 8, 2015, 12:33 PM ]

Summer Student Apprenticeship

posted May 30, 2013, 8:27 PM by Redmond Drama

My current teaching intern, Alicia Doyl, is a board member for Greenstage. They are offering a student apprenticeship for current sophomores, juniors, and graduating seniors to work on their two summer shows, Lear and Midsummer.

If students contact Alicia directly, she could offer them this internship for free (advertised cost $300).

Students will be cast in a small part, have an option to work on a technical element, get acting workshops, and work alongside theatre professionals from June to August 17.

For more info: http://www.greenstage.org/apprentice

If they are interested, they must write to Alicia Doyl <alicia.doyl@gmail.com<mailto:alicia.doyl@gmail.com>>

She can also provide them with the full rehearsal and performance schedule.

Leslie Van Leishout
PBIS Coordinator
Arts Facilitator
River Ridge High School

2013-2014 Drama Opportunities

posted Mar 28, 2013, 9:32 PM by Redmond Drama   [ updated Mar 28, 2013, 9:33 PM ]

Thespian Dates for 2013-2014                 
see washingtonthespians.org for more details
Oct. 11th     Garfield High School includes HALL OF FAME lunch
College Auditions
Oct. 12th     Roosevelt High School register through getacceptd.com DEADLINE Oct. 1
Individual Events (Remember you can go to either of these regardless of your location, but only attend one of them)
EASTSIDE:  Jan. 18th          
Lewis and Clark H. S.
Registration Deadline-Jan. 7th
Adjudication Training-Jan. 11th  
WESTSIDE: Feb. 8th           
Olympia High School
Registration Deadline-Jan. 17th
Adjudication Training-Feb. 3rd @ Roosevelt 6:30 pm
STATE: March 20, 21, & 22
Ellensburg @ Central Washington University
Registration Deadline  Jan. 17th
JR Thespian: Jan. 11th              
Nathan Hale High School      
Registration Deadline: Dec. 16th

The Arts Are Essential to STEM Progress

posted Feb 26, 2013, 7:07 PM by Redmond Drama

The Arts Are Essential to STEM Progress

(Originally titled “The Art and Craft of Science”)

                In this Educational Leadership article, Robert Root-Bernstein and Michele Root-Bernstein (Michigan State University) argue that the arts aren’t a curriculum luxury; they are integrally involved in scientific thinking and deliver the biggest bang for the buck when it comes to improving test scores in areas unrelated to the arts – and the benefits persist well beyond high school. In fact, Nobel Prize winners are 15 to 25 times more likely than the average scientist to engage as adults in painting, sculpting, print making, wood- and metalworking, performance arts, photography, music, creative writing, and poetry. Einstein attributed some of his most important insights to his violin and piano playing.

Why? Because the arts develop observation, visual thinking, the ability to recognize and form patterns, and manipulative ability, and habits like practicing, persevering, and trial-and-error problem solving. “For these reasons,” say the Root-Bernsteins, “finding ways to foster arts education alongside science education – and, even better, finding ways to integrate the two – must become a high priority for any school that wants to produce students capable of creative participation in a science-dominated society like ours.” Here’s how:

                • Observation – Drawing enhances seeing, say the authors, and other forms of sensory observation hone students’ powers of observation. It’s not surprising that doctors who have had musical training are much better at understanding what they hear through a stethoscope.

                • Visual thinking – “It turns out that one of the best predictors of success in scientific subjects in grades K-16 is visual imaging ability,” say the Root-Bernsteins. “Conversely, students who have poor visual memory and imaging ability often do poorly in science and mathematics.” The good news is that these abilities can be developed by drawing and painting classes.

                • Recognizing and forming patterns – Every scientific and mathematical hypothesis involves seeing a pattern, say the authors. “For this reason, artists, choreographers, and musicians, whose works invariably invent and play with patterns, have a great deal to teach scientists.”

                • Manipulative ability – Craftsmanship and fine motor control are vital to scientific success, especially when working with experiments. “As fewer and fewer students take art, music, and crafts classes in school, with some students even failing to learn cursive writing, fine motor control and simple manipulative skills that were taken for granted 50 years ago are today increasingly absent,” say the authors. “Many of our students are truly ‘all thumbs’… We teachers need to remember that implementing knowledge, even in the information age, must still be accomplished through inventions first constructed by hand.”

                “The skills, knowledge, techniques, models, concepts, and inventions that artists and craftspeople develop sculpt the imagination, making new sciences and technologies possible,” conclude the Root-Bernsteins. “The best scientists have always known this.” In fact, Max Planck, a Nobel Prize winner and accomplished pianist, said, “The creative scientist needs an artistic imagination.”


“The Art and Craft of Science” by Robert Root-Bernstein and Michele Root-Bernstein in Educational Leadership, February 2013 (Vol. 70, #5, p. 16-21), www.ascd.org; the authors can be reached at rootbern@msu.edu and rootber3@msu.edu.

Thespian Scholarships - ACCEPTD Webinar 1/10/2013

posted Jan 8, 2013, 10:11 PM by Redmond Drama

Thespian Scholarships!

If you have students that plan to apply for Thespian Scholarship or you want to have younger students get ready now


ALL students that apply for scholarships MUST be on ACCEPTD

They will upload information, resume, media for the scholarship committee to view at STATE

How do you do this????

We are going to help you!

THIS THURSDAY Jan. 10th at 7 PM

You will be able to be part of a WEBINAR, you can call in and/or join online to see on the screen what you will do to help student to get onacceptd.com

This webinar is open to teachers AND STUDENTS!

Conference Call #: 209-647-1000
Access Code: 673261#

Web Demo: join.me/acceptd123

Please be on time

I expect to spend about 10 minutes on what Acceptd is/how it can assist performing arts students, 10 minutes about setting up an account/searchable profile, 10 minutes about how to fill out applications/auditions to WA Thespians and other programs, and a few minutes for questions. Acceptd will also provide an email and phone in case anyone has specific questions they want to ask.

Tech Opportunity - 5th Ave student production of The Music Man

posted Nov 24, 2012, 4:38 PM by Redmond Drama   [ updated Nov 24, 2012, 4:40 PM ]

In February 2013, The 5th Avenue Theatre will present the much-loved and time-honored musical Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. The 5th Avenue Theatre is reaching out to area students (age 14-19) to mount an “all-region” student production of The Music Man on the 5th Avenue stage. This production will be entirely student-performed and will be run by a student technical crew under the mentorship and close guidance of theater professionals. 

The production will be coordinated, marketed, and produced by a student administrative team under the coaching of 5th Avenue Theatre staff. Through this project, a collective of students with diverse interests will meet and work together with the singular goal of creating a musical for the historic 5th Avenue stage. Students will be immersed in authentic experiences, gain an appreciation for collaboration, and will develop real-world skills used by theater professionals.

Application (attached) is due November 30.

Acceptd - online digital audition and recruitment network

posted Nov 19, 2012, 6:34 PM by Redmond Drama

The International Thespian Society and Acceptd are teaming up to provide your students with the only online digital audition and recruitment network. 

Acceptd works with over 100 of the top performing arts universities in the nation, along with dozens of thespian festivals.

With Acceptd, students can:

·  Build their online audition portfolio at no cost

·  Find the right program for their strengths

·  Be recruited by programs across the world

·  Audition for dozens of schools, summer programs and thespian festivals 

Check out getacceptd.com for more information.

January 10 is the first of 2 WEBINARS that both students and teachers can attend. It will include a quick run through of how to fill out an application and also talk about the searchable network.

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