Below are some other theatre opportunities that we have received to post for our students.
Drama Student Opportunities
COLLEGE AUDITION REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE AT:
College Auditions -Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA.
General acting auditions:
Technical portfolio auditions:
Registration through Accepted - online at:
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
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)
Western Washington University
Q: Do I need to be available the entire day?
A: Yes! Especially if you receive a callback interview. Callback interviews go from
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>>
She can also provide them with the full rehearsal and performance schedule.Leslie Van Leishout
River Ridge High School
Thespian Dates for 2013-2014
see washingtonthespians.org for more details
Oct. 11th Garfield High School includes HALL OF FAME lunch
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.WESTSIDE: Feb. 8th
Olympia High School
STATE: March 20, 21, & 22
Ellensburg @ Central Washington University
JR Thespian: Jan. 11th
Nathan Hale High School
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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!
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.
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.
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.