SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Come spend an afternoon and evening with the Ashland University Theatre Department’s faculty and students.
- Learn the skills necessary for a college audition or interview that will knock their socks off
- Explore both performance and design through workshops led by Ashland faculty and chosen by YOU
- See our students in action when you attend a performance of the comedy A Servant of Two Masters
- Socialize and dine with current theatre students as you experience our award winning dining services
The day will include:
- A welcome from the department chair and an admissions representative
- Workshops with AU Theatre faculty
- Dinner with students
- A Performance of A Servant of Two Masters in the Hugo Young Theatre
- A post-performance discussion with faculty and students
- An overnight stay in a residence hall for those seeking the total AU experience
Select from one of the following acting workshops and one of the design workshops led by AU Theatre faculty:
- PANIC! Auditioning and Interviewing for University Theatre Programs with Associate Professor Fabio Polanco: So you want to major or minor in Theatre and the school wants you to prepare an audition or interview. Yikes! What do you do? What do you prepare? What do you need? How do you present yourself in the best light so that you can communicate your potential to the schools that interest you? How do you deal with nerves? In this workshop we will discuss and explore what makes a great audition and interview, what materials you need to be collecting and preparing and how to present them, how to craft a professional theatrical resume and what questions to ask THEM. If you have a monologue or song you have been working on, bring it and have it professionally critiqued.
- Act Before You Think: The Values of A First Rate Actor with Assistant Professor Scott Hudson: Maybe your parents taught you to think before you act? Now, let’s act before we think! Explore the inspiring values of a first rate actor that give the beginning thespian a solid base from which to grow and develop his or her talent. These values will come alive through the experience of group exercises and simple scene work.
- The Art of Theatre Offstage with Assistant Professor Jason Coale: The creation of theatre requires many talented artists onstage and off. Whether it is the set, the costumes, the lights, the publicity poster or even the table displays for a fundraising gala, you'll always find an artist behind the scenes working hard to make things look great. This workshop will address the process involved in the creation of some of these elements. We will explore several techniques used to create, plan, communicate and execute exciting design ideas.
- Create Your Face: Character Design and Stage Makeup with Assistant Professor Sarah Russell: Rehearsals are moving along and your costume rocks! Now it's time to start thinking about how your character’s makeup should look, but where do you begin?! In this workshop, students will learn to make smart design choices while developing makeup for their character. Participants will learn to ask the right questions about their character, build off of solid research, make savvy makeup choices and learn to create a makeup schematic with reference photos for applying their makeup the right way, every time!
Register below for the event by November 1. Spaces are limited so reserve your seat soon!