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Theatre THON  Deadly Vows Auditions
Grad Students Doing Great Things Techs Wanted for Clinton Area Showboat Theatre
Performing Arts Councils' Dance Workshop Day Clearinghouse Needs Family Actors
Study Abroad London Clearinghouse Looking for Actors
Larry Singer Studios 2018 Summer Conservatory  
Seattle Rep Programs  
Volunteers Needed For The Glory  

Theatre THON

The School Of Theatre THON Organization will be having a meeting this Sunday, January 21st, at 7 PM in Room 234 of the Theatre Building. We will be discussing THON weekend, our online fundraiser, and making dancer mail for THON. If you couldn't make the meetings last semester please don't hesitate to stop by, new membership is always welcome! There will be some light snacks and lots of fun. 

If you have any questions, or can't make the meeting but want to be involved, please email :)

Grad Students Doing Great Things

The Theatre Times just posted Wes Drummond's review of Tracy Letts's The Minutes at Steppenwolf: ;

As well as Rebekah Unsworth's interview with John Coyne about his set design for Tectonic's Uncommon Sense, a piece she initiated due to her own interest in design for and about people with autism:

Additional congratulations, too, go to Michael Schweikardt and Tania Barrenchea, who are now co-editors for the Design section of Theatre Times.

These are the first of several pieces that our Research Methods students wrote and submitted this past fall semester. As you know, we have entered into an informal plan with the Editor, Madga Romanska, to continue developing pieces for Theatre Times.

Deadly Vows Auditions

Love and Light Productions is holding open auditions for their next dinner theatre - Deadly Vows - a  Valentines Day themed production. The performances will be held on February 9th, 10th, and 16th at Duffy's Tavern. All shows start at 6pm. The show is a murder mystery. 

Rehearsals will be held every Sunday from 12pm-5pm starting on the 14th of January. Other rehearsal dates will be added as needed. 

Actors will be compensated with a three course dinner after each performance.

If you are interested in being part of this hilarious show, please email Auditions are by appointment.

Performing Arts Councils’ Dance Workshop Day

The Performing Arts Council will be sponsoring a Dance Workshop Day on Saturday, Jan 20th. The event is free and open to all Penn State of any level of dance. The Workshops will be taught by Dance Organizations on Campus and will take place in the White Building.

Workshop Schedule

White Building, Room 132
International Dance Ensemble            12:00pm-1:20pm
Ambitions Dance Company                 1:30pm-2:30pm
Tapestry Dance Company                    2:40pm-3:40pm                     
Belly Dance Club                                 3:50pm-4:50pm     
Ram Squad                                          5:00pm-6:00pm

White Building, Room 133
- Urban Dance Troupe                           2:40pm-3:40pm
- IM Building Dance Instructor, Patrick Opran
 (Hip Hop/Street Jazz)                           3:50pm-4:50pm

Study Abroad London

Attention Theatre BAs and Theatre Minors!
Are you ready for adventure? It’s time to start thinking about the Theatre Academy of London in Spring 2018!
A semester in London is required for all BA - Theatre Studies majors.
Please attend the first informational meeting:
BAs and Minors on Thursday, February 8th at 5:00 p.m. in Room 128
BFA Friday, February 9th at 2:30 in the Theatre conference room
This meeting is mandatory. If you cannot attend, please send an email to to arrange an alternate appointment

Larry Singer Studios 2018 Summer Conservatory

-An intensive designed to advance actors in their artistic ability and strengthen acting instrument
-High-level instruction in acting, scene study, voice, and movement.
-Tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway productions with talkbacks
-Career and audition workshops with theatre and business professionals
-College credit equivalent to TWO courses

To apply and for more information, please visit:

Seattle Reperatory Theatre's Internship and Apprenticeship Programs

Seattle Reperatory Theatre is now accepting applications for their internship and apprenticeship programs. Please see more information at

Applications are now available online and are due by Monday, March 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Contact with any questions.

Volunteers Needed For The Glory

The College of Arts and Architecture is in need of student representatives for the exploratory event For The Glory on Sunday, January 21st (Alumni Hall, 12-3pm) to help represent the College. 

If you are interested and would like more information please contact Kelly Praskovich at

Techs Wanted for Clinton Area Showboat Theatre

Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, a professional non-union summerstock in Clinton, Iowa is currently hiring technicians and designers for its 2018 season. In addition to a weekly salary we provide company housing and a wonderful working environment.
Each year the Clinton Showboat produces five mainstage productions and two TYA productions in its 215 seat theatre, which is located aboard a 75-year-old paddle-wheel riverboat that is dry-docked and overlooks the Mississippi River.
Quailified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to James Davis at
For more information please email James or visit

Clearinghouse Needs Family Actors

The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness is looking for actors representing racial diversity - particularly Latino and African-American.  

They are producing two short films, each of which represents a family raising small children:
- The first shows a mother with a small child (girl) of 6 to 12 months. 
- The second, a mother, grandmother, and child (boy) of 1 to 3 years.  

Special Needs: 
Since we are attempting to show mother and child in as comfortable a setting as possible, we are looking for young mothers who will agree to be filmed with their own children.  This will make it much easier and natural for mom and child.  

The films will be used to introduce a training program that intends to provide guidance and tips for young parents.  The training program is first being implemented by the military, but, in time, will also be available to all parents.  

Actor commitments:
Time: The scripts are designed to be about 2 to 3 minutes in length, and will be shot in a single day, so actors will need to be available on set for only one day. 
Memorization:  The adult actors have very few lines - so there is minimal memorization.  
*For this project, we are looking for volunteers - no payment will be offered. 

Please feel free to email Frank Wilson with any questions at

Clearinghouse Looking for Actors

The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness is looking for actors for several, upcoming short films. In order to be considered for these upcoming projects, please fill out an application at to be kept in their database.

The Clearinghouse is an applied-research center at Penn State University dedicated to serving military service members and their families by supporting the people that work with them every day. Whether we are evaluating programs or building new ones, we take social science and transform it into action to ensure the programs delivered will achieve the results that our service members deserve.

For more information please contact Molly Riva at

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