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Dance Class Registration Internship at the B Street Theatre Movin' On
Off-Centre Productions Return Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford  West Virginia Public Theatre Auditions
The Wolves Uno Writing Workshop In Ireland Auditions for Welcome To College: The Musical
The Laramie Project The Studio New York Local Corporate Video Needs Actors
LGBTQA Prom    
Dr. Susan R. Rankin Pride Award Nominations Larry Singer Studios 2018 Summer Conservatory Techs Needed for QTPOC Show
Central PA Theatre & Dance Festival  Playwriting Contest   Actors Needed for Career Services
riverSedge Literary Journal Submissions Wanted   Teaching Artists and Theatre Directors Needed

Dance Class Registration

To All Students Planning to Register for Dance Classes for Fall 2018:

The Dance Facuty will host two dance registration days next week. Students are asked to come to the School of Theatre Lobby on either of the days listed below to register for dance classes. 

1. Wednesday March 21, 2018      4:30pm-5:30pm
2. Friday March March 23, 2018    4:30pm-5:30pm

Dance faculty will be on hand to answer questions and register students. Those students who cannot come on these days/times should sign up to meet with Elisha Halpin. Elisha will be holding registration times on Wednesday 3/21 and Tuesday 3/27 10:20-4:30 pm each day.  

ALL dance registration should be completed by 5:00pm, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. This is the deadline for dance sign-up regardless of your actual date to register through Lionpath. We will confirm your dance courses by March 30. 
*Musical Theatre students will be registering for Electives ONLY*

Movin' On

Penn State’s free student-run music festival, Movin’ On will take place on Friday, April 27th. Production is looking for volunteers to help with the Load In(set up), Show, and Load Out(break down) from April 25th-27th. No worries about time commitments; you can sign up for any amount of time from an hour to a full day! Please click and fill out the form here if you are interested!

If you have any questions, please contact me, Lyric Hamilton(Director of Production/School of Theatre Liaison) at

The Return of Off-Centre Productions with The Wolves and The Laramie Project

Join us for the comeback of Off-Centre productions! To celebrate we will be doing TWO shows in repertory at the Downtown Theatre Center.  

The Wolves 

By: Sarah DeLappe - Directed by: Julie Foh

March 27th, 29th, and 31st (Evenings at 7:30, March 31st will be a matinee performance at 2:00pm)

At its most straightforward, THE WOLVES is a fly-on-the-wall look at a girls' high school soccer team as they go through their warm-ups. Beyond the surface, though, is the thoughtful and eloquent way Ms. DeLappe delineates each of the young women in the space of 90 minutes and six scenes. 


The Laramie Project

By: Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Co. - Directed by: Steve Snyder and Wendell Frankling

March 28th, 30th, and 31st (Evenings at 7:30)

In October 1998 Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming.  Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town.  From these interviews they wrote the play THE LARAMIE PROJECT, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder.  THE LARAMIE PROJECT is one of the most performed plays in America today.

All seats are $8.50 and can be purchased by clicking on the each show's title

Auditions for Welcome to College: The Musical

This production will be presented as a part of New Student Orientation at Penn State. It is a paid summer 2018 opportunity with rehearsals and performances in mid-June and mid-August.

Audition date: Sunday, March 25 from 2-6pm Theatre Building Room 119, email to set up your audition time.

SEEKING: Six performer/collaborators who are current Penn State Freshman, Sophomore or Juniors to participate in the creation of a brand new musical chronicling the freshman Penn State experience. Together this diverse cast will collaborate in writing and presenting a thirty minute sketch comedy musical detailing the struggles and joys associated with starting college. This is a paid opportunity for six actors to gain experience writing and performing their own work under the guidance of New York professionals. Together we will help the incoming freshman of Penn State remember that they are not alone—and that Penn State has resources in place to help them.

Musicians, writers, poets, songwriters and performers of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to audition.

FOR THE AUDITION: Please prepare a short original piece of your work, this can be an original song, poem, sketch or dance piece. If you do not have an original work to present, then please bring in a short song that shows us something unique about yourself.  If you play a musical instrument please incorporate this into your audition. Please bring another song, in any genre of music original or not, in case we would like to hear something else. You will then be asked to come back that same day for a workshop portion of the audition. You will be split into groups and given prompts in order to create and present a group sketch in a short amount of time. Go specific and don't be afraid to have fun!

Director: J. Austin Eyer (Penn State Assistant Professor of Theatre and Broadway Actor)
Writer: Dave Mizzoni (New York based writer and Upright Citizens Brigade comedian)
Composer: Caleb Smith (Songwriter and current Penn State Student)

West Virginia Public Theatre Auditions

West Viriginia Public Theatre will be holding auditions for its 2018 summer season: Peter and the Starcatcher and A Hatful of Rain on Saturday March 24th from 2:00-6:00pm at the Pittsburgh Musical Theatre located at 327 S. Main St. Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Seeking AEA and Non-Professionals. AEA Contracts 2 Guest Artist, Tier III Contracts available for each show.

Please bring/prepare: A current resume and headshot, 1-2 minute monologue, 16 bars of a song a capella
Entire package not to exceed 3-4 minutes, you may be asked to cold read from the script. Potential callbacks at a later date.

Schedule an Audition:
Contact Us: (304) 381-2382 – (video submissions accepted) 

Internships at the B Street Theatre

The B Street Theatre is offering several Internships avaible such as: Acting, Stage Management, Production Management, Outreach and Education, Arts Administration, Set Design, Technical Directing, Costume Design, Directing, and Lighting. With as many options, there are so many opportunities that allow for each intern to learn all aspects of theatre! B Street is one of the most well-known Professional Children's Theatres in the country and is a great internship to transition from educational theatre to professional theatre after graduating.  If anyone is interested, please email Artistic Associate Sean Patrick Nill at


LGBTQA Prom Saturday, March 24 at 9pm Theatre Building room 119 (FREE ADMISSION)

If you have any questions please email Austin Eyer at

Dr. Susan R. Rankin Pride Award Nominations

Do you know someone who has shown LEADERSHIP and INTEGRITY, and has made OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS to the Penn State LGBTQA community? Nominate them today for the Dr. Susan R. Rankin Pride Award!  Nominations close on Friday, March 23 at midnight. Nominate here:

Local Corporate Video Needs Actors

Ben Lapp,co-founder of Brivato, a video production and marketing company.  We are in need of several actors that will be featured prominently in corporate videos. The footage will replicate stock footage mainly taking place in office and business settings. Filming will take place in State College and the surrounding area. We will provide transportation as needed. We will also provide you with all of your footage to have for your reel. We are scheduling shoot days with actor availability. If you are interested please give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!  Ben Lapp (814) 404-5891

Techs Wanted for Drag Show

On April 26th, 2018, the student organization, QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color at Penn State), will be hosting their second annual student drag show. We are looking for a stage manager, a spotlight operator, and people to help keep track of the models and performers backstage, hand out mics and assist with other things before after and during the show. For more information please contact:

Salary Negotiation Actors Needed

The Advising Center and Career Services at University Park is creating two Salary Negotiation videos and are in need of one student actor and one actress to help develop the videos. Career Services at University Park has a one-button studio where these videos would be recorded. We have already developed a script for these short instructional videos where we hope to create both a good and poor example of a salary negotiation interaction in a job offer setting. Students would need to dress very professionally for the video.

There would also be the opportunity for each student to record some interview questions for Interview Stream as well which is a tool for Penn State students to practice responding to interview questions.

Please contact Julia Glover at jng4@psu.edu814-867-3668, if you are interested.

Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford Applications

The Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford is a six-week summer theater program that uniquely combines rigorous training, ensemble collaboration, and the opportunity to rehearse and perform two Shakespeare plays in repertory. The 2018 program will run from June 21 to August 6 and the application deadline to join the ensemble is April 1st.

Now entering its fifth season, SA@S will select a fourteen-member ensemble from around the U.S and abroad, to train and perform together on the property that once housed the legendary American Shakespeare Festival Theater in Stratford, CT.

Living and working side by side, as an ensemble, is a hallmark of the SA@S experience. Mornings are spent studying with prominent instructors and masterclass teachers from programs such as the Juilliard School, the Yale School of Drama, and NYU Tisch/Grad Acting. Afternoons and evenings are devoted to rehearsal for two Shakespeare productions, to be performed for the public in a repertory festival during the final ten days of the program. In 2018, our productions will be Romeo and Juliet and Pericles.

Prior training and/or experience in theater or Shakespeare are not a requirement. Rather, we look for evidence of the applicant's desire to create, a strong imagination, and readiness to jump in, contribute, and take risks as part of a collaborative ensemble.

SA@S is a program of the Mighty Quinn Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to artistic and educational opportunities for the next generation of theater artists. For more information please visit: Application deadline: April 1st.

Central PA Theatre & Dance Festival Playwriting Contest

The Central PA Theatre and Dance Festival, presented by Tempest Productions, will sponsor a playwriting competition as part of the Festival’s inaugural year. Writers of all ages and experience levels are invited to submit their previously unproduced, original works for consideration. The winning entries will receive certificates and be performed as readings during the Festival, June 22-24, 2018.

The event includes categories for both One Acts and Short Plays. One-Act Category entries should have a performance time of no less than 30 minutes and no more than 45 minutes. Short Play Category entries should have a performance time of no less than two, and no more than 10 minutes. Plays must be submitted by April 15, 2018. Complete submission requirements, including formatting, are available online a t

The Central PA Theatre & Dance Festival is a new festival organized by Tempest Productions. Held June 22-24, 2018 at various locations throughout downtown State College, the event will feature over 20 companies performing and producing, as well as workshops, readings, a cosplay competition and more. The event is made possible in part by funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and a marketing grant from the Center County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Up-to-date information on the festival, participating companies, sponsors and schedule is available at, or by calling 1.866.248.5091.

RiverSedge Literary Journal Submissions

The literary journal, riverSedge, based out of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is looking for submissions for their upcoming journal release. They are specifically looking for dramatic scripts, but poetry, fiction, and non-fiction pieces would be welcome as well.  The entry fee is $5 and there is a chance to win a $200 grand prize.  For more information please visit:

Should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact

UNO Writing Workshop In Ireland

The University of New Orleans Writing Workshops Abroad invite undergraduate and graduate students from around the world to apply for a summer of scholarship and cultural activities in Cork, Ireland.

Courses are available in Theatre and Film, with additional options in Creative Writing, Literature, and Education. For a full list of course offerings, please visit their courses page.  

For more information please visit:

Teaching Artists and Theater Directors Needed

Mainstages is seeking Teaching Artists and Theater Directors to run daily acting classes on a rotating schedule, supervise campers in an outdoor setting, and direct one to two shows over the course of the summer. They are also required to communicate with mainstages and actively participate in training and curriculum development. Camp contracts are typically 8 weeks in length (June –August) and sleepaway camps include salary and room/board for the duration of the contract. Ideal candidates have experience in theater education and/or children’s theater, are familiar with the camp setting, extremely adaptable and excited to share the FUN of theater. Tri-State local applicants with a car are encouraged to apply. Camps are also seeking specialty positions, such as Song leaders, Dance, Music and Art teachers.

To find out more information, apply online and see specific open opportunities please visit

The Studio New York

The Studio / New York is currently auditioning actors for our Six Week Summer Conservatory. This is a fantastic opportunity for college-age actors and recent graduates who want an introduction to graduate level training. The program is highly intensive in nature, offering an integrated curriculum of Fitzmaurice voicework, clown, movement, Lucid Body Technique and scene study.  Classes meet eight hours a day, five days a week for six weeks and are taught by faculty members who are graduate-level teachers from the most respected training institutions in the country. The training regimen involved in this program exceeds in terms of personal challenge, level of instruction and individual guidance. Actors will walk away with a deeper understanding of themselves, the art of acting, and a strong sense of whether or not intensive studio training is a path they would like to pursue.

This is an exceptional opportunity to challenge creative boundaries and experience accelerated growth: You can read more about the program and what some of our former students have to say about their experiences here.

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:

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