Scholarships/ Summer Program Auditions

Saturday only!

One $500.00 scholarship will be awarded in the Performance categories as per the adjudicators’ final decision.

(Note: A student may apply for only TWO of the three scholarships.  The other choices are Technical Design and Arts Advocacy.)

NOTE: No rubric is necessary (or available) for the Senior Scholarship Categories!

A.  Scholarship Description

    1. A non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to a New Jersey Thespian as directed by the State Board of Directors.

    2. The scholarship shall be sent by the Educational Theatre Association to the recipient’s designated school upon documented proof of enrollment in the recognized school.

    3. Failure to complete enrollment (or withdrawal from school) negates this scholarship.

B. Eligibility

    1. All applicants MUST be current members of the International Thespian Society.

    2. All applicants MUST have been students of a New Jersey high school for at least one academic year prior to applying.

    3. All winners MUST use the scholarship for furthering their education with a major or minor in the performing or communication arts (theatre, film, communications, radio or television broadcasting, vocal or instrumental music, dance) while studying at a recognized school of their choice.

    4. Each troupe may enter no more than five (5) seniors.

C. Application Procedure

    1. The troupe Director must submit student information (name, address, cell phone, email, parent phone) on the Festival Registration Form.

    2. The troupe director will add the application fee of $15.00 on the Invoice. 

    3. The student will complete a Google Form and submit a theatrical resume and headshot on that Form  https://forms.gle/1WYL687fec6oQmEA7.  The resume should include Performance and Technical work. It should also have a listing/description of your Thespian activities on the local, state, and/or international level. A sample resume help packet from Pace University can be found here.

D. Adjudication Procedure

    1. The selection committee will consist of professionals in the field, not affiliated with any troupe.

    2. Each applicant will participate in a personal interview with the selection committee.

E. Audition Requirements NOTE: NO SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PERFORMANCE.

    1. The combined audition MUST contain two components.  The two components combined should not exceed three minutes.

    2. The first component MUST be a monologue from a published play.  Screenplays and television scripts are not acceptable.

    3. The second selection must be a contrasting monologue from a published play or a musical theatre selection. Note: You MUST note on the registration form whether the student is performing 2 monologues OR monologue/song* OR monologue/dance** from a musical.  *A live accompanist will be provided by the college judges for the musical solo. The student must bring sheet music that is marked in the appropriate key (no transposing done on-site). **NOTE: If doing a dance, it must be performed within an 8 foot by 8-foot space.

    4. A 15-second grace period will be permitted at the end of each component.

    5. Applicants who run over time will be stopped when they exceed the time limit.

    6. No costumes or props will be permitted.

Saturday only!

One $500.00 scholarship will be awarded in the Technical category as per the adjudicators’ final decision.

(Note: A student may apply for only TWO of the three scholarships.  The other choices are Performance and Arts Advocacy.)

NOTE: No rubric is necessary (or available) for the Senior Scholarship Categories!

A.  Scholarship Description

  1.  A non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to a New Jersey Thespian as directed by the State Board of Directors.

  2.  The scholarship shall be sent by the Educational Theatre Association to the recipient’s designated school upon documented proof of enrollment in the recognized school.

  3. Failure to complete enrollment (or withdrawal from school) negates this scholarship.

B.  Eligibility

  1. All applicants MUST be current members of the International Thespian Society.

  2. All applicants MUST have been students of a New Jersey high school for at least one academic year prior to applying.

  3. All winners MUST use the scholarship for furthering their education with a major or minor in theatre, communication, or visual arts (theatre, film, communications, radio or television broadcasting, art, graphic design) while studying at a recognized school of their choice.

  4. Each troupe may enter no more than five (5) seniors.

C.  Application Procedure

  1. The troupe Director must submit student information (name, address, cell phone, email, parent phone) on the Festival Registration Form.

  2. The troupe director will add the application fee of $15.00 on the Invoice. 

  3. The student will complete a Google Form and submit a theatrical resume and headshot on that Form:  https://forms.gle/1WYL687fec6oQmEA7.  The resume should include Technical and any Performance work. It should also have a listing/description of your Thespian activities on the local, state, and/or international level. A sample resume can be found here.

D.  Adjudication Procedure

  1. The selection committee will consist of professionals in the field, not affiliated with any troupe.

  2. Each applicant will participate in a personal interview with the selection committee. (NOTE: NO SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED AT THE INTERVIEW.)

E.  Design Requirements

  1. Portfolios may include photographs, news clippings, letters, programs, descriptions, and videos/digital with a flash drive or Power Point presentation. A computer will be available in the interview room. Choose one of the following categories:

  • Design: The applicant must present a portfolio that includes any of the following designs: Lighting, Scenic, Makeup, and/or Costume Design. 

  • Theatre Marketing 

  • Stage Management

  1. Follow the same rules for each design category as listed under the “Technical Events—General Rules” sheet.

  2. The designs entered in the regular technical events may also be judged for the scholarship; however, the designs should be photographed and included in the portfolio.

Saturday only! 

This scholarship is for senior Thespians who believe that they have promoted advocacy for their community or society through or for the arts.  Each applicant should provide and present a portfolio that highlights the student’s most valuable achievements.

One $500.00 scholarship will be awarded in the Arts Advocacy category as per the adjudicators’ final decision.

(Note: A student may apply for only TWO of the three scholarships.  The other choices are Performance and Technical Design.)

NOTE: No rubric is necessary (or available) for the Senior Scholarship Categories!

A.  Scholarship Description

  1. A non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to a New Jersey Thespian as directed by the State Board of Directors.

  2. The scholarship shall be sent by the Educational Theatre Association to the recipient’s designated school upon documented proof of enrollment in the recognized school.

  3. Failure to complete enrollment (or withdrawal from school) negates this scholarship.

B.  Eligibility

  1. All applicants MUST be current members of the International Thespian Society.

  2. All applicants MUST have been students of a New Jersey high school for at least one academic year prior to applying.

  3. All winners MUST use the scholarship for furthering their education while studying at a recognized school of their choice.

  4. Each troupe may enter no more than five (5) seniors.

C.  Application Procedure

  1. The troupe Director must submit student information (name, address, cell phone, email, parent phone) on the Festival Registration Form.

  2. The troupe director will add the application fee of $15.00 on the Invoice. 

  3. Bring to the festival the following:

a)   A resume, including Thespian advocacy, and teaching, leadership, mentoring, or community service.

b)   A listing/description of your Thespian activities on the local, state, and/or international level.

c)   A ten-minute portfolio presentation that shows highlights of how you have incorporated the Educational Theatre Association mission and core values into your high-school work. This should also include highlights of arts advocacy at your local, state, and/or national levels. The portfolio can include news clippings, photos, letters, programs, descriptions, and videos/digital with a flash drive or PowerPoint/ Google Slides presentation.  A computer will be available in the interview room. You can find the mission and core values at the Educational Theatre Association Website 

d)   An interview/question/answer period after the presentation. Questions could include how you plan to continue to advocate the Educational Theatre Association mission and core values.

D.  Adjudication Procedure

  1. The selection committee will consist of professionals in the field, not affiliated with any troupe.

  2. Each applicant will participate in a personal interview with the selection committee. (NOTE: NO SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED AT THE INTERVIEW.)

  3. Each applicant shall be evaluated by the following scale:

(a)     Interview: 40%

(b)     Resume/Thespian & Service Activities: 20%

(c)     Portfolio: 40%

Summer Program Auditions


for Appel Farm Arts Camp, Open Jar Institute, Rider College Summer Program, U. Arts Pre-college Summer Institute Program, and possibly additional programs
SUNDAY ONLY

Only FIVE students from each school may audition or present tech portfolios

-- Students in 9 - 12 grade can audition. (Some of the programs do accept students between high school graduation and freshman year.)

-- Students should indicate whether they are applying with two monologues, a song, and a monologue, or portfolio for review (directors, stage managers, design, tech, and marketing).

-- Students will need to submit their resume and headshot online on the Google Form: https://forms.gle/CExmfD7mLwUN4PFL6 by Nov. 27.

ABOUT APPEL FARM ARTS CAMP

Appel Farm Arts Camp is an overnight camp for the Fine and Performing Arts, conveniently located in southern New Jersey. Campers build individualized schedules, choosing from classes in Theater, Technical Theater, Creative Writing, Photography, Dance, Music, Art+Technology, and Visual Arts, as well as traditional camp games and activities. Appel Farm's non-competitive, process-based, approach to arts education gives each camper the opportunity to truly explore their art and hone their skills.

Appel Farm has a proud history of notable alumni and guest artists. Just this past summer, Appel Farm Alumni Daniel Gittler returned to camp after working on the music team of Tony Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen. Campers learned original choreography from In the Heights in a Broadway Master class taught by Gabrielle Ruiz, currently starring in the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Campers took part in music workshops with the West Philadelphia Orchestra, studied improv with the Philly Improv Theatre, and took part in acting workshops at the Walnut Street Theatre.

There's also all the fun of traditional camping - campfires, trips, special events and activities, and late night fun time. Sessions length options begin at 2-weeks and can be built up to an entire 8-week camp experience, with date options to fit everyone's summer schedule.

APPEL FARM ARTS CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarding 3 scholarships to students from the 2018 NJ Thespian Festival:

1 Scholarship: A full-tuition, 2-week session* ($3,500 value - can be used toward a longer session).

2 Scholarships: $1,000 towards any session.*

To be considered, students will attend a live audition and meet with a member of our Camp team. Appel Farm will also offer special consideration to ALL interested students who attend auditions, and apply for our tuition assistance program.

*The 2-week scholarship covers ALL costs of attending Appel Farm Arts Camp for 2 weeks. It can also be used as a credit towards a longer camp session.

The $1,000 scholarship awards can be used towards a camp session of any length.

SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION ELIGIBILITY

While auditions are open to all grade levels, students must be 17 or younger when attending camp at Appel Farm. For students 18 and over, please ask Appel Farm to hear more about their internship program!

Students may be considered for the vocal and/or acting programs, depending on whether they audition with two contrasting monologues or a monologue and a song.

 

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS: PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER INSTITUTE (THEATER) The University of the Arts is an art university located in Center City Philadelphia that offers 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies. Come get a taste of university life by participating in a Pre-College Summer Institute program at UArts this summer!

The Pre-College Summer Institute is a dynamic and challenging program for high school students, where you’ll gain substantial foundational skills and college-level training while working with UArts' expert visual, writing, and performing arts faculty. In the Summer Institute Theater program, you’ll join us for four weeks of immersive study. Students choose one of three tracks: Acting, Musical Theater Performance, or Directing, Playwriting + Production. Modeled after the renowned UArts undergraduate theater experience, this program trains artists looking for individualized and hybrid opportunities to write, direct, design, and produce in addition to performing. Through the rigorous college-level curriculum, you will develop skills in crafting character and scene work, grasp the potential of your voice as an instrument and develop a vibrant stage presence. You’ll further your exploration in track-specific courses that address your individual needs, and in electives that span a wide range of theatrical disciplines. You’ll be trained by our distinguished faculty and participate in weekly masterclasses with award-winning theater artists. Our faculty is comprised of artists currently working on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in film/TV, and in major regional theaters. Our curriculum is enhanced by trips to Philadelphia theaters and a day trip to NYC to attend a Broadway production. Leave with audition-ready materials and preparation, detailed feedback from each instructor, and 3 college credits! Rising seniors will also have the opportunity to audition for fall 2020 undergraduate admission. The experience culminates in a showcase for friends, family, and peers!

UARTS PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER INSTITUTE THEATER PROGRAM: SCHOLARSHIPS The UArts Pre-College office will be awarding 5 scholarships to students from the 2018 NJ Thespian Festival

1 Full Tuition Scholarship: $3,600 value*

2 Half Tuition Scholarships: $1,800 value*

2 Merit Scholarships: $500 value*

*Please note: these awards will be applied towards tuition only. An additional $200 program fee applies. Housing and meals are available at an additional cost.

To be considered, students will attend a live audition and meet with a member of the UArts Pre-College team.

We also welcome any interested students who attend auditions but are not awarded an NJ Thespian Festival scholarship, to submit an online application for our other Summer Institute scholarship opportunities. Summer Institute Program Applications and Scholarship Applications can be found online at www.uarts.edu/precollege.

SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION ELIGIBILITY

UArts Pre-College Summer Institute auditions are open to rising sophomores, rising juniors, and rising seniors. Please note that Rising Juniors and Seniors may attend Summer Institute as residential or commuter students, but Rising Sophomores may only attend as commuter students.

Students may be considered for the acting, musical theater, or directing, playwriting, + production tracks, depending on whether they audition with two contrasting monologues or a monologue and a song, or if they present a portfolio for review.

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