Drama Festival Performer Registration Form

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Friday, May 1, 2015

APPLICATION TO PERFORM A SCENE/SHORT PLAY

Name of School:_________________________________________________

Address:______________________________________________________

Factulty Advisor:________________________________________________

Email Address:_________________________________________________

Approximate number of students:_______________

Title of Scene/Short Play:__________________________________________

Author of presented work:__________________________________________

Playing Time (Approximately 20 minutes or less):_________________________

If you believe we are unfamiliar with this work, please provide a brief description below:

Deadline for submitting a scene: February 27

If you have any questions, please email Jessica Hester  jessica.hester@oswego.edu

RETURN COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE TO:

Jessica Hester, Drama Festival Coordinator
Department of Theater, Hewitt Union • Oswego State • Oswego NY • 13126
Email: jessica.hester@oswego.edu • Phone: 315.312.2130 • Fax: 315.312.5642

Guidelines/Suggestions to consider if you and your group look to submit a scene

1. Choose a script that will offer your students a challenge--a script that offers stimulating writing and depth of character and situation. Remember, you'll be performing for an audience of like-minded people who will be ready for challenging work themselves.

2. If you choose a musical scene, or a production number involving dancing, take into account the dimensions of the stage on the floor plan you will be sent. Adjustments may have to be made.

3. Often schools bring scenes from plays they have produced during the year. However, consider presenting a one-act especially for the Festival, or assemble scenes from different plays that center around a theme. Original work from your students is also a possibility.

4. Remind your students that our festival is not a competition-there is not a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place or best this and that award.

5. The respondent we invite has his/her own style, and might bring up insights, observations and questions that may affirm your vision and interpretation of the scene or inspire you to think in new ways about the work. Typically it is a combination of both of these things. We encourage you to ask questions of the respondent, since the sessions are in a more intimate atmosphere. The respondent will also ask you and your students about your process. The response session offers students the opportunity to receive commentary on their work from an outside viewer who has a background in education and professional theatre.

6. Please keep within the time limit--scenes are limited to 20 minutes.

7. Space both on stage and backstage is limited; therefore keep the production elements minimal.
Choose a script that will offer your students a challenge--a script that offers stimulating writing and depth of character and situation. Remember, you'll be performing for an audience of like-minded people who will be ready for challenging work themselves.

2. If you choose a musical scene, or a production number involving dancing, take into account the dimensions of the stage on the floor plan you will be sent. Adjustments may have to be made.

3. Often schools bring scenes from plays they have produced during the year. However, consider presenting a one-act especially for the Festival, or assemble scenes from different plays that center around a theme. Original work from your students is also a possibility.

4. Remind your students that our festival is not a competition-there is not a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place or best this and that award.

5. The respondent we invite has his/her own style, and might bring up insights, observations and questions that may affirm your vision and interpretation of the scene or inspire you to think in new ways about the work. Typically it is a combination of both of these things. We encourage you to ask questions of the respondent, since the sessions are in a more intimate atmosphere. The respondent will also ask you and your students about your process. The response session offers students the opportunity to receive commentary on their work from an outside viewer who has a background in education and professional theatre.

6. Please keep within the time limit--scenes are limited to 20 minutes.

7. Space both on stage and backstage is limited; therefore keep the production elements minimal.