The EdTA Board of Directors spent a day in a workshop designed to improve its own effectiveness, approved a proposal for a change in the organization’s fiscal year, and reappointed board member Kenneth Washington to a new three-year term during its January face-to-face meeting.
Registration for the Junior Thespian Festival ends on February 15. All submissions must be received by this date or a $25/person late fee will be applied.
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Junior Thespian Festival show submissions must be recieved by the Educational Theatre Association by February 1.
The show submission form can be found here.
All essays must be between 500-700 words, based on the prompt, and submitted electronically to email@example.com. All participants will receive an auto-reply confirming receipt of their essay; semi-finalists will be contacted by e-mail after the essay review process is completed, around March 1. The winner and runners-up will be chosen by March 9. Essays must be received via e-mail by February 27, 2012.
For the complete essay guidelines go to schooltheatre.org/essayguidelines.
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Thespian Playworks submissions must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2012. Early submissions are encouraged. Playwrights whose scripts are selected to be workshopped at the Thespian Festival will be notified shortly after April 15.
For more information see the Thespian Playworks page.
The EdTA Chapter Board of Missouri has recommended Jennifer Forrest-James to take over as chapter director when current chapter director Debbie Corbin takes a seat on the EdTA Board of Directors next August.
Forrest-James, theatre teacher at Parkway South High School in Ballwin, Missouri, has thirteen years of classroom experience in middle and high schools and serves on the Missouri Chapter Board. She would complete Corbin’s unexpired term, which runs until July 31, 2013.
Contact: Rick Chudomelka
Ben Cameron will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2012 Educational Theatre Association’s Conference in San Diego, September 20-23. The program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in New York City, Cameron is one of America’s most outspoken and influential arts advocates, known for his dynamic and compelling presentations on the value of the arts.
The generous response to its Best Gift campaign to raise funds to send a troupe of students to the Thespian Festival has encouraged EdTA to double the campaign goal and try to give even more students the gift of a Festival experience.
Contact: Sarah DeGrandpre
Contact: Ruth Wareham
Contact: Debbie Corbin
Contact: Max Brown