Teaching as a Performing Art (TAPA) 24th Street Theatre’s Teaching as a Performing Art Professional Development workshops are like no other, allowing educators to train on the stage of a professional theatre where the power of live music, lighting, and sound is used to help Teachers experience themselves as artists! They don’t just do PD, they inspire!
Led by award-winning arts educators Debbie Devine & Jay McAdams, TAPA teaches educators how to integrate basic performance techniques in the everyday classroom to make their job more rewarding and creative and to make their students better and more enthusiastic learners.
Deadline: Register by October 22, 2015. Students registering by October 8th will receive a free copy of an August Wilson play at the preliminary auditions!
The August Wilson Monologue Competition is a chance for high school youth to gain professional audition experience, meet other students from around Southern California and the bring the memorable characters of playwright August Wilson to life on stage. The first round of auditions will be held at Center Theatre Group in Downtown L.A. on November 14, 2015. Up to 50 students who participate in preliminary auditions will be invited to compete in the semi-final auditions, 12 of whom will advance on to the Regional Competition. The top three regional finishers will receive scholarships, master classes and the chance to compete nationally. You do not need formal acting experience to register; students of all experience levels are encouraged to participate. To learn more, see the Program FAQ. View the list of approved monologues for the 2015-16 competition here.
High school student enrolled in grades 10, 11 or 12
Attending school in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside or San Bernadino Counties
Must remain enrolled in school throughout the academic year and be no older than 19 on the day of the National Finals in May
The Center Theatre Group Student Ambassador Program is for high school students who are curious about the arts and want to build leadership and teamwork skills. Student Ambassadors work with theater professionals and with one another on exciting projects to involve more young people in the Los Angeles arts community. This year’s ambassadors will work on one of four teams: Arts Education; Arts Advocacy; Community Engagement; and Young Artist Recognition. This is a six-month, approximately 60-hour program, including regularly scheduled meetings as well as occasional evening and weekend events. A $500 stipend will be provided upon completion of the program; students can also choose to receive community service / volunteer credit instead. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program; however, free parking is available in the Music Center garage, and a Metro pass will be provided to participants who use public transit. See the program FAQ for more information.
Arts-interested high school students ages 13-18
Resident of L.A. County
No previous leadership or theater experience required