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Annual Conference

2021 Schedule

FRIDAY -- November 19, 2021

All High School Festival performances occur in the Russell Miller Theatre located in the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center on Western Kentucky University Campus

8:00 am                Registration opens                                                                                    8:00 am               Load In- Apollo, Franklin, Spencer

9:00 am                Apollo High School – And                                          

10:00 am             Franklin Co. High School – This is a Test   

11:00 am             Spencer Co. High School – Taming of the Shrew

11:45-12:15 pm Load out- Performances Apollo, Franklin, Spencer

Noon                    LUNCH        

12:45 - 1:15 pm    Load in- McCreary, Dunbar, Perry Central                                               

1:30 pm               McCreary Central County High School – The Ninth Train 

2:30 pm                Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School Storm in the Barn

3:30 pm                Perry Central County High School – The Bell Witch   

4:30 pm                Load out- - McCreary, Dunbar, Perry Central                                               

4:30 – 5:30 pm                 Workshop Session 1  
 
Intro to Improv: Learn the rules of improv and sharpen your skills through a series of fun, fast- paced theatre games used by professional troupes like Second City. (GWH 312, Capacity: 16)

Mastering your 60 Seconds:  Get those 32 measure cuts in tip top shape! Participants will workshop breath awareness and musical theatre vocal technique and exercises to unlock vocal confidence for peak performance. In addition, singers will present 32 measures of their song of choice for individual insight and feedback. All repertoire styles are welcome. Please bring a 32 bar cut of a song that you’re working on with you. (GWH 105, Capacity 15)

Bubble Gum and Banana Peels: Introduction to Physical Comedy: This workshop is an introduction to slapstick comedy. In the tradition of performers such as Buster Keaton, Jerry Lewis, and Molly Shannon, we’ll practice stage falls, creating imaginary obstacles, and staying true to the imaginary circumstances. (GWH 307, Capacity 12)

Playwriting:  Crafting a Character:  Get inspired to write the next great American play through creating compelling characters and monologues. (GWH 311, Capacity 30)

 

5:30 – 6:30 pm                 Workshop Session 2     

Intro to Improv: Learn the rules of improv and sharpen your skills through a series of fun, fast paced theatre games used by professional troupes like Second City. (GWH 312, Capacity: 16)

Learn a British Dialect: Learn the fundamentals of a standard British dialect. You can do it even if you’ve never tried before; you just need to know a few simple techniques. Jolly good fun! (GWH 105, Capacity 20)

Playwriting:  Crafting a Character:  Get inspired to write the next great American play through the process of creating compelling characters and monologues. (GWH 311, Capacity 30)

           

SATURDAY, November 20, 2021

9:00 am                Registration opens                                                                                                                                 

9:00 am               Load-in McCracken, Frankfort, Whitley                                             

10:00 am                 McCracken County High School – Treasure Island                      

11:00 am              Whitley County High School – We are the Sea

11:45-12:15 pm Load-out McCracken, Frankfort, Whitley                                                     

Noon                   LUNCH           

12:45-1:15          Load-in Lafayette, Clay, Bryan Station

1:30 pm              Lafayette/ SCAPA High School – Still Life with Iris

2:30 pm                Clay County High School – Barnwood and Blue Roses

3:30 pm               Bryan Station High School – The Last Illusion

4:30   pm             Load-out - Lafayette, Clay, Bryan Station

                                          

4:30 – 5:30 pm  Workshop Session 3
 Scenic Painting and Stage Craft:  Come explore the exciting and rewarding world of the scenic arts in the form of Scenic Painting, Stage Craft and Construction.  Learn how getting involved in the scene shop is a great way to support the performing arts and how you can be a part of making it all come to life on the stage. (FAC 156, Capacity 20)

Learn a British Dialect: Learn the fundamentals of a standard British dialect. You can do it even if you’ve never tried before; you just need to know a few simple techniques. Jolly good fun! (GWH 105, Capacity 20)

5:30 pm                Dinner – On your Own!!

7:00 pm                ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS CEREMONY         

 


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