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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

 

8:30 am          Registration opens                                                                              9:00 am           Load In- Apollo, Franklin

                                9:20 – Apollo - Tech check-in and Spike

                                9:35 – Franklin Co. - Tech check-in and Spike

10:00 am             Apollo High School – And                                          

11:00 am            Franklin Co. High School – This is a Test   

11:50-12:20 pm Load out- Performances Apollo, Franklin

Noon                    LUNCH        

   12:30-1:30         Load in- McCreary, Dunbar, Perry Central

                                12:45 McCreary - Tech check-in and Spike

                                1:00 – PL Dunbar - Tech check-in and Spike

                                1:15 – Perry Central - Tech check-in and Spike
1:30 pm               McCreary Central County High School – The Ninth Train 

2:30 pm                Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School Stormin 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)

7:00 pm                    Virtual Event! -
ROOTS OF THE BLUEGRASS
                         PLAY FESTIVAL READINGS
  


SATURDAY, November 20, 2021

8:30 am          Registration opens                                                                              9:00 am           Load In- McCracken, Whitley

                                9:20 – McCracken - Tech check-in and Spike

                                9:35 – Franklin Co. - Tech check-in and Spike

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, Whitley                                                     

Noon                   LUNCH           

12:30-1:30 pm   Load in- Lafayette, Clay, Bryan Station

                                12:45 Lafayette - Tech check-in and Spike

                                1:00 – Clay Co. - Tech check-in and Spike

                                1:15 – Bryan Station - Tech check-in and Spike

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         

 


TIME ZONE
Please be aware that Bowling Green, KY, and WKU are in the Central Time Zone.

CHECK-IN

Check-in will take place starting at 8:00 am on Friday and Saturdaywe will have KTA Ambassadors greet you and give you parking passes and directions. (Please see Parking Section.) You will also receive your registration packet at that time. The packet will contain blank nametags, some programs, and other goodies.  Please have your students wear the provided nametags throughout the weekend. This will allow us to keep track of our conference participants. 

ONE DAY PASSES – Parents & Friends attending the performances. Day passes will be available for parents, family, or friends that want to come and watch the performances. Passes will be $5.00

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS - Masks are required at all times when in public areas or shared spaces within buildings, including hallways, classrooms, studios, theatres, elevators, etc. This is true regardless of vaccination status.  Masks are required while seated in the audience of a performance, as well as onstage and backstage.  For more details, visit the WKU Healthy on the Hill website.

HOTELS - We are blessed to be in Bowling Green as there is no shortage of hotels. Look along Scottsdale Road. It has an exit just off of I-65. We have not arranged a conference hotel as prices currently are very reasonable. There is also a Hyatt Place right next to campus which offers group rates.  

PARKING  - Parking on Saturday, Nov. 20th, is easy.  All parking lots and garages on campus are open and free to use, with no permit required. 

Friday, Nov. 19th, it gets just a little more complicated.  Most of the lots on campus will require a one-day visitor’s permit.  And since it’s a class day, the lots and garages will be busy too. 

Not to worry, if you are coming to KTA on Friday we will be handing out free one-day parking permits at the top of the hill from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  To get your free permit to follow the directions to campus and travel up College Street until it comes to a T.  This is the intersection of College Street and College Heights Boulevard.  If you are in a bus, turn left and there’s an unloading zone on the right side of the street.  If you are in a car, turn right and right again into the Hub parking lot.  You can then walk across the street to Gordon Wilson Hall and pick up your permit and a parking map.  Head to Gordon Wilson Hall first on Friday!  You’ll be able to identify Gordon Wilson Hall by "The Spirit Makes the Master” sign out front, and the names of famous authors around the top of the building.

We will give you directions to Russell Miller Theatre and the Fine Arts Building (FAC) from there.  

CAMPUS MAP - Please use the following link to access the Western Kentucky University campus map: https://www.wku.edu/campusmap.php. Gordon Wilson Hall is #63.  FAC is #55.

AWARDS CEREMONY & ANNUAL MEETING - The Awards Ceremony and Annual Meeting will be at 7 pm Saturday in the Russell Miller Theatre. At this event, the All-Star Cast and top-performing shows from this year’s festival will be announced. All critique sheets will also be available at this time. Additionally, the KTA conference will conduct the business of their annual meeting and elect new board members. 

FOOD - There are many dining options a short drive from the Western Kentucky University Campus.  Here are a few options: 

LUNCH

Corner Bakery, 1951 Scottsville Rd. 

Boba Lounge and Cafe1542 U.S. 31 W Bypass

Que Pasa Tacos, 2440 Nashville Rd.

Azzip Pizza, 651 U.S. 31 W Bypass #201b

Panera Bread1770 Campbell Ln Suite 3

Donato’s Pizza, 861 Fairview Ave

McDonald’s, 612 31 Bypass

Wendy’s651 U.S. 31 W Bypass

Steak and Shake, 1680 Scottsville Rd.

Zaxby’s, 1801 US Highway 31

DINNER

Mellow Mushroom1035 Chestnut St

Anna’s Greek Restaurant1202 State St

Double Dogs1780 Scottsville Rd,

El Mazatlan, 600 US-31W

Rafferty’s1939 Scottsville Rd

Mister B’s1945 Scottsville Rd #300,

Smokey Bones2450 Scottsville Rd,

Olive Garden3220 Scottsville Rd

Chuy’s3260 Ken Bale Blvd,

There is also CVS Pharmacy right next to campus for any last-minute needs. 


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