Fresno City College Theatre Festival

Event Time

March 7, 2018 
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

CONTACT

Phone: 559.442.8260
Fax: 559.498.8350
fpca@fresnocitycollege.edu
Location: OAB-114 (Old Administration Building)
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Janine Christl

Fresno City College
Attn: Fine, Performing and Communication ARts
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741

This event provides high school students from ten high schools the opportunity to compete in a day long Theatre Program.


One Fee

$250 per school includes all activities in our day long Theatre Program. There are eight openings for schools on a first come, first served basis.

Performance

Each school is given one scene entry slot in both the Contemporary and Classical scene arenas. Theatre Arts faculty will judge all performances. Each scene is given a 15-minute slot for performance (including setup and teardown). There is not a limit on scene participants. Theatre Faculty will give a critical response to each performance.

Tech Olympics

A Tech Team of four students from each school will compete in four event areas: Costume Quick Change, Lighting Focus, Prop Quick Change and “Sew On A Button”.

Other Activities

  • FCC Student Actors Workshops: such as “What’s My Type?” Learn something new about the way you might be seen through the eyes of a casting director!
  • We will host Improv Open Play where 10 schools can sign up to take the stage with their Improv group. This is not a competition-based activity.
  • At 2pm we invite all schools to a special performance of our FCC production of Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hatdirected by Janine Christl.

Awards

At 3pm we give out awards including but not limited to: 1st and 2nd place scenes in contemporary and classical style, Best Actor and Actress in a scene, Tech Olympic Prize and up to 3 scholarships to attend FCC in the Fall of 2017 (400 each).

Students can compete in both “Classical” and “Contemporary” scenes but cannot also be in the Tech portion, as the times will overlap. Scholarship Forms have been updated and must be completed prior to the festival. It now includes an instructor nomination and student questionnaire. Please print copies out for your deserving students that may be attending FCC in the Fall of 2017.

Contemporary Scene Competition Awards to be presented as follows:

  • Superior Scene - (one award) Best Production
  • Excellent Scene - (one award) 2nd Best Production
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Scene - (one award)
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Scene - (one award)
  • Outstanding Performance - (up to 10 awards)

Classical Scene Competition Awards to be presented as follows:

  • Superior Scene - (one award) Best Production
  • Excellent Scene - (one award) 2nd Best Production
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Scene - (one award)
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Scene - (one award)
  • Outstanding Performance - (up to 10 awards)

Tech Olympics Awards to be presented as follows:

  • First Place Tech Olympics Team

Scholarships

The Theatre Arts Department will also select up to 3 students to receive a $400 Scholarship each. To be eligible, the student must have the intention of attending Fresno City College as a Theatre Major in the Fall of 2016. This scholarship will be announced at the end of the awards presentation. The scholarship will be awarded in the fall after the student has registered for classes. Two alternates will also be chosen in the event the original winners decide not to attend Fresno City College. To be eligible graduating seniors should register in the lower lobby of the theatre when they arrive in the morning.

Students interested in technical theatre are encouraged to meet with the technical staff on the day of the festival and interview for the Technical Theatre Scholarship. For more information on this scholarship please contact Chuck Erven at 442-4600 ext. 8478.

Registration

Registration forms and fee must be returned no later than Dec. 2nd.

This year we will only accept the schools that provide full information packets and registration fees by the due date.

Please email or mail your forms (and fee) to the address listed online. The spots will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis and we can only accommodate 10 schools. When we receive your registration fee by mail you will be emailed final registration and participation information (including performance times).

This year’s festival coordinators are Janine Christl and Chuck Erven. If you have questions, please call 442-4600 ext 8041.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours Sincerely,
Janine Christl

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