Theatre Festival 2020

Overview

Dear High School Drama Instructor:  

Please join us this year for our fifth annual FCC Theatre Festival! Our festival will take place on March 4, 2020 from approximately 830am-4pm.

We are happy to present you with our celebration of theatre!

One Fee

$285 per school includes all activities in our day long Theatre Program. There are eight openings for schools on a first come, first served basis. Each school can bring up to 30 students and observers.

PERFORMANCE: SCENES & MONOLOGUES!

Each school is given one scene entry slot in the Contemporary Scene performance and five individual Contemporary Monologue performance slots. Theatre Arts faculty will judge all performances. Each scene is given a 15-minute slot for performance (including set up and tear down). There is not a limit on scene participants. This year the scenes will be performed in our studio theatre space, TA-105 (Blackbox Theatre).

Each monologue is given a 2-minute time limit (with a 15 second grace period). Theatre Faculty will give a critical response to each performance. Students cannot compete in Contemporary Scenes, Monologues and Tech Olympics as the times will overlap. Each section is designed to serve different areas of strength to give as many students as possible a chance to participate.

Tech Olympics: A Tech Team of four students from each school can compete in four event areas such as: Costume Quick Change, Lighting Focus, Prop Quick Change and “Sew On-A-Button”. You must register ahead for a time slot.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

For example:

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 students can sign up to take the stage or just watch others play. This is not a competition-based activity.

At 1pm, we invite all schools to a special showing of our FCC production of:

The Humans by Stephen Karam

Directed by Charles Erven

Description: Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

* Length- approximately 90 minutes

AWARDS

At 3pm we give out awards including but not limited to: 1st and 2nd place scenes in contemporary style, Best Actor and Actress in a scene, 1stand 2nd place awards for Best Monologue Performed by an Actress and Best Monologue Performed by an Actor. Other “Outstanding Performances” will be awarded.  Also, we will provide a Tech Olympic Prize for 1st place and up to 3 scholarships to attend FCC in the Fall of 2020 ($400 each).

*Times are subject to change.

Students cannot compete in contemporary scenes, monologues and tech olympics as the times will overlap. Each section is designed to serve different areas of strength to give as many students as possible a chance to participate.  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 2019.

Scholarships

Scholarship Forms must be completed prior to the festival. It includes an instructor nomination and student questionnaire. Please print copies out for your deserving students that may be attending FCC in the Fall of 2020.

REGISTRATION

Registration forms and fee must be returned no later than January 16, 2020.

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 8 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

Contact

Phone: 559.442.4600 Ext. 8041
Fax: 559.498.8350
fpca@fresnocitycollege.edu
Location: OAB-114 (Old Administration Building)
Campus Map

Janine Christl

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