STUDENTS AND SPONSORS READ CAREFULLY!

Colleges/Universities that Attended the 2016 Festival:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
  • SANTA FE UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN
  • EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE
  • ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
  • HASTINGS COLLEGE
  • GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY
  • CHANDLER GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
  • STEPHENS COLLEGE
  • PHOENIX COLLEGE
  • GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Below is information regarding scholarships at the AZ Thespian Festival. Please read carefully, and make sure you complete all steps necessary by required deadlines.  Good luck!

DEADLINES: All audition materials should be added by the October 13th, 2017 registration deadline.

Any scholarship questions should be directed to Becky Bell, the Scholarship Coordinator at becky.bell@arizonathespians.com

If you are having trouble submitting for Arizona Thespians. Please feel free to reach out to the Acceptd support team at any time, as they help resolve all applicant inquiries, technical difficulties, and are SO helpful: 1.888.725.2122, EXT. 2 or support@getacceptd.com

 To even consider auditioning for scholarships:

1. You must have a 3.0 GPA.
2. Be an inducted Thespian.
3.  Must intend to major theatre. (minors in theatre are no longer eligible)
4. You must attend a Scholarship Workshop to be eligible. (see below for available dates and locations)
5. You must register on Acceptd at app.getacceptd.com/arizonathespians (Essay scholarship entrants do not need to register on Acceptd)
6. You must fill out the Audition Resume.  

The purposes of Scholarship Auditions at the Arizona Thespian Festival are to compete for the scholarships that Arizona Thespians provide and to perform for the visiting recruiters from various schools and conservatories that attend our festival.

You need to register on  Acceptd. (app.etacceptd.com/arizonathespians)There is a $40.00 fee that will need to be paid online through Accpetd. They accept credit or debit cards.  They are now taking submissions and will stop taking them at midnight October 13.

Many college representatives from in state and out of state typically attend our Festival. Auditions must be held on Friday Nov. 17, 2017 so that the college representatives are free to conduct workshops and callbacks on Saturday. There are no exceptions.  Any scholarship/financial aid offers will be entirely at the discretion of the college representatives present, with the exception of the Thespian Scholarships, described below

The Acceptd resume form is the ONLY form that will be given to the college representatives. Head shots can be offered during individual interviews.

 

CHECKLIST FOR AUDITION PAPERS

_____ PART 1:  Attended workshop for College auditions
_____ PART 2:  Resume is completed through  app.getacceptd.com/arizonathespians.
_____ PART 3:  Sponsor registered you for Scholarship Auditions under the Events tab in the Online Registration Portal system.

 

PART 1:  SCHOLARSHIP/AUDITION WORKSHOP
We offered the first sessions at camp and have scheduled the following workshops to allow students and sponsors throughout the state to attend.  Sponsors and students must attend a session. Be sure to sign in at the workshop you attend so you will be permitted to audition.  Please choose one of the following dates for the audition workshop.  If you need additional information please contact the person at the site you would like to attend.

NOTE:  Leadership Camp- July 5-8, 2017. Camp Shadow Pines- If you attended the Scholarship Audition workshop at camp, you have fulfilled the requirements

Scholarship audition workshops. You must RSVP with the host Schoolat least four days prior to the workshop.

2017 Scholarship Audition Workshop Schedule

Sabino High School: September 25 @ 5:00pm
Contact Kris Kissel kris.kissel@arizonathespians.com

Williams Field High School: September 29 @ 4:00pm
Contact Heather Gillen heather.gillen@arizonathespians.com

Deer Valley High School: September 30 @ 10:00am
Contact Becky Bell becky.bell@arizonathespians.com  

Pinnacle High School: October 7 @ 4:00pm
Contact Melissa Carroll-Jackson mcarrolljackson@pvlearners.net

 

PART 2:  COMPLETE RESUME ONLINE
Go to getacceptd.com/arizonathespians, the world’s largest arts network, and complete your resume. You will need to create a login to do this, and then follow the instructions. Students must pay the $40.00 fee to Acceptd.   They accept credit and debit cards. This is not paid through your school or AZ Thespians. Resumes must be submitted before October13th, 2017. You will be expected to upload a picture along with the resume.

PART 3:  SPONSOR REGISTERS YOU
Sponsor registered you for Scholarship Auditions under the Events tab in the Online Registration system.  See your sponsor to make that you are signed up and ready to go.  Please pay attention to deadlines.  Your sponsor must register you for Scholarship Auditions under the Events tab in the Online Registration system.

AUDITION GUIDELINES
  1. Must be a graduating senior to audition.
  2. Only three (3) Thespians per school are allowed to audition.
  3. Download the PERFORMANCE STANDARDS POLICY FORM.  Give to your teacher and have them turn it in at the time of registration on November 18.
  4. Students may audition in ONLY ONE of the following areas:
    1. A – Vocal Only: Prepare two One-Minute Selections,
    2. B – Acting Only: two One-Minute Selections.
    3. C – Vocal/Acting: Prepare a Two One-Minute Vocal Selections OR a One-Minute Vocal Selection and One-Minute Acting   Selection.
    4. D – Technical: Prepare a Five-Minute Portfolio Presentation
  5. NO TBA Selections are allowed. Students must have their selections listed, including play or song titles/authors.
  6. A burned CD in CD-R format, containing only your selection for vocal auditions, is MANDATORY and is the only acceptable form of accompaniment. (You may have your music as an MP3 as a back up only) The State Board will provide a CD player and operator. A CAPELLA auditions are NOT allowed. YOU MUST PERFORM IN ORIGINAL KEYS.
  7. Auditioners are allowed up to set up for the scene and a short introduction of themselves. A chair is allowed and will be provided. Absolutely no props are allowed.  Do NOT use this time to give a synopsis of your scene. State your full name, the title(s) of your piece(s), playwright(s), and character(s). (Act and Scene are optional.)
  8. Time restrictions will be strictly followed. You will be stopped at 2 minutes!
  9. The acceptd.com resume form is what the college representatives receive, so make it look professional.
  10. Your sponsor must certify that the information on your accepted resume is true and s/he worked with you on your piece by registering you for Scholarship Auditions under the Events tab in the Online Registration system.
  11. Costumes, props, and special makeup are NOT allowed.
  12. Be punctual and dress professionally. Auditions begin shortly after registration on Friday and will likely continue through the afternoon and evening. Auditioners will most likely NOT be able to attend the Friday main stage and might NOT have time to go to dinner with their troupe. Please plan accordingly.
  13. Audition sessions are CLOSED to ALL spectators, including sponsors and parents.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS and CRITERIA OFFERED BY AZ THESPIANS:

Nine scholarships may be given out at the AZ Thespian Festival by the State Thespian Board. Six of these require an audition and three require an essay. All scholarships are provided as “Book Scholarships.” All scholarship applicants, both audition and essay, must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be an inducted Thespian.

ESSAY SCHOLARSHIPS – Please see the individual application forms for more information. Students must be a Senior to be eligible for essay scholarships.

Steve Halper Theatre Educator Scholarship $1500 (Available to any student intending to major in Theatre Education)

Steve Halper Theatre Educator Scholarship Application 

Theatre for Life Scholarship $500.00 (Available to any student who will incorporate theatre arts in future jobs or community service positions)

Theatre for Life Scholarship Application 

MedStar Scholarship $1000  (Available to any theatre student who is entering the medical field)

MedStar Scholarship Application

AUDITION SCHOLARSHIPS

Ellis Jordan Memorial Scholarship $1500 (Available to any student intending to major in theatre)

John Siler Memorial Scholarship $1500 (Available to any student intending to major theatre)

AZ Thespian/EdTA Scholarship $1500 (Available to any student intending to majorin theatre)

Amy Bennett Memorial Music Theatre Scholarship $1500 (Available to any student intending to major or minor in MUSICAL theatre)

Technical Theatre Scholarship $1500 (Available to any student intending to major in technical theatre or production)

Ovation Scholarship $1500 (Available to any student intending to major in theatre.)

CRITERIA: The Audition Scholarships are awarded using the following formula based on the information provided in the Audition Resume:

Talent/Portfolio: 30%

Resume: 20%

Thespian/Troupe Involvement: 20%

Grades (GPA, SAT, ACT) 20%

Personal Interview 10%

TIPS & TOOLS TO HELP YOU:

ARIZONA THESPIANS SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION TIPS

If you are having trouble submitting for Arizona Thespians. Please feel free to reach out to the Acceptd support team at any time, as they help resolve all applicant inquiries, technical difficulties, and are SO helpful: 1.888.725.2122, EXT. 2 or support@getacceptd.com

QUESTIONS: Please contact Becky Bell at becky.bell@arizonathespians.com