Ohio Thespians

Ohio Thespians

Scholarship Auditions: SUBMISSIONS DUE 2/6/15

College Auditions: SUBMISSIONS DUE 3/15/15 

Welcome Thespians!

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STATE CONFERENCE - COLLEGE AUDITIONS

Time: Saturday, March 28th, 2015. State Conference, Bexley HS. Auditions will be done in the morning, master class sessions in the afternoon, and callbacks in the evening. Once the audition is complete the masterclass and callbacks are optional and can be arranged around IEs or performances. You will receive an email prior to the audition day with an assigned audition time. Please plan to arrive early. If we are running ahead of schedule, we will see you early.

Eligibility: You must be a current high school junior to audition/interview. 

Location: State Conference, Bexley High School 

Resume and Headshot: You must submit a resume and headshot on getacceptd.com in order to be eligible for the auditions. YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR G.P.A., ACT SCORE (IF AVAILABLE) AND HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION ON YOUR RESUME. 

While not required, you are encouraged to upload portfolio samples that are a reflection of your best work (video, audio, documents and imagery are acceptable). Please note: You should bring several copies of your headshot and resume for interested schools (not required, but HIGHLY recommended). Some may ask, some may not, but it is always better to be prepared. Headshots should be full color (8X10) and your resume should be printed or attached to the back (please avoid staples or paperclips). You may also choose to upload videos a/o portfolios on getacceptd.com. 

Each audition will be limited to 3 minutes and this option allows schools to see more of what you have to offer.

Cost: A $15.00 application fee is required to register through Acceptd. 

Dress: You need to dress as though you were interviewing for a job. Look neat and presentable. Shirt and slacks, blouse and skirt, or dress are appropriate. Ties are optional. Coats are not necessary. No opened toed shoes. The dress should be business casual. Make sure your clothing is modest and in good taste.

Acting Audition: Please prepare two contrasting monologues, one classic and one contemporary not to exceed 2 minutes total. You may not use something you wrote and please stay away from monologues chosen for “shock” value (i.e. topic or profanity). You will be timed, so make sure you practice with a timer.

Musical Theater Audition: Please prepare a combination not to exceed 2 minutes total. You may choose to sing one song and perform one monologue, or sing two songs. At least one of the song selections must come from musical theatre repertoire. If you play an instrument and would like to accompany yourself for one song, that is allowed as well. You need to have music downloaded on a personal device that can be plugged into speakers. It is your responsibility to make sure it works. You must sing along with music. You will be timed, so make sure you practice with a timer. 

Design/Technology; Stage Management; Directing; Playwriting; etc.: You will have 5 minutes to present highlights from your portfolio. Think of this as an introduction. Explain what you are looking for and what area(s) of theatre interest you most and why.  Most of the colleges will probably prefer to take a closer look in private should they choose to call you back. You will be timed, so make sure you practice with a timer.  

Matt Wolfe, College Coordinator, Ohio State Thespians
mtwolfe@otterbein.edu

VIRGINIA "GINNY" CHIZER SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY:

1. Applicants must be registered Thespians.
2. Applicants must be regularly enrolled in an Ohio high school and planning to graduate in the current year.
3. The recipient must use the scholarship to further his or her education with a major in theatre education at a recognized college or university.
4. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale.  A guidance counselor must verify the GPA.
5. Applicants must attend Conference.
6. Application materials, in their entirety, must be submitted by February 6, 2015.

SELECTION:

Ginny Chizer applications will be reviewed by members of the Ohio Educational Theatre Association State Board.  Because this scholarship is a tribute to Ginny Chizer and her dedication to theatre education and Ohio Thespians, the Board members will be looking for applicants who have demonstrated active participation as Thespians on the local and state levels. In addition, Board members will be looking for students with the potential to be leaders in the field of theatre education. Finalists will be invited to interview before a panel of judges including an Ohio Thespian Troupe Director, a college representative and a representative from the Educational Theatre Association home office. The winner will be announced at the closing ceremonies. The scholarship will be sent directly to the student’s college.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Complete the Ginny Chizer Scholarship Application form. Because only a few applicants will advance to the interview round, the application is vital!

2. Submit a signed letter of recommendation from your Troupe Director, which evaluates the contribution you have made to your high school theatre program, drama club and/or Thespian troupe.  

3. List your guidance counselor’s name and email address on the application form for certification of your GPA.

4. Write a personal statement outlining your choice of theatre education as a course of study as well as your reasons for selecting this course of study. Also, discuss how your involvement in high school theatre in general and in Ohio Thespians in particular has influenced this decision.

5. Submit a typed resume in the prescribed format. An example accompanies this application. Because the Ginny Chizer Scholarship is meant for a student who has been an active participant in Ohio Thespians, pay particular attention to the resume sections entitled “Local/Area/State Thespian Activities” and “Area/State/International Thespian Conference Attended.”

6. Scan and upload your Thespian Membership Card to Acceptd.  

7. If selected as a finalist, plan to participate in an interview with the judges. At the interview, you will be asked questions related to your experiences in theatre thus far. In addition, you will be expected to articulate your reason for wanting to become a theatre educator. You may want to think about specific activities that you will pursue to help you learn more about teaching and child development.

8. Submit all application materials to Acceptd by February 6, 2015.

BOB FOSE SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY:

1. Applicants must be registered Thespians.
2. Applicants must be regularly enrolled in an Ohio high school and planning to graduate in the current year.
3. The recipient must use the scholarship to further his or her education with a major or minor in one of the communicative arts (theatre, film, speech, broadcast, music or dance) at a recognized college or university.
4. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale.  A guidance counselor must verify the GPA.
5. Applicants must attend Conference.
6. Application materials, in their entirety, must be submitted by February 6, 2015. 

SELECTION:

Bob Fose applications will be reviewed by members of the Ohio Educational Theatre Association State Board. Because this scholarship is a tribute to Bob Fose and his dedication to Ohio Thespians, the Board members will be looking for applicants who have demonstrated active participation as Thespians on the local and state levels.  Five applicants will be invited to audition before a panel of judges including an Ohio Thespian Troupe Director, a college representative and a representative from the Educational Theatre Association home office. The winner will be announced at the closing ceremonies. The scholarship will be sent directly to the student’s college.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Complete the Bob Fose Scholarship Application form. Because only five applicants will advance to the auditions, the application is vital! 

2. Submit a signed letter of recommendation from your Troupe Director which evaluates the contribution you have made to your high school theatre program, drama club and/or Thespian troupe.   

3. List your guidance counselor’s name and email address on the application form for certification of your GPA.

4. Write a personal statement outlining your intended course of study as well as your reasons for selecting this course of study. Also, discuss how your involvement in high school theatre in general and in Ohio Thespians in particular has influenced this decision. 

5. Submit a typed resume in the prescribed format. An example accompanies this application. Because the Bob Fose Scholarship is meant for a student who has been an active participant in Ohio Thespians, pay particular attention to the resume sections entitled “Local/Area/State Thespian Activites"and “Area/State/International Thespian Conference Attended.”

6. Scan and upload your Thespian Membership Card to Acceptd.  

7. For the audition, select two contrasting pieces totaling no more than five minutes. The pieces may be monologues, musical presentations or dance presentations. You are responsible for providing recorded accompaniment and sound equipment if needed. A piano is available, but you will need an accompanist. Students interviewing for technical productions, design or playwriting will also be given five minutes. Please bring a portfolio of your work and be prepared to discuss it. All time limits will be strictly enforced!

8. Plan to participate in a five to ten minute interview with the judges if you advance to the audition round.

9. Submit all application materials to Acceptd by February 6, 2015.