Carol Channing will celebrate her 93rd Birthday with us on Friday Afternoon along with her good friend Tommy Tune.
On Saturday evening Mr. Brian Stokes Mitchell will be "In Concert" with us.
Featured Guests Include:
Ron is an actor, fight director, director, and teacher. He has staged the fights for the Broadway productions of West Side Story, In the Heights, The Miracle Worker, Bengal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo and The Performers and the recent production of Fly at the Dallas Theater Center. Ron appeared as Officer Krupke in the Broadway production of West Side Story. He has directed, taught acting and/or stage combat for the Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace University, Wagner College, Marymount Manhattan College and currently teaches at The Barrow Group in New York City. He attended Trinity University in San Antonio and received his MFA from the Goodman School of Drama.
Dennis Maganza is a playwright, director, performer and theatre educator who has been working in the arts for four decades. His has taught at the University of Minnesota, Texas State University. His adaptations, such as THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES has been produced around the world and other adaptations such as TURANDOT, NOVELA CARNIVAL, GOOSERS!, THE IMAGINARY INVALID and ALICE!!! are frequently produced. His workshops and clinics in acting, theatrical movement, musical theatre, mime and directing have been presented in the United States and abroad. He has received regional and national recognition for his work in theatre and education. For more information, please check out www.dennismaganza.com.
Professor James Glavan heads the costume technology program, teaching tailoring, draping, costume construction, mask making, millinery, fabric dyeing, painting and stage makeup. His national theatre credits include the Santa Fe Opera, Boston Opera, Minnesota Opera, Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Hartford Stage Co., Hartford Ballet, Huntington Theatre Co., the Guthrie Theatre, The Utah Shakespeare Festival and Ringling Brothers Circus.He also spent many years creating characters for Jim Henson Productions in New York City where his work was seen on Sesame Street, the TV sitcom Dinosaurs and in the film The Muppet's Christmas Carol. He will be doing both make-up and animatronics workshops.
has worked professionally for the last 20 years as an actor, educator, and voice and dialect coach. He currently teaches at the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU. He'll be doing several voice and diction workshops as well as dialect work.
Former Phantom of the Opera Stage Manager. She has worked on numerous broadway productions as a Stage Manager and worked with countless stars including Julie Andrews. She will be doing workshops for students interested in Stage Management.
Teaches the Alexander
Technique in Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL. She offers private lessons and also
teaches on the university level, for the last 14 years at the University of
North Texas College of Music. Phyllis has taught at Southern Methodist
University, Rice, Vanderbilt, Baylor, and for other schools and professional
programs, both in the United States and abroad, including Keyboard Wellness,
American Harp Society, National Association of Teachers of Singing,
Conservatorio A. Stiffani (Italy), and Tunghai Inernational Music Festival
(Taiwan). Phyllis also teaches the Shaw Method of Swimming
(Alexander Techique applied to swimming) and Tai Chi Chuan. She is the
Editor of AmSAT Journal
"Everyone loves the drums," Mama Yeye says. "Now learn how to move to the rhythm. Mama Yeye gives you the basics so you can move, dance, sing and enjoy yourself."
Raised in a Yoruba family in Philadelphia, Apetebii Yeye Olori Oriyomi -- "Mama Yeye"-- takes her artistic inspiration from the variety of ethnic rhythms, tastes, sounds and voices of the African diaspora that have been part of her life, ranging from West Philly to Nigeria, New Orleans, New York City, Jamaica and Atlanta, her new home base. She delights in teaching the arts of Africa because it is an opportunity to create positive change. She uplifts the Yoruba code of "Iwapele," which means good character, and has presented workshops for many colleges, universities and theater conferences throughout the country.
Associate Professor in the School of Education and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education at California Lutheran University. With forty-four years of teaching and administration experience at the elementary, middle school, secondary, and higher education levels, Dr. McCambridge maintains a deep interest in the growth and development of children and adolescents as they mature physically, cognitively, socially and morally.As a university professor, he creates opportunities for teachers and teachers in preparation to explore how teaching and learning theory informs good practices that result in academic, personal, social, and moral growth and development of K-12 students. He specializes in Elementary Arts Education.
Featured Guest Designer -Susan Tsu
She has clothed many luminaries and her designs are represented in numerous books and publications on costume and theatre design. Awards include The NY Drama Desk, NY Drama Critics, NY Young Film Critics, LA Distinguished Designer Awards and a Kennedy Center Medal of Achievement.
Tsu holds BFA and MFA degrees from Carnegie Mellon. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, United Scenic Artists, and is cited in Who’s Who in Fine Arts Higher Education and Who’s Who of American Women. During a 6-year term on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group she was on the task force that reconfigured American Theatre magazine creating the Production Portfolio section featuring design, directors and designers. Tsu was also a strong advocate for the Free Night of Theatre initiative across America- now reaching over 600 cities.
New Event for TheatreFest!
Announcing an exciting new event during TheatreFest for both students and adults. Have you watched America’s Got Talent and thought, I’m better than that? Well, now you will have the opportunity to show us! Want to practice your audition material before auditions? Try it out the night before here. Maybe you’re just looking for something fun to watch on Friday night to unwind from a long day of workshops. This is your ticket! The very best talent from your peers and students will make you laugh, make you cry, but mostly entertain you! Join us on Friday at TheatreFest for TETA’s Got Talent!
All current TETA members may participate. Application Form FORMS
Auditions will take place on Friday morning and the competition will be on Friday evening.
Talent must be theatre performance related, ie. singing, acting, dancing. No acrobatics, no instrumentals (although you may accompany yourself).
A microphone will be provided and you may bring pre-recorded music on CD or ipod for playback.
There will be two categories of judging: Students and Adults. There will be a limit of 30 acts.
Time limit is five minutes. Application can be filled out in advance and emailed in via the TETA website.
There will be three TETA “celebrity” judges.
Prizes will be awarded.
More to come........