Hi there,

I'm writing to let you know about a new yearly $1000 arts and design scholarship that may be relevant to your students.  As a company founded on the principle that art improves lives, we want to encourage students and young people to share their positive experiences of engaging with art.

Please find below some details on the FEATHR Wallpaper Scholarship: 



- $1000 scholarship 

- merit-based award via essay submission

- applicants need to answer the question: “How and why has a piece of art influenced your personal, educational and/or creative development.”

- winner chosen by 31st December 2017


Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

- be a current or prospective student at a US college or university

- be studying an arts, performing arts, humanities or design-based subject

- be in good academic standing with their current educational institution

- submit a written essay by 1st December 2017 to, answering the set essay question


You can find more details attached, or at our scholarship page:


I hope this scholarship is of interest to your students.   Please let me know if you have any questions - and I look forward to seeing submissions from your students.

Kind regards,



Script Submissions Accepted Starting June 152017, at 8 a.m. PT
ANPF’s flagship festival is an international playwright competition that culminates in the reading of four new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions by a cadre of volunteer readers. 

This unique and much-loved five-day festival in Ashland, Oregon, features professional actors from Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the community. The event includes rehearsals and two staged readings of each winning play. 

The winning playwrights receive a $1,500 stipend and local accommodations. There is a $15 submission fee.

Click here to view the complete list of criteria and to learn how to submit your work.

Here is a partial list of criteria:

  • Legibly typed in 12-point font in standard play script format with 1′′ margins; characters’ names centered above dialogue
  • Full-length drama or comedy, intermission preferred – 80 minutes minimum running time if no intermission; 95 – 120 minutes with one intermission
  • Previously unproduced (See our Definitions)
  • Maximum 8 characters; doubling allowed provided a doubling plan is included with the cast list
  • The submitting author is the sole owner of the copyright of the script
  • No indication of authorship on any of the pages (“blinded”)

Submissions close when 400 scripts are received or on December 31, 2017, whichever comes first. A running tally of submissions will be shown on our website. The ANPF 2018 Fall Festival will take place October 17-21, 2018.

We look forward to welcoming your script beginning next month!

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Southwestern College is seeking a one-year half time position for Visiting Instructor of Theatre.  Duties may include:  teaching theatre and musical theatre courses, directing productions, and designing for productions.

Applicants possessing a Master's degree in theatre and/or musical theatre is required; an MFA degree is preferred. Candidates must have evidence of directing theatre and/or musical theatre productions. Also, successful high school/college teaching experience preferred.

The Department of Music is fully accredited by NASM and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre degree has received plan approval.

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please provide a brief (500-800 words) statement regarding examples of how the candidate's teaching philosophy fits the description above and in a rural teaching context, along with cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three (3) current professional references to Ms. Lonnie Boyd, Director of Human Resources Southwestern College, 100 College Street, Winfield, KS 67156. E­ mail:  The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. Southwestern College is an EEO/AA employer.

Please share or post this notice with anyone you believe fits the description.

Thank you,   

Timothy R. Shook, Ph.D., NCTM

Chair, Division of Performing Arts, Southwestern College Chair, MTNA National Certification Commission
MTNA West Central Division Junior Competitions Coordinator
1 (620) 229-6270

My name is Alyssa McGhghy and I am the outreach coordinator for Johnson County Historical Society. On October 15th, JCHS will be hosting our Annual Cemetery Walk at St. Joseph Cemetery located in Iowa City. We are looking for volunteer guides and actors. Below is more information about this opportunity. Please feel free to share this with your students!

Johnson County Historical Society Annual Cemetery Walk
 Date: October 15, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: St. Joseph Cemetery, 900 N Summit St. Iowa City, IA
Be a conduit of Johnson County history! Join the Johnson County Historical Society in connecting the community to the rich heritage of Johnson County.  We are looking for students that are willing to to help retell the stories of local citizens within the St. Joseph Cemetery. We have all the information gathered, we just need individuals to present it. Show off your theatrical muscles by portraying a local citizen during the JCHS Cemetery Walk this fall!

JCHS is also looking for guides who will lead groups from Happy Hollow Park to the cemetery and then on to each stop of the tour where guests will visit the notable people of Johnson County’s history.

Interested? Contact Alyssa at or at 319-351-5738.

Thank you,
Alyssa McGhghy
Exhibit Design & Marketing
Johnson County Historical Society
860 Quarry Rd. Coralville, IA 52241
Phone: (319) 351-5738


Graduate Actor Meetings

Meetings are in the Conference room on May 8th. 

Please sign up for a time.

9amHolly Grum
:15Miles Gatrell
:30Cristina Goyeneche
:45William Goblirsch
10amEmelia Asiedu
:15Tempestt Farrar
:30Zach Twardowski
11amCatie Councell
:15Greg Walker
:30Eli Jolley
:45Natalie Lurowist
12pmElyse Fisher
:15Randryck Lewis


The Department of Theatre Arts Production of


May 6 and 7

Due to the special requirements of this exciting musical we need to hold early auditions in advance of the Department’s fall general auditions to avoid conflicts with other shows in the area. Women in the Department of Theatre under 5’ in height who want to be considered for the role of Little Alison Bechdal will need to participate in this audition.


The Story:

Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family – her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father – that connect with her in surprising new ways. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, Fun Home is “a blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention.”


The Roles:

Alison Bechdal – 9 years old

            Christian Bechdal – 10 years old

            John Bechdal – 6 years old

Ages are relative depending on size and appearance.


Dates & Times:

Singing Audition: Saturday, May 6, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Callback Audition: Sunday, May 7, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.



Auditions and Callbacks will be held at the University of Iowa Theatre Building, Room 172


Audition Information:

All auditioners will be required to sing a designated cut from Ring of Keys or Fun Home.

Music for the designated cuts will be made available on request.


Scheduling an Audition:

For more information and to schedule an audition slot please contact the stage manager, Aubrey Near at


On Friday April 28th, talent agent (and alum) Brittany Barattia from Grays Talent Agency in Chicago will hold auditions for graduating seniors from 5:15-6:30pm in Rm 172. Please sign up for a slot below and bring the following to your audition:
  • A copy of a headshot and resume
  • One contemporary monologue (60 seconds is plenty)
  • If they are interested in musical theatre - 16 bars of a musical theatre song to be sung a cappella 
 If you have any questions please contact Paul Kalina.


Summer Teaching Positions Available:

Teach Reading to Students of All Ages This Summer


·         Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $550 and $700 per week while teaching.

·         Gain over 150 hours of paid teacher-training  

·         Earn over 400 hours of teaching experience with a variety of age groups. 

·         Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.


The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2017 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.


We hire people who:


·         Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure

·         Are responsible, hardworking, and have good communication and organizational skills

·         Will be patient and supportive with students


The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.


We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at:


Hello from The Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco, California! 
I'm reaching out because our theater is currently accepting script submissions for our RISK IS THIS... New Experimental Plays Festival in the 2017/2018 Season and we thought this opportunity may be of interest to your current MFA playwrights. 
If you'd be willing to pass on our notice to them - attached as a PDF to this email and also available on our website here - or forward this through to the appropriate department, we'd be thrilled to see what your students have been cooking up.
Many thanks,
Ariel Craft
Associate Artistic Director
The Cutting Ball Theater

RISK IS THIS Submissions Notice.pdf

Sign up today to secure your slot for Advanced Acting Auditions. Fall 2017 offering is: Period Styles.

More details here: Advanced Acting Auditions Fall 2017


The application period for this year’s LDI Student Sponsorship is now open. Undergraduate seniors and graduate students can apply at to get career-building opportunities, one-on-one mentorship from an industry professional, and an all-expense-paid trip to the LDI tradeshow, November 17th to 19th, in Las Vegas. We’ll accept applications through Friday, June 9th.

If you know students who could benefit from this experience, please encourage them to apply. And feel free to share the information on social media with the hashtag #ETCLDIsponsorship.

For more information, visit or email



Do you have high school memory you’ve been dying to share? We want to hear it!
Audition to be one of 6 storytellers at the IowaWatch ( Storytelling Event, Glory Days, on Saturday, April 8th, at Old Brick Church.
We’ve partnered with Iowa Public Radio to host this The Moth-inspired storytelling event and would love for you to be a part of it as well.
Please have your story pitch submitted by Monday, March 13th.
Submit a pitch of no more than 500 words with a two minute video or audio clip of your story to
Here are a few suggestions to get your story ideas flowing:
-My first day of freshman year…
-My first love…
-Prom night...
-My first time to the principal’s office…
-My worst/best day of high school…
-My most embarrassing moment of high school…
-The time I struggled the most…
Whether you were used to center stage and accolades in high school or tried to sneak through unnoticed, we’d love to highlight your story on April 8. Storytellers will be selected on a rolling basis and will receive coaching to help them tell their best stories on the big night. Feel free to email with any questions.
Thank you!
Sydney Hogan

Applications are available and DUE MONDAY, FEB. 20 for the London Performance Study, led by John Cameron.

Dates: May 22-June 14

Details and application here:


Grad Actor Evaluations


     SUBMISSION DEADLINE             November 9, 2015

     SELECTIONS POSTED               November 16, 2015

     AUDITIONS/CALLBACKS             December 6, 2015

     FESTIVAL                                    February 11-14, 2016

Submission Guidelines

The following are submission guidelines for the annual Ten-Minute Play Festival.  Please read them carefully.  

  1. Only undergraduate students may submit plays. You do not need to be a theatre major or have taken a playwriting class in order to submit. You must be enrolled as an undergraduate for both the fall (’15) and spring (’16) semesters.
  2. Playwrights may submit up to two separate plays for consideration.
  3. Submit two hard copies of each script. Scripts must be bound (separately) and have a separate title page with the name of the playwright, and the playwright’s phone number and email address. The playwright’s name should not appear on any other page of the script. 
  4. Proper playwriting format should be used.  If you are uncertain about this format, please consult The Dramatists Sourcebook or talk to any of the department’s playwriting instructors. Use a 12-point font.
  5. Scripts should be no longer than 10 pages in length. Pages must be numbered. Please include a list of characters and a brief description of the setting. This does not count in the page total.)
  6. TIP: Because of the nature of this festival, it is impossible to produce plays with complicated technical demands. Plays with simpler production requirements have a better chance of being selected.
  7. Scripts may be submitted any time prior to 5:00 PM on Monday, Nov. 9th. Submitted scripts should go into the appropriate box in the theatre office (107 TB). No script will be accepted after the deadline.
  8. If selected, the playwright agrees to attend auditions, rehearsals, and meetings. Playwrights may be asked by the artistic director to make slight revisions in the script.