23 High Schools Attend TheatreFest at CSULB
2009-04-17 · By Editor
California State University Long Beach Theatre Arts Department hosts its annual TheatreFest competition Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th. Twenty-three high schools from LA and Orange counties will participate in the event.
Each high school participant will be involved in a wide variety of activities including professionally taught workshops, undergraduate performances, and friendly competition. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with fellow thespians. The goal of TheatreFest is to promote a healthy learning environment in which the students can enjoy themselves, challenge their own preconceptions and showcase their talents.
Even in tough economic times high schools have committed their time and money to support the arts, with over 600 students from 23 high schools attending this year’s TheatreFest.
Students compete to win awards in categories including classical, contemporary comedic, contemporary dramatic, musical theatre, improvisation and technical theatre. Schools can also win the prestigious Spirit Award for participating in all of the weekend’s activities and Spirit Games.
TheatreFest prides itself in securing the highest-quality judges, including volunteer graduate and undergraduate students as well as the faculty and staff from the Theatre Arts Department. Many theatre professionals and educators from Los Angeles and Orange Counties will participate as guest judges.
Theatrefest is administered by the graduate theatre management students from California Repertory Company. This year over 200 volunteers will be utilized to run the event.