High School Workshop
The annual Missouri State University Theatre and Dance High School Workshop is back!
This time in conjunction with "Dreamland." This musical blends an ebullient pop score and lyrics by Broadway veteran and MSU Theatre & Dance alumnus Nathan Tysen. The event takes place on Thursday, November 17, 2022, with afternoon workshops and a 7:30 p.m. curtain in the Craig Hall Coger Theatre.
The cost of the workshop, including show ticket, is $10 per student. Even if the student is unable to attend the performance, the cost remains the same for any participation in this event. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and without your check or purchase order, places cannot be held for you and your students.
Schools wishing to attend the performance, but not the workshop, should contact the department directly for ticket pricing and group discount information.
Thursday, November 17, 2022
|1:30 PM||REGISTRATION (Craig Hall Lobby)|
|2:00 - 2:50 PM||
Meeting with director, designers, actors and technicians of "Dreamland" (Coger Theatre)
|3:00 - 3:50 PM||
WORKSHOP Session One
|4:00 - 4:50 PM||
WORKSHOP Session Two
|BREAK (Dinner is on your own.)|
|7:30 - 10:00 PM||SHOW "Dreamland" (Coger Theatre)
Runtime is approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, including intermission.
We invite your students to participate fully in workshops and see the performance of "Dreamland," so that they might take away not only a greater appreciation of this work of art, but of theatre in general.
See workshop descriptions below.
Make plans to attend
Register as soon as possible. Show tickets are expected to sell out. Please discuss appropriate conduct during the workshops and audience etiquette during the performance.
Drop-Off and Parking
Students can be unloaded on Grand Street in front (south) of Craig Hall. Buses may park in MSU Lot# 44, located to the north of Grand and on the north side of Elm Street.
Please contact Kathleen Hains at 417-836-4400 with any questions.
Should you need to contact the theatre and dance department office while you are here, the campus extension from a courtesy phone is 6-4400. The office is located in Craig Hall, Room 355.
Downoad the "Dreamland" study guide and feedback form to enhance your High School Workshop experience.
Be among the first to tour the new John Goodman Amphitheatre and surrounding Arts Park.
Auditioning for the Theatre
This will be a fun presentation of DOs and sometimes, more importantly, DON’Ts of auditioning for a show or university program (acting and musical auditions).
Backstage Tour of "Dreamland"
Take a backstage tour for a window into where and how the set was designed and built for the "Dreamland" production.
Costume Design — "Dreamland"
Presentation of the costume design process for "Dreamland," including research, construction, and actual costumes from the production.
Dance — "Dreamland" Choreography
Participants should come dressed to move and learn choreography, including from the show "Dreamland." COMFORTABLE CLOTHING REQUIRED!
This is a hands-on workshop about creating devised theatre using props, costume pieces, photos, and various texts.
Good directing means empowering a team to do their best work while creating clear, compelling, meaningful dramatic storytelling. This hands-on workshop explores some of the important basics of being a servant leader director. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at directing, then this is the workshop for you!
True improv has rules to help you meet this fun, but challenging art. Learn to free up body and mind to live in the moment on stage.
Learn how lighting helps tell the story without words. Also, gain an understanding of how distribution makes light more than color and fade counts.
Makeup for "Dreamland"
Demonstration of the makeup development for "Dreamland."
Makeup — Blood & Gore
Demonstration of injury makeup. Volunteers should expect "cuts" and "bruises."
Monologue Prep for Auditions
Focused on finding, cutting, rehearsing, and performing a monologue for an audition. Great for seniors that will be auditioning for college programs.
Find out about the rewards and challenges of being a true props designer, including prop development for "Dreamland."
Scenic Design — "Dreamland"
Discover the development for the "Dreamland" scenic design. Also, learn a practical approach to developing an environment for a text. This will focus on good design practices and meeting design challenges.
So, You Want to be a Theatre Major?
Explore the degree options in theatre across higher education. Included will be information about admissions, costs, audition/interviews and why "fit" is important to your college/university decision. In addition to a general overview of college/university programs, the session will also cover specific programs at Missouri State University.
The show must go on! And it’s the stage manager that ensures it does. More than "calling" the show, find out the basics of good stage management from an Equity Stage Manager.
Superstitions of Shakespeare and Theatre
Why do performers say "break a leg?" Why are we not supposed to say the title of "the Scottish play" in a theatre? During what play did the Elizabethan actor Edward Allyn see demons on stage? Explore various theatre practices and superstitions throughout history. And…did Shakespeare write all those plays?
An informal discussion of issues involving theatre in secondary schools.
Stanislavsky said to "create your own method." Learn some fun and informative tools to help you create.
Theatre for Social Change
Discover the power of theatre, developed by students like you, to change the world for the better.
Introduction to the core principles of Viewpoints training, the ground-breaking physical actor training so necessary for young artists learning to create in our visual culture.