Department Calendar

Events Schedule – See EVENTS below for details.
June 17: Last day of classes, Spring Term.
June 24: First day of Summer Term.
July 1: Summer Term Add/Drop deadline.
July 22 – August 2: BYU Theatre Workshop – This year, BYU’s Youth Theatre Workshop will be performing the musical West Side Story. There are open seats to perform or work with the design and tech teams. You can find more information about the program here.

Student Funding/Scholarship Deadlines

For university funding opportunities, click here and/or visit https://financialaid.byu.edu/section/scholarships. For other national scholarships, fellowships, and programs, click here.


EVENTS

#ExperienceCFAC and #ExperienceTMA: We would love you to share how your experiences this summer have influenced your time at BYU. Here are a few ways for you to do this:
1. Tag all your social media posts with #ExperienceCFAC and #ExperienceTMA
2. Share Your Story: Submit blog posts, photos, videos or other forms of media to our “Share Your Story | #ExperienceCFAC Essay and Media Contest”.
3. Earn $$ for your summer stories! If you’d like to enter the CFAC Essay and/or photo contest, go to https://cfac.byu.edu/experiencecfac-contest/  All entries are due by Sept. 30, 2019.

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Theatre Season 2019-2020
The 2019-20 BYU Theatre season has been announced! Productions include: With Two Wings, An Evening of Thorton Wilder Plays, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Wendy and Peter Pan, and Little of Shop of Horrors! For the complete main stage season and affiliated productions, click here.

For non-BYU events in the area, see events in the area.

WORLD FOLKFEST

For over 30 years, World FolkFest has hosted an annual Folk Festival with dance teams from all across the globe. The annual show attracts dancers, musicians, and vendors from all over the world and provides our community cultural learning experiences of all kinds. They are looking for volunteers for their stage crew. They need volunteers to help set up July 27th and 29th, working most of the day, as well as volunteers to work July 30th through August 3rd during the run of the festival. No previous experience is necessary and onsite training can be provided. You can find out more information on World FolkFest’s website, and you can sign up to volunteer with this link: http://tinyurl.com/2019techworldfolkfest.

MOVIES AS MIRRORS

Benjamin Thevenin, TMA’s Media Arts Critical Studies Area Head, along with recent BYU grad Max Johnson, recently launched their podcast Movies as Mirrors. Each week they will discuss a movie chosen by their guest that reflects their experience being a part of a marginalized community. Thevenin and Johnson’s hope is that through their conversations, we can use pop culture to learn more about each other, and about pressing social issues, so we can be better and make the world better in some small way. In the first episode, they will talk with with Media Arts Critical Studies Professor Kimball Jensen about Flower Drum Song (1961). You can check out the podcast on SpotifyApple or Google podcasts.

CONVOCATIONS

For those of you who missed the TMA April 2019 Convocations, a video of the entire ceremony can be found here. We want to wish our graduates the best, and hope you can find valuable lessons in the words they share.


DEPARTMENT AUDITIONS

Interested in working with BYU Media Arts student filmmakers? Volunteer to be an actor, art designer, etc. and get involved with student capstone films at http://film.byu.edu/?page_id=3531.


AUDITIONS IN THE AREA

Renaissance Now
Renaissance Now Announces Auditions for their Fall Production: Wolves of Sherwood, written my local playwright Chelsea Frandsen and Directed by Sarah Re. Cassian, son of infamous outlaw Robin Hood, is intent on making his own legacy with the help of the spy Friar Tuck and his cousin Jean-Luc. Matters are complicated when Sir Guy of Gisbourne returns with his daughter, Ravenna, intent on a marriage of alliance with Sheriff Josselin DeClaire, and the Assassin hired to annihilate the outlaws in Sherwood once and for all. Auditions will be Wednesday June 26th, 6pm-9pm at the Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University. Please prepare a 1 minute contemporary monologue, and bring a headshot and resume. Follow our Facebook Event and check out our website for more details.

Colonial Heritage Festival
Needed men, women and teens including African American actors. There will be no set auditions as this is mostly solo work. Contact Programming Chair, Sharon Rogers 801-505-3897 by text if interested. There will be a couple of rehearsals but most of this opportunity is a deep character study in a historical person. There are about 20,000 visitors to this event so the exposure is substantial as the interactions will be more intimate than a traditional theater. This is a complete immersion into the role. The performance will be July 4-6, 2019, at the SCERA park in Orem. The festival runs 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, but depending on the role, you will only to be at the festival for a shorter time frame TBD by role and need.

Callboard
If you haven’t already, we invite you to create a profile with CallBoard. This program was created by BYU students to help you find local auditions and actors for your projects. CallBoard is now recognized as the largest database of Utah Actors and Utah Auditions. We think this will be a great resource for all of our students. Actor accounts are only $10/year. This grants you access to all of the local auditions and upload your resume/headshot so that directors can contact you directly and Director accounts are Free. Our goal is to help you as a student connect with those in the industry by finding work both in the department and outside of BYU. Create an account as soon as possible with the link below. To create account, click here. The current list of Utah auditions, click here.

For more non-departmental auditions, see auditions in the area.

For more auditions and workshops, inside and outside of Utah County, visit backstageutah.comutahactors.ning.com, and utah.my-callboard.com.


This website is provided as a service for BYU Theatre students. Organizations are not endorsed by Brigham Young University or by the Theatre and Media Arts Department.

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