Department Calendar

Events Schedule – See EVENTS below for details.
Feb 13 – 15: Young Company’s Hamlet, performed Wed – Fri at 7:00 pm, with Saturday matinees at 2:00 & 4:00 pm. There are no Saturday evening performances.
Feb 14: Merit Scholarships due, more information below. Apply here.
    Feb 20 – 22: Waiting for Godot in the Nelke Theatre. Performed at 7:30 pm, with a Saturday matinee Feb 22.
Feb 29: 2020 Winter Mock Disaster. Over 100 models are needed for the event, and you can sign up here. Make sure you arrive early to your scheduled time and plan to remain there for about 6 hours.
Mar 2: Outstanding Student Awards, more information below. Apply here.
Mar 28: MDT Reunion reception. More details under Events.

Theatre Forum Schedule (Nelke Theatre – 11am, Unless otherwise specified
Feb 13: No theatre forum.
Feb 20: Little Shop of Horror puppets with Jennifer Reed
Feb 27: Theatre Education Forum with Julia Ashworth

Graduation Application Deadlines
Senior students,

If your 2019-2020 plans include graduation, please be aware of the following graduation application deadlines:

  • April 2020: Past due! Contact your advisement center if you haven’t yet applied.
  • June 2020 and August 2020before February 15th

If you still need to apply, go to MyMAP>Student Summary tab>Academic Programs box>Apply for Graduation link to initiate the application, then promptly schedule a follow-up appointment with your CFAC academic advisor to finalize the application. You may schedule an appointment by stopping by the advisement center in D444 HFAC or calling the phone number at 801-422-3777. (If you have already finalized your graduation application with your academic advisor, please disregard this invitation.)

Please also be aware that April 2020 graduation ceremonies will be held on April 23rd and 24th to celebrate the graduates qualifying for the above dates. If you are targeting one of those four graduation dates, April 2020 will be your one-time opportunity to participate (August ceremonies no longer exist); therefore, it is critical that you plan accordingly.

Congratulations on your upcoming accomplishment!

We also want to remind students about some important information regarding graduation.

Commencement and Convocation
Commencement = large university-wide ceremony in the Marriott Center for ALL graduation participants (names are not read at this event). This will be April 23rd at 10:00 am, though graduating students will be required to attend earlier.
Convocation = college ceremony in the de Jong Concert Hall (names are read). This will be April 24th at 3:00 pm.

Due to limited space in the de Jong, our college has chosen to strictly comply with the university guideline at graduation.byu.edu.

Student Funding Deadlines

    Various Deadlines: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Utah Arts Funding
Film and Digital Media Funding: A fund to explore the application of cinematic (moving image) language, forms, structures and techniques to their respective disciplines. Due February 20, 2020. Click here to apply.
Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration: Designed to develop students and faculty as creative collaborators and excel in collaborative arts and communications environments. Due February 20, 2020. Click here to apply.
Oscarson Discovery Grant: For undergraduate students to develop professional skills in their field. Due March 26, 2020. Click here to apply.

Scholarships for Newsletter@2x-100

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

Makeup Models
The Intermediate Makeup class is looking for models this semester. You can sign up to be a model here. The class is Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 am – 12 pm. You will need to be there for the whole time you sign up for, but some of the assignments will not take the whole class period. More details can be found on the sign-up sheet, including materials used for each project.

TMA Teaching Assistant Positions
Apply now for a TA position within the TMA department. There are roughly a dozen positions needed to be filled every semester, and the professors are looking for students who have done well in those courses. If you have any questions about the jobs, contact Professor Nelson at george_nelson@byu.edu or 422-4269. You can download the application form here. Either leave the application at the TMA offices, D-581 HFAC, or email Professor Nelson the application, with applications due March 15. We look forward to working with you!


EVENTS

WAITING FOR GODOT
This semester’s first TMA 536 project, directed by Theatre Education Major Michael Avila, will be Samuel Beckett’s absurdist comedy Waiting for Godot. Join Vladimir and Estragon as they wait for the arrival of Godot, who promised to come today. Or did he promise to come tomorrow? Or was it yesterday and they just forgot? A production that will have you laughing just as much as it will have you question your own life. In other words, amazing theatre. You can buy tickets here, and be sure to get them before they run out!
Waiting for Godot
Off The Map
OFF THE MAP is BYU’s annual theatre festival, which includes three uniquely different performances throughout the semester by theatre companies from all around the world. TMA Majors can use their major card to get a $5 to each show. (Limit 1 per show)  In addition to this TMA Faculty can purchase tickets for $10 each to any of the Off the Map Shows.

MDT Reunion

MDT Reunion@4x-100

Theatre Season 2019-2020

For the complete main stage season and affiliated productions, click here.

2020 – 2021 PRODUCTION APPLICATIONS
Applications are now available for all students interested in getting experience on TMA mainstage productions as student designers, stage managers, dramaturgs, and assistant directors for fall 2020 and winter 2021. Productions in fall 2020 and winter 2021 will be announced at the forum on Oct. 31. Applications are available herePriority applications are due by Nov 4th.

Y-tix
Y Tix are inexpensive (“rush”) tickets available for purchase by current BYU students for all BRAVO! performances.* We’ve designated at least 20 good seats to all BRAVO! performances, and select Theatre performances as Y Tix seats. Additional seats may also be available at other locations in the venue. These will become available for current BYU students to purchase on the day of the performance for $10 each. Students must register online through the Y Tix web link at the top of this page on the day of the performance between the hours of 9:00 am-1:00 pm for evening performances and from 9:00a-12p for matinees. You may register for up to two tickets. Winners will be selected at random to be able to purchase tickets to the performance. Once Y Tix registrations ends, you will be notified via email shortly after that time as to whether or not you have been randomly selected to purchase tickets or not. If you are not a lucky winner selected to purchase Y Tix, you may try again for another performance.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH THEATRE SEASON

The Department of Theatre at the University of Utah invites you to join them for free nights of theatre before their opening productions. They host two free previews on Wednesday and Thursday before opening each production. Please arrive before the curtain call at 7:25 p.m. They also offer student ticket prices for $8.50 with a valid student ID from any school. Discounted tickets can only be redeemed in person at the Performing Arts Ticket office (located at Kingsbury Hall). You may also obtain tickets at the theatre’s will-call window beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance you wish to attend. It’s recommended that you check ticket availability as many performances sell out. For group discounts, please contact josi.dubois@utah.edu. Their next upcoming preview is  Floyd Collins, Feb. 12-13.

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


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

The Parker Theatre
Come audition for the Parker Theatre (formerly Utah Children’s Theatre) show Cinderella. Auditions will be held February 15 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, and will be at 3601 S State Street, SLC. For the audition, please bring a resume and a headshot, and memorize the side for the character you’re interested in here. In addition, please fill out the audition form found here. All actors above 18 will receive a stipend for performing.

Renaissance Now Theatre and Film
Come audition for Renaissance Now’s Castle Summer shows A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Lear. Auditions will be held February 19th from 4 – 6 pm, F-433 the first hour and B-201 the second. You can prepare a 1 – 2 minute Shakespeare monologue OR cold read scenes at the audition. Vocal training, instrument skills, and stage combat are a huge plus! Please submit your headshot and resume to kathy.b.curtiss@gmail.com before your audition.

Repertory Dance Theatre
Come join their company in a full evening dance/theatre production entitled Six Songs from Ellis, based on oral histories of immigrants and refugees who passed through Ellis Island. This production will include audio from oral histories woven into actor text, entwined with dance/movement, and significant projection elements and music true to the individual’s country of origin. An original piece that involves both actors and dancers in cooperative roles, actors will be heavily incorporated into this script–based dance/theatre piece, which details the stories of over 80 oral histories from immigrants who passed through Ellis Island. Auditions will be held March 19, and you will need to have a headshot, resume, 90-second monologue, as well as sides form the show prepared. You can sign up for an audition time, find the sides, and find more information here.

Herriman Arts Council
Extra! Extra! Read all about it!! Newsies comes to Herriman! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what’s right and seize the day! Auditions will be held March 13 from 5:15 – 8:45 pm and March 14 from 12:15 – 8:45 pm, at Fire Station 123 4850 West Patriot Ridge Drive, Herriman, Utah. Please sign up for an audition time here. Also be sure to complete the audition packet and bring it to your audition. Prepare 16 measures of a song in the style of the show. There will be hookups for devices, as well as an accompanist, though be sure to indicate clearly what the accompanist should play. Rehearsals will begin April 6, and the show will run July 8 – 18.

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.


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