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Event 2018: Coming Home – A Christmas Story

Coming Home: A Christmas Story, a BYU award-winning play, will be performed on December 10 in the Provo Library Ball Room at 7pm. The production is free. George King wrote the script and lyrics and C. Michael Perry wrote lyrics and music (both are BYU Alumnus). We hope you have the chance to come enjoy!

Casting Call 2018: Voice Over Narrators

A group of BYU Alumni are gathering stories of missionaries successfully reaching the hearts of people. With the encouragement of the Missionary Department of the Church, we are sharing these stories with missionaries in the field on a Facebook page and group. Our hope is that by sharing these successful stories of reaching the hearts of people, missionaries will have more success and will in turn share their stories of success.

We need your help right away to narrate these missionary stories and readings. They are short, usually 1-2 minutes long. They are found in written form on a google doc for the Facebook page and group. They need to be narrated to be more effective. Each piece on the google doc that needs to be narrated begins with Story or Reading in red. You can click on it and the piece will come up. We will pay $15 for each accepted narration, (except for the short cloud narrations-$10) up to a maximum of 15 stories or readings per actor/actress. There are approximately 80 such narrations or readings needed. You can probably record yourself narrating your 15 stories or readings in a couple of hours. Here is how it works.

  1. We need both genders, and we need the gender to correspond with the express or implied designation of the story. If there is no such designation, we would like it narrated by a woman.
  2. We would like you to intersperse your narrations among the various topics so we don’t have your narrations one story or reading right after another.
  3. Sign up alongside the fifteen stories or readings you want to do by providing your name and contact information of your email and address, as a comment on the google doc.  (Click on Insert and then Comment.) Two people cannot sign up for the same story or reading. And do not narrate video stories since we already have the audio for them.
  4. Read aloud the story or reading you are going to record a few times until you can say it with conviction and feeling. Please read it naturally, as if you were talking to a person near you. Don’t read it in a hurry. Do NOT read the summary to the Stories, nor the title to the Stories, but YES read the summary or title to the Readings, and read the name or description of the author at the end, which is what Ken Burns does.
  5. Then record it in a quiet place and attach it as a link. (Click on Insert and then Link.)
  6. You can simply record your audio on your smart phone. Or you can record a selfie on your smart phone—don’t worry about the video portion, just the audio which is all we will use. Either way, you will need to post your recording somewhere, perhaps your Facebook page or YouTube channel, and provide a link to it on the google doc.
  7. If a narration isn’t accepted we will let you know and will open the story or reading up for others to sign up for.
  8. We will send you a check for your accepted recordings.

Feel free to call or text us if you have any questions: Von Packard Cell: (650) 279-7370 or Professor Dennis Packard Cell: (801) 369-4032.

Thank you for your help! This will assist missionaries around the world.

Acting Proficiencies – Fall 2018

Please make sure that you take the time to come to the TMA Office on the 5th floor, D-wing of the HFAC as soon as possible to sign up for your acting and MDT proficiencies. The TMA Office is open from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. See the flyer below for more specific details about available dates and times for proficiencies.


Internship Opportunity 2019: TheatreSquared

Looking for a summer internship? This might be the opportunity for you!

TheatreSquared is one of the nation’s fastest-growing theatre companies, with a reputation for producing work of the highest standard and, as a playwright-led company, for cultivating the development of new plays for the American stage. The company’s new, 50,000 square-foot, two-venue facility is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2019 (ournextstage.org).

Located in progressive downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas (Top Five Best Places to Live in the U.S., 2017 U.S. News & World Report), the theatre is at the hub of a region that recently surpassed the half-million population mark and is consistently ranked top in the nation for its mix of an affordable cost of living and high quality of life.

TheatreSquared’s professional internships are designed for university students and early-career professionals. Apprentices and interns work under the direction of artistic staff and guest artists, receiving in-depth practical training and hands-on work experience at a professional theatre as well as making connections with respected artists and members of the field.

All positions are hands-on, with each student having real responsibilities within their focus area. Students will receive a small stipend to offset incidental expenses, and will also have the opportunity to receive college credit.

Interested candidates should apply by completing the application form and submitting a cover letter to morgan@theatre2.org at which time an interview or a portfolio review may be scheduled.


DESIGN (Lighting / Sound / Properties / Scenic / Costume):
Duties: Help create and execute the design for the Arkansas New Play Fest workshop production as assistant to the designer. Assist during production meetings, first rehearsal, technical rehearsals, load-in and strike. Work as a lead designer, executor and teaching artist for the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare Academy production and SummerStage.

Duties: Work with the team of Stage Managers to execute the Summer Programming, including assisting with the pre-production, rehearsal process, tech and running of the workshop production and staged readings of the Arkansas New Play Fest and the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare Academy production and SummerStage. Responsibilities include assisting the AEA Stage Manager in all components of stage management, including setting up and maintaining the rehearsal hall, maintaining an environment conducive to the artistic needs of the production, creating the paperwork necessary for running the production, and running the “deck” on assigned productions.

Duties: Work with the team of Company Managers and Production Managers to provide the highest level of hospitality to our artists, collaborators, and staff. Specific responsibilities will include coordination of housing and transportation for artists in residence; gathering information on local resources to provide to artists and staff; coordination of staff parties and events; observe and participate in all aspects of production management and the planning of the 2018/19 season. Valid driver’s license required.

Duties: Work with the Development team on fundraising, including individual, corporate, foundation, government, and capital giving, as well as provide experience in grant writing, gift processing, donor events, the annual gala, and mail campaigns. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: planning, coordination, and execution of special events and parties under the guidance of the Director of Development.

Duties: Work with the Marketing team on all facets of branding, publicity, promotion, and direct-mail marketing essential to the ticket sales of TheatreSquared, assist with digital media efforts, specifically our Arkansas New Play Fest, the TheatreSquared Education Programs – The Summer Shakespeare Academy production and SummerStage and the launch of the 2018/19 season.

Duties: Assist the Artistic Director and the individual directors of the Arkansas New Play Fest, to support the process of new play development, analyzing scripts, maintaining correspondence with agents and writers, assisting with play readings, writing/developing content for performance programs or study guides, and conducting production-specific research.