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Wednesday, October 14
 

4:00pm EDT

Registration

Register, pick up pre-registration materials, pick up or purchase convention t-shirts. Acquire conference information and parking instructions 


Wednesday October 14, 2015 4:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Burd Center Lobby 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

4:00pm EDT

Workshop Presenter & Guest Artist Check In

Workshop presenters & guest artists check in to receive conference packets and confirm specific details about workshop location and accommodations.


Wednesday October 14, 2015 4:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Banks Recital Hall 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

5:00pm EDT

College/ Vendor Expo Set Up

Following checking in at registration, College Representatives and Vendors set up booths for expo.


Wednesday October 14, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Downtown Center Lobby 301 Main St SW, Gainesville

7:00pm EDT

Board of Directors Dinner
Meet for dinner and fellowship.  
Address: 1210 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone:(770) 534-7222 

Wednesday October 14, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
TBA

8:30pm EDT

Board of Directors Meeting
Annual pre-convention meeting of the GTC Board of Directors, General Membership is welcome.

Wednesday October 14, 2015 8:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Holiday Inn Ste 110

9:30pm EDT

Early Bird Reception
Hospitality. All members over 21 welcome!

Wednesday October 14, 2015 9:30pm - 11:59pm EDT
Holiday Inn Ste 110
 
Thursday, October 15
 

7:00am EDT

Horne (SETC) Competition Load- In & Walk-Thrus ( Schools 2-4)

2. DeKalb School of the Arts

3. Ola High School

4. Rabun County High School



Thursday October 15, 2015 7:00am - 8:30am EDT
Theatre on the Square

7:00am EDT

Lynn Wooddy (GHSA) Competition Load- In & Walk-Thrus (Schools 1-3)

1. Murray County High School

2. Mountain View High School

3. Milton High School



Thursday October 15, 2015 7:00am - 8:30am EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

7:00am EDT

Ray Horne SETC Competition
Load-in and performances (See schedule on pg.22)

Thursday October 15, 2015 7:00am - 8:00pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

7:00am EDT

Lynn Wooddy GHSA Festival
Load-in and performances (See schedule pg.22)

Thursday October 15, 2015 7:00am - 9:30pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

7:30am EDT

Secondary Adjudicator’s Briefing

Adjudicators for the Ray Horne, Lynn Wooddy, TYA, Community and Middle School Festivals meet to discuss procedules and schedules.


Speakers
MN

Mary Norman

Mary became Executive Director of GTC after retiring from the Colquitt County School System 32 years of service. For 21 of those years, she taught theatre, sponsored the drama club, and directed the one-act play. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Georgia... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 7:30am - 8:30am EDT
Meeting Room C 301 Main St SW, Gainesville

8:00am EDT

GHSA Adjudicator Training 1
Session 1 of 3: Orientation for participants who are interested in participating in voluntary adjudicator training program. Participants will review basic philosophy, purpose, and goals of adjudication and adjusdicator training. Participants will also select a play to observe and evaluate for session 2. NOTE: Session 2 of 3: Adjudicator training participants individually observe and critique a play from one of the GTC play festivals. 

Speakers
DS

Dean Slusser

Slusser is the President of GTC. He is the Fine Arts Director for Camden County Schools. For the Georgia High School Association, he serves as Director of Adjudicator Training and State One-Act Play Coordinator. He is also adjunct faculty at College of Coastal Georgia and serves as... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 8:00am - 9:15am EDT
Burd Center- Disque

8:00am EDT

Workshop Presenter & Guest Artist Check In

Workshop presenters & guest artists check in to receive conference packets and confirm specific details about workshop location and accommodations.


Thursday October 15, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Banks Recital Hall 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

8:00am EDT

Registration

Register, pick up pre-registration materials, pick up or purchase convention t-shirts. Acquire conference information and parking instructions 


Thursday October 15, 2015 8:00am - 8:00pm EDT
Burd Center Lobby 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

8:30am EDT

"The 39 Steps" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

Murray County High School

 


Thursday October 15, 2015 8:30am - 9:25am EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

9:00am EDT

Auditioning for Musical Theatre
Learn techniques to get past open call auditions: making great cut of a song, placing your piece in proper focus, and cattle call etiquette in a masterclass enviornment.  Bring your audition materials with you and as time allows, we'll hone and focus your pieces. (High School)

Speakers
DG

Dale Grogan

Accompanied auditions in NYC, Toronto, Chicago, and Atlanta. Dora/Suzi nominee, founding music director Suzi Bass Awards. Holds record for music directing Atlanta's longest running and 2nd-longest running musicals. AFof M, AGO, ASCAP.


Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Bobbit Rehearsal Hall 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

9:30am EDT

"The Beaux Strategem" (Horne Competition)

DeKalb School of the Arts



Thursday October 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Theatre on the Square

9:30am EDT

Musical Theatre Intensive
This workshop will focus on what a rehearsal would be like for a Junior Theatre Competition piece. You will learn a song from a contemporary musical, focussing on rigorous vocals and harmonies. To that, you will assintricate choreography for a show-stopping number. 

Speakers
HR

Haden Rider

Haden Rider is a graduate of Brenau University with a BA in Theatre. In addition to being a private voice teacher, he works with high schools as a music director for many productions. Haden is co-owner, co-director, and music director for the award winning Play On Players Children's... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
The Sub (Brenau)

9:30am EDT

Imagination: An Actor's Arsenal
An introduction and exploration of an actor's most precious gift: the imagination. Students will discover how to activate this powerful ability through observation, memory and endowment. This session is specially designed for advanced high school and early college students. 

Speakers
JO

James Odom

M.F.A. acting (University of Arkansas) and B.A. (GTA). Regional: TheatreSquared, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Arkansas New Play Festival, and Gainesville Theatre Alliance. James has worked with notable directors Shaun Peknic and Sean Patrick Reilly


Thursday October 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room B

9:30am EDT

Inciting Incidents
This workshop will focus on two early dramatic writing excercises: one excercise will demonstrate how writers can create character relationships by focusing on objects, and the other will demonstrate how writers can create character relationships by focusing on objects, and other will demonstrate how a writer can get the audience to "chase the play" by creating subtext. 

Speakers
JP

John Patrick Bray

John Patrick Bray (PhD, MFA) has written under grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Acadiana Center for the Arts, and has earned commissions from Rachel Klein Productions (NYC), re:Directions Theatre (NYC), The Dancing Project (Lafayette, LA), The Abraham Lincoln... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room C

9:30am EDT

Photography for the Stage
An introduction into taking quality photographs of theatrical productions. Special attention will be placed on the areas of etiquette and safely, as well as advanced camera settings and publication considerations.  

Speakers
avatar for Bill Tussey

Bill Tussey

"Bill has been very active in photographing theatre for the last 7 years. Those shows have taken place in venues large and small, both indoors and out.He is currently pursuing a degree in Communications from Ohio University."


Thursday October 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room A

9:40am EDT

"These Shining Lives" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

Mountain View High School

 


Thursday October 15, 2015 9:40am - 10:35am EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

10:00am EDT

GO PRO: Solo Sessions
Drop in at the Go Pro stages and meet theatre professionals who will share their personal journey to a successful life in the theatre. Guests will include professional actors, directors, designers, choreographers & theatre educators. 

Thursday October 15, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Downtown Ctr Lobby & Gazebo

10:00am EDT

College Expo
Do you see yourself pursuing theatre in the future? Come explore your options and speak with representatives from colleges all over the southeast! 

Thursday October 15, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Downtown Center Lobby 301 Main St SW, Gainesville

10:00am EDT

Vendor Expo
Come visit our shops to grab some souvenirs or other fun trinkets. 

Thursday October 15, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Downtown Center Lobby 301 Main St SW, Gainesville

10:30am EDT

"Jerry Finnegan’s Sister" (Horne Competition)

Ola High School

 


Thursday October 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Theatre on the Square

10:30am EDT

Step In Time
Come step into one of Hollywood's and Broadway's most iconic dance numbers choreographed by Universal Studios' Barbara Hartwig. This intermediate tap workshop is for those of you who know your "flap" from your "shuffle." Tap shoes are encourged, but not required. 

Speakers
BH

Barbara Hartwig

Originally from NC. Barbara received BFA in acting/directing from UNC-G and is a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association. For five years she was the instructor of dance at Coastal Carolina University, now she performed at Universal Studios and Disney World in Orlando, FL. Barbara... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Hosch Theatre 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

10:50am EDT

"See Rock City & Other Destinations" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

Milton High School

 


Thursday October 15, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

11:00am EDT

Commedia & Physical Comedy
Explore commedia dell 'arte archtypes with mask work and train your whole instrument in detailed comedy performance to release your inner Zanni.

Speakers
NN

Nicholas Newell

Nicholas Newell is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Georgia Southern University. He’s a graduate of the Moscow Art Theatre School and the IATT at Harvard University. He studied commedia with Silvo Castiglione.


Thursday October 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room C

11:00am EDT

Dialects for Theatre and Film
Nationally-known dialect coach Elisa Carlson (Dialect coach for Golden-Globe and Academy Award nominated 2014 film, SELMA) teaches how to find resources and prepare authentic dialects for theatre and film roles.

Speakers
EC

Elisa Carlson

Elisa Carlson has coached more than 150 major productions at theatres across the country as well as 9 feature films including SELMA. She is a professional director, Suzi-nominated actress and audiobook narrator. Professor of Theatre at UNG/GTA.


Thursday October 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room B

11:00am EDT

Falling- Getting to the Floor Safely
Falling safely is probably one of the most useful Stage combat skills an actor can master. This Stage Combat workshop will focus on basic forward falls and backward falls to teach actors how to get to the foor safely but make it LOOK like it hurt.

Speakers
avatar for Larry E. Cook

Larry E. Cook

Professor, Gainesville Theatre Alliance
Larry Cook teaches at the University of North Georgia and Brenau University in Gainesville, GA., home of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Larry earned an MFA in Theatre - Design and Technology at the University of Georgia in 1992, (where he also taught from 1993-1999) and a BS in... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
The Sub (Brenau)

11:00am EDT

Introduction to Physical Theatre
We will use the body and breath to engage in non-verbal theatre. The class examines the use of touch, lifts, pantomime, and architype. Students will begin to learn how to speak phrases and sentences with their body. The work will be informed by physical theatre techniques developed by Etienne Decroux and the devised work of Forced Entertainment. Dress for movement.

Speakers
BS

Benjamin Sota

Benjamin Sota is an assistant professor of physical theatre, movement, and circus arts at Coastal Carolina University.  He holds a MFA in physical theatre from the Accademia dell’Arte school in Arezzo, Italy and a MFA in directing from the University of Hawai’I at Manoa... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
Bobbit Rehearsal Hall 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

11:00am EDT

GO PRO: Solo Sessions
Drop in at the Go Pro Stages and meet theatre professionals who will share their personal journey to a successful life in theatre. Guests will include professional actors, directors, designers, choreographers, and theatre educators. 

11:00 am - Haden Rider & Carly Berg (Professional Youth Educators)
1:00 pm - Ben Hansard (Professional Film Actor)
2:00 pm- James Taylor Odom (Professional Actor)
3:00 pm- Chris Moore (Professional Audio Designer)
4:00 pm- Barbara Hartwig (Professional Director & Choreographer) 

Thursday October 15, 2015 11:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Gazebo

11:00am EDT

GO PRO: Solo Sessions
Drop in at the Go Pro Stages and meet theatre professionals who will share their personal journey to a successful life in theatre. Guests will include professional actors, directors, designers, choreographers, and theatre educators. 

11:00 am - James Taylor Odom (Professional Actor)
1:00 pm - Chris Moore (Professional Audio Engineer)
2:00 pm- Bart Hansard (Professional Film Actor)
3:00 pm- Tim Pedleton (Professional Production Manager)
4:00 pm- Elisa Carlson (Professional Director & Voice Coach) 

Thursday October 15, 2015 11:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Downtown Center Lobby 301 Main St SW, Gainesville

11:30am EDT

"Folk As Art" (Horne Competition)

Rabun County High School

 


Thursday October 15, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

12:00pm EDT

Lynn Wooddy (GHSA) Competition Load- In & Walk-Thrus (Schools 4-6)

4. Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy

5. Westminster School Augusta

6. Bleckley County High School



Thursday October 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

12:30pm EDT

Horne (SETC) Competition Load- In & Walk-Thrus (Schools 5-7)

5. Cook County High School

6. Hart County High School

7. North Springs High School



Thursday October 15, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

1:30pm EDT

"The Crucible" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy


Thursday October 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

1:30pm EDT

Dialects for Theatre and Film
Nationally-known dialect coach Elisa Carlson (Dialect coach for Golden-Globe and Academy Award nominated 2014 film, SELMA) teaches how to find resources and prepare authentic dialects for theatre and film roles.

Speakers
EC

Elisa Carlson

Elisa Carlson has coached more than 150 major productions at theatres across the country as well as 9 feature films including SELMA. She is a professional director, Suzi-nominated actress and audiobook narrator. Professor of Theatre at UNG/GTA.


Thursday October 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
The Sub (Brenau)

1:30pm EDT

Fun With Improv
Explore grounded improvisations to learn focus, presence, trust, and truthfulenss. No prior experience required. We will learn together. Just come as you are and play! 

Speakers
ZI

Zach Ivins

Zachariah C. Ivins is a junior, pursuing his BFA in Acting from the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. He is the Vice President of the Alpha Beta Kappa Cast of Alpha Psi Omega. He does magic: more info at www.zachivins.com.


Thursday October 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room B

1:30pm EDT

Healthy Belting for Musical Theatre
Learning to engage the middle range of the voice, in order to apply a healthy belt to a variety of Musical Theatre styles. 

Speakers
RG

Rick Gomez

Equally comfortable in opera as well as Musical Theatre, Rick Gomez, has found a home at Brenau University as an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, and the Director of the Musical Theatre program for the Gainesville Theatre Alliance.


Thursday October 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room C

1:30pm EDT

Here's My High Note: Choosing the Right Rep For You
This workshop will help guide you to make musical repertoire choices that show you off best. Bring music for two contrasting selections of 16 bars each.

Speakers
TA

Toni Anderson

Dr. Anderson, mezzo-soprano, is Chair of the Music Dept. at LaGrange College. She holds a MM in Vocal Performance from The New England Conservatory of Music and a Ph.D. from GSU. She has performed over 70 concerts and recitals in the U.S. and abroad.


Thursday October 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Bobbit Rehearsal Hall 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

1:30pm EDT

Postures & Passions
A workshop on the importance of attaining lifted neutral ("good posture") to step into more classical work, and engaging the emotions through gestural triggers. 

Speakers
GH

Gay Hammond

Director of WonderQuest: GTA’s Theatre for Young Audiences. She is also a guest artist in many forms: actor, director, playwright extraordinaire, dramaturge, and period/styles consultant.


Thursday October 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Banks Recital Hall 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

1:30pm EDT

Mentoring Design Students for Participating in Competitions
A panel discussion of how to mentor and prepare students for participation in competitions. Topics include: class project ideas, process and, suggestions. We'll also discuss the value of participating. The panel will consist of working theatre designers and educators. 

Speakers
SB

Seamus Bourne

Seamus M. Bourne: is the Clinical Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Berry College.
AB

Alice Bristow

Alice Bristow: is currently the Director of the Theatre Program and Associate Professor of Costume Design at Berry College.


Thursday October 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Burd Center- Disque

1:30pm EDT

5,6,7,8! Dance Audition Workshop
Join Barbara for "on-your-feet-strategies" for your next audition. How to prepare? How to impress? And what do choreographers want to see? This workshops ends with a mock dance audition. 

Speakers
BH

Barbara Hartwig

Originally from NC. Barbara received BFA in acting/directing from UNC-G and is a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association. For five years she was the instructor of dance at Coastal Carolina University, now she performed at Universal Studios and Disney World in Orlando, FL. Barbara... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Hosch Theatre 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

1:30pm EDT

Go-Pro: Design/Tech
Go-Pro Design and Tech is a panel discussion with Amy Smith, Production Manager of the Fox Theatre, Atlanta; Wade Williams, Systems Integrator of Barbizon; Kristina White, freelance Scenic Designer and Scenic Artist; Timothy Pendleton, freelance Production Manager; Ken Nagel, Technical Director, Staging Techniques and International, Atlanta; and William G.L. Courson, Flight Director of Hall & Associates Flying Effects, Inc., Christina Moore, Atlanta Opera, and Chris Moore, Meyers Sound. 
They will each relate how they got started in "The Business" and tell us what they might say to their 20-year-old- about-to-graduate selves, discuss the pit falls of working in the entertainment, and answer questions from the audience.  

Thursday October 15, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Meeting Room A 301 Main St SW, Gainesville

2:00pm EDT

"A Year with Frog & Toad" (Horne Competition)

Cook County High School

 


Thursday October 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

2:40pm EDT

"Thoroughly Modern Millie" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

Westminster School Augusta


Thursday October 15, 2015 2:40pm - 3:35pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

3:00pm EDT

"Antigone" (Horne Competition)

Hart County High School

 


Thursday October 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

3:00pm EDT

Here's My High Note: Choosing the Right Rep For You
This workshop will help guide you to make musical repertoire choices that show you off best. Bring music for two contrasting selections of 16 bars each.

Speakers
TA

Toni Anderson

Dr. Anderson, mezzo-soprano, is Chair of the Music Dept. at LaGrange College. She holds a MM in Vocal Performance from The New England Conservatory of Music and a Ph.D. from GSU. She has performed over 70 concerts and recitals in the U.S. and abroad.


Thursday October 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Meeting Room C 301 Main St SW, Gainesville

3:00pm EDT

Slay the Jabberwock with the Cornerstone Consonants!
Explore the Four Cornerstone Consonants while voicing Lewis Carroll's famous poem "Jabberwocky". Participants will learn to vocally optimize consonant N, M, NG, and L sustainable opportunities. Come unravel the poem's playful gibberish and reveal its meaning, imagery, and artful structure. 

Speakers
KB

Karl B. Wildman

Karl B. Wildman is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Valdosta State University. He currently teaches Voice and Diction, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Acting and Period Styles of Acting.


Thursday October 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
The Sub (Brenau)

3:00pm EDT

College Scholarship Audition Round-table
This is meant for College Representatives and High School instructors to discuss what colleges are looking for when students do scholarship auditions. It is intended to allow high school teachers to better prepare their students in the areas important to college recruiters.

Speakers
CC

Chris Crawford

Chris Crawford serves as an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dean of the Fine Arts at Young Harris College. He holds an MFA from Indiana University and has 20+ years of professional theatrical experience under his belt.


Thursday October 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Disque Classroom 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

3:00pm EDT

Getting To Know GTC
First time attending the Georgia Theatre Conference? Been coming a while but want to learn more? Thinking about getting involved in GTC's leadership? Join GTC president, Dean Slusser, and Executive Director, Mary Norman, for coffee and conversation about our organization!

Speakers
MN

Mary Norman

Mary became Executive Director of GTC after retiring from the Colquitt County School System 32 years of service. For 21 of those years, she taught theatre, sponsored the drama club, and directed the one-act play. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Georgia... Read More →
DS

Dean Slusser

Slusser is the President of GTC. He is the Fine Arts Director for Camden County Schools. For the Georgia High School Association, he serves as Director of Adjudicator Training and State One-Act Play Coordinator. He is also adjunct faculty at College of Coastal Georgia and serves as... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Burd Center- Disque

3:00pm EDT

Design Competition Set Up
Following checking in at registration, participants can begin setting up displays and entries for the College Dsegin Competition. 

Thursday October 15, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
UNG Lobby

3:30pm EDT

Go-Pro: Panel of Theatre Educators
You want to run a high school theatre program? Come sit in on this panel discussion that will explore how to get the job and strategies for creating a successful program. Panelists include Jan Ewing (North Hall HS), Pam Ware (Gainesville HS), Larry Smith (Milton HS), Cliff Jones (Greater Atlanta Christian), Mallory Nonnemaker (Flowery Branch HS). Moderated by Jim Hammond (Gainesville Theatre Alliance). 

Speakers
JH

Jim Hammond

Master of Fine Arts, Specialization in Acting/Directing, University of Louisville, 1984 Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Broadcast Journalism/Minor in Theatre, Brenau University, 1980 Freshman and Sophomore years in Broadcast Journalism, University of Georgia, 1976-78.  Artistic... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room A

3:30pm EDT

Auditioning for Musical Theatre
Learn techniques to get past open call auditions: making a great cut of a song, placing your piece in proper focus, and cattle call etiquette in a masterclass environment. Bring your auditions materials with you and as time allows we'll hone and focus your pieces.

Speakers
DG

Dale Grogan

Accompanied auditions in NYC, Toronto, Chicago, and Atlanta. Dora/Suzi nominee, founding music director Suzi Bass Awards. Holds record for music directing Atlanta's longest running and 2nd-longest running musicals. AFof M, AGO, ASCAP.


Thursday October 15, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Banks Recital Hall 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

3:50pm EDT

"Into the Woods" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

Bleckley County High School


Thursday October 15, 2015 3:50pm - 4:45pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

5:00pm EDT

Horne (SETC) Competition Load- In & Walk-Thrus (Schools 8-10)

8. Brunswick High School

9. Greater Atlanta Christian

10. Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School



Thursday October 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

5:00pm EDT

Lynn Wooddy (GHSA) Competition Load- In & Walk-Thrus (Schools 7-9)

7. Gainesville High School

8. Manchester High School

9. Ola High School



Thursday October 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

6:30pm EDT

All Convention Business Meeting
Thursday October 15, 2015 6:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Burd Center- Disque

6:30pm EDT

"Let Rise" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

Gainesville High School


Thursday October 15, 2015 6:30pm - 7:25pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

6:30pm EDT

"Crossroads" (Horne Competition)

North Springs High School

 


Thursday October 15, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

7:00pm EDT

GHSA Adjudicator Training III
Session 3 of 3: Participants deliver an oral critique of the play selected for critique. The trainer will deliver an oral evaluation and lead discussion on each participant's delivery in terms of style and content. 

Speakers
DS

Dean Slusser

Slusser is the President of GTC. He is the Fine Arts Director for Camden County Schools. For the Georgia High School Association, he serves as Director of Adjudicator Training and State One-Act Play Coordinator. He is also adjunct faculty at College of Coastal Georgia and serves as... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 7:00pm - 8:15pm EDT
Burd Center- Disque

7:30pm EDT

"John Lennon & Me" (Horne Competition)

Greater Atlanta Christian

 


Thursday October 15, 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

7:40pm EDT

"Hush Little Celia" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

Manchester High School


Thursday October 15, 2015 7:40pm - 8:35pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

8:00pm EDT

Over the Rooftops, Mary Poppins
Thinking about a production of Mary Poppins? The Gainesville Theatre Alliance invites you to join us for a behind the scenes look at our production four weeks deep into rehearsal. Join the cast, designers, choreographer, music director and the aerial team from Hall Associates Flying FX. Come enjoy this 90-minute sneak peek behind the magic of Mary Poppins. 

Speakers
HA

Hall Associates Flying FX

From the simplest manual systems to the most complex motorized systems, Hall Associates Flying Effects is your preferred flying effects provider. The three primary principles at the core of the HAFE mission are Safety, Collaboration, and Innovation. These principles form the foundation... Read More →
JH

Jim Hammond

Master of Fine Arts, Specialization in Acting/Directing, University of Louisville, 1984 Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Broadcast Journalism/Minor in Theatre, Brenau University, 1980 Freshman and Sophomore years in Broadcast Journalism, University of Georgia, 1976-78.  Artistic... Read More →
CA

Cast and Crew of Mary Poppins

To kick off GTA’s 36th MainStage season, GTA cordially invites you to the residence at 17 Cherry Tree Lane, where nannies are storming in and out as the headstrong children of George and Winifred Banks have scared them away! But things change when the mysterious Mary Poppins... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Hosch Theatre 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

8:30pm EDT

"The Trojan Women" (Horne Competition)

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

 


Thursday October 15, 2015 8:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

8:50pm EDT

"Moon Over Buffalo" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

Ola High School


Thursday October 15, 2015 8:50pm - 9:45pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

9:00pm EDT

Hospitality Reception
Hospitality. All members over 21 welcome!

Speakers
HI

Holiday Inn

Welcome to the Holiday Inn hotel in Gainesville, Georgia. Whether you are visiting Gainesville for business or a vacation, you are sure to enjoy staying in our Gainesville lodging in the heart of the city, where our convenient location and complimentary, hot breakfast make a perfect... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
Holiday Inn Room 110
 
Friday, October 16
 

TBA

Hospitality Reception
Hospitality. All members over 21 welcome!

Speakers
HI

Holiday Inn

Welcome to the Holiday Inn hotel in Gainesville, Georgia. Whether you are visiting Gainesville for business or a vacation, you are sure to enjoy staying in our Gainesville lodging in the heart of the city, where our convenient location and complimentary, hot breakfast make a perfect... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 TBA
Holiday Inn Room 110

7:00am EDT

Lynn Wooddy (GHSA) Competition Load- In & Walk-Thrus (Schools 10-13)

10. Valdosta High School

11. Harlem High School

12. Brookstone High School

13. North Cobb Christian



Friday October 16, 2015 7:00am - 8:30am EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

7:00am EDT

TYA Festival
Friday October 16, 2015 7:00am - 11:00am EDT
TBA

7:00am EDT

Ray Horne SETC Competition
Load-in and performances (See schedule on pg. 22 of program)

Friday October 16, 2015 7:00am - 7:00pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

7:00am EDT

Lynn Woody GHSA Competition
Load-in and performances (See schedule on pg. 22 of program)

Friday October 16, 2015 7:00am - 7:30pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

8:00am EDT

GHSA Adjudicator Training
Session 1 of 3: Orientation for participants who are interested in participating in a voluntary adjudicator training program. Participants will review basic philosophy, purpose, and goals, of adjudication and adjudicator training. Participants will also select a play to observe and evaluate for session2. NOTE: Session 2 of 3: Adjudicator training participants individually observe and critique a play from one of the GTC play festivals. 

Speakers
DS

Dean Slusser

Slusser is the President of GTC. He is the Fine Arts Director for Camden County Schools. For the Georgia High School Association, he serves as Director of Adjudicator Training and State One-Act Play Coordinator. He is also adjunct faculty at College of Coastal Georgia and serves as... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 8:00am - 9:15am EDT
Burd Center- Disque

8:00am EDT

Horne (SETC) Competition Load- In & Walk-Thrus (Schools 1 & 11-13)

1. Lowndes High School
11. Jefferson High School
12. Milton High School
13. White County High School



Friday October 16, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Theatre on the Square

8:00am EDT

Guest Artist & Workshop Presenter Check-In
 Workshop presenters and guest artists check-in to receive conference packets and confirm specific details about workshop location and accommodations. 

Friday October 16, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Burd Center Lobby 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

8:00am EDT

Registration

Register, pick up pre-registration materials, pick up or purchase convention t-shirts. Acquire conference information and parking instructions 


Friday October 16, 2015 8:00am - 8:00pm EDT
Burd Center Lobby 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

8:30am EDT

"Second Samuel" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

Valdosta High School


Friday October 16, 2015 8:30am - 9:25am EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

8:30am EDT

"Crimes of the Heart" (Horne Competition)

Lowndes County High School



Friday October 16, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Theatre on the Square

9:00am EDT

Intro to Audio Engineering (Fundamentals of Sound Seminar)
This is a non-technical introduction to the field of audio engineering. Intended for persons new or interested in the field. This seminar will review basic key principals related to sound. 

Speakers
DL

David Liccardi

Liccard is an instructor and staff engineer at Unity Gain Recording institute in Fort Myers, Flordia.


Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
UNG Sound Studio

9:00am EDT

Stage Makeup: Basic Corrective
Knowing how to do your own basic corrective makeup for the stage is an essential skill for all actors to learn for non-professional and professional jobs. This workshop will demonstrate the basic skills for doing ones own corrective makeup for the stage. 

Speakers
KG

Kersten Gavin

Kersten is a current graduate student at the UC-CCM receiving her MFA in Makeup and Wig Design and is also a recent graduate of GTA.


Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
UNG Room 116

9:00am EDT

Draft Smarter, Not Harder
An overview of fundamental Vectorworks tools and an introduction to Spotlight for the scenic and lighting designer, this workshop will focus on saving yourself time and improving the quality of your drawings. We will draft a theatre, design a set, and light it. Lecture demo with Q&A. 

Speakers
CM

Connor McVey

D. Connor McVey is the resident Scenic and Lighting Designer for Terrific New Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama. South-Eastern Theatre Conference Undergraduate Lighting Designer of the Year, 2015.


Friday October 16, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
UNG Design Lab

9:30am EDT

"Dark of the Moon" (Horne Competition)

Jefferson High School


Friday October 16, 2015 9:30am - 10:25am EDT
Theatre on the Square

9:30am EDT

Acting Through a Mask
Using a neutral mask, explore a state of pure presence. Break out of physical habits and into a truthful experience of listening and awareness. Learn how to neutral mask can be used to uncover universal gestures and amplify your awareness. The work we will do is informed by physical theatre techniques developed by Jacques Lecoq and Noh theatre of Japan. Please dress for movement. 

Speakers
BS

Benjamin Sota

Benjamin Sota is an assistant professor of physical theatre, movement, and circus arts at Coastal Carolina University.  He holds a MFA in physical theatre from the Accademia dell’Arte school in Arezzo, Italy and a MFA in directing from the University of Hawai’I at Manoa... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Bobbit Rehearsal Hall 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

9:30am EDT

Healthy Belting for Musical Theatre
Learning to engage the middle range of the voice, in order to apply a healthy belt to a variety of Musical Theatre styles. 

Speakers
RG

Rick Gomez

Equally comfortable in opera as well as Musical Theatre, Rick Gomez, has found a home at Brenau University as an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, and the Director of the Musical Theatre program for the Gainesville Theatre Alliance.


Friday October 16, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room C

9:30am EDT

Musical Theatre Intensive
This workshop will focus on what a rehearsal would be like for a Junior Theatre Competition piece. You will learn a song from a contemporary musical, focusing on rigorous vocals and harmonies. To that, you will be asked to perform intricate choreography for a show-stopping number. 

Speakers
CB

Carly Berg

Carly Ann Berg holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Brenau University and is the director at Lambert High School and the co-director, of Play On Players Children's Theatre. P.O.P. has won the Outstanding Production Award multiple times at the annual Junior Theatre Festival, with a... Read More →
HR

Haden Rider

Haden Rider is a graduate of Brenau University with a BA in Theatre. In addition to being a private voice teacher, he works with high schools as a music director for many productions. Haden is co-owner, co-director, and music director for the award winning Play On Players Children's... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Banks Recital Hall 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

9:30am EDT

Acting for Film
Acting for film covers the basic techniques for establishing comfort and presence in front of the camera. 

Speakers
BK

Brian Kurlander

Brian Kurlander in an American actor, and writer and has appeared in numerous feature films, television dramas, comedies and soaps. Over the past two decades Brian has worked with regional theatres across the United States including the Denver Center Theatre Company, Milwaukee... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room B

9:30am EDT

Stage Management Perspectives
Learn from Equity Stage Manager, Jayson Waddell and GTA Stage Manager, Ashley Dickey as they compare the school and professional world of Stage Management. Examine sample prompt boopks and learn from the best. 

Speakers
AD

Ashley Dickey

Dickey is a student at The University of North Georgia. She has Stage Managed Oklahoma!, Sense and Sensibility, This Hour Forward, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with The Gainesville Theatre Alliance.
JW

Jayson Waddell

Assistant Stage Manager,Stage Management. Jayson is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre! He has had the pleasure of working on Alliance productions such as The Geller Girls; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Carapace; A Christmas Carol; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; Broke; Spoon... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Burd Center- Disque

9:40am EDT

"Jupiter Jones... Vampire Hunter" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

Harlem High School


Friday October 16, 2015 9:40am - 10:35am EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

10:00am EDT

GO PRO: Solo Sessions
Drop in at the Go Pro Stages and meet theatre professionals who will share their personal journey to a successful life in theatre. Guests will include professional actors, directors, designers, choreographers, and theatre educators. 

10:00 am- James Taylor Odom (Professional Actor)
11:00 am - Jayson Waddell (Professiona Stage Manager)
1:00 pm - Gay Hammond (Professional Playwright)
2:00 pm- Conor McVey (Professiona Lighting Designer)
3:00 pm- Amelia Fischer (Professional Actor)
4:00 pm- Elisa Carlson (Professional Director/ Dialect Coach) 

Friday October 16, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Gazebo

10:00am EDT

GO PRO: Solo Sessions
Drop in at the Go Pro Stages and meet theatre professionals who will share their personal journey to a successful life in theatre. Guests will include professional actors, directors, designers, choreographers, and theatre educators. 

Friday October 16, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Downtown Ctr Lobby & Gazebo

10:00am EDT

Design Competition Display
Set up and display of student entries. 

Friday October 16, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
UNG Lobby

10:00am EDT

College Expo
Do you see yourself pursuing theatre in your future? Come explore your options and speak with representatives from colleges all over the southeast! 

Friday October 16, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Downtown Center Lobby 301 Main St SW, Gainesville

10:00am EDT

Vendor Expo
Come visit our shops to grab some souveniers or other fun trinkets! 

Friday October 16, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Downtown Center Lobby 301 Main St SW, Gainesville

10:30am EDT

"Praying for Rain" (Horne Competition)

Milton High School


Friday October 16, 2015 10:30am - 11:25am EDT
Theatre on the Square

10:30am EDT

Sound Calibration and Optimization
Students will discuss the principles of sound system design and will participate in setting up & calibrating a theatrical sound system. 

Speakers
SB

Stuart Beaman

(Scenic Designer), in his 20+ years at the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, he has designed for over 40 MainStage productions. He has had the opportunity to work and design for Flat Rock Playhouse, the State theatre of North Carolina, Shakespeare Theatre (DC), Koger Center(SC), Channel... Read More →
CM

Chris Moore

Chris Moore is a System Design Engineer with Meyer Sound of Berkeley, CA and a Consultant with Theatre Projects Consultants of London, England. Chris has worked nationally with touring artists such as Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban, and worked with touring shows including Spamalot... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm EDT
UNG Rehearsal Hall

10:30am EDT

Crash; Boom: Make Your Own Break-Away Bottles
Learn the process for molding and casting your own break-away bottles. 

Speakers
AS

Asa Stephens

Asa Stephens is a BFA Design/Tech student at GTA emphasizing in Technical Direction.


Friday October 16, 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm EDT
UNG Paint Deck

10:30am EDT

How New Technologies are Changing How Theatres Operate
Come and see the latest in LED instruments from Barbizon! This show and tell session hosted by Wade Williams, Systems Integrator for Barbizon, Atlanta, will allow you a chance to see the latest in Theatre technology. 

Speakers
B

Barbizon

Barbizon, in business since 1947, is the one-stop source for sales, service, installation and integration of lighting equipment and accessories for the Performing Arts, Themed Environments, Live Productions, Film and Television.We have more than 20,000 products in stocking locations... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm EDT
UNG Multipurpose Lab

10:50am EDT

"Little Shop of Horrors" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

Brookstone High School


Friday October 16, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

11:00am EDT

Imagination: An Actor's Arsenal
An introduction and exploration of an actor's most precious gift: the imagination. Students will discover how to activate this powerful ability through observation, memory and endowment. This session is specifically designed for advanced high school and early college students. 

Speakers
JO

James Odom

M.F.A. acting (University of Arkansas) and B.A. (GTA). Regional: TheatreSquared, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Arkansas New Play Festival, and Gainesville Theatre Alliance. James has worked with notable directors Shaun Peknic and Sean Patrick Reilly


Friday October 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
The Sub (Brenau)

11:00am EDT

Narrating Audiobooks
This workshop will provide an overview of the audiobook industry and the skills needed to be successful within it. 

Speakers
KK

Kristin Kalbli

Kristin Kalbi is an Atlanta based voice and stage actor. She is the Talent Director for ListenUp Audiobooks and has narrated over 70 titles. She is also the director of ListenUp Academy, a training academy for aspiring audiobooks narrators.


Friday October 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room A

11:00am EDT

Good Morning GTC: The Costume Way with Pam and Allen
The multiple uses of latex, tissue, and cotton-balls for makeup application. Who doesn't love the smell of latex and cotton in the morning?

Speakers
AS

Allen Story

Costume Shop Supervisor at Brenau University and graduate of Brenau University with his BFA in Musical Theatre and his BA in Theatre, emphasis in Costume Design. Since graduation, Allen has worked with several professional companies including The Bigfork Summer Playhouse (Bigfork... Read More →
PW

Pamela Workman

Resident Costume Designer with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance at Brenau University. She has her M.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma.  Her B.A. is from Morehead State University with majors in theatre and history.  Though she enjoys a variety of productions, Pamela loves focusing... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
Burd Center- Disque

11:00am EDT

How to Win Clients and Influence Producersialects for Theatre and Film
Freelancing is tricky. Swap war stories, hear the mistakes I've made (so you don't make them yourself) and get tips on how to fulfill yourself as an artist while maintaining your integrity. 

Speakers
CM

Connor McVey

D. Connor McVey is the resident Scenic and Lighting Designer for Terrific New Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama. South-Eastern Theatre Conference Undergraduate Lighting Designer of the Year, 2015.


Friday October 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
UNG Room 116

11:00am EDT

Page to Stage: Using Improvisation to Tell a Story
Your company can reach out to elementary schools with this exciting program! Through improv, learn how you can take stories from young students and turn them into performance pieces. Your improv can also be used to teach young students valuable writing skills. Come ready to play and create!

Speakers
MN

Mallory Nonnemaker

Mallory Nonnemaker graduated from Brenau University in 2009 & is the director at Flowery Branch High School. She is passionate about theatre education & theatre for young audiences. She also serves on the GA Thespians Chapter board.


Friday October 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room B

11:00am EDT

Breathe Right
In this workshop, the techniques for breathing to express strong emotions will be taught. The physicality of breath will be addressed: the mouth breathing versus nose breathing and the correct muscles to generate breath enough to carry the emotion to carry the emotion to the back row of the theatre. Relaxation will also be a part of this training. Students will learn neutral breathing that helps to clear away any residue of emotion. 

Speakers
JD

Jackie Daniels

Upon completion of a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Mississippi, Jackie Daniels launched a teaching and theatre directing career that spans too many years to mention. Teaching at both college and high school level prepared her for most of the strange and wonderful... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room C

11:30am EDT

"Wiley & the Hairy Man" (Horne Competition)

White County High School


Friday October 16, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

12:00pm EDT

"Antigone Now" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

North Cobb Christian


Friday October 16, 2015 12:00pm - 12:55pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

12:15pm EDT

High School Teacher Luncheon
To celebrate the important role that high school teachers play, Brenau University and The University of North Georgia invite participating drama teachers to join us for a complimentary luncheon with Jodi and Ray Benson. 

Speakers
JB

Jodi Benson

Ms. Benson has received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the beloved, original voice of Ariel, in the Academy Award winning Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film "The Little Mermaid", and continues to bring life to Ariel as well as the bubbly voice of "Barbie" in... Read More →
RB

Ray Benson

Ray is a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and manager for his wife, Jodi Benson. Ray's Broadway credits include: Will Parker in "Oklahoma!", Dave in "Dreamgirls", and Don Lockwood in "Singing in the Rain". See program for complete bio.


Friday October 16, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm EDT
Hopkins Dining Hall

12:15pm EDT

Past Presidents' Luncheon
GTC Acting Past President H. Duke Guthrie hosts the Past Presidents' Committee and invited guest artists. 

Speakers
HD

H. Duke Guthrie

Before joining VSU's Faculty in 1999, Duke worked for a New York City based general management firm that specialized in touring theatricals.  While there he worked on a number of shows in various capacities, and worked with Chita Rivera, Sir Ian McKellen, Sandy Duncan, Darlene... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 12:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Luna's Restaurant

12:30pm EDT

Horne (SETC) Competition Load- In & Walk-Thrus (Schools 14-16)

14. Habersham Central High School

15. Davidson Fine Arts

16. Richmond Academy



Friday October 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

12:30pm EDT

SETC Screening Auditions

Mandatory Auditionee Briefing: 12:30-1 pm

Group #1 (Auditionees #1-30) 1-2 pm

Group #2 (Auditionees #31-60) 2:10-3:10 pm

Group #3 (Auditionees #61- 90) 3:20-4:20 pm

Group #4 (Auditionees #91-120) 4:30-5:30 pm

Group #5 (Auditionees #121-146) 5:40-6:40 pm


Friday October 16, 2015 12:30pm - 6:40pm EDT
Hosch Theatre 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

1:00pm EDT

Lynn Wooddy (GHSA) Competition Load- In & Walk-Thrus (Schools 14-17)

14. South Forsyth High School

15. West Forsyth High School

16. Camden County High School

17. Glynn Academy



Friday October 16, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

1:00pm EDT

College/University Design Competition
Display and judging of design competiton entries. 

Friday October 16, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
UNG Lobby

1:30pm EDT

Professional Division Meeting
GTC Division Meeting

Speakers
NN

Nicholas Newell

Nicholas Newell is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Georgia Southern University. He’s a graduate of the Moscow Art Theatre School and the IATT at Harvard University. He studied commedia with Silvo Castiglione.


Friday October 16, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room C

1:30pm EDT

Youth Division Meeting
GTC Division Meeting

Speakers
CC

Cynthia Corley

Cynthia Corley has been a teacher of dance and a choreographer for musical theatre and concert dance for more than 30 years. Cynthia is a professional dancer, with performance credits in NYC, nationally, and internationally during her career. She is currently an award-winning theatre... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Burd Center- Disque

1:30pm EDT

Commedia & Physical Comedy
Explore commedia dell 'arte archetypes with mask work and train your whole instrument in detailed comedy performance to release your inner Zanni. 

Speakers
NN

Nicholas Newell

Nicholas Newell is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Georgia Southern University. He’s a graduate of the Moscow Art Theatre School and the IATT at Harvard University. He studied commedia with Silvo Castiglione.


Friday October 16, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
The Sub (Brenau)

1:30pm EDT

Big Fat Hairy Deal: Working with Wigs
This workshop will consist of the basics of wig styling, wig building, hair prep, and will focus on the benefits of having wigs in productions. 

Speakers
KG

Kersten Gavin

Kersten is a current graduate student at the UC-CCM receiving her MFA in Makeup and Wig Design and is also a recent graduate of GTA.


Friday October 16, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
UNG Room 116

1:30pm EDT

Taping Out A Set
An overview of how to execute a full scale layout of a set starting with a ground plan. A useful and necessary skill for all stage managers as well as technical directors, carpenters, and electricians. We will cover the use of scale rulers, tape measures, and some basic geometry to transfer what is on paper accurately to real space. 

Speakers
DB

David Becker

David is the Technical Director at the Gaineville Theatre Alliance. He was the Assistant Technical Dircetor for Flordia Stage in West Palm Beach, Flordia before moving onto managing builds for corperate events with clients such as Ford Motors Company, MTV, and Sun Microsystem.


Friday October 16, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
UNG Ed Cabell Theatre

1:30pm EDT

Shakespeare in Motion
This ninety-minute workshop uses movement, games, and play to activate Shakespeare's language. This workshop is for anyone interested in exploring Shakespeare's words. No previous experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and come ready to "speak the speech" with new freedom!

Speakers
CC

Carolyn Cook

Carolyn has taught acting and theatre studies at various institutions, including Emory and Oglethorpe Universities, Pebblebrook High School and Georgia Shakespeare. She is a veteran Atlanta performer, performing as part of the Georgia Shakespeare ensemble beginning in 1994. See program... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room B

1:30pm EDT

Mixing Sound for a Show
Students will participate in a mixing session for both theatrical and pop music. Students will work through mixing approaches. 

Speakers
SB

Stuart Beaman

(Scenic Designer), in his 20+ years at the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, he has designed for over 40 MainStage productions. He has had the opportunity to work and design for Flat Rock Playhouse, the State theatre of North Carolina, Shakespeare Theatre (DC), Koger Center(SC), Channel... Read More →
CM

Chris Moore

Chris Moore is a System Design Engineer with Meyer Sound of Berkeley, CA and a Consultant with Theatre Projects Consultants of London, England. Chris has worked nationally with touring artists such as Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban, and worked with touring shows including Spamalot... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
UNG Rehearsal Hall

1:30pm EDT

Mini Light Lab:Open Session...Come and Play!
This will cover lighting design elements. The workshop will give the students a change to use and learn about the various boards we have and have a chance to use LED and intelligent lighting. 

Speakers
MR

Marcus Randolph

MARCUS RANDOLPH IS A SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT WITH GTA. HE IS A LIGHTING DESIGNER WITH CREDITS SUCH AS: ANTIGONE WITH GTA, LEGALLY BLONDE, AND ADDAMS FAMILY WITH LAKEVIEW ACADEMY (WHICH HE HAD AN HONORABLE MENTION AT THE 2015 SHULER AWARDS).


Friday October 16, 2015 1:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
UNG Multipurpose Lab

2:00pm EDT

"Antigone" (Horne Competition)

Habersham Central High School


Friday October 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

2:00pm EDT

Go-Pro: Performance
Join our discussion exploring strategies for building a successful career as an actor. Panelists include Brian Kurlander, Kristin Kalbli, Barbara Hartwig, James Odom, and Elisa Carlson. 

Speakers
JH

Jim Hammond

Master of Fine Arts, Specialization in Acting/Directing, University of Louisville, 1984 Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Broadcast Journalism/Minor in Theatre, Brenau University, 1980 Freshman and Sophomore years in Broadcast Journalism, University of Georgia, 1976-78.  Artistic... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room A

2:30pm EDT

"Nora’s Lost" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

South Forsyth High School


Friday October 16, 2015 2:30pm - 3:25pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

3:00pm EDT

"Scapin!" (Horne Competition)

Davidson Fine Arts


Friday October 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:55pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

3:00pm EDT

Acting In America: The Hagen Legacy
Acting is pursuing an action; this is what I learned studying with the iconic Acting Teacher Uta Hagen. I have developed a workshop (presented sucessfully at the 2013 GTC) that applies this principal to the high school classroom in simple, fun, and practical ways. 

Speakers
JW

Jan Wikstrom

Professional actor. Studied at with Uta Hagen. Earned Presidential Scholar's Teacher. Recognition and 9 National Foundation of the Arts Awards. Head Acting Professor at KSU.


Friday October 16, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
The Sub (Brenau)

3:00pm EDT

Photography for the Stage
An introduction into taking quality photographs of theatrical productions.Special attention will be placed on the areas of etiquette and safety, as well as advanced camera settings and publication considerations.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Tussey

Bill Tussey

"Bill has been very active in photographing theatre for the last 7 years. Those shows have taken place in venues large and small, both indoors and out.He is currently pursuing a degree in Communications from Ohio University."


Friday October 16, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Burd Center- Disque

3:00pm EDT

The Stage Manager's Artistry
Emily Taylor and Ashley Dickey will go through a demonstration of artfully and calmy calling cues for a production. 

Speakers
AD

Ashley Dickey

Dickey is a student at The University of North Georgia. She has Stage Managed Oklahoma!, Sense and Sensibility, This Hour Forward, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with The Gainesville Theatre Alliance.
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Emily Taylor

Taylor is a student at Brenau University and a teacher at Lakeview Academy. In the Fall of 2013 she had a 12-week internship with Wicked in New York. As well, with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance she has been a Stage Manager for Chicago, The Producers, Grapes of Wrath, and Ha... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
UNG Room 116

3:15pm EDT

Devising with Viewpoints
Participants will be (quickly) taken through the Viewpoints as an introduction and warm-up. Following that, we'll break into groups and create/devise mini-plays. The workshop will culminate with the "performance" of these pieces.

Speakers
TK

Thomas Keating

Keating is an Associate Professor at Charleston Southern University. At CSU he teaches Acting, Directing, Movement for the Actor, and others.  


Friday October 16, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Meeting Room B 301 Main St SW, Gainesville

3:30pm EDT

DIY Gobos
Learn how to make your own lighting gobos without spending much money. 

Speakers
TB

Terri Becker

Terri Becker is Instructor, Lighting Coordinator, and a resident Lighting Designer for GTA. She obtained a BFA from the University of Georgia in Drawing and Painting, and later received her MFA from Florida Atlantic University in Lighting Design. In addition to GTA, she is also the... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm EDT
UNG Ed Cabell Theatre

3:30pm EDT

Release Your Inner Picasso
Create realistic brick work, wood grain and other exciting finishes. 

Speakers
AB

April Bradley

April Bradley is a junior at the University of North Georgia and is currently working towards her BA in Theatre with a focus in scenic art. This is her second year with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and it is off to a great start! She has had the opportunity to be paint charge... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
UNG Paint Deck

3:30pm EDT

Dream, Learn, and Grow
Come explore the world of Educational Theatre. This is a hands on workshop designed to let participants get on their feet and sample theatre residencies that are geared for elementary-aged students. You will experience the powerful place theatre has in elementary curriculum as well as the impact it has on early childhood personal development. This workshop is led by the founder of DreamBox Theatre. Learn more about what this theatre company does in schools and consider getting involved with their mission to help young minds dream, learn, and grow through educational theatre. 

Speakers
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Jessica Espinoza

Jessica is the founder of the educational theatre company Dreambox Theatre that works with schools in the greater Atlanta area to provide meaningful enrichment programs for students. Jessica, holds a Masters in Educational Theatre from C.U.N.Y's City College of New York, and a BFA... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room A

3:40pm EDT

"Shipwrecked!" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

West Forsyth High School


Friday October 16, 2015 3:40pm - 4:35pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

4:00pm EDT

"Glorious!" (Horne Competition)

Richmond Academy


Friday October 16, 2015 4:00pm - 4:55pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

4:00pm EDT

New Play Reading: "Easy Lovin' Blues"
Written by Evan Guilford-Blake, this play is a 56-minute one-act "Reader's Theatre" presentation directed by GTA senior Benny Higgins. Set in 1962, it examines two triangular relationships, one between an illusive 41-year-old woman and her young, manipulative, would-be lover, the second between an aging musician and his lover, a dominant and disturbed blues singer. The two couples are conjoined by a young woman (the older woman's daughter), a dreamer who serves as the point both triangles have in common. Each character is in pursuit of some dream, and it is the collision of those pursuits that explores the hope, and the loss of hope, that combine in the dreams of urban society of the mid-twentieth century and of the present day. (Rated R)

Friday October 16, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room C

4:30pm EDT

GHSA Adjudication Training III
Session 3 of 3:Participants deliver an oral critique of the play selected for critique. The trainer will deliver an oral evaluation and lead discussion on each participant's delivery in terms of style and content. 

Speakers
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Dean Slusser

Slusser is the President of GTC. He is the Fine Arts Director for Camden County Schools. For the Georgia High School Association, he serves as Director of Adjudicator Training and State One-Act Play Coordinator. He is also adjunct faculty at College of Coastal Georgia and serves as... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm EDT
Burd Center- Disque

4:30pm EDT

Designing Without a Past
Designing Without a Past focuses on designing costumes for characters that have no past. In this workshop; we will focus on chorus members, taveling performers, and Renaissance/Medieval faire characters.

Speakers
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Pamela Workman

Resident Costume Designer with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance at Brenau University. She has her M.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma.  Her B.A. is from Morehead State University with majors in theatre and history.  Though she enjoys a variety of productions, Pamela loves focusing... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm EDT
UNG Room 116

4:50pm EDT

"Scapino!" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

Camden County High School


Friday October 16, 2015 4:50pm - 5:45pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

5:00pm EDT

Design Competition Breakdown
Break down of college/university entries.

Friday October 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
UNG Lobby

6:00pm EDT

"The Addams Family" (Lynn Wooddy Competition)

Glynn Academy


Friday October 16, 2015 6:00pm - 6:55pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

6:00pm EDT

College/University Division Meeting
GTC Division Meeting

Speakers
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Chris Crawford

Chris Crawford serves as an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dean of the Fine Arts at Young Harris College. He holds an MFA from Indiana University and has 20+ years of professional theatrical experience under his belt.


Friday October 16, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Burd Center- Disque

6:00pm EDT

7:30pm EDT

GTC Street Fest
The City of Gainesville invites everyone at GTC to pump it up by heading to the Gainesville Square for the GTC Street Fest. Fire jugglers, roving magicians, a photo booth, live bands, and MORE - and ALL FREE. Local restaurants and shops will be open late to serve. It will be a twinkle-lit evening of fun, food, and live entertainment to delight the senses and satisfy the soul!

Friday October 16, 2015 7:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Gainesville Square

8:00pm EDT

Community Festival Load In & Division Meeting
Load in for festival.

Friday October 16, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Theatre on the Square
 
Saturday, October 17
 

7:00am EDT

Middle School Festival
Saturday October 17, 2015 7:00am - 7:00pm EDT
TBA

8:00am EDT

Registration

Register, pick up pre-registration materials, pick up or purchase convention t-shirts. Acquire conference information and parking instructions 


Saturday October 17, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Burd Center Lobby 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

8:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

SETC Screening Auditions

Mandatory Auditionee Briefing 8-8:30 am

Group #6 (Auditionees #147-177) 8:30-9:30 am

Group #7 (Auditionees #178-208) 9:40-10:40 am

Group #8 (Auditionees #208-229) 10:40-11:40 pm

Group #9 (Auditionees #230-260) 11:50-12:50 pm


Saturday October 17, 2015 8:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Hosch Theatre 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

9:00am EDT

GTC Tech Challenge
Come and watch the action as high school teams face off in the Georgia Theatre Conference Secondary School Theatre Division's Battle of the Techies!

Speakers
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Jeremy Williams

Williams has been teaching theatre and language arts at Cook County High School in Adel, Georgia since 1999. He holds degrees in Theatre from Chipola College in Marianna, Flordia and Troy University in Troy, Alabama, and recieved his teacher training at Valdosta State University... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

9:30am EDT

The Actor as a Storyteller
When your character tells a story, you must create the scene, play all the parts, and relive events as if they were happening all over again. In this workshop you will explore how to use your voice and body to make a story come alive, so that you and the audience vividly experience each moment. 

Speakers
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Tim McDonough

Tim McDonough, Theater Chair at Emory, has acted at the American Repertory Theatre, Trinity Square Repertory, the Alliance and other Atlanta theaters, and at Shakespeare festivals in California, Idaho, and Georgia. He wrote Acting Narrative Speeches.


Saturday October 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
The Sub (Brenau)

10:30am EDT

Jodi and Ray Benson Masterclass
The Broadway husband and wife team of Jodi and Ray Benson invite ten lucky students to join them for a vocal performance masterclass. Wouldn't you like to be in the room to witness the coaching and guidance? You can! Come listen to brilliant strategies and techniques for bringing any song to life on the stage. 

Speakers
JB

Jodi Benson

Ms. Benson has received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the beloved, original voice of Ariel, in the Academy Award winning Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film "The Little Mermaid", and continues to bring life to Ariel as well as the bubbly voice of "Barbie" in... Read More →
RB

Ray Benson

Ray is a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and manager for his wife, Jodi Benson. Ray's Broadway credits include: Will Parker in "Oklahoma!", Dave in "Dreamgirls", and Don Lockwood in "Singing in the Rain". See program for complete bio.


Saturday October 17, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

11:00am EDT

Page to Stage: Using Improvisation to Tell a Story
Your company can reach out to elementary schools with this exciting program! Through improv learn how you can take stories from young students and turn them into performance pieces. Your improv can also be used to teach young students valuable writing skills. Come ready to play and create!

Speakers
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Mallory Nonnemaker

Mallory Nonnemaker graduated from Brenau University in 2009 & is the director at Flowery Branch High School. She is passionate about theatre education & theatre for young audiences. She also serves on the GA Thespians Chapter board.


Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
The Sub (Brenau)

11:00am EDT

College Expo
Do you see yourself pursuing theatre in your future? Come explore your options and speak with representatives from colleges all over the southeast!

Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Downtown Center Lobby 301 Main St SW, Gainesville

11:00am EDT

Vendor Expo
Come visit our shops to grab some souvenirs or other fun trinkets to take home with you! 

Saturday October 17, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Glass Lobby

12:30pm EDT

Secondary Division Meeting
GTC Division Meeting

Speakers
JW

Jeremy Williams

Williams has been teaching theatre and language arts at Cook County High School in Adel, Georgia since 1999. He holds degrees in Theatre from Chipola College in Marianna, Flordia and Troy University in Troy, Alabama, and recieved his teacher training at Valdosta State University... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Burd Center- Disque

12:30pm EDT

Community Festival
Saturday October 17, 2015 12:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Theatre on the Square

1:00pm EDT

High School & Transfer Audition Callbacks
Callbacks for High School and Transfer auditionees will be held at individual colleges' booths located in the college expo in the Downtown Center Lobby. 

Saturday October 17, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Downtown Center Lobby 301 Main St SW, Gainesville

1:30pm EDT

Falling-Getting to the Floor Safely
Falling safely is probably on of the most useful stage combat skills an actor can master. This Stage Combat workshop will focus on basic forward falls and backward falls to teach actors how to get to the floor safely but make it LOOK like it hurt.

Speakers
avatar for Larry E. Cook

Larry E. Cook

Professor, Gainesville Theatre Alliance
Larry Cook teaches at the University of North Georgia and Brenau University in Gainesville, GA., home of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Larry earned an MFA in Theatre - Design and Technology at the University of Georgia in 1992, (where he also taught from 1993-1999) and a BS in... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room A

1:30pm EDT

The Actor as a Storyteller
When your character tells a story, you must create the scene, play all the parts, and relive events as if they were happening all over again. In this workshop you will explore how to use your voice and body to make a story come alive, so that you and the audience vividly experience each moment. 

Speakers
TM

Tim McDonough

Tim McDonough, Theater Chair at Emory, has acted at the American Repertory Theatre, Trinity Square Repertory, the Alliance and other Atlanta theaters, and at Shakespeare festivals in California, Idaho, and Georgia. He wrote Acting Narrative Speeches.


Saturday October 17, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
The Sub (Brenau)

1:30pm EDT

Working a Cold Read
Workshop will focus on how to make clear choices, play off your scene partner or reader, and how to work a script without interfering with the audition. 

Speakers
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Lisa L. Abbott

Lisa L. Abbott is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Georgia Southern University.  Ms Abbott has lived and worked all over the United States as a theatre director and stage manager.  A previous board member for GTC she has been an active part of GTC since moving to Georgia in... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Downtown Ctr- Room C

3:00pm EDT

SETC Auditions Adjudicator Talk Back and Top Scores Announced
Saturday October 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Hosch Theatre 429 Academy Street, Gainesville 30501

3:30pm EDT

Keynote Address: Jodi and Ray Benson
How can you maintain a balanced and healthy life through the peaks and valleys of an acting career? Join Broadway and film actors, Jodi and Ray Benson as they discuss their journey from high school to Broadway, from managing the phenomena of The Little Mermaid to raising a family in Gainesville, Georgia. 

Speakers
JB

Jodi Benson

Ms. Benson has received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the beloved, original voice of Ariel, in the Academy Award winning Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film "The Little Mermaid", and continues to bring life to Ariel as well as the bubbly voice of "Barbie" in... Read More →
RB

Ray Benson

Ray is a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and manager for his wife, Jodi Benson. Ray's Broadway credits include: Will Parker in "Oklahoma!", Dave in "Dreamgirls", and Don Lockwood in "Singing in the Rain". See program for complete bio.


Saturday October 17, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

5:30pm EDT

GTC Board of Directors Meeting
Annual post-convention meeting of the GTC Board of Directors. General membership is welcome. 

Saturday October 17, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
The Sub (Brenau)

7:30pm EDT

Awards Ceremony
Saturday October 17, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Pearce Auditorium 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville 30501

9:30pm EDT

GTC Under the Sea
Get out the bling and flowing frocks to spend an evening swimming in the deep of Poseidon's domain! Dance to live DJ music, enjoy snacks, start a conga-line and check out the parade of GTC evening fashion!

Saturday October 17, 2015 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Downtown Center 301 Main Street Southwest, Gainesville, GA 30501

9:30pm EDT

Presidential Awards Reception
Hospitality. All members over 21 welcome!

Speakers
HI

Holiday Inn

Welcome to the Holiday Inn hotel in Gainesville, Georgia. Whether you are visiting Gainesville for business or a vacation, you are sure to enjoy staying in our Gainesville lodging in the heart of the city, where our convenient location and complimentary, hot breakfast make a perfect... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Holiday Inn Room 110