VA Thespian Update

VA Thespians Kudos & Happenings

JANUARY: Festival is here!

We are days away and so excited to welcome you to Shenandoah University, our host site, and Winchester, VA! For those attending VTF, look out for a) Submitting your Liability waivers by Jan 7th 11:59 pm via Docusign b)Student sign up genius for College Auditions, Scholarships, & Thespys to confirm time slots, materials, etc. c) Workshop sign ups through sign up genius d) Reminder to download the Eventsential app to access the festival schedule e) COVID Mitigation Updates & more coming soon. Hotel rooms are going fast and deadlines are approaching. Secure your rooms soon if you haven't already!

One NEW feature at VTF, is our virtual exhibition room. We know theatre has changed the last two years, but many of you got creative and still made amazing theatre! We would love to showcase any group or solo snippets from shows or performances students created during the pandemic. This will be showcased throughout the weekend in a specific performance space like a virtual art exhibit for virtual theatre. If you or your students have work to share, have them upload their files here by Jan 7th.

Next month our newsletter will look slightly different. Stay tuned :)

Teacher Tool of the Month: Drama Games

Here is a list of in person as well as virtually-friendly games. The virtual list has over 100 games and the other has over 200 games to cycle through your classroom in alphabetical order usually listing its use either as a warm up, game, or both.

Also, you asked, we are listening! We are working to build another teacher PD opportunity coming soon. Stay tuned for more information!

How to Find out More...?

Check our social media accounts for EdTA, our parent organization or for VA Thespians for recent reminders and updates. Get more resources, learn more about International Thespian Society, and more! The rest of this newsletter repeats from last month. It is here again for convenience and as a reminder. We hope to see you again next year at festival! Keep your eyes peeled for other upcoming opportunities in the meantime. :)

Need information to share about Thespians or VTF?

Here is a Google Slides PPT about Thespians to encourage students to join.

Here is a Festival Guide for students or new troupe directors.