Nearly 300 students from 12 high schools in three states converged on the Chadron State College campus for the 28th annual Theatre Day.
The schedule included 12 workshops presented by 20 CSC theatre majors, four alumni, a community member and faculty members Roger Mays and Scott Cavin. A performance of “The Odd Couple” closed out the day’s activities.
Brushstrokes was a two-hour scene painting workshop led by scenic artist Linda Dabbs. Her recent artistic credits include Opera Omaha, Lincoln University Opera and the Lincoln Community Theatre, according to Cavin.
“If you attended the Post Playhouse this past season you are familiar with her artistry. She is excited to share her experience and techniques with students,” Cavin said.
Cavin said the department also offered a new workshop, Story Behind the Threads: How Costumes Create Characters, by CSC graduate Anna Owen. Owen is the costume shop manager at Norwegian Creative Studios in Riverview, Florida, and has worked at Fort Robinson’s Post Playhouse.
“Not only is she presenting a workshop this year but she is the Costume Designer for CSC’s production of ‘The Odd Couple,’” Cavin said.
Getting the Part, a workshop in audition techniques, returned to the schedule after a hiatus last year, according to Cavin.
“We heard from many students that we need to bring it back, so we have. Students who attend this workshop will learn what makes a strong audition and how to promote themselves successfully,” Cavin said.
Other workshop topics include improvisation, jazz dance, stage combat, sound designing, scene writing, and stage makeup.