We knew it was time for a change. Welcome to our First Annual FCC Theatre Festival!
Our festival will take place on March 2, 2016 from 8:30am-4:15pm.
This year we are happy to present you with our new, streamlined program.
Here’s the info:
One Fee ($300 per school) includes all activities in our day long Theatre Program. There are ten openings for schools on a first come, first served basis.
Each school is given one scene entry slot in both the Contemporary and Classical scene arenas. All performances will be judged by Theatre Arts faculty. Each scene is given a 15-minute slot for performance (including set up and tear down). There is not a limit on scene participants. Theatre Faculty will give a critical response to each performance.
A Tech Team of four students from each school will compete in four event areas: Costume Quick Change, Lighting Focus, Prop Quick Change and “Sew On A Button”.
From 9am-9:45am attend a FCC student actors workshop “ What’s My Type?” Learn something new about the way you might be seen through the eyes of a casting director!
From 10am-12pm we will host Improv Open Play where 10 schools can sign up the day of to take the stage with their Improv group. This is not a completion-based activity.
At 1pm in the Theatre Lobby an FCC Counselor will be available to answer any questions you may have about attending FCC in the future.
At 2pm we invite all schools to a special performance of our FCC production of Mulan and the Battle on Black Mountain by Charles Erven. Mulan and the Battle on Black Mountain is the untold (and absolutely true!) story of Chinese folk heroine Hua Mulan. In this version, Hua Mulan reaches the peak of fame only to be arrested and charged with treason. Told in flashback, Hua Mulan must not only prove her innocence, but her loyalty to the Emperor himself. Suitable for young adults.
At 3:30pm we give out awards including but not limited to: 1st and 2nd place scenes in contemporary and classical style, Best Actor and Actress in a scene, Tech Olympic Prize and up to 3 scholarships to attend FCC in the Fall of 2016 ($400 each).
This year all of our festival forms will be found online at: http://www.fresnocitycollege.edu/index.aspx?page=1725
Students can compete in both “Classical” and “Contemporary” scenes but cannot also be in the Tech portion as the times will overlap. Scholarship Forms have been updated and must be completed prior to the festival. It now includes an instructor nomination and student questionnaire. Please print copies out for your deserving students that may be attending FCC in the Fall of 2016.
Registration forms and fee must be returned no later than February 8th. This year we will only accept the schools that provide full information packets and registration fees by the due date. Please email or mail your forms (and fee) to the address listed online. The spots will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis and we can only accommodate 10 schools. When we receive your registration fee by mail you will be emailed final registration and participation information (including performance times).
This year’s festival coordinators, Janine Christl and Chuck Erven. If you have questions, please telephone us at 442-4600 Ext 8041.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Yours Sincerely, Janine Christl
First Annual Scene.docx
First Annual Scene2.docx
Theater Festival Awards.docx
Theater Festival Scholarship.docx
Theater Festival Intent.docx
WINNERS! From the 2016 FCC Theatre Festival
Superior Contemporary Scene: McLane High Hold Me
Excellent Contemporary Scene: Madera South Welcome to the Moon
Best Actor in a Contemporary Scene: Gabriel Floriano in Welcome to the Moon
Best Actress in a Contemporary Scene: Tori Oritz in Don't Stare at Me
Superior Classical Scene: Madera South The Tempest
Best Actress in a Classical Scene: Paige Pender in The Tempest
Outstanding Performances: Marquel Amey and Melissa Ramirez from Madera South
$400 Scholarship Winners
Technical Theatre: Emma Van Hoogmoed
Acting: Gabriel Floriano