FSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Mountain Maryland Theatre Festival
Frostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will host the first annual Mountain Maryland Theatre Festival for students in grades eight to 12 on Friday, Jan. 25, from 3:30 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. Modeled after state and national theatre festivals, MMTF promises an exciting lineup of events for young theatre enthusiasts.
Participants will attend an array of professional workshops in acting, design, technical theatre and management. Other activities include a presentation of one-act plays and scenes by participating schools, a technical Olympics, acting and design and technology adjudication, a Friday night dance party, a keynote address and an awards ceremony.
Notable FSU alums will return to share their expertise during the festival.
Ryan Bowie, an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer and director, is the executive director of the Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville, Tenn. Experienced in performance, administration and marketing, he will deliver the keynote address and participate in adjudication and workshop presentations.
Cumberland native Justin Seward is the assistant properties master of the Huntington Theatre in Boston, Mass., which won a Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2013. Seward will be available for adjudication and present workshops on properties design.
The Mountain Maryland Theatre Festival is made possible through the support of FSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance, the FSU Foundation and the Allegany Arts Council.
The cost of the festival is $30, which includes all events and meals.
Friday, January 25 at 3:30pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, January 26 at 10:00am to 6:00pm
Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center
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