What is Page to Stage & Musical Works?
Page to Stage & Musical Works is an opportunity for young playwrights and composers to submit and work on an original piece with a Master Playwright or Musical Director. A panel of theatergoers, professionals, teachers, playwrights &/or music artists/educators will evaluate all submissions. Applicants will receive a copy of those evaluations and one playwright and one composer will be selected to present their play or musical number at the conference.
Student Playwright/Composer Experience
- DEVELOPMENT - The opportunity to work one-on-one with a Master Playwright who will help you revise and polish your page to stage script for a professional stage. Musical Works will work with a Master Musical Theatre Director/Choreographer to help stage their number.
- EVALUATION - All playwrights and composers who submit a script or musical number will receive feedback from various adjudicators in order to help improve their pieces.
- DESIGN - Top rated playwrights will not only receive feedback but after the conference they will also receive design possibilities that were created during the Preproduction and Design Event at conference. *This is for Page to Stage only.
- PROCESS - Rehearsal time with a cast of your choosing to realize your creative vision.
- PERFORMANCE - A performance of your play for a large audience of your fellow students.
Important Page to Stage/Musical Works Document Links:
Page to Stage/Musical Works General Information Leadership Presentation
Page to Stage Info Packet w/ specific guidelines
Page to Stage Playwright Application
Page to Stage Evaluation Rubric
Stage Manager Needed
We need a student stage manager for the play who will assist the playwright during auditions, rehearsal, call any possible lighting and/or sound cues, and supervise set-up and strike any chairs, tables or props used. Stage Manager candidates should fill out the Stage Manager Application form (see the attached link) and submit it along with a theatrical resume via email to [email protected] by November 4th.
Technical Director Needed
We need a student stage manager for the play who will assist the playwright during auditions, rehearsal, call any possible lighting and/or sound cues, and supervise set-up and strike any chairs, tables or props used. Stage Manager candidates should fill out the Technical Director Application form (see the attached link) and submit it along with a theatrical resume via email to [email protected] by November 4th.
We will need actors who are excited about ‘creating’ a role in a brand-new play and performing it with only a few hours of rehearsal! If chosen, actors must attend the Friday workshop session designated for their particular script, the dress rehearsal, and the performances on Saturday. The performance is a staged reading and will be done with script in hand—no memorization required—but it helps if you feel confident about thinking on your feet and being a part of the creative process! Many times, an actor’s choices in workshops help the playwright discover who the character really is and what they need to write next.
AUDITIONS - Auditions will take place during workshop 1on Thursday. Those auditioning should prepare a short monologue, and if possible, bring a headshot & theatrical resume. Audition forms will be available at auditions but it is recommended that you bring it already filled out: Page to Stage/Musical Works Audition Form. Auditions should not exceed 3 minutes, including introductions (Name, school, title of audition piece). Audition sides will also be available for those who don’t have a monologue prepared. Cast will be selected by the playwright and will be notified asap. You will also be informed what workshop session your playwright will be rehearsing and when on Saturday your play will be performed. *Due to conflicts actors involved in Page to Stage will NOT be able to be involved in Improv Intensive and Tech Challenge. Some IE and Scholarship interview time slots may also conflict with this event.