You can bring a one-act play to the Provincials without having to qualify. We will accept the first 6 shows that register for Mainstage and first 6 that register for the techless (minimal tech) studio production.
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Schools will be allowed to enter a maximum of 1 Chapter Select One Act Play for performance at the BC PTF from the Mainstage and 1 from the techless (minimal tech) studio production categories.
CHAPTER SELECT SHOW AUDITIONS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN FESTIVALTroupe Directors sign your show up on the registration site if you wish to audition
The Chapter Select Showcase is a presentation of one-acts, each representing a state chapter. Our Canadian chapter will hold auditions at our festival and one school from each province will be selected and given the opportunity to participate in the Chapter Select Showcase at the International Thespian Festival.
Bring a Chapter select show to International Thespian Festival (ITF) in Bloomington, Indiana. The Chapter Select Showcase will feature outstanding Thespian productions from chapters across Canada, the United States and Canada. Chapter Select's twenty-five performance slots internationally are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until the schedule is full. If you are considering submitting and auditioning a show for Chapter Select Showcase, see these requirements for participating in the chapter select showcase at ITF (we will be following these rules at our festival too):Royalties:Troupes without a performance license or waiver on file will NOT be allowed to perform. Published material: Troupes must secure written permission from the publisher for presentation at the Festival during Festival dates. Troupes are responsible for payment of royalties. Upon written request, some publishers will waive royalty fees for Festival performances. Original works: Troupes must have a written statement of originality from the author/playwright—even if it’s you or one of your students—on file with the EdTA National Office. Works based on non-dramatic material: Troupes must obtain permission to use said material from the publisher. This applies to textbooks, children’s books, novels, short stories, newspaper and magazine articles, etc. Works translated from another language: Troupes must have written permission from the publisher of that translation. This applies to non-dramatic material as well as dramatic. Music: Troupes must secure permission for all music used in a performance. Cuttings: Troupes must secure permission to present a cutting from a play from the play’s publisher. The statement of permission must be attached to the Chapter Select Acceptance sheet.
Chapter Select stages up to five shows a day throughout Festival week. Each show has forty-five minutes to perform, ten minutes to set, and five minutes to strike. Invited schools are sent detailed instructions and a list of available set pieces.
Participants must be registered for the entire Festival week. Lighting: A follow-spot is available, but must be requested in advance. General area lighting is available (stage right, stage left, up center, center, and down center stage) as well as blue and amber washes. Special lighting effects are not available. Sound: The theatre will provide a CD player, amplification, and speakers. Groups may use their own iPod or MP3 player through the theatre sound system. Mics are not permitted in this venue. Sets and props: A prop is any item that will fit through a single door and can be carried by a single person. Set pieces are anything bigger. Hand props are items carried onstage by an actor in one hand. Set pieces and flats are not allowed.