Hello fellow teachers, advocators, artists, and students,
Kicking Off Another Year!
We are getting ready to kick off another year of NJ Jr. Thespian filled activities. The 2nd Annual festival is going to be held on April 21, 2018 at Toms River High School North. It will be a one-day event (from morning till late afternoon). All middle schools across the state are invited to attend the festival regardless of whether or not you have a Jr. Thespian Troupe.
Students will be able to meet other like-minded students from across the state, perform and receive constructive feedback, and learn essential techniques from teaching artists. The festival isn't only for the students:) Teachers have wonderful opportunities as well. Teachers will be able to earn Professional Development Credits for attending, Showcase their school play or musical, and meet other theatre educator's from across the state.
Exciting and new for this year...
We are introducing Individual Events (IEs). Students will have the opportunity to perform in an audition type setting, and get written feedback for their individual performances. Students may compete in up to one of the following events: Monologue, Duo Acting, Solo Musical Theatre, or Duet Musical Theatre.
More to Come
The NJ Jr. Thespian blog is new for this year. Check the website frequently for up to date information, helpful tips, and powerful insight into the world of middle school theatre.
See you at the theatre.
Veda Rouze; NJ Jr. Thespian Coordiantor