Announcements: Open Jar & Devised Theatre

Hello, Region 4!

We are in the thick of it in terms of planning the 2012 Festival. I’d like to bring your attention to a couple of new events for Festival 44 in Daytona Beach:

Open Jar Institute, an actor training program in New York City, will hold a musical theatre workshop and audition at the festival on Saturday, February 4, 2012.

They will offer a scholarship to their college intensive in August, 2012 in NYC. The recipient of the scholarship, among the rest of the students in the intensive, will have the opportunity to connect with the Broadway community .

Students work one on one with Broadway directors, casting directors, chorographers, actors and agents.

For details and to sign up for the audition, please go to

This is an amazing opportunity! Please have your students sign up for it.

The workshop and auditions will be handled by Jeff Whiting. His credits include: Broadway: Hair (Associate Director), The Scottsboro Boys (Associate Director/Choreographer), Young Frankenstein (Assistant Choreographer), Wicked (Associate Director – 5th Anniv.) Happiness (Assistant Director/Choreographer). LONDON: Jersey Boys (Assistant Choreographer). NATIONAL TOURS: Hairspray (Associate Director), The Producers (Associate Director), Young Frankenstein (Assistant Director/Choreographer). Jeff is also a resident member of the creative staff for Walt Disney Entertainment.

For more about Open Jar, please go to

The Devised Theatre Project is here! The event will take place on Friday, February 3, 2012. For information on the prompt and what the Devised Theatre Project is, please go to

This year, we are offering your department the opportunity to purchase an ad for our festival brochure/program. The cost is minimal and allows you to grab the attention of prospective graduate and transfer students. Download the Ad Rate Sheets here.

Don’t forget to pre-register for the festival for a discount of $10 per registrant!