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Want to pursue a career in performing arts? Find out how at the

TEEN ARDEN
College + Career Fair

 
A FREE event for 9th-12th graders and their parents!
Lunch is provided for all participants.


Saturday, January 6, 2018
11 am - 5 pm

Hamilton Family Arts Center
62 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
 

The Teen Arden College + Career Fair will give students and their parents insight into careers in the arts through practical advice and instruction. This is an informative and exciting day, including panel discussions with Philadelphia’s leading theatre professionals, a college fair featuring regional institutions with theatre programs, and career-focused classes such as:

  • Headshot 101
  • Dance Call
  • Improv
  • Production Tours
  • Stage Management 101
  • Monologue and Song Coaching
 
All participants MUST register!
For questions and partial day registrations, contact Sam Pedings at spedings@ardentheatre.org
OR register for the full event HERE
 
*The Teen Arden College + Career Fair is made possible by generous contributions to the Dr. Andrea Mengel Fund. Andy Mengel was an Arden friend and Board member who believed passionately in the power of education and who dedicated herself to helping others achieve their potential.
 
 

STUDENT SCHEDULE
10:00 am  - Check-in and Registration
11:00 am - Artist Panel
12:15 pm - Breakout Session # 1 

Each Breakout Session allows students to register for one of the following classes:

  • Headshot 101
  • Dance Call
  • Improv
  • Production Tour
  • Stage Management 101
  • Monologue Coaching
  • Song Coaching

12:45 pm  - Breakout Session #2
1:15 pm  - LUNCH
1:45 pm  - Breakout Session # 3
2:15 pm - Breakout Sesison #4
2:45 pm  - Tech Panel
3:45 pm - Dessert Reception
4:00 pm  - College Fair
5:00 pm - End of Day

PARENT SCHEDULE
10:00 am  - Check-in and Registration
11:00 am - Artist Panel
12:00 pm - BREAK
12:30 pm - Admissions and Financial Aid Panel
1:30 pm  - LUNCH
2:45 pm  - Tech Panel
3:45 pm - Dessert Reception
4:00 pm  - College Fair
5:00 pm - End of Day
 

Artist Panel: There are many paths to a future in theatre. This panel will be made up of Philadelphia’s leading theatre professionals, who will each talk about what led them to where they are today. From formal education and early jobs to key decisions and driving goals, they will share their best (and worst) decisions, giving teens food for thought as they begin their careers.
*PARENTS AND STUDENTS

Tech Panel: Theatre designers and technicians will share what led them to where they are in their careers today. They will discuss their education and work history, and answer questions like: What does a day in the life of a designer look like? What are their job responsibilities, and how do they structure their time? What does it mean to work collaboratively to bring productions to life?
*PARENTS AND STUDENTS

Admissions and Financial Aid Panel: Parents will meet Admissions and Financial Aid Officers from several local universities who will share their unique perspectives. They will discuss key points of their areas of expertise, including the application process and financial aid strategies that will give parents the confidence to tackle college finances.
*PARENTS ONLY

College Fair: Meet representatives from local colleges and universities to learn more about what each program has to offer and how to begin the application process. *PARENTS AND STUDENTS

Headshot 101: Work with a professional photographer to learn what makes a good headshot, how to find a photographer, and what you should expect to pay. Then, you’ll get a chance have your very own photo shoot, and leave with a sample headshot!
*STUDENTS ONLY

Dance Call: Take part in a mock dance call led by a professional choreographer, and learn a short movement combination. Through lecture and practical instruction, you’ll learn what to expect from the audition experience, and acquire the tools and confidence you will need to succeed in future dance calls.
*STUDENTS ONLY

Improv: Everyone from actors to lawyers can benefit from improvisational skills! Spend a fun-filled session with an improv teacher to learn basic techniques by playing games to practice these invaluable skills.
*STUDENTS ONLY

Production Tour: How do productions at the Arden move from page to stage? Staff will lead small groups through the Arden’s scene shop, paint deck, and prop storage to give you a sneak peek of what goes on behind the scenes, as well as insight into technical theatre careers.
*STUDENTS ONLY

Monologue Coaching: Work one-on-one with an acting coach to refine a monologue for future audition use. To participate, you must prepare and memorize a monologue that is no longer than one minute.
*STUDENTS ONLY

Song Coaching: Work one-on-one with a music director to refine a song for future audition use. To participate, you must prepare and memorize a 32-bar cut and provide a copy of the sheet music that includes piano accompaniment.
*STUDENTS ONLY

Stage Management 101: Want to be the one running the show? Meet a professional stage manager, and learn what it takes to organize and coordinate a theatrical production during the audition process, rehearsals, and performances.
*STUDENTS ONLY