Floyd Central students need your help to get their show to the International Thespian Festival!
Floyd Central Theatre Arts is honored to have been selected to bring our production of GUYS AND DOLLS to the 2020 International Thespian Festival! This experience of a lifetime will cost $45,000, not including the individual travel and registration expenses of nearly $1000 that each student has to pay to attend. Our students raise the money for their own fees but we need our community to help us pay for the cost of taking a huge production on the road!
This prestigious honor is awarded to only 11 schools in the country after their productions have been rigorously screened by adjudicators. FCTA students will pack this full-scale production into multiple semis and remount their show on a world-class stage for the 4000+ delegation of students, teachers, and theatre professionals at the Festival, hosted on the Indiana University Bloomington campus.
Performing on the Festival stage is the experience of a lifetime for every student, regardless of their life goals. For our students that will be pursuing theatre after high school, this experience can be a major boost for college acceptance and career networking. While at the Festival, students will have the chance to audition for many of the country's best colleges and universities for theatre and some will be able to audition for scholarships as well. In addition to auditions and the performance of their show, the students will participate in workshops and master classes with world-renowned theatre artists, educators, and giants of the Broadway industry.
As part of the educational experience of bringing a production to International, the students will gain hands-on experience of managing the logistics of traveling with a large production. They will disassemble their scenery, lighting, sound and props, load them into 53 foot trailers, set up the production in a new theatre in under 5 hours, perform the show twice, and then reload the trailers within 2 hours after the curtain comes down. Our student technicians gain an unparalled learning experience by running a complex show in a new space and our actors experience the thrill of performing for over 4000 of the best theatre professionals, educators, and students out there.
Please consider donating to this worthy cause. With only $500 provided by our school system for annual theatre programming, we rely almost completely on our community to fund these experiences for our students. Every little bit helps!!