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Governors State University Seeks Applications for High School Theatre Collaborative

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Governors State University Seeks Applications for High School Theatre Collaborative

(University Park, IL): January 22, 2016 – Governors State University seeks applications for its Theatre & Performance Studies (T.A.P.S.) High School Theatre Collaborative (HSTC). The Collaborative, under the direction of the GSU’s Division of Communication, Visual and Performing Arts and its Theatre and Performance Studies program aims to produce inspiring theatre that helps young actors enhance their craft through active learning experiences and collaborations with Governors State University, area high schools, and the community.

Each spring, high school theatre groups may submit a proposal to GSU with the production concept that they wish to present in the summer. The T.A.P.S. program staff will review proposals and select a different partner each year to perform a full scale production on the stage of the Center for Performing Arts. Last summer, GSU kicked off the program with Crete Monee’s Enrichment program producing SHREK The Musical; a production which attracted over 1400 community members.

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The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2016.

Along with its annual summer production, HSTC will be offering in-school theatre workshops, information sessions and outreach programs for high school aged youth who are interested in pursuing theatre or performance as a career path.

In 2014, The Illinois Board of Higher Education approved Theatre and Performance Studies as a Bachelor’s Degree at GSU; the only such degree combining the two disciplines at a public state university in Illinois. The T.A.P.S. High School Theatre Collaborative invites high school and college students to explore theatre with the support and mentorship of GSU’s professional educators and unique program perspective.

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GSU’s Center for Performing Arts is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, IL.