Purpose: To financially assist aspiring Chicago Area Theater performers entering a Musical Theater or General Theater Undergraduate Program OR a Professional Theater School out of College (not Graduate School or a General Theater Class not associated with a Degree or Program).
Target Applicant: Senior or Current Undergraduate in a College Program.
Demonstration of Financial Need: No
Amount: $500 per year (student could apply again for additional years)
Number of Awards: Varies
Distribution of Scholarship Funds: All Scholarship Funds will be paid directly to your school approximately 4 weeks after the start date of school or 4 weeks after your scholarship is awarded (whichever is later). Attendance at the school will be verified prior to delivering the funds to the school. Applicant must be attending school in good standing prior to release of the funds.
Eligibility: Senior Year in High School through Undergraduate. Must be pursuing a future in Theater. Must demonstrate a strong background in Musical Theater or General Theater. The planned or current College or Program must have a degree or track in Musical Theater or General Theater. Preference will be given for those pursuing a BFA/BA or BM in Musical Theater/ BFA/BA in Theater Performance.
Application Requirements: On Line Application, Submission of Theater Headshot and Resume/CV, Submission of 2-3 Minute Video Showcasing Performer. See details in Addendum 1.
Application Deadline – June 1, 2020
Mailing Address: Must be a residence in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs.
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Musical Theatre: Prepare 2 songs (32 bars each). One up-tempo and One ballad.
Prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue.
* If using a pre-recorded track for accompaniment no vocals should be present on the recording.
Theatre: Prepare 2 monologues of one minute each. Use two contrasting styles (one comedic/one dramatic).
Musical Theatre with a Dance Emphasis: Prepare 2 songs (32 bars each). One up-tempo and One ballad. Prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue. Include no more than 60 seconds of a dance solo.
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You will be contacted if you are selected as a Scholarship Finalist.
Details of your audition will be provided to you when we notify you that you are a finalist.