A 501-C-3 non-profit charitable organization
SELF ESTEEM FOR LIFE FOUNDATION

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"Self Esteem for Life Foundation gave my son Jack an opportunity for a lead role in a small setting as a sophomore in high school.  We did not know he could sing!   It was the start of a passion, and he now plans to pursue music education in college.  Since this start our son has grown in confidence and tried other theatrical avenues including writing a one-act play."     

                         - Linda Lindberg


"All of Tracy's productions do a wonderful job of not only being a joy to be in, but also being professional. She holds the company to a level of professionalism not seen in other young adult companies. To this day, I'm still proud of the work we've created and the time I spent collaborating with her."

                          -Nadia Pelletier


"My son always has a positive experience in Tracy's classes. She finds the kids' strengths and gives each and every child a chance to really shine on stage."
                            -Lori Laraia

"I absolutely adore Tracy. I can't even begin to describe how much my experiences with her have helped me throughout my career. She has given me confidence that I'm good enough to do whatever I put my mind to.Tracy has pushed me to try and do new things and for that I will forever be grateful. The way Tracy goes about teaching makes everyone feel like they are a part of a group and not just doing a show but taking a part in something that they are proud of. As an intern I see and learn her ways and see how much the kids she teaches grow throughout the years. I was one of those kids and I don't know where I would be today without her."
                          -Maegan Daniels

"Hi Tracy: I’m so glad my kids, Jeremy and Amanda, found you and have had the chance to work so closely with you. They have gained so much more than on-stage experience. You have given them the gift of becoming performing artists, and an internal confidence that only comes when someone you trust and respect believes in you."
                              -Sal Swanton

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Nomad Theatre Company


Nomad Theatre Company, sponsored by SELF, is a tuition-based, audition-only educational program.  Appearing around the Fox Valley Area, we produce a wide variety of projects all aimed at building self-esteem and leadership among youth ages 6 through college.  Cast members "create not imitate" by collaborating with the director to develop a unique show based on everyone's participation and imagination. Everyone gets a part.






"HAIR" 


BLACK BOX YOUNG ADULT  SUMMER MUSICAL

Completed Grades 9-College (no nudity)
Rated PG for adult language and themes


CLICK HERE FOR CAST LIST

Rehearsals: Download Calendar

Tech Rehearsals:  Tuesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 7 from 5:00-9:00pm 

Summer 2014 Performance Dates:
 All ticket sales are FINAL.  No refunds.
STARSHINE CAST: 
Saturday, August 9 at 2:00pm
Sunday, August 10 at 7:30pm


AQUARIUS CAST:

Sunday, August 10 at 4:30pm
Monday, August 11 at 7:00pm

Location: Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage

4051 E. Main St. (Route 64)
St. Charles, IL  60175

Director:  Tracy Whiteside

Music Director:  Nik Kmiecik

Asst. Director:  Amanda Swanton
Choreographer: Maegan Daniels


Holiday Show (Title TBD) 2014/2015 Performance Dates:  January 2, 3 and 4

Hair Tickets Dates/Times $10 + $1 Service Fee

"BYE, BYE BIRDIE
YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION"

BLACK BOX YOUTH SUMMER MUSICAL

Completed Grades 1-8

CLICK HERE FOR CAST LIST


Rehearsals:  DOWNLOAD CALENDAR

Tech Rehearsals: Saturday, July 26 from 9:00am-12:00pm and Thursday, July 31 from 5:00-9:00pm

2014 Performance Dates:
  All ticket sales are FINAL.  No refunds.
Saturday, August 2 at 2:00pm
Sunday, August 3 at 1:00 pm and 4pm
Monday, August 4 at 7:00pm

Location:  Pheasant Run Resort

4051 E. Main St. (Route 64)
St. Charles, IL  60175


Director:  Tracy Whiteside

Music Director: Abigail Stombres

Assistant Director and Choreographer: Emily Brown

BYE BYE BIRDIE Tickets Dates/Times $10 + $1 Service Fee

PROGRAM INFORMATION

These are tuition-based educational programs.  Cast members supply their own costumes, makeup and props.  There are no scholarships available at this time. Parents or cast members are asked to volunteer in some capacity such as costumes coordination or clean up.


TUITION PAYS FOR:

-Space rental

-Scripts

-Music CDs

-Licensing of performance material

-Insurance

-Lighting and sound technician


AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

-Email info@selfoundation.org to make an appointment.  Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be taken first.  

-If you are unable to attend auditions, please email us and we will try to make other arrangements.  Video auditions are accepted.

-Memorize a 30-second to one-minute monologue that demonstrates acting skills.  Do not use a monologue from the show, but choose one similar in feeling to the character you are most interested in playing.  Google "monologues" for examples.

-Memorize 30 seconds to one minute of a song.  Do not use a song from the show, but one from a  similar show.  Bring backing tracks (instrumental/karaoke) on a CD in MP3 format.  Check out www.karaoke-version.com to download tracks.  ACT the song!

-There will NOT be an accompanist unless otherwise specified.

-Wear clothes you can dance in.  No short skirts, boots, sandals, clogs, etc.

-Bring dance shoes (ballet or jazz). Most musicals require a short dance audition that will be taught in small groups.

-Bring a photo.  8" x 10" preferred.

-If experienced, bring an actor's resume.  Google "actor's resume format" for examples.

-Some actors may be asked to read from the script.


Everyone will be cast, so don't worry if you do not have time to prepare.  Just sing "Happy Birthday."  If you do not have a monologue prepared, you will be asked to read from the script.


We are willing to work around conflicts if the dates are provided at time of auditions.