Self-Esteem for Life Foundation

A Non-Profit Charitable Organization

Nomad Theatre Company, sponsored by SELF, is a tuition-based 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 grades 2nd 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 plays a part.





KIDS SPRING BLACK BOX MUSICAL

Grades 2-8  


LOCATION:  Pheasant Run Resort

St. Charles, IL


Performances are FREE to attend.  No tickets--open seating.

DIRECTOR:  Tracy Whiteside
CHOREOGRAPHER:  Audrey Webb

HIGH SCHOOL-COLLEGE SUMMER BLACK BOX MUSICAL

Completed Grades 8-College 


AUDITIONS 

Sunday, June 7 from 5-7pm

Monday, June 8 from 5-7pm

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

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PERFORMANCES
Performances are FREE to attend.  No tickets--open seating.


Click here for schedule


LOCATION:  Pheasant Run Resort

St. Charles, IL


DIRECTOR:  Tracy Whiteside

ASST. DIRECTOR:  Rebecca Munoz
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Colin Bokowy 



KIDS SUMMER BLACK BOX MUSICAL


INTO THE WOODS, JR.

Completed Grades 2-8 

AUDITIONS Preservation Hall A Studio Stage

Sunday, June 7 from 2-4pm

Monday, June 8 from 2-4pm

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

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PERFORMANCES

Performances are FREE to attend.  No tickets--open seating.


Click here for BLUE CAST schedule

Click here for RED CAST schedule


LOCATION:  Pheasant Run Resort

St. Charles, IL


DIRECTOR:  Tracy Whiteside

MUSIC DIRECTOR:  Abigail Stombres

ASST. DIRECTOR: Emily Brown

PROGRAM INFORMATION

These are tuition-based educational programs.  Tuition is $195. 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 coordinating costumes or props. The time committment is small, and no fundraising required!


All programs meet the Illinois State Board of Education Teaching Standards for Drama/Theatre Arts.


TUITION PAYS FOR:

-Space rental

-Scripts

-Music CDs

-Licensing of performance material

-Insurance

-Lighting and sound technician


Most performances are FREE to attend. No tickets are sold and seating is open. This policy provides everyone the opportunity to enjoy the experience of live theatre.  No tickets to sell!


BLACK BOX THEATRE is performed on a very simple stage with minimal set pieces. This allows the actors to be the focus of the show, and offers more flexibility and staging options.


NOMAD’S KIDS productions are popular G-rated musicals or plays. This gives children grades 2-8 a chance to play the lead roles that usually go to teens in youth productions. 


NOMAD’S HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE productions are typically more edgy shows, usually with adult themes. They are often PG-13 or R-rated for language and mature content.


AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

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.  

If you are interested in a LEAD role, please prepare a monologue and a musical theatre song.


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


-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 but must be emailed to info@selfoundation.org before the end of the audition time block.


-IF you are interested in a lead role, 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.


-IF you are interested in a solo, 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 AUDIO (music) format.  Check out www.karaoke-version.com to download tracks.  ACT the song!  Singing a cappella is not recommended.


-There are always non-singing roles available.


-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.