"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."
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.
BLACK BOX YOUNG ADULT
2015 Performance Dates: January 2, 3 and 4
Location: Pheasant Run Resort
4051 E. Main St. (Route 64)
St. Charles, IL 60175
Do not contact Pheasant Run
Director: Tracy Whiteside
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.
All programs meet the Illinois State Board of Education Teaching Standards for Drama/Theatre Arts.
TUITION PAYS FOR:
-Licensing of performance material
-Lighting and sound technician
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.
-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 AUDIO (music) 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.