cordially invite you and your students to participate in the
36th Annual German Theatre Festival and Competition which
will take place this year on Thursday, April 25, 2013.
The Theaterfest is held in Chapin Auditorium on the campus
of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Dramatic
presentations in German of 15 MINUTES IN LENGTH
will be judged by a jury of secondary school German teachers,
members of Mount Holyoke's German studies and theatre arts
faculty as well as representatives of the German Consulate
and the Goethe Institute in Boston. Prizes will be awarded
on the elementary, secondary and college/university levels.
NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
CHAPIN AUDITORIUM: STAGE DIMENSIONS
26 feet wide & 26 feet deep
Wings: 8 feet
is no entrance fee for the competition, but participating
groups must provide their own transportation to and from
can be no multiple performances by the same school.
Each school may only perform *once*.
should plan to spend the entire day on campus, to present
their own performance, watch other contestants, visit
the Mount Holyoke campus, and participate in the awards
ceremony at the conclusion of the Theaterfest.
must provide their own lunches. Drinks and cookies will
may consist of a one-act play, a scene from a longer drama,
an adaptation of existing material, or an original dramatization
or skit. They should be no less than ten minutes
in length, but MUST NOT EXCEED FIFTEEN MINUTES.
Any group whose presentation exceeds 15 minutes will
be automatically penalized by the judges.
or instructors of German may not participate as actors.
All parts must be memorized. Groups are permitted to use
a student prompter.
by groups with cast members (with major roles) whose native
language is German will be judged in a separate category.
and makeup must be provided by participating groups.
furniture items (tables, wooden chairs) will be available
upon request. Additional special needs, scenery
and all hand props must be provided by each group.
group is responsible for setting up and striking its own
set. There will be a short break between performances
for this purpose.
curtains and stage lighting will be provided. Special
lighting effects (other than dimming or blackouts) may
not be possible. Please check with Mark Lauer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
record player, cassette recorder, or sound effects must
be provided by participants.
will be judged on the basis of both language proficiency
and acting skills, as well as appropriateness of material
to level of group.
wishing to participate are asked to fill out the online
entry form.The deadline for submission of entry forms
is FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013.