December, 2022 Edition
Please Be Honest When Saying You'll Accept "Any Role"

Submitted by David Downing
Author: Chris Peterson

While this article is written for Community Theater, its message is a good one for students auditioning for roles when they have the option "will you accept any role?"

Costume Society of America Midwestern Region

Submitted by Rebel Mickelson
College Theatre

The Costume Society of America is an organization based on fostering education, research, preservation, and practices of appearance from across the globe. This organization offers aspiring costumer’s resources, scholarships, awards and collections based on regions. The Midwestern Region has just opened up their awards and scholarships for those costume artisans interested in applying. They will also have a National Meeting and Symposium next May which will focus on the exploration of cultural expression, collaboration and creativity through the lens of fashion, costume and dress practices.
Some People you Should Know:

by Mark Begovich, Illinois Theatre Association Director of Membership

During Thanksgiving, I thought about all the things that I am thankful for this year. After the past couple of years of the pandemic, I am incredibly thankful that TheatreFest is returning in full this year.

Let Your Freak Flag Fly at Festival

Submitted by Michelle Bayer
Secondary Education
Author: Katherine Apperson-Skobel, Tom Skobel and Michelle Bayer

It takes an enormous amount of work to create an All-State production, but it is worth the blood, sweat and tears.  

Stories vs. Audiences:

Submitted by: Paul Stancato
Professional Theatre Division Rep.
Author: Paul Stancato

As we enter into the last quarter of 2022, I have been reflecting on the many changes our industry has made since emerging from the pandemic, and where we seem to be going.
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