Friday, March 15, 2013
Office of College Advancement
Fremont, CA-More than 650 high school students will travel from as far as Grass Valley to participate in Ohlone College's 19th Annual High School Theatre Festival this month. The two-day festival takes place March 22-23, 2013 on the Ohlone College Fremont Campus, attracting high school students from over 22 schools across California.
The annual event is the largest high school theatre festival in northern California. It allows students from all over the Bay Area to participate in what the students describe as a "life-changing" performing arts marathon. More than 200 professionals, professors, and theater practitioners come together to make this an unforgettable day for these young thespians and theater technicians. 100+ awards are given to aspiring high school actors and techs performing in multiple categories including: one-acts, musical theater, contemporary and classical plays, original monologues, scenes, improv, video, dance, design and the very popular Tech Olympics.
Each student competes on the first day in hopes of qualifying for the finals held on the second day. Throughout the festival, judges provide students with both written and verbal critiques as they carefully select winners in the various categories. By participating in the festival, the high school students not only engage in theatre workshops and showcase their talents, they also earn a half-unit of college credit.
Now in its 19th year, the Annual Ohlone College High School Theatre Festival encourages young theater artists in their craft, allows them to interact with others who share the same passions, and introduces them to new and exciting material through energetic competition.