While we’re getting ready for 2019, here’s a look at the events you could attend in 2018 with a BackStage Pass! We’ll be publishing the 2019 schedule within the next couple of months – so check back!
Performances & Readings
Backstage Pass holders can attend any of the performances & readings listed below with their Backstage Pass*. For all other ticketed events (T), Backstage Pass holders receive 10% off the ticket price.
- Boundless Bodies & Nittany Ballet in Concert
- Centre Dance Showcase
- Collage: TrioArts
- Dear Friend: The Letters of John & Abigail Adams with Laura & Mike Waldhier, and Carrie & Paul Marcinkevage
- Fear and Misery in the Third Reich with Open Music
- Fest Playwriting Competition Readings
- I’d Like to Be Seven Again with State High Thespians
- Ivyside Dance Ensemble
- Love Letters with Cathy & Jeff Brown, Sarah Mason & Terry Flynn, and Heidi & Rich Beiver
- Member Showcase – featuring the founding members of the Fest!
- New Beginnings with MindBodyDanceArt
- Poetry in Performance including readings by Jim Colbert, Marjorie Maddox, Stuart Marshall, and Camille-Yvette Welsch
- A Train Across Ukraine featuring Michael Bernosky
- Under Milk Wood by The Next Stage Theatre, Inc.
- Variety Showcase with local performers!
Workshops & Classes
Backstage Pass Holders can take any workshop that they like!*
- Acting 101 with Tempest Productions
- The Actor Prepares: Actor Warm-Up with Tempest Productions
- Acting Techniques with Tempest Productions
- Ballet Master Class with Karen Stoner, CPDW
- Intro to Argentine Tango
- Intro to Ballet with Karen Stoner, CPDW
- Intro to Egyptian Belly Dancing with Shannon Bishop, Black Cat Belly Dance
- Intro to Improv Theater with Happy Valley Improv
- Intro to Improv Theater Family Workshop with Happy Valley Improv
- Intro to Script Analysis with Jo Wadsworth, Tempest Productions
- Laban Technique for Actors with Mark Gallagher, Tempest Productions
- Mask Making with the Art Alliance
- Monologue/Dialogue Writing with Mary Rohrer-Dann, Tempest Productions
- Monologue Prep with Mark Gallagher, Tempest Productions
- Movement for the Actor with Cynthia Mazzant, Tempest Productions
- Musical Theatre Dance with Jill Brighton, CPDW
- Old Time Radio (You Take the Stage) with Randy Maggiore & Lissa Ramirez, Tempest Productions
- Playwriting 101 with Mary Rohrer-Dann, Tempest Productions
- Performing Poetry with Tempest Productions
- Reader’s Theatre (You Take the Stage) with Randy Maggiore & Lissa Ramirez, Tempest Productions
- Shakespeare for Young Actors with Roxy Arrojo, Randy Maggiore, Tempest Productions
- Shakesperience! (You Take the Stage) with Tempest Productions
- Shakescenes (You Take the Stage) with Tempest Productions
- Speaking Through Dance with Boundless Bodies & Nittany Ballet
- Yes, You Can Tap Dance! (Intro) with Sarah Mason
- Yes, You Can Tap Dance! (Advanced) with Sarah Mason
- Designing: Visual Language of Theatre
- Drag Bingo
- Green Rooms
- Talking About Dance
- The Raven Rave Dance Party
*All events are First Come as seating is limited in certain venues.
Check the schedules and description pages for complete details. Schedule is subject to change without notice.