The Theatre Arts Guild, Inc. (TAG) is pleased to announce that it will once again be awarding $2500 in scholarships to area students planning to pursue the study of theatre arts at a college, university, or performing arts school.

Educational development in the live theatre arts is one of the main components of TAG’s mission. In keeping with this mission, TAG has created a scholarship fund to assist area high school seniors in pursuing higher education. Every spring, TAG solicits scholarship applications from graduating seniors in the metropolitan area planning to pursue at least a minor in one of the theatre arts at a college, university, or approved school of drama.

The TAG scholarship program is funded almost exclusively through private contributions and donations at TAG Night Out preview performances throughout the year. Since the program’s inception, TAG has awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships to deserving area students. Many of the scholarship recipients are working in the theatre arts today.


2022 THEATRE ARTS GUILD SCHOLARSHIP

Application Instructions and Requirements

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The Theatre Arts Guild, Inc. (TAG) is pleased to announce that it will once again be awarding $2500 in scholarships to area students planning to pursue the study of theatre arts at a college, university, or performing arts school.

REQUIREMENTS To be considered, an applicant for the TAG scholarship must be:

  1. A resident of the Omaha Metropolitan Area (within a 50-mile radius of Omaha).
  2. A graduating senior at a high school or GED program. 
  3. Planning to pursue a degree in theatre arts (acting, dance, voice, direction, design, broadcasting, theatre management, technical design, etc.) at a college, university, or accredited school of drama. 

APPLICATION PROCESS Applicants will: 

  1. Complete the Theatre Arts Guild Scholarship Application Information Form at https://theatreartsguild.com/programs/scholarship. 
  2. Ask two adults in your life to email a letter of recommendation to scholarship@theatreartsguild.com by May 12, 2022 at 11:59pm. These adults can be from school, work, church, volunteering, your community. Be creative. Who do you know that can talk positively about you and why you should earn this scholarship? This person does not need to be connected to your theatre work.

Once TAG has received BOTH letters of recommendation, applicants will be contacted with information to schedule a portfolio review or audition by May 13 at 8pm, 2022. Auditions will be held May 14, 2022, from 1pm-4pm and will also include a brief interview by the panel.

AUDITION or PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION Each applicant will give a presentation showcasing their area of interest as indicated below:

  1. Acting/Musical Presentation: two contrasting audition pieces with a TOTAL audition time of FIVE MINUTES. Time limit will be strictly enforced. 
    • Please note: applicant should show a range of abilities. It is recommended that the applicant choose contrasting pieces that demonstrate acting range or acting range in addition to other skills. (e.g. a dramatic and comedic monologue, a monologue and a song, a dance and a monologue, or other similar combination. TAG will provide an accompanist with prior arrangement or you can use karaoke tracks to sing to.
  2. Costume/Prop/Set/Makeup Design: portfolio of sketches, drawings, renderings, photos, etc. You will have 5 minutes to present your portfolio, time limit will be strictly enforced.
  3. Light/Sound Design: portfolio of sketches, drawings, renderings, photos, descriptive plot, etc. You will have 5 minutes to present your portfolio, time limit will be strictly enforced.
  4. Direction/Stage Management: portfolio with blocking and character analysis for a production or scene. You will have 5 minutes to present your portfolio, time limit will be strictly enforced.

Questions about how to best represent your work this year? Feel free to reach out to TAG President Jennifer Pool at president@theatreartsguild.com or at 402-651-6795. She will answer questions and provide suggestions. Jennifer IS NOT a judge and will coach you through the process as best she can.

INTERVIEWS

Each candidate should also be prepared to answer questions from the judges during their time slot from 1pm to 4pm. During this time all applicants will be asked a few questions about their work and their college plans.

Interviews will be brief and are designed to give applicants the chance to introduce themselves to the panel of judges and speak about their college plans, what they plan to study, and how the scholarship might impact their collegiate career.

TIMELINE 

  • May 13th – Initial written application materials due online 
  • May 14th – Auditions and presentations 1pm to 4pm
  • May 20 – Notification of Awards

For questions, please contact: 

Jennifer Pool, TAG President 

president@theatreartsguild.com

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

Please click here to access the 2022 scholarship application form