Convention 2018

Webster City Community Theatre is pleased to be your host for the Iowa Community Theatre Association 2018 State Convention!

“COME PLAY WITH US”
March 23-24-25

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at
1001 Willson Avenue
Webster City, IA 50595
515-832-4456
www.wcctonline.org

Registration for this event is now closed! Thank you for registering and we look forward to seeing you in Webster City!

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 23rd
Time Event Location
7:00-10:00 pm ICTA Board Training with Kathy Pingel(Open only to current ICTA board members)
At inTandem Marking [501 Bank]
7:30 pm UTOPIA: The Iowa Musical Revue WCCT
Saturday, March 24th
Time Event Location
8:30-9:30 am Registration &
Continental Breakfast
WCCT
9:45-11:15 am Workshop Session #1 WCCT
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Lunch
Across the street at First UCC Church
12:30-1:30 pm ICTA Annual Meeting WCCT
1:45-3:15 pm Workshop Session #2 WCCT
3:15-3:45 pm Snack Break WCCT
3:45-5:15 pm Workshop Session #3 WCCT
5:30 pm ICTA Board Meeting WCCT
5:30-7:00 pm Dinner on your own WCCT
7:30 pm UTOPIA: The Iowa Musical Revue WCCT
Cast Party after the show!
BYOB, snacks provided
WCCT
Sunday, March 25th
Time Event Location
7:30-9:30 am ICTA Board Wrap-Up
Open only to current ICTA board members
inTandem Marking
10:00-10:45 am Gala Brunch WCCT
11:00 am ICTA Awards of Excellence WCCT
2:00 pm UTOPIA: The Iowa Musical Revue WCCT

Workshops

Costuming for the Community Theatre
Christine Duncan, Lincoln, NE
Christine is the Costume Manager at the University of Nebraska’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in Lincoln. Her workshop will cover measurements, fitting, alterations, care and storage, transforming wardrobe basics into stage costumes, wigs and more.

Directing
Kathy Pingel, Florida
Learn tips and techniques for outstanding directing . Kathy has taught workshops in directing, improve, and senior theatre; trained adjudicators and education directors for AACT, and has adjudicated at state, regional, national and international levels. Kathy was the Director of Education and Youth Programming at the Des Moines Community Playhouse for 10 years, and served as Artistic Director of the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre. She holds a BA in Theatre from Eastern Michigan University and MA degrees in Performance Studies and Teaching from Northwestern University. In retirement, Kathy freelances as a play editor, director and teacher in Florida.

Let There Be (Better) Light
John Pomeroy, Drake University
John will cover basic lighting design concepts that apply to most community theatre situations: quick review of lighting instruments, working with a limited fixture inventory, elements of theatre lighting design, evaluating your space, creating and implementing a “house hang,” adding specials, and creative use of versatile LEDs. John is the department chair, associate professor of theatre, and technical director for the Theatre Arts School of Fine Arts at Drake.

Pep and Circumstance
Katy Slaven, Atkins, IA
Motion maven Katy Slaven will get your blood pumping with ideas to inject pep and vitality into your community theater activities. Warmups, games, icebreakers, improv, and other stuff you can use to liven up auditions, rehearsals or any theater group get together. Katy has a BA in Theatre Performance from UNI and an MFA in Acting from Florida Atlantic University. She teaches theatre, leads workshops and master classes, and fills roles as actor, director, and dialect coach. Katy is currently lives in Atkins, IA with her fiancé and their son.

Final Act Ensemble Radio Shows
Molly Ketchum and R.J. Lundgren
These ICTA members will bring information about this group of performers they are involved with at the Des Moines Playhouse. The group performs classic and original radio plays from the “Golden Days of Radio” for various audiences. Molly and RJ are retirees who also enjoy Steampunk activities.

Come for the Show!

UTOPIA: The Iowa Musical Revue
Friday, March 23, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 24,7:30 pm
Sunday, March 25, 2:00 pm

Presented by Epic Stage Productions

Utopia celebrates and pokes a little fun at the unique people, places, and traditions of the great state of Iowa! It was created by Iowa playwright Robert John Ford, who also wrote Caucus! The Musical and Six-on-Six: The Musical. It includes sketches and parody songs about RAGBRAI, the Cy-Hawk football game, bean walking, 4-H, and the Iowa weather. It will bring a smile to your heartland!

Your registration fee includes a ticket to the show. Please indicate on your registration form which show you plan to attend so we can reserve a seat for you.

Come for the Networking!

There will be time to visit with and learn from community theatre members from across the state. Bring a tri-fold display board or other materials to tell us the story about your theatre.

Come for the Awards Gala

The winners of the ICTA Awards of Excellence will be revealed Sunday morning following the Gala brunch. Special awards from the 2017 season will be presented in the following categories:

  • Actress in a Leading Role (Play)
  • Actor in a Leading Role (Play)
  • Supporting Actress (Play)
  • Supporting Actor (Play)
  • Ensemble Acting (Play)
  • Actress in a Leading Role (Musical)
  • Actor in a Leading Role (Musical)
  • Supporting Actress (Musical)
  • Supporting Actor (Musical)
  • Ensemble Acting (Musical)
  • Direction
  • Music Direction
  • Choreography
  • Scenic Design
  • Technical Design
  • Costume Design

Visit our Awards of Excellence Nominations Page for the listing of finalists in each category!

Come Explore Webster City!

See what Webster City has to offer. Shopping, dining, trails, library, churches, and more!
www.visitwebstercityiowa.com

ACCOMMODATIONS

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1700 Superior Street
515-832-3631

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305 Closz Drive
515-832-2000

AmericInn Motel & Suites
411 Closz Drive
515-832-3999

LOCAL EATERIES

Dairy Queen
1403 Superior Street
McDonald’s Restaurant
400 Fairmeadow Drive
Grand Shanghai Buffet
2311 Superior Street
Pickles Pub
425 Main Street, Kamrar
Grid Iron Family Grill & Sports Lounge
1121 East Second Street
Pizza Hut
2403 Superior Street
Hy-Vee Deli
823 Second Street
Second Street Emporium
615 Second Street
Leon’s Pizza
643 Second Street
Seneca Street Saloon & Pizza
919 Seneca Street
Lomita’s Mexican Restaurant
500 Second Street
Subway
720 Superior Street
Come for the Networking!

There will be time to visit with and learn from community theatre members from across the state. Bring a tri-fold display board or other materials to tell us the story about your theatre.

Come Explore Webster City!

See what Webster City has to offer. Shopping, dining, trails, library, churches, and more!
www.visitwebstercityiowa.com