Tusculum Arts Outreach will hold open auditions for GLAWPIGT on Monday, April 10, and a preparatory workshop for interested students on Monday, March 20.
The auditions and workshop will both be held in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on the Tusculum campus.
Students from the Greeneville and Greene County regional area who will be in the third grade through the eighth grade during the upcoming 2017-18 school year are invited to audition for the program. GLAWPIGT is an acronym for “Great Literature Alive, Well, and Playing In Greeneville, Tennessee” and was founded in 1986 by Marilyn duBrisk to promote reading and to bring great literature to life through the performing arts. duBrisk and Assistant Director Brian Ricker are looking to fill 10 spots in the program.
GLAWPIGT participants from the area meet weekly on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the academic school year at the Annie Hogan Byrd Auditorium on the Tusculum campus.
Students are trained in basic presentation skills, as well as the development of essential tools needed for performance. These include proper breathing technique, voice placement, stage movement, character development and improvisation to cultivate creativity. Members work on individual and group performance pieces which the students themselves choose, or that they have been assigned and perform during various events and workshops throughout the year.
Registration for the auditions will begin at 5 p.m. on April 10, with the auditions beginning at 5:30 p.m. Those wishing to audition are asked to prepare a memorized reading, poem, or monologue to perform, no longer than two minutes in length. Students auditioning are asked to bring a copy of the reading, poem and monologue and are encouraged to dress comfortably with no flip-flops.
In order to prepare for auditions and provide more information about the program, Arts Outreach will be hosting a GLAWPIGT Workshop on Monday, March 20. at 5:30 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd Auditorium.
The workshop will be open to any students who will be third to eighth grade next school year who wish to learn more about the GLAWPIGT program or any student simply interested in learning about better presentation skills. Attendance to the workshop will not be taken as a commitment to attend the April 10 auditions, and attending the workshop is not required to audition, but is strongly encouraged.
For more information please contact Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.