On Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21-22, the Rockford College Regent Players will host their fifth annual high school performing arts workshop in the Rockford College Clark Arts Center. The Regent Players are a student organization composed of performing arts students and supporters whose primary objectives include promoting the performing arts on and off campus, community engagement for the benefit of the arts, and to provide an additional learning environment for interested students to explore the performing arts outside of a classroom setting.
Each year, members of the Regent Players teach high school students many of the skills they have learned as college-level entertainers on stage, behind the scenes and in the classroom. This year, students have been invited from Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and Chicago-area high schools. Students have the option of staying on campus overnight with a performing arts student host. The high school students may choose from 10 different workshops, including monologue, two or more people scenes, improvisation, dance, scene painting, lighting design, playwriting, vocal, and college auditions. Final performances will be Saturday afternoon following the workshops.
The price of the overnight option is $35 and begins Friday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. The overnight option also includes housing and meals. The Saturday workshop is $20 and runs from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The workshop price includes a T-shirt and lunch.
The performing arts workshop is open to all high school students grades 9-12. For a information packets, questions, or reservations, call the Rockford College Box Office at (815) 226-4100.