Our next conference will be held January 16-18 at Weber State University in Ogden. Come join us ! Registration will be due November 27, 2013.
Utah Young Playwrights Festival
Any Utah junior high or high school student who is registered for the UTA Conference 2014 is eligible to submit a script to the playwriting festival. Scripts are read and adjudicated, and student playwrights are given written feedback from the judges. Outstanding scripts receive staged readings at the conference, and the top playwrights are presented with cash awards. Check out the playwriting festival guidelines; scripts must be submitted by November 18, 2013. Questions about the Utah Young Playwright’s Festival can be directed to Mitzi Mecham at Logan High School.
The 2014 Conference registration packets have been mailed out, so if you haven't received one you're not on our mailing list. Contact us to get a registration packet or use the materials below. The registration form and monies must be postmarked by November 27, 2013. All scholarship screening materials will be due at the same time.
High School/Group Registration Information Letter - information about the registration packet, deadline reminders, and explanations of the various handouts in the registration packet
Junior High Registration Information Letter - information specifically for junior high groups, especially the Friday
Conference Special available to junior highs only
Group Registration Form - the form to be used for any group attending the entire conference weekend
Individual Registration Form - the form to be used for single students or educators
Junior High Group Registration Form - the form to be used by junior high groups attending Friday only
Utah Young Playwrights Festival guidelines are available on this page in the section above
Scholarship Screening Audition packets are available on the College Auditions page
Tectonic Theatre Project Handout - information on the master class workshop conducted by our guest artists available to recommended students
UTA Theatre Student of the Year Form - the form filled out and returned with registration if a teacher wants to nominate an outstanding student
Tectonic Theatre Project Recommendation Form - the form filled out and returned with registration if teachers want to recommend a student(s) to participate in the master class workshop
Open Jar Pyramid Flyer - information on the auditions for the Broadway summer theatre camp that will be held during the conference
Megan Heaps Headshots Flyer - information on the headshot photography opportunity at the conference
2014 Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance - a basic schedule of events for the conference weekend
If you have any questions about registering for the conference, please contact Robin Edwards.
Full-Conference registration fees are:
--$80.00 Student, $40.00 Chaperone, $70.00 Solo Educator
One-day Conference registration fees are:
--$35.00 Student and Solo Educator, $20.00 Chaperone
Lodging and Travel
Click on this lodging packet to check out various hotels around Ogden. Many are willing to give a discount to Utah Theatre Association Conference participants, so be sure to mention that!
Click on this restaurant list for a guide to food in Ogden around the Weber State Campus and Ogden Eccles Conference Center.
Play Production Synopses
Please open the Production Synopses Guide to see what full-length and studio plays are being produced at the conference.
Student Workshops – Workshop topics at the conference cover all aspects of theatre from play writing to movement to acting technique to design to stage management and everything in between. For an idea of topics that are taught, please see last year’s conference program. We are always looking for new instructors; if you know of anyone who would be willing to teach a workshop at the conference, please email Alane Schultz the name, topic, and phone number so we can contact him/her about teaching.
Teachers Only Classes—Some workshops are available to adults only – teachers, student teachers, chaperones, community theatre representatives, etc. These workshops are a great opportunity for you to take classes with adults, get to know other teachers, and get away from your students. They will also give you curriculum ideas in new activities and exercises and how to teach theatre concepts, etc., to your students. Attendance at the double-session Teacher Master Class is highly encouraged for all educators at the conference and is necessary to qualify for full licensure points.
If you have a company or know of a company that should come to the conference as an exhibitor, please contact Kristi Shaw and pass the suggestion along. There is no cost to exhibit at the conference.