Welcome to Region VII

Irene Ryan Finalists List - Click Here

Festival Program:

The program will be different from past years.  No more printed programs that you have to lug around and doesn't have the latest changes and updates.  This year we will be using GUIDEBOOKGuidebook is an app for your Smart Phone or Tablet where attendees are given a schedule of events with personalized reminders, interactive maps of the venues, and searchable lists of speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors.

Click here for more information and how to download the Guidebook App

Host Hotel:

The wonderful folks at the Grove Hotel are ready for your reservations.  The room rate is $119 per night and you will need to click the link below and use the attendee code to get that rate.

Click here for reservations    Attendee code: KENNEDY

Click Here for the NPP playwright finalists

Regional Festival 46 - 2014

Open Jar Institute Musical Theater Scholarship Auditions Once again at this year's festival in Boise.  Thursday February 20 from 9-12 in the SUB.  Sign up for the

Representatives of the program will be at festival to audition students for a scholarship. The scholarship is valued at $600. This scholarship is a regional award and will be awarded during the closing ceremony of the festival. For details click the link below

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Festival Highlights:

The Festival will kick off with a performance of HaMapah/The Map by DNAWORKS.

  They will perform SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2014 at 8:30 with a post show discussion at the SPEC on BSU CAMPUS FOR ALL FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS .

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Festival Productions -

Monday -Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, directed by Gordon Reinhart,  Boise State University

Tuesday - These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich, directed by Elizabeth Dowd, University of Colorado, Boulder

Wednesday - Fences by August Wilson, directed by Nick Garcia, Los Medanos College

Thursday - Soapbox devised and directed by Rich Brown with the students, Western Washington University

Alternates to the regional festival:

The White Fugue devised and directed by James Donlon, Southern Oregon University

Young Frankenstein the Musical by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, directed by Rae Robison, Humboldt State University

Keynote Speaker - IDRIS GOODWIN

IDRIS GOODWIN is a playwright, spoken word performer and essayist recognized across mediums by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ford and Mellon Foundation. 

Idris Goodwin's keynote address will be Thursday evening, 2/20 at 7:45 And the Keynote performance on Friday at 1:00pm

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USITT Keynote Speaker

Robert Mark Morgan, Scenic Designer 

Robert Mark Morgan has designed professionally in the areas of theatre, museum, and theme park venues. Avatar the Exhibition (museum exhibit) originally designed for Experience Music Project in Seattle is touring nationwide and is currently installed at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit until January 26, 2014.

His designs have been seen onstage nationally at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Asolo Repertory Theatre (Sarasota, FL), Indiana Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Studio Arena (Buffalo, NY), Childrens Theatre Company (Minneapolis, MN), Cleveland Play House, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), Barrington Stage, Marin Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, and American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in San Francisco.

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Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) is back again this year. For more information on ASTEP click here.