One of my biggest goals when I started WeACT Youth Theatre was to try and bring the best experiences I had in my youth in small town Iowa and give them back to the kids in the community now. One of my favorite annual events was the Mayor’s Christmas Card Contest. I think it was started by Tom Vilsack and the purpose was to have children in the community design a Christmas card that would be sent out to political figures, other mayors and people in the US. It was a fun time, and I just remember looking forward to it every year.
So, I want to try and bring it back. WeACT has a good number of supporters from the East and West Coast and I want to make sure they get a Christmas card from us this year! Why not make it better by having it designed by a kid who loves to draw?
Here is how it works, you can download and print an entry form by click here -> (christmascard) or you can stop by our office at 123 North Jefferson Street in Mount Pleasant. We will have three categories…
2 Grade-5 Grade
6 Grade-12 Grade
The child just needs to design the Christmas Card in the space provided… it can be color or black and white, but it has to be 100% produced by them. Once you have completed it, you can drop it off at WeACT anytime between 8am-6pm Mon-Friday and 9am-4pm on Saturdays by 5pm on Friday, November 22, 2013.
I will pick the top 5 in each category and post them from 10AM November 25 until 5pm November 29th on our facebook page and in the window at WeACT. You will be able to go online and LIKE the picture or stop in and “LIKE” it in person. Potentially 2 votes per person…
One winner from each category will be announced Monday December 2nd at 10AM. That child will receive a year membership to WeACT Iowa for 2014 and a $100 Savings bond in their name. they will also have the joy of knowing their card design was seen by random cool people throughout the US who are on WeACT’s Christmas list!
The contest is open to anyone PreK-12th grade in the WeACT area (Southeast Iowa)
If you have questions you can email me at email@example.com or call (319) 385-1263
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did as a child! I really hope this is just one of many things we can do to help bring some fun back to the youth of Southeast Iowa! Thank you personally for giving me a chance to host this contest that I hope will become an annual event.
Founder of WeACT Youth Theatre of Iowa
PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION, IT HAS DETAILS THAT COULD EFFECT YOUR PARTICIPATION
I have to tell everyone, this was a very vary hard show for me to cast. There was a lot of different directions I could have went with the cast, but I know in my heart the direction I chose is going to make for an amazing show. For those of you who are newer and for those of you who have been in WeACT for a while, if you did not get what you would consider a “larger part” do not let it upset you. There are lots of people who tried out and not a lot of larger roles. I promise you that if you take whatever role you received and embrace it, then I will remember that in future castings.
Your scripts will be available starting tonight after school, please note you cannot pick up a script until you pay your participation fee (or made arrangements to pay later). You can do so online by clicking here or you can drop off a check, cash or use your credit/debit card in person at WeACT Iowa. You have until Friday night, 6pm to pick up your script. If you have not picked up your script or notified me that you want your part, then I will release that part and cast someone else in that role if needed. If you need to reach me, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (319) 385-1263.
Now that all the paperwork mumbo-jumbo is out of the way… below is the cast list!
WeACT Youth Theatre of Iowa presents:
THE WIZARD OF OZ December 20-22, 2013
FOR GRADES PreK-12
They will take place at WeACT Youth Theatre, 123 North Jefferson, Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
AUDITION TIMES ARE:
Sat, October 19 at 3PM
Sun, October 20 at 3PM
Mon, October 21 at 7PM
PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME, WE HAVE A LOT OF KIDS TO AUDITION AND BEING LATE FOR AN AUDITION CAUSES OTHERS TO HAVE TO GO LATER. (it is recommended you arrive 15 minutes prior to audition time to fill out paperwork and that your child can review the audition script)
Children will be asked to read from the script and stand on stage… children who are unable to read will be able to still audition quickly at the beginning of the Auditions…
Participation fee is $25, free for those with a 2013 Membership card.
Any questions email us at email@example.com or call (319) 385-1263
WeACT Youth Theatre of Iowa presents “Tales from Beatrix Potter” Friday, August 2nd at 7pm, Saturday, August 3rd at 4pm and 7pm, and Sunday, August 4th at 2pm. The show takes place at the IWC Science Auditorium located at the SCIENCE HALL on campus.
ALL TICKETS ARE $5 in bought in advance from http://tickets.weactiowa.com or at WeACT at 123 North Jefferson in Mount Pleasant, Iowa Mon-Fri 10am-4pm Tickets at the door are $7. Doors open 1/2 an hour before show time… Day of show tickets are available an hour before showtime.
For more information call 319-385-1263 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to make a contribution to help WeACT Youth Theatre grow, you don’t have give us the shirt off your back. In fact, we can give you a shirt to wear on your back instead! We are currently planning a trip to Six Flags, and part of the process of a group trip are matching shirts. Since Bradley is placing an order anyway, he decided he would offer everyone else who wasn’t going on the trip one of these cool Red WeACT shirts for the same price as the Six Flags participants!
The shirts are $10 for standard sizes and $12 for the XXL or XXXL variety. They will be available for pickup on July 24 (because after the Six Flags trip, we will all want a day off).
These shirts are great because these are the OFFICIAL SHIRTS OF WeACT! So if you and your children want to march with us in parades or represent us at fundraisers, these are the PREFERRED shirts that WE WANT YOU TO WEAR!
So if you like what you see, and you want to support us, then please do so! The extra money we make on these shirts will go such a long ways! Thank you!
We had a great group of kids audition for our upcoming production! Congrats to everyone who got a part! Don’t forget our first meeting is Monday at 6pm. At this time we will do a read through, hand out scripts and I will talk to the parents and collect the $25 participation fee. If you want to pay the fee online, you can do so here..
AND NOW THE CAST LIST!
June 24 and 25, 2013 at 7PM each night we will be hosting Auditions for The Tales of Beatrix Potter! This script is made up of four-five plays based off the books and tales from Ms. Potter. This is a non-musical version, and children will be required to do a cold reading of a few lines of script. Children who can not read are still able to come an audition (we will make it work)
The show is scheduled for the first week in August…
Any questions, email us at WeACTIowa@Gmail.com
On July 22, we will be taking a group to Six Flags in St. Louis. We will be going as a group from WeACT.
You do not have to have a membership, just have taken classes or been in a show with us. We will allow people to invite their friends as long as the kids and parents doing so remember, THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY NON-WEACT GUEST THEY BRING.
The price for the trip is a flat $40 + $2.50 processing fee (I usually eat this fee, but I can’t for this event), this will cover the cost of the ticket, a WeACT Tshirt (So we can all look the same and be able to find members of our group at any time, plus hey people keep asking for WeACT shirts.) and a picnic lunch that we will help take care of. Dinner, snacks, sodas and whatever else will be on you.