Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

03/13/2012 -- CCAC seeking participation in Shakespeare Creative Competition Festival

PRESS RELEASE
For more information contact CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) South Campus Theatre program is inviting the region’s amateur theatre companies or interested teams to perform in its first-ever Shakespeare Creative Competition Festivalscheduled to take place June 25–30 and August 1–19 at CCAC–South Campus in West Mifflin. The grand prize consists of a fully-developed Shakespeare production hosted by CCAC–South Campus for the winning company. 

Festival coordinators are seeking proposals from theatre companies interested in presenting 25-minute vignettes of their choice from Shakespeare’s canon. Each company will be provided established lighting areas, a floor plan with existing scenery that will include platforms, stairs, blocks and boxes and a scheduled technical rehearsal to set lighting and sound cues. Additionally, each company will be responsible for their own props, costumes, sound effects on a flash drive or CD and furniture.  

Depending upon the number of companies accepting the challenge, companies will “compete” for the grand prize by securing votes from both audience members and the judges. The winning company will be offered an opportunity to rehearse and present a full-length version of the play containing their selected scenes. Smaller member groups would have roles cast from students or volunteers to fill the cast list of the produced show.  The play would run in August. 

Admission for the festival audience is $10 or the equivalent bounty of canned food or non-perishables (10 items) with proceeds being donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  

Interested parties should contact George Jaber at gjaber@ccac.edu or 412.469.6219 for more information or to arrange a theatre space tour. The address for CCAC–South Campus is 1750 Clairton Road (Route 885), West Mifflin, PA 15122. 

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.