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Audition FAQs for Parents

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How do I help my child choose appropriate material for their audition? Students who are new to theatre and/or NTPA are highly encouraged to take the Intro to Acting and/or the free UpSTARt Workshop. These courses focus on performance basics, and include help with audition prep.  Students auditioning for musicals [...]

NTPA – Academy Appoints Head of School, Dr. Lisa Hill

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North Texas Performing Arts announces that it has selected DFW-area educational professional Dr. Lisa Hill to lead the NTPA Academy as its “Head of School.” Dr. Lisa Hill brings almost three decades of professional educational expertise in and outside the classroom, with broad experience teaching elementary to collegiate levels [...]

What is the NTPA Academy?

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The NTPA Academy is an excellent example of one of North Texas Performing Art's time honored values & characters - creativity.  Leaders, parents, students and staff bonded together to think outside the box; to take a risk and bring to life this amazing concept of providing a unique and [...]

Audition Tips for Students

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Always arrive early Arriving early gives you the best chance to be calm and centered while also allowing you to scope out the scene and get to see what is required. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive and find parking. Dress Pay attention to what you wear. We [...]

Christian Black Named NTPA – Dallas Program Director

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North Texas Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Christian Robert Black has been named Program Director for the North Texas Performing Arts - Dallas Theatre. NTPA - Dallas is the fastest growing of NTPA's youth theatres, and will produce over twenty productions in 2019 under Christian's Leadership. Christian [...]

The Shops at Willow Bend Wins Obelisk Award!

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The Shops of Willow Bend and Starwood Retail Group win Business Council for the Arts New Initiative Award for 2018! Founded by the philanthropist and developer, Ray Nasher, the Business Council for the Arts connects business, leaders in our community and arts nonprofits to provide a vibrant cultural arts [...]

Choosing a Great Audition Monologue

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By Bethany Bourland Actors usually love performing scenes with other people. When it comes to performing monologues for auditions, though, we usually feel like this: But here is the deal: as an actor, you must master the audition, because it is part of the game! So here are some [...]

Acting Terms You Should Know

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By Charlotte Forcht If you are participating in a full-length theatrical production for the first time, the process can seem intimidating. One crucial part of joining any community is learning their language. Familiarizing yourself with certain acting terms and phrases will help you feel less like an outsider and [...]

Dedicating the Brodie Copeland Theatre

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North Texas Performing Arts invites the public to attend the formal dedication of The Brodie Copeland Theatre on Saturday, October 13, at 3 p.m. at The Shops of Willow Bend. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. with the dedication beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sean Copeland and son, Brodie, [...]

Introducing UpSTARt!

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NTPA is thrilled to announce UpSTARt, a series of free monthly workshops that will soon replace our P.A.G.E. (Performing Arts Growth Essentials) classes. The purpose of the UpSTARt workshops is to educate new students and parents on the expectations for involvement in a major production at NTPA. Each two-hour [...]