Theatre students are offered several opportunities to get more experience either on the stage or on the screen, on campus or in the community. Each of the student actors are invited to be included in the Asbury Actors Book. This book incorporates a headshot and basic bio information about actors so that film and television students can use them in productions.
A similar book is created for designers and stage technicians to open opportunities behind the scenes.
Besides mulitple stage productions offered in the Greathouse Theatre, students shoot over 125 television projects and 50 short films each year, providing theatre students with a wide range of productions.
Study Acting in London
London Travel Course is an outstanding 2-week acting intensive with professional actors and instructors from the Globe and National theatres. Late July – Early August.
Agents, Film Directors, Professional Actors and Artists
Asbury invites industry professionals to speak with classes, and at times conduct workshops for the students. Chances are given for feedback on the students’ performance and design work. These sessions provide a great opportunity for students to build their network before graduation.
The Highbridge Film Festival is dedicated to expressing and exploring the human condition through the power of the visual story. In the film festival high school and college student enter their short films and TCP students are given the opportunity to showcase their acting in these films. The festival is owned and operated by the Media Communication program. For more information, go to www.highbridgefilmfestival.com.
Newswatch is a weekly TV broadcast carried on the local cable system in Nicholasville and Wilmore. It airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. Newswatch is offered as a class for upperclassmen each fall, but students also have an opportunity to volunteer on the staff. Every spring, Newswatch is entirely produced by student volunteers, meaning that even freshmen can participate in writing, audio, graphics, and other areas. Upperclassmen may sign up to produce, direct, report, or operate camera for spots on Newswatch.
Theatre students are given the opportunity to participate in the different productions that are done on campus as well as in the Lexington area. Musicals, plays, the sitcom, and student directed productions are just a few of the opportunities that students can get involved in. Live productions help to give Theatre students more training and experience of what it is like to be working in this field. By offering these productions Asbury is sending out students who are ready to begin their career in theatre.
Theatre students have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be in a sitcom, students are encouraged to audition for the parts that are available. The sitcom usually has a cast of 6-10, both male and female parts are available, all of the roles in the sitcom call for college-aged students. They get to appear in the sitcom which will be taped in front of a live audience in early October and all cast members will receive a free copy of the finished DVD.