Eighth Annual Valpo Theaterfest -- 2011

Valparaiso University German faculty and students invite you to participate in the Eighth Annual Theaterfest, where your students can showcase their theatrical and German skills, meet German students from other high schools, and have a glimpse into what university-level German students are like.

Awards will be given in two categories (assuming there are entries in both categories): intermediate students (German II - III) and advanced students (German IV - V).

When: Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 9 am - 2 pm (arrival beginning at 8:15 am; event starts at 9:00 am)
What: Drama competition: 10 - 15 minute dramatic scenes presented in German. Scenes might be adaptations or excerpts from well-known plays or original works composed by the students and instructor.
Where: Valparaiso University: in the Center for the Arts.
Who: High School students of German from northwest Indiana schools. One school may enter up to three performances in the competition
Why: Let's show our students that they aren't alone in their study and use of German. There is a whole community learning and using German every day! This event addresses all five "Cs" and all eleven standards!

Your responsibility:

  • E-mail us now to let us know of your tentative interest (jennifer.bjornstad@valpo.edu).
  • Register officially by Friday, February 4, 2011. Registration Form in PDF format--print off and send in.
  • Obtain permission from your school to attend. Arrange transportation to VU.
  • Collect $7 registration fee (includes lunch) for each student. (German instructors are our guests.) (These funds can be brought with you on April 6.)
  • Rehearse your students!

Our responsibility:

  • Organize event logistics and welcome your students.
  • Plan for a box lunch for everyone.
  • Arrange for VU student hosts and judges.
  • Provide awards to drama teams. (Two award categories: intermediate and advanced.)