- Location, maps and directions
KMC OnstageKleber KaserneBuilding 3232Mannheimerstrasse67657 KaiserslauternGermany
- Festival Schedule
Schedule Subject to Change.All performances are at KMC Onstage.All events are free and open to the public.Please note: All start times and show lengths are estimates.Friday, Oct. 91830 hrs: Monologue Competition Sign-Up (Lobby)
Must be present to sign up. 13 years of age and older.1900: Hamlette by Allison Williams (30”) Youth Fest EntryKMC Onstage, Kaiserslautern1945: Sleeping Beauty, Briar Rose by Max Bush (45”) Youth Fest EntryThe Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Wiesbaden2045: Exposure by Bridgette Dutta Portaman (10")KMC Onstage Studio , Kaiserslautern2115: The Bacchae by Euripides (30”) PG ratingKMC Onstage Main Stage Theater, Kaiserslautern
Saturday, Oct. 100900-1000: Scheduled Monologue Coaching Session #1 with Andrea Huber.(KMC Onstage Lobby)0930-1100: Acting & Scene Study Workshop. Presented by Paul Bourne. (18 yrs. & up)
(KCAC, Daenner Kaserne)0930-1100: Improvisation for the Young Actor. Presented by Michelle Yamazaki (10-17 yrs)
(KCAC, Daenner Kaserne)1000-1100: Scheduled Monologue Coaching Session #3 with Andrea Huber.1045-1200: Sound Design Workshop. Presented by Vic Phillipson(KMC Onstage Mainstage)1200-1300: Scheduled Monologue Coaching Session #3 with Andrea Huber.(KMC Onstage Lobby)1400: An Absolutely True Story (As Told be a Bunch of Lying Liars) by Ian McWethy (45”) Youth Fest EntryThe Graf Performing Arts Center1500: Act Without Words 1 by Samuel Beckett (15”) Youth Fest EntryThe Terrace Playhouse Youth Troupe, AnsbachThe SHAPE Performing Arts Center1645: Catastrophe and Play by Samuel Beckett (25”)The Terrace Playhouse, Ansbach* * * * Dinner Break * * * *1900: The Whole Shebang by Richard Orloff (50”)The Stuttgart Theatre Center2015: Full Frontal Nudity by Terrence McNally (45”) Adult languageThe Soldiers’ Theatre, Vicenza, Italy2100: The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow (58”)The Amelia Earhart Playhouse, WiesbadenSunday, Oct. 110900-1000: Singing Workshop for Youth (Ages 7-12)presented by Andrea Huber, Dane Winters & Alan BuxkemperPrepared musical selection with sheet music required.(at KMC Onstage)1015-1130: Singing Workshop for Teens and Adults (Age 13 yrs and up)presented by Andrea Huber, Dane Winters & Alan BuxkemperPrepared musical selection with sheet music required.(at KMC Onstage)1015-1130: Theatrix Costume Collection Orientation, costume maintence and procedures.presented by Brian McGrail and Kimberly Stockton.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for all Theatrix costume users.(KMC Onstage Green Room)1030-1230: A Young Actors Toolbox. Presented by Michelle Yamazaki. (Ages 10-17)(KCAC, Daenner Kaserne)1135-1245: Army Entertainment Staff Meeting (KMC Onstage Green Room)1300-1330: Monologue Competition (at KMC Onstage)1400-1530: Youth Workshops (TBD. KCAC, Daenner Kaserne)1600-1700: Festival Awards & Closing Ceremony(at KMC Onstage)
- One Act Festival Guidelines & Forms
- Youth Festival Guidelines & Forms
The US Army Entertainment Youth Festival follows the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) guidelines and procedures.2020 US Army Entertainment Youth Festival Goals• To provide learning experiences in artistic, technical, and management areas through performances, adjudication, workshops, and festival participation; thereby affirming, supporting, and nurturing youth theatre participation and production.• To stimulate and inspire youth to strive toward excellence in theatrical production and to recognize them for their achievement through an appropriate adjudication process.• To develop enlightened and discerning audiences for youth and community theatre through participation, observation, and constructive adjudication.
- Festival Adjudicators and Workshop Leaders
Paul Bourne is the Artistic Director of the Menagerie Theatre Company, Cambridge, England. He is also the artistic director of the international Hotbed Festival of New Writing and a former Artistic Director of Center Stage, New York. Paul is a Fellow at The University of Cambridge and a faculty member at Skolkovo University in Moscow. His international directing career has spanned across Europe and he has directed over seventy professional productions in ten different countries. His work has ranged from productions on the Fringe to major international productions in St. Petersburg and London's West End. Highlights include the world premiere of Tennessee Williams’ Guignol in New York and the world touring production of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (out of Washington DC). Paul was a Judge at the very first US Army One Act Play Festival in 1995. He has been involved in Army Entertainment for many years running master classes, directing and supporting programs in Europe and The US. Paul is the creator of the US Army/IMCOM Europe Entertainment performance workshop, “It’s No Joke! Act Against Bullying.” This workshop addresses the issues of bullying among youth and is being presented by Entertainment Branches in cooperation with US Army CYSS at all US Army Garrisons in Germany and Italy.Andrea Huber is an internationally renowned performer and director. A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, she is also an Irene Ryan National Acting Award Winner. As an opera singer and musical theatre performer, she has performed at the Krefeld-Moenchengladbach Opera House, the Graz Opera House, the Prague State Opera and many other major opera venues in Europe. She has also performed as an actress and singer in South Africa, Norway, Greece and the US. She performed in Kiss of the Spiderwoman in Baden bei Wien in Austria, presented her one-woman Kurt Weill show in Graz, Austria in March 2020. Andrea directed a highly successful production of The Marriage of Figaro for the Boston Opera Collaborative in Feb. 2020. She also directed Oliver! and Sweeney Todd at the former Roadside Theater in Heidelberg, where she also performed her one-woman cabaret shows to rave reviews. Andrea was an adjudicator and workshop leader for the 2015 and 2019 US Army One Page Play Festival and the 2020 TOPPERs.Vic Phillipson has worked for Army Entertainment for 29 years. He was an Entertainment Director in Giessen from 1992 until 1995, and then in Heidelberg from 1995 until 2000. Since moving to Norway in 2000, he has worked as a technical consultant for the program. He has served as the Technical Director and Stage Manager for the annual IMCOM Europe One Act/One Page Play Festivals and the Tournament of Plays (TOPPERs) Awards Show and Ceremony for over 22 years. When not consulting for Army Entertainment, Vic produces plays and musicals in Norway and works as a Port Agent for European Cruise Service at points of call for cruise ships all along the southern coast of Norway.
Michelle Yamazaki has her BFA in Theatre Arts and is an actor, director and certified drama teacher. Michelle has acted in repertory, summer stock and regional theatre in the western United States. Before moving to Japan in 2008, Michelle taught drama in the US where she established award-winning high school theatre programs and implemented summer camps for teens. While in Japan Michelle was an actor, director and board member for Tokyo International Players where she co-founded their highly successful youth program, TIP Youth, teaching, directing and producing youth-centered main stage productions and classes. Since moving to Germany, Michelle has been involved in KMC Onstage as a director and performer and was part of the team for re-establishing the teen summer theatre camp in 2018. Her directing credits for KMC Onstage include Much Ado About Nothing, Sweeney Todd and Little Shop of Horrors and she is looking forward to directing Hello, Dolly! later this season.
- Participating Theaters and Shows
- NEW! Festival Results and Awards
The 2020 One Act Play Festival and YouthFEST Awards presented on Sunday, Oct. 11 at KMC Onstage.Congratulations to all the winners, nominated and participants.
YouthFEST 20 Awards
*Outstanding Achievement in Set Design & Stage Concept.Act Without Words 1. The Ansbach Terrace Playhouse Youth Troupe
*Outstanding Achievement in Costume DesignSleeping Beauty, Brier Rose. Wiesbaden's Amelia Earhart Playhouse
*Outstanding Achievement in Stage ManagementHamlette. KMC Onstage Youth
*Outstanding Achievement in DirectionJacob Barnes for Sleeping Beauty, Brier Rose. Wiesbaden's Amelia Earhart Playhouse
*Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble ActingAn Absolutely True Story....As Told by a Bunch of Lying Liars. Graf Performing Arts Center
*Outstanding Achievement in Acting (6 awards)Isabella Pizzaro as "Erda". Sleeping Beauty, Brier Rose. Wiesbaden's Amelia Earhart Playhouse.Dakota Allred as "The Narrator". Sleeping Beauty, Brier Rose. Wiesbaden's Amelia Earhart Playhouse.Kamarin Markus as "The Queen". Hamlette. KMC Onstage YouthClaire Cash as "Hamlette". Hamlette. KMC Onstage YouthCalley Linzmayer as "Ava". An Absolutely True Story....As Told by a Bunch of Lying Liars. Graf Performing Arts CenterMathew Kornechuck as "Dad." An Absolutely True Story....As Told by a Bunch of Lying Liars. Graf Performing Arts Center
*Outstanding YouthFest Production.
3rd Place: (TIE)Act Without Words. Ansbach Terrace Playhouse Youth TroupeAn Absolutely True Story....As Told by a Bunch of Lying Liars. Graf Performing Arts Center
2nd Place:Sleeping Beauty, Brier Rose. Wiesbaden's Amelia Earhart Playhouse
1st Place:Hamlette. KMC Onstage Youth!
Monologue Competition Award Winnters1st Place: Fox. USAG Kaiserslautern2nd Place: Tom Navo. USAG Kaiserslautern3rd Place: Louella Sikorski. USAG Stuttgart
US Army IMCOM E One Act Play Festival Awards
* Best Ensemble ActingWinner: The 39 Steps. Wiesbaden's Amelia Earhart PlayhouseNom: The Bacchae. KMC Onstage MainstageNom: Catastrophe and Play. Ansbach's Terrace Playhouse
*Best Featured PerformerWinner: Neil Coldwells as "Triesias". The Bacchae. KMC Onstage Mainstage.Nom. Tony Pegg as "The Protagonist". Catastrophe. Ansbach's Terrace Playhouse.Nom: Susanne Katherine Scherrer as "The Assistant. Catastrophe. Ansbach's Terrace Playhouse.
*Best Supporting PerformerWinner: Sarah Haussermann in multiple roles. The 39 Steps. Wiesbaden's Amelia Earhart PlayhouseNom: LTC Timothy Sikorski as "Harvey". The Whole Shebang. Stuttgart Theatre Center.Nom: Alphonse Ortiz as "Leo". Full Frontal Nudity. Vicenza's Soldiers' Theatre.Nom: Gabrielle Anderson as "The Dean". The Whole Shebang. Stuttgart Theatre Center.Nom: Allison Harrison as "Edna". The Whole Shebang. Stuttgart Theatre Center
* Best Stage ManagerWinner: Theano Mavroidis. The Bacchae. KMC Onstage Mainstage.Nom: LTC Timothy Sikorski. The Whole Shebang. Suttgart Theatre CenterNom: Susan Herbst. Catastrophe and Play. Ansbach Terrace Playhouse
* Best ActorWinner: Eric Nelson as "Gant". Holy Days. SHAPE Players Performing Arts CenterNom: SFC Brad Latham as "Richard". The 39 Steps. Wiesbaden's Amelia Earhart PlayhouseNom: Airman 1st Class Ryan Jenson as "Dionysus". The Bacchae. KMC Onstage MainstageNom: SGT Antonio Panonne as "Will". Holy Days. SHAPE Players Performing Arts Center
* Best ActressWinner: Meg Long as "Rosie". Holy Days. SHAPE Players Performing Arts CenterNom: CeLyna Chichester as "Molly". Holy Days. SHAPE Players Performing Arts CenterNom: April Salomaa as "The Student". The Whole Shebang. Stuttgart Theatre CenterNom: Trudy Moellmann as "Woman #1". Play. Ansbach Terrace Playhouse
*Best Volunteer DirectorWinner: Martin C. Jelonek. The Whole Shebang. The Stuttgart Theatre Center.Nom: Daniella Balasa. Exposure. KMC Onstage StudioNom: Christine Lumpkin. The Bacchae. KMC Onstage Mainstage
*Best One Act PlayFirst Place: Holy Days. SHAPE Players Performing Arts CenterSecond Place: The Bacchae. KMC Onstage MainstageThird Place: The Whole Shebang. Stuttgart Theatre Center
American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) 2020 Award WinnersAACT Spotlight Award: SGT Martin Sinlao, Vicenza's Soldiers' Theatre.AACT Spotlight Award: Alphonse Ortiz, Vicenza's Soldiers' Theatre.AACT Special Recognition Award: Richard Roberts. Theatre Center Director, Stuttgart Theatre Center.AACT Special Recognition Award: Dane Winters. Entertainment Program Manager. IMCOM Europe.
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