The Jeffrey W. Corriveau Scholarship is awarded in the amount of two (2) $500.00 scholarships per year. The two scholarships are in the following areas: one (1) $500.00 scholarship in performance and one (1) $500.00 scholarship in Technical Theatre.
This scholarship is intended for students who wish to pursue a career in professional theatre or theatre education.
Application Deadline: March 29, 2013
Audition Dates: April 20, 2013
(There are a limited number of audition slots so apply early, priority will be given on date of application received.)
(Audition time will be provided to you after your application is received. A member of the committee will be in contact with you no later than April 17, 2013.)
- Student must major or minor in theatre or theatre education.
- Student must use the scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year following graduation from high school.
- Must be attending an accredited college or university to receive the award. It is understood that you may not have yet been accepted to a college or university at time of the auditions but prior to payment you must show proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university.
- Payment of scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university not to the student.General Requirements:
- Must be a high school student graduating during the 2012-2013 school year.
- Must attend high school in one of the five (5) Hampton Roads Southside Cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake or Suffolk.
All applicants must provide the following whether they are applying for performance or technical theatre. (Read below to also find out what is required for each scholarship.)
After your application is received someone from the committee will contact you to set up an audition time. For your audition you must be ready for the following.
- 2 contrasting monologues (not to exceed 90 seconds each and must be memorized). Applicant must present the committee with the name of the monologue and the
piece it came from at the audition.
- An interview by the committee
- One of the monologues can be a musical piece, but the applicant must provide their own pianist, play their own instrument, or provide a CD with the accompaniment ]
(no vocal tracks will be accepted.) (A CD player will be provided.)
Technical Theatre Scholarship Applicants:- You should bring a portfolio to show samples of work that you have done in the technical aspects of theatre (set design, light design, costume/make up design, sound
design, and/or stage management)
- There will be a 10 minute interview (which includes the process of setting up whatever equipment the applicant intends to use in the interview) e.g. laptop, model,
portfolio etc. Be prepared to discuss your portfolio.
All applicants (performance and technical) will be judged on the following criteria.
- Talent shown through audition or portfolio
- Interview by committee
- Content of essay
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Involvement in theatre – Little Theatre of Norfolk specifically. (no required but special consideration may be given.)
- Academic performance
Questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Committee Members
Chris Hogan (Scholarship Chair)Jeff Corriveau, MA, MFA. (Past President-Little Theatre of Norfolk)
Mr. Corriveau has worked in the arts for the past 20 years professionally and academically; directing, designing, acting and coaching more than 250 productions throughout the U.S. He received his M.F.A. from Lindenwood University, in Directing, an M.A. from the University of Maine Orono, in Theatre History and Criticism, and his B.A. from Franklin Pierce College, in Performance/Directing and Scenic Design/Stage Management. Mr. Corriveau has had the pleasure of working professionally with such notables as former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Lily Tomlin, Gregory Hines, Bruno Kirby, Ed Begley, Jr. and Bill Cosby in both television and stage performances. He has taught Acting, Voice/Diction and Dialects, Theatre History, Stagecraft and Multicultural Theatre at various theatres, colleges and universities across the country. Mr. Corriveau published his work WAITING FOR GODOT: A VAUDEVILLIAN APPROACH, has presented workshops at The Kennedy Center in conjunction with Opera for Youth on Creating an Interactive Residency and Incorporating the Arts into Your State Curriculum and at the National Opera America Conference on Developing Audiences and the Next Generation. He continues to work as an educator for the Kids Voting U.S.A. programs Destination Democracy and Civics Alive! Mr. Corriveau has co-created two new Virginia Opera programs I Hear America Singing! and History Alive! Mr. Corriveau has received awards from the Kennedy Center for his Scenic Designs of WEST SIDE STORY and HURLYBURLY, a Portfolio Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy and has been nominated for the National Arts Medal and twice for an Alli Award. Mr. Corriveau also taught as adjunct faculty for Christopher Newport University and is a Past President of the Little Theatre of Norfolk.
Melissa Sullivan, M.Ed.
Ms. Sullivan has been an educator in the public school system for the past twenty years. She has directed over a thousand students, ages 5-20, as well as some fellow educators. She received her theatre endorsement from Virginia Wesleyan College and has been an active participant in community theatre for the past ten years before joining Little Theater of Norfolk's board in the summer of 2009. In her spare time she owns and runs Spotlight Productions a theatre program as well as having taught at University of Virginia, Tidewater Community College and Virginia Wesleyan College.