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Theatre

GENERAL ARTIST INFORMATION

Name: Fran Sillau
Grade Level Preference: pre-k through 12th grade
Geographic Availability: Fran lives in Omaha, NE and he will travel anywhere in the state of ND
Fee per-day: Typical fee $200 -$240 per day. Negotiable
Email: Fran@fransillau.com
Phone Number: (402) 660-6892
Web site: http://www.fransillau.com/

BIOGRAPHY

Over the past decade, Fran Sillau has served as a teacher, writer, director, actor, and producer. With an extensive background in theatre for youth, Sillau has worked for the Lexington Children’s Theatre and Omaha Theater Company, is the recipient of the Access Grant from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and has served as a Teaching Artist Fellow for VSA, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Currently, Sillau conducts arts education professional development for teachers. To date, he has conducted workshops in Iowa, Nebraska, Kentucky, North Dakota, Tennessee, New York State, Washington State, Connecticut, and at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Fran uses theater as a tool to help every child, disabled or not, to see the good and power within themselves. Fran believes that theater can be used to empower students to try new things and explore curricular subjects.

SAMPLE RESIDENCY INFORMATION

The Dramatic Journey to Independence- Fran Sillau will take students back to the time of the country’s beginnings and explores important events of this period through drama.

Fairy Tales (or stories)Alive!-Writing, directing, and producing will all be part of this residency, students will write and act out short scenes from a book/story that they are reading in the classroom.

Theater in the Special Education classroom-Fran specializes in working with students with special needs. He has several ready-made plays perfect for special needs students to work with in a self-contained classroom or in a setting along with regular education peers.

Each residency will include a lesson plan for teachers to review prior to the beginning of the residency.

GENERAL ARTIST INFORMATION

Name: Missoula Children’s Theatre
Grade Level Preference: K-12, 1st-12 during the summer months
Geographic Availability: Available to schools around the world!
Fee per-day: Weekly rate, $2800 school year, $2950 summer. Two performances included in week, each additional is $300 per. Three theatrical enrichment workshops included, each additional is $75 per, $225 per addendum.
Email: tour@MCTinc.org
Phone Number: 406-829-5202 direct line, 406-728-1911
Web site: www.MCTinc.org

BIOGRAPHY/ABOUT US

Michael McGill, MCT Executive Director

BM, Performance, University of Montana, 1977

Musical Director, MCT Inc., 1983-2006

Executive Director, 2006-Present

Class Act/Britt Festival, Musical Director, Ashland, OR, 1988

Professional arranging and composing for 28 original musicals

Director of numerous plays and musicals

Artistic Director for the MCT Performing Arts Camp

Lauren Butler, MCT Tour Actor/Director

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, NOVA Southeastern University, 2010

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, NOVA Southeastern University, 2010

Miniaci Performing Arts Center

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

NSU Blackbox Theatre

Brandon Alpert, MCT Tour Actor/Director

Musical Theatre Degree, American Musical and Dramatic Academy 2008

Private Vocal and Acting Coach, 2008-2014

Broadway Experience Theater Company, Musical Theater Instructor, 2006-2010

Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Ford Amphitheater

Los Osos Theater

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

The Development of Life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.

SAMPLE RESIDENCY INFORMATION

Residency Title: The Jungle Book           

Grade Level: K-12

Number of Sessions: 10 120-minute sessions, 4-hour dress rehearsal, 2 60-minute performances

Description:

Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) provides a week-long residency “starring” 50-60 local students in a professionally produced and directed musical.  Two MCT actor/directors arrive with everything to produce the play.  They audition, cast and rehearse the show.  The week culminates in two community performances. 

Our mission is the development of life skills through participation in the performing arts. We provide year-round touring and our fees are dependent on region.  The week includes an open audition, intensive rehearsals, two public performances and three enrichment workshops.

North Dakota Council on the Arts

It is our mission to promote, preserve and perpetuate the arts in North Dakota.