Fifteen students, accompanied by faculty members Robert Michael Calimlim, and Connor Carroll, attended the New York State Theater Drama Conference Jan. 4-6 at the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon, NY.
The conference created an opportunity for approximately 1,000 high school students from all over New York State to come together for a full weekend of learning and peer interaction. The students attended workshops given by colleges, universities and other theatre professionals. They also had an opportunity to network with one another and experience a variety of performances throughout the conference.
The New York State Theatre Education Association, a strong, statewide organization of theatre educators, promotes and supports theatre education for students in grades pre-K through 12.
For the Student Conference delegates, this conference is a highlight of their high school career. In the over 100 workshop offerings, students received expert instruction in technical theatre, acting, dance and voice. Meeting and sharing interests with other similarly minded students from every region of the state is paramount in working collaboratively, gaining self-confidence and exploring new areas of learning.
This is the eleventh year that CBA has sent representatives to the NYSTEA Student Conference.