Banner image: Irene Ryan finals at Saginaw in 2010.

 

FORM: IRENE RYAN REGISTRATION
Deadline Dec. 15, 2016

Contact: Ryan Coordinator

 

Ryan Preliminary Round will not begin before 1:00 pm on Tuesday of the festival.

 

FORM: IRENE RYAN SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION FORM
Deadline Dec. 15, 2016

Contact: Ryan Coordinator

Actors

Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions and Registration

January 10-14, 2016

Irene RyanSince 1972, the Irene Ryan Foundation of Encino, California, has awarded scholarships to the outstanding student performers at each regional festival. These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the late Irene Ryan who is best remembered for her portrayal of the lovable and feisty "Granny Clampett" in The Beverly Hillbillies. All student actors in both Participating and Associate productions are eligible for consideration for these $500 regional scholarships.

Updated November 6, 2016

"The Irene Ryan registration pages are up and running! The deadline for registration is coming up soon, and we will all be gathering in Indianapolis in just a few weeks.

The preliminary round of the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions will begin Tuesday afternoon, January 10th. In order to make this audition schedule work, we request that as many people as possible volunteer for Tuesday slots. The registration materials provide an opportunity for all actors to specify what conflicts they have during the festival as well.

Register soon! And make sure you register both for the Festival itself and for the Irene Ryan auditions specifically. Looking forward to seeing you in Indianapolis."
--Bill Kincaid

All Irene Ryan Candidates MUST fill out BOTH the Irene Ryan Registration Form AND the Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Form. All Irene Ryan Candidates must also be registered for the Regional Festival.

Irene Ryan Registration

IRENE RYAN REGISTRATION FORM
Submit this online form.
Form Due December 15, 2016

The registration form should be filled out by the Ryan nominee. Registration form deadline is December 15, 2016. For any changes after that, please contact the Ryan Coordinator directly.

Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions

IRENE RYAN SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION FORM
Submit this online form.
Form Due December 15, 2016

The audition form should be filled out by the show's director or other departmental representative. Audition form deadline is December 15, 2016. For any changes after that, please contact the Ryan Coordinator directly.

General Information

The Irene Ryan Scholarships provide recognition, honor, and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education. The Irene Ryan Foundation awards 16 regional and two national scholarships annually. Sixteen (16) of the awards consist of a $500 scholarship for each regional representative of KCACTF. There are two scholarships of $3500 each for the recipients at the national festival in Washington, D.C. In addition, the student judged the Best Partner in the national auditions is awarded a cash prize of $250. The Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships are, indeed, scholarships; so the Foundation disburses the award through a school designated by the winner, to pay tuition and fees for further education, not necessarily limited to theatre arts.

Additional awards are made to Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship participants and their acting partners each year at the national level. Past awards include a fellowship to attend the Society of American Fight Directors' National Stage Combat Workshop, the Williamstown Theatre Festival Fellowship for outstanding minority candidates, the KCACTF National Partners Classical Acting Award, the Dramatists Guild Award for Excellence in a Performance From a New Play or Musical, the Mark Twain Prize for Comic Performance, fellowships to attend the Margolis Method Summer Intensive in Minneapolis, the Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre and Mad River Festival, and an offer to become a member of the acting company of the Sundance Theatre Laboratory. The list of awards and student opportunities associated with the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions at the national festival continues to expand each year and the auditions are now undoubtedly one of the most exciting educational and artistic opportunities for student actors in the country.

Other awards to student participants in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions may also be made at the regional level. Students and coaches are encouraged to consult their regional chair or regional Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions Coordinator for more information on regional awards.

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