November 17 - December 1, 2023
Theatre Forum
August to April Series

(Check in on Nov 17th)  event days are Nov 18 & 19.

Theatre in the Dark~ Roles of the Human Voice

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The Annual Theatre Forum at Festival Hill, Round Top, Texas, offers to students and general audiences,

  • Lectures
  • Demonstrations
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Master classes
  • Performances geared to heightening skill, technique, and knowledge of and increasing appreciation and enjoyment of the theatrical arts.

The Round Top Theatre Forum has been exploring connections between theater and other art forms for the past 24 years. In 2018, we added an educational component to the festival, to give middle and high school students a unique opportunity to work with renowned professionals in their art form.

This year’s Theatre Forum will focus on theater and the voice. Our faculty and guest faculty are excited to work with a talented group of students on Saturday, November 18th. The workshop will culminate in a public presentation on the main stage on November 19th at 10am. Additionally, the students will attend a performance of the acclaimed soprano Julia Fox, and renowned voice-over actor and puppeteer Paul Liberti. Our faculty and guest faculty will work with the students as a group and individually.

Students will be staying in dorm rooms on the beautiful grounds of the Round Top Festival Institute. Meals will be provided, with consideration of dietary restrictions.

Theatre and Guest Faculty:

BJ Dodge (Theater- CalArts)
Julia Fox, soprano
Paul Liberti, voice-over actor, puppeteer

Student Tuition for workshop, dorm rooms, meals, performance, and event admission: $400.
Each student will receive 4 complimentary tickets for Sunday’s presentation/performance. Family members are welcome to sign up for any or all events.

Take full advantage of the picturesque Festival Hill Campus. The three-day Theatre Forum offers Poems, puns and other surprises led by Ann Thompson, appetizing meals in the Victorian-style Menke House dining hall, as well as an open-air lunch in the lush Menke gardens on Saturday. Though casual dress is the norm for events, formal dress is encouraged for the Saturday evening reception in the Menke House Parlours followed by a gourmet dinner in the dining hall.

Overnight accommodations are available. Complimentary breakfast is included. Please call the office or email to check availability and make reservations.

If you need alternative lodging, or meals, there are several local options. Please contact the local chambers of commerce for details.

Round Top chamber of commerce (979) 505-1200 Website

Brenham chamber of commerce (979) 836-3695  Website

Giddings chamber of commerce (979) 542-3455  Website

La Grange chamber of commerce (979) 968-5756  Website

Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 20% cancellation fee for registration, meals and lodging applies until October 16. No refunds will be issued after October 16.

Office/Information/Reservations: 979-249-3129

For additional event details view this printable pdf

Location Information:

Festival Hill Campus Location (one-half mile north of Round Top on State Highway 237): 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954

Google Map
Service Building Location: #22 on Campus Map
Edythe Bates Old Chapel Location: #8 on Campus Map
Concert Hall Location: #6 on Campus Map
Menke House Location: 141 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954  #16 on Campus Map