STEM Rocks the Box

STEM General Info

Do you have an artistic talent? Do you at least have a strong arts interest that you’ve never explored? Are you willing to push yourself further than you’ve ever gone? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then the STEM Rocks the Box experience might be for you!

STEM Rocks the ‘Box 2015 was a success! Thirty-two high school students from ten different schools were selected to work beside professional artists to learn comedy acting, singing, dance, musical instruments, backstage, costumes, make-up, theater lighting and sound, etc. The students then proved their knowledge in these areas by performing alongside seasoned actors, singers, and musicians for a real audience. This program is not a talent show. It is a real life boot camp designed to give the students a rare taste of the arts. The STEM Rocks the ‘Box initial showcase date sold out one week prior! And for the first time in STEM Rocks the ‘Box history, another performance date was added to accommodate all those interested in experiencing the power of the program!

General Info

Application

STEM Rocks the ‘Box 2016 date to be determined!

Auditions

Auditions were conducted at COSI on Wednesday, March 25th from 3:00PM to 6:00PM, and over 45 students auditioned, the highest turn out since STEM Rocks the ‘Box began in 2009! Click here to get Audition Specifics!

Finalists

Finalists were announced on Friday, March 27th, and the following 32 students were selected to participate in STEM Rocks the ‘Box 2015:

BiJon Allen
Kallie Barnhart
Sierra Bell
Emily Bennett
Caleb Buaful
Jacob Buaful, Jr.
Gabriella Caroselli
Jennie Dascenzo
Addison Donnerberg
Scott Fasone
Kevin Freeman
Kat Friedenmaker
Thomas Gullatt
Annalisa Hartlaub
Anna Haught
Darryl Henderson-McKnight
Zara Holslag
Mariyea Jackson
Bailey Johnston
Aaron Joseph
Namrata Kantamneni
Saya Mieth
Dante Marcil-Montoto
Siri Petersen
Hunter Rich
Jenna Rodier
Kazarah Smith
Sally Squires
Rhys Washington
Victoria Washington
Nashea Williams
Shinna Williams
Africentric
ECOT
Whetstone
Metro
Metro
Metro
Summit
Metro
ECOT
Metro
Metro
Metro
Metro
Metro
Fort Hayes
CAHS
Metro
CAHS
West
Metro
Metro
Metro
Metro
Metro
Reynoldsburg
Metro
Metro
Metro
Graham
Reynoldsburg
ECOT
ECOT
Backup Vocals and Backstage
Ensemble
Comedy Acting
Dancing
Percussion
Drums and Keyboard
Costume and Make up
Dancing and Comedy Production
Lead Vocals
Piano
Comedy Production
Lead Vocals and Dancing
Comedy Production and Dancing
Comedy Acting
Lead Vocals and Comedy Acting
Dancing
Video
Comedy Acting and Backup Vocals
Lead Vocals and Comedy Acting
Rhythm Guitar
Ensemble
Dancing
Comedy Acting
Comedy Acting
Lead Vocals and Guitar
Ensemble and Comedy Production
Dancing
Lead Vocals
Drums, Sound, and Ensemble
Lead Vocals and Dancing
Ensemble
Ensemble

The 10 schools involved were Columbus Africentric High School, Columbus Alternative High School, Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School, Graham High School, Metro Early College High School, eSTEM Reynoldsburg Academy, Encore Reynoldsburg, West High School, and Whetstone High School.

Practice

Practices were held after school at Shadowbox Live beginning on Monday, April 13 through Monday, April 20, 2015. These students had 8 days to put together a full production, and with hard work and dedication, they were successful! Click here to see the Full Schedule.

School Time

Students were required to be at Shadowbox by 8:30AM on Monday, April 20th, and remain at Shadowbox the ENTIRE time through the end of their first performance.

Additionally, tech (sound and lights) and backstage were required to attend the Friday April 17th lunchbox show (11:30a-2p) to learn about the equipment and department operations

Showcase

The students “Rocked Their Potential” to a SOLD OUT house on Monday, April 20th at 7pm and again on Tuesday, April 21st at 7pm.

Click here to visit the STEM Rock the ‘Box show page!

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