Stage the Change FAQ's

Q. Who should attend this conference?

A. This conference is for high school students from anywhere in the pacific northwest who would like to explore how performing arts (theater, dance, music) can help them find their social voice and become catalysts for the change they’d like to see in the world.


Q. What is the cost?

A. $20 fee for the full, two-day, all-access conference (both keynote addresses, the student showcase, the dessert reception and three workshops).


Q. I’m a chaperone for students and plan to attend with them. Do I need to buy a ticket?

A. Yes. In order to ensure that we can track and account for everyone planning to attend events in the Tower Theatre, you will also need to purchase a ticket. Please contact our box office for the discounted chaperone rate.


Q. I can only attend one of the two conference days. Do you offer a discount?

A. In order to keep our attendance fee as low as possible, we cannot offer discounts, even if you can only attend part of the conference.


Q. I’m in 8th grade.  Can I attend?

A. Not this year. But, please put Spring 2024 on your calendar and plan to participate next year!


Q. I’ll be traveling from out of town, where do you recommend I stay?

A. Please contact the Waypoint Hotel waypointhotel.com/ and ask for the Stage the Change group rates. Bend has a number of other hotel options and you can explore them on Visit Bend’s site: visitbend.com/where-to-stay/


Q.  I’d like to participate in the Saturday morning student showcase.

A. We welcome you to submit your entry form. Please click here for details. Submissions will be evaluated and will make final decisions on participants by date TBA.


Q. What will I gain by attending Stage the Change?

A. Stage the Change has been offered to Long Island high school students in New York since 2013 and it’s been successful at bringing together a diverse set of students who share a love for performing arts and a passion to be the change they want to be in the world. This is the first time a conference of this kind is being offered in the pacific northwest. It’s an opportunity to meet students from all over and share ideas through conversation and together experience music, theater and art through students showcases, workshops, and inspirational keynotes. See for yourself why one of last year's participants stated, "it was ultra lit, totally savagalish, and heartwarming."


Q. Will transportation be provided between the Tower Theatre and the workshop locations at OSU-Cascades?

A. Unfortunately, we cannot provide transportation for attendees.





Still have questions?

Please send an email to the Tower Theatre’s Director of Education Dani Wyeth: daniw@towertheatre.org