The University of Central Arkansas will host its third annual “Staging Your Future at UCA Theatre” for high school students in grades 9-12, potential college transfer students and teachers on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The event, sponsored by Conway Corporation, will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center.

Registration is free, and lunch will be provided to all participants. Registration ends on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Students will attend two workshops, have lunch and then watch a UCA Theatre performance of “The Liar” by David Ives, adapted from “Le Menteur” by Pierre Corneille.

The 2016 workshops will include Auditions, Basic Saw Safety, Broad Comedy, Costume Design for “The Liar,” Costume Design on the iPad, Create a Play in 50 Minutes, How to be a Playwright, Improv, Musical Theatre, Set Exploration, Shakespeare Theatre, Stage Combat, Tai Chi for Actors and Theatre for Social Justice. Professional development credit is available for participating teachers.

“The Liar” is a comedy that takes place in Paris in 1643. Dorante, the eponymous quasi-villain of the play, meets two women (Clarice and Lucrece) in the Tuileries in Paris and impresses them with his claim to have returned recently from the wars in Germany, about which he boasts of the vital role he played. After they leave, he decides to court Clarice, mistakenly thinking her name to be that of her friend, Lucrece.

More information and registration are available online at www.uca.edu/theatre/syf or by contacting Melissa Kordsmeier, UCA Theatre business manager, at (501) 450-5092 or mkordsmeier@uca.edu.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing as well as the School of Communication. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call (501) 450-3293.