There will be an informational meeting about Thes Con on Wednesday, January 21 at 6:30 pm. Both parents and students are welcome. We will go over the schedule and address any concerns you may have. If you are not able to attend but have questions, please email me.
The Advanced Drama class presents Bob: A Life in Five Acts, Friday, December 12, at 7pm. Admission is pay what you can.
Bob chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a “Great Man.” Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant, Bob energetically embarks on an epic journey across America and encounters inspiring generosity, crushing hardships, blissful happiness, stunning coincidences, wrong turns, lucky breaks, true love and heartbreaking loss. Along the way, Bob meets a myriad of fellow countrymen all struggling to find their own place in the hullaballoo of it all. Will Bob’s real life ever be able to live up to his dream? BOB is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values, the treacherous pursuit of happiness, and discovering what it means to be truly “great.”
We will present an encore performance of Five Kinds of Silence on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, all proceeds will go to Promise Place to help support the wonderful work they do.
First, thank you to everyone who auditioned. We had some difficult decisions to make. Much of the decisions were based on singing, since the acting, in general, was very good. If you were not cast, please audition for the play (and no, I have no idea what it will be). Listed below: named characters, chorus, and dancers.
Rosie: Emily B
Linda: Shelby B
We have about twenty smaller characters to fill, so many of you will end up with dialogue or solo lines in songs.
AND Naomi and Cristina (our choreographers)
Five Kinds of Silence wins First Place at the regional competition, earning perfect scores from 2 of the 3 judges. Emily B wins Best Actress and Jordan I Best Actor. Also, Kaylee L and Claire H are named to the All-Star cast. Next stop: state competition on November 8!
After three performances of Five Kinds of Silence, we have raised $2233.91 for Promise Place. Thank you to everyone who attended and donated, and thank you to everyone at Promise Place for the wonderful work you do. I cannot be prouder of all that the cast and crew have accomplished. Next stop – the regional one-act competition on October 18 at the Henry County Performing Arts Center.
Thank you to everyone who showed up last night – we raised over $500 for Promise Place. We have two more shows – Friday and Saturday at 7pm. Please come help us support a great organization.
First, come to Five Kinds of Silence – see below for tickets. Second, bring one of the following items that Promise Place needs: toilet paper, paper towels, hand-sanitizer. Promise Place provides housing to victims of domestic abuse and these are some of the items that are badly needed.
Tickets can be reserved for $5 by emailing email@example.com. They will also be sold during school and in the office. Tickets will also be available at the door for $7. All ticket sales will go to Promise Place.
We will perform Five Kinds of Silence, by Shelagh Stephenson, on October 2, 3 and 4. All proceeds will go to Promise Place, a local agency that works to prevent domestic violence and provides shelter for victims of domestic violence. In addition, a Promise Place staff member will make a presentation after each show. Please join us for a powerful and thought-provoking evening – and help us support the wonderful and necessary work Promise Place does.
Five Kinds of Silence deals with domestic abuse and the lasting effects it can have. This show may be disturbing to younger audience members.
Reasons to Pay Attention to Domestic Abuse:
- One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
- An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
- 30% to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.
- In 2013, 116 Georgia citizens lost their lives due to domestic violence.
- In 2012, 7,750 victims and their children were provided refuge in a Georgia domestic violence shelter.
- Eighty one percent of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue.
- Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
- One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
- One quarter of high school girls have been victims of physical or sexual abuse.
- One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
- Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average.
- Eight states currently do not include dating relationships in their definition of domestic violence. As a result, young victims of dating abuse often cannot apply for restraining orders
- Only 33% of teens who were in a violent relationship ever told anyone about the abuse.