Thank you to everyone who auditioned! There were some difficult decisions to make. If you did not get cast, please keep in mind that it was not a question of you talent – it was more a question of whether I thought you were the best person for a role. Rehearsals for both plays will start on Monday!
Women of Lockerbie
Madeline: Claire H
Chorus: Claire A & Sydney
Understudy: Hannah D
Check Please (cast members – please come by the room to get a script)
Girl – Hannah E
Guy – Julian
Louis – Jack
Melanie – Emma
Ken – Iain
Mary – Emily T
Mark – Iain
Pearl – Katt R
Tod – Clay
Sophie – Jocelyn
Brandon – Clay
Linda – Lydia
Manny – Jack
Mimi – Ava (one day we’ll hear you speak on stage, Ava!)
We are starting a new Drama Student of the Week program. Any student involved in the program – whether taking a drama class, a Thespian member, or involved in any of our productions – may be nominated by a fellow student or a parent volunteer. To nominate someone, please fill out one of the forms in the drama room or send me an email by 4:00 pm each Monday. The winner will be announced by Wednesday of each week, and will receive a gift certificate for a free meal at Chick-fil-A.
The criteria is up to the nominator. Maybe the nominee had a great performance or took a big risk in class, or was kind to someone else, or went beyond what was expected, or is just a great and supportive person.
There will be TWO one act plays this year! There will be the competition one act, Women of Lockerbie, and another one act (TBD) directed by senior Kat Elliott. Both will be performed on October 13 & 15.
Auditions for both will be Tuesday and Wednesday, August 16 & 17, with callbacks on Thursday, August 18. You should prepare a 1 minute dramatic monologue.
For more information and the scripts, please go to the One Act Plays page.
Let’s read the 4th Graders Present. Depending on how many people can make it, we may switch characters halfway through, so everyone can get a chance to read. When reading it, pay attention to the line breaks – the playwright is doing some of the work for you by breaking up each line into one thought.
One of the reasons I like 4th Graders is because we could make it into more than just a performance by having a speaker address suicide in teenagers. In 2014, suicide was the second leading cause of death among 10-14 year olds and 15-24 year olds. As well as a powerful performance, we could help to bring awareness to an important issue.
I haven’t decided anything yet, but this is my favorite so far.
I cleaned out my notepad today. Here are some of the random notes scattered on the pages. Please don’t ask me what any of them mean.
How can the sock monkey be stopped?
Tris gets trapped in the house
Story story die
Who are these people?
Claire at jail
Why does she have antlers?
The mom raising the cantaloupe
You got a brother?
It’s time for a read-through! How about this Thursday at 3pm? The play is Hannah and Martin and it deals with the relationship between a Jewish philosophy professor and her mentor who collaborated with the Nazi government during WW II. It is based on real people and events. One thing I like about it is that it has a strong, intelligent woman at its center. As written, it is for 4w, 4m, but it could be done with 5w, 3m (and maybe more if we didn’t double some of the small roles).
This is just one possibility for the one act. I’m still considering 4th Graders Present, Antigone Now (an updating of the Antigone story), and I still have more scripts to read.
Also, the stage floor is being re-done (no word on if they’ll paint it black) and we need to clear some of the platforms off.
The musical for next year (Feb 2-4) will be Cinderella. We’ll be doing the “Enchanted Version” which has six female leads. If I get the material in soon enough, we will do a read-through over the summer.
Double congratulations, in fact! Mykala was accepted in GHP for tech theater, and was also named a Shuler Award Honorable Mention for Sound! Thank you Mykala, for being awesome!
Thank you to everyone who auditioned! We will have a read-through on Monday.
Mr. Mozel Richard
B Flat Christina
Jimmy Deeanne Claire
Mary Sue Tynan
Narrators Gregor, Katt, Marguerite, Wylie
Patron at the Beauty Parlor/Understudy: Kaitlyn
Patron at the Bar/Understudy: Perry