Thursday, August 16, 2007

13. Junior Thespian Meeting

Thursday, August 16, 2007; 12 noon, room B 102 (or as announced by Mr. Guerrero).

Topics for discussion:
1. election of officers
2. ideas for troupe activities
3. the Chapter play

So here are some notes on the Chapter Play:

Thespians of the Western Pacific Islands will stage UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE, tentatively set for the last week of September 2007. This is a 2-act comedy/drama, played lightly.

Students from all Thespian schools are invited to audition. I encourage every MCS Thespian and Junior Thespian to audition!


For cast (approximately 30 cast members needed):

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 4 PM at MHS, Room D 101.

For director/ assistant director (open to high school students only)

Monday, August 20, 2007 at 4 PM at MHS, Room D 101.

Students from MCS, grades 6 through 12, are encouraged to audition. The Chapter has a high priority for getting students from all of the troupes into the cast, so at least some MCS students will be selected if you audition.

How to audition:
For cast:
You need 2 short contrasting monologues (one drama, one comedy). Short means each should be about 2 to 3 minutes, at most. You should memorize them and act!

For director/assistant director:
You need to read the play beforehand. Both Mr. Guerrero and I have a copy of the script. You need to be prepared to answer questions: what is the play about? what roles are the hardest? easiest? what ideas do you have for handling the technical aspects--the lighting, sound, and especially the "platform."

Also note, director/assistant directors conduct the cast auditions on Wednesday. The Chapter Director is Harold Easton (MHS teacher). He anticipates high school students playing the teacher/adult roles in the play, and junior thespians playing the student roles.

Expect 3/week for the first week or two; 4/week for the next two or three weeks; and 5/week during the final week. (Subject to change as needed.)


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