The following are the assignments and mandatory call times for each. Please check to find your name and check the time commitments. A few reminders:
The Performance is 6pm on Saturday at Almond! Tell your friends and your family to come enjoy the fun!
The 24 Hour Play Festival is near... very near. A few reminders:
Please fill out this survey, so that Mrs. Colgan and Mr. Miller may put together the production teams. Please know your conflicts before filling out the survey.
This link provides more specific details on the time commitments and descriptions of the roles.
Here's info you or your parents may want.
Cast Audition Form
Crew & Crew Leadership Form
Where do I go to audition? The Almond Black Box
When are the auditions?
The following dialogue is adapted from numerous conversations Mr. Miller has had with students. It should serve to enlighten you about the upcoming Auditions.
Curious Student: Yo, M-Dawg, i think im want to audition for this Contest Interp thang. But I's got Speech team and that Catch Me show', yo. Can I do both?
Mr. Miller: First, please use at least slightly more proper grammar.
CS: Sorry, Mr. Miller.
MM: That's better. Now to answer your question, Yes, yes, yes! The first rehearsal is mandatory, but we will use that time to determine a schedule that works around other conflicts. Ms. Cooper, Mrs. Zimmerman, and Mrs. Colgan have expressed a willingness to be flexible with regards to conflicts, but know it is your responsibility to fulfill your commitments. NOTE: While Speech Team will have no impact on what role you can play in the shows, there may be some limitations if you plan on auditioning for the musical. This will be addressed on an individual basis, so communication between you and your directors is paramount.
CS: So, what is Contest Play?
MM: Contest Play is a 40 minute fully produced play (lights, costumes, sound, set), that we travel to compete against other schools. Crew is hugely important, as we have 20 minutes TOTAL, to set-up and strike the set. If we place in the Top 2 at Sectionals for Contest Play, we advance to the State Finals.
CS: That's on fleek!
CS: What about Group Interp? What's that all about?
MM: Group Interp (GI) is more of an ensemble, storytelling approach to theatre. There is a simple unit set, uniform costumes, no lights, no sounds, no props. The majority of stage focus is towards the audience, and actors typically play multiple roles. We must place in the Top 3 at Sectionals to advance.
CS: Right on! Can I be in Contest Play and GI?
MM: Yes, that is a possibility, but unlikely. But auditioning for one is auditioning for both. I will determine how best to cast the shows. Regardless, both casts and crews will be working in tandem to put on the best possible productions. New this year is that either Contest Play cast or GI cast will be only Juniors and Seniors (and will rehearse right after Almond gets out), and the other show will be actors of any grade. This is not to set-up a Varsity/JV situation, but rather to help ease my sanity as a director and to have a more consistent rehearsal schedule.
CS: What do I have to do to audition?
MM: In order to audition, you must perform a monologue – any monologue would do. It should be less than one minute. The monologue should showcase your acting ability as well as your comfort on stage. The callbacks will consist of readings and acting exercises to determine acting flexibility and collaborative ability.
CS: M-Dawg, listen. That acting thang ain’t fo me. Can I just crew it up?
MM: Watch that grammar. And yes, of course. This is a link to fill out the Crew Info Form / Leadership Application. Those who work on crew for the show will travel with us as we compete, and ask anyone from previous years – it’s a super fun time. Casts in the shows are expected to help contribute to crew for the other show.
CS: Wait… what are the shows? I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to ask this question.
MM: Well… They are To Be Determined. Based on who auditions, I will pick a couple of shows that highlighted our ensemble’s strengths. I aim to announce the cast lists / crew leadership / show choices over winter break.
CS: Seems reasonable. So, what is the rehearsal process? Two shows at once sounds like a bit of a challenge.
MM: I’m sure it will be. As mentioned, the first rehearsal is mandatory. From there, we will set up a schedule that will work around conflicts. In the past, some folks have had to adjust speech meeting days to accommodate. The most important thing is for cast, crew and directors of all activities to communicate obligations and expectations. I am confident we can make it all work - it just takes effort.
CS: Sweet. Anything else I should be aware of?
MM: The time commitment for this show is unique. We will have public performances on March 2-3rd. The Sectional Competition is March 17th (Happy St. Patrick’s Day). If we are fortunate enough to make it to the State Competition, the show will go until March 23rd-24th. You must be available to commit to this show until then (Note: The State Competition is the first weekend of Spring Break. Please plan your schedules accordingly, so as to be available if we make State). If there is a conflict, but you are still interested, contact Mr. Miller before auditions. We may be able to work something out.
CS: Sounds good… if I think of something later, what should I do?
MM: Find me and ask, or send me an e-mail.
CS: Cool. That makes sense. Thanks for your help. Lata’ playa’!
I am so excited to embark on these new journey with so many new faces. Join us for our first rehearsal Monday, October 30 from 4-6pm in the Almond Black Box! We will discuss a rehearsal schedule and do a read-thru. We have a short rehearsal process, so we've got to work efficiently.
If your name is not on the crew list and you care to join, do not hesitate to come to the first rehearsal!
Stage Manager - Bustamante, Daniel
Assistant Director - Kellogg, Emily
Assistant Stage Managers - Evander Canton, Bird-Sutfin, Cassidy
Technical Directors - Olzewski, Kerri, Paredes, David
House Manager - McCraren, Grace
Props Mistress - Friedlander, Peyton
Lighting Designers - Schmitt, Justin, Whiteside, Cameron
Sound Designer - Moeller, Eric
Costume Designer - McCraren, Faith
Charge Artist - Canda, Arthur
Head of Make-up - Rush, Natalie
Vendor 1 - Whiteside, Braden
Vendor 2- McFeggan, Ellie
Vendor 3 - Jimenez-Captain, Marissa
Court Clerk 1 - Newcomb Olivia
Court Clerk 2- Relayson, Erryn
Prosecuting Attorney - Damon-Davis, Lucinda
Defense Lawyer - Ostach, Joshua
Goldilocks - Dahlberg Lily
Mama Bear - Lodesky, Clara
Papa Bear - Walker, Aamir
Baby Bear - Glass Brin
Judge - Shulman, Samuel
Policeman - Cook, Bella
Juror 1 - Patronski Kylie
Juror 2 - Adrian, Jacob
Juror 3 - Marquez, Kate
Juror 4 - Glaze, Elijah
Juror 5 - Kevin Wong
Juror 6 - Schroeder, Riley
Juror 7 - Fortunato, Aliyah
Juror 8 - Herman, Madison
Juror 9 - Tibrewala, Diya
Juror 10 - Thelen, Nicolette
Juror 11 - Bubel, Riley
Juror 12 - Bubel, Emily
Word on the street is that you’re interested in audition for the New Faces Children’s Play.
Great! Reading this will give the answers to all of your questions about the auditions.
Hey All -
I have to apologize. I got a little mixed up this weekend and couldn't remember how to spell the names of the new Giggles Ensemble. I know all the letters, but mixed them all up. So hopefully you can figure out these anagrams and find out the new, hilarious members of Giggles 'n Bits.
Anyway, see you all at our first rehearsal on TUESDAY from 2:30-3 in the Almond Black Box!
-Sincerely, Admiral Elm (anagram of Adam Miller)
Biggest Sling 2017-2018
Odd Rich in Drama
I Jail Pinata
Our Rare Bar Rat
Ban Evil Flan
Congrats, and if you can't figure it out, click "Read More" to see the unscrambled list.
Hello, Friends. Please check to find your name below to ensure you have signed up for either "Whose Live Anyway?" and/or TheatreFest. If you don't see your name and think you signed up, please contact Mr. Miller or Mrs. Colgan ASAP.
Our first rehearsal will be Tuesday, August 29th from 4:00-6:00 PM. We will hold all rehearsals at the Almond campus in the Black Box Theatre. Rehearsal Calendars will be distributed on Tuesday. Set Crew will meet on Mondays beginning 9/11/17. A sincere thank you to everyone who auditioned. I’m very excited to begin working on this amazing and hilarious show! If you need to reach me my e-mail is email@example.com. See you on Tuesday – Ms. Zimmerman
Stage Manager - Lily Dahlberg
Assistant Stage Manager - Sheeva Mahboobipoor
Lights - Ryann Burke
Sound - Megan Orante
Props - Riley Schroeder
Costumes - Faith McCraren
Assistant Technical Director - Grace McCraren
Narrator 1 - Daphne Orenstein
Narrator 2 - Jason Vega
ENSEMBLE (Each cast member will play multiple roles)
CREW (Specific crew roles will be assigned at rehearsal)
This is going to be a fantastic show. This is going to be a challenging show. I look forward to taking all our creativity, putting it in a blender, blowing out our hair, and rocking Shakespeare on Warren's stage.
The process will start Monday, Aug. 28th from 3:30-6:30 in the O'Plaine Auditorium. Schedules and such will be further discussed then. All cast and crew should plan on attending this first meeting.
Stage Manager - Kerri Olzewski
Assistant Stage Manager - Genna Berryman
Lights - Cameron Whiteside
Sound - Eric Moeller & Braden Whiteside
Props - Tyler Brewer & Sam Shulman
Costumes - Clara Lodesky
Assistant Technical Director - Mary Walker
Dramaturg - Jayel Versoza
Make-Up - Emily Carlson
The Band (with the possibility of real singing at times)
CREW (Specific crew roles will be assigned at rehearsal, but it is expected students work multiple crews throughout - we're trying to create well-rounded artists here)
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