Saturday, June 23, 2018

James and the Giant Peach Assistant Director Application!

I hope everyone is having an incredible summer and enjoying their time off - I've spent the first few weeks traveling all over the East Coast and, I kid you not, eating a ton of fresh peaches. :) Below is the Assistant Director Application for the Fall Musical - PDF version is posted on Facebook.  Please have everything submitted to me (Miss Struiksma) no later than July 25th, 2018 by 6pm.  Feel free to email me with questions and I will respond after the 4th of July.  Thank you!

Assistant Director
Description and Application Form

Once you have read and understood each section, please answer the closing question on a separate sheet and then initial where asked below - meaning you accept that responsibility and understand what it is asking.  Both the answer sheet and this full, completed application form must be sent back to Ms. Struiksma by July 25th, 2018 in order to be considered for the assistant directing spot. (Hint: Print, sign, scan, send ;) )

To be a successful, well-respected, valuable assistant director, you will need real directing or acting experience as well as leadership qualities. First and foremost, you must be assertive and firm yet tactful in your speech and judgment. To have tact means to have the following:

• A keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense; skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations calmly and efficiently
  • A keen sense of what is appropriate, tasteful, or aesthetically pleasing; taste; discrimination

The quality of tact is of utmost importance, yet it is a quality that can escape even the most level-headed person during times of stress.  Please describe in detail a time you have needed to use assertiveness with tact? 
Initials: __________


An assistant director can complete tasks in an efficient and orderly fashion. Also, you should be able to remedy problems and begin to block in cases where the director’s directions need repeating or scenes have not yet been worked on. This may require you to seek the help of the director—never hesitate to ask for this help. Please describe in detail your organizational skills/process.
Initials: __________


An assistant director can remain friends with peers and still garner their respect and trust when the time comes to take charge. The assistant director also assumes active responsibility for aiding the director in blocking and approaching any problems that may come up and offering honest and constructive opinions or criticism. The assistant director and the director should discuss any changes the assistant director proposes with an objective eye, but the director will ultimately have the last say.  What experience have you had with directing and/or blocking scenes and what is your directing style? Also, how would you/do you approach giving peers feedback? 
Initials: __________



General List of Responsibilities during Rehearsals

• Arrive a few minutes before the rehearsal is scheduled to begin.  Take roll at the start of rehearsals. Keep a log for each student absence and a list of PRE-excused absences. 
• During rehearsal, you should be on-book to give line cues.
• An assistant director should be present at every moment of every rehearsal unless otherwise specified by the director.
  • You should offer any notes or observations appropriate to the concept and direction of the show.
  • Be prepared to directing anywhere from 1-3 scenes or sections of the show.
  • After rehearsal, meet with the director to discuss any relevant concerns.

What do you feel like you can bring to this position that sets you apart from other candidates?  Why are you right for this part?
Initials: __________


The assistant director is pivotal in the success of the production. Thus, you must be present at every rehearsal unless otherwise informed by the director. If you feel that you do not or cannot uphold the expectations or that you will not be able to meet the requirements, you should strongly consider whether you should be applying for this position.  By signing below, you agree that you can and will meet at the requirements of the position.  

This contract/agreement is made between the director of James and the Giant Peach (Miss Struiksma) and  __________________ AND his/her parents or guardians. This personal contract should be signed by both the student and parent/guardian to signify agreement to the commitments required of participants.

Student Signature: 

___________________________________________________ 
Parent Signature: 

____________________________________________________
             


James and the Giant Peach 
Alta High School Theatre Department 
Assistant Director Application

Name: _________________________________

Cell Number: ____________________________

Email: _________________________________

Grade:______________________

Leadership Experience:





Acting Experience: (list production, role, and year)





Directing Experience: (list production and year)





Are you willing to read the play over the summer BEFORE your first meeting with Miss Struiksma if she sends you a copy? Yes No


Please list any conflicts dates between August 15th, 2018 and November 20th, 2018. 

James and the Giant Peach Artistic Team Applications!

I hope everyone is having an incredible summer and enjoying their time off - I've spent the first few weeks traveling all over the East Coast and, I kid you not, eating a ton of fresh peaches. :) Below are the forms for our Artistic Team Applications for the Fall Musical - PDF versions are posted on Facebook.  Please have everything submitted to me (Miss Struiksma) no later than August 1st by 6pm.  Feel free to email me with questions and I will respond after the 4th of July.  Thank you!

If you have a desire to be a part of the ARTISTIC DESIGN TEAM for 
James and the Giant Peach, here's your chance! 

Take a look at the application questions below, fill them out for the position you're interested in, and send them back to Miss Struiksma at linze.struiksma@canyonsdistrict.org by August 1st at 6pm! Those holding these positions will receive 2 complimentary tickets for their hard work and dedication, a shout-out in the program, and a lot of thank-yous from Miss Struiksma! I look forward to hearing from you, and please feel free to email me with questions! :)

BE SPECIFIC and DETAILED with answers if you’d like to be considered - an application that shows your dedication is an application that has detail. 

COSTUME DESIGNER 
Name:
Grade:
Email Address:
How have you been involved with Alta Theatre before (acting, tech-wise, etc)?  Be specific. 
What experience do you have with costume design? (Don’t hesitate to apply if this is minimal!)  What unique quality could you bring to this position? 
Why do you want to be a part of this show? 
Why do you feel you would be a good fit for this position?
Please describe in detail your organization style and process. 
With this position, you would be required to meet with Ms. Struiksma once before school starts, and then a few times during the first month of musical rehearsals to talk concept and progress - these meetings may also happen with the show’s Assistant Director. Additionally, you would have to do a certain amount of research about costuming for this show and hit certain deadlines of getting pieces together, including watching clips and the original film version. You would need to be able to make calls directly to rental places, parents, etc. and speak with adults as an Alta Theatre Representative. You need to plan an extra 1-2 hours of work a week outside of rehearsal time for fittings, picking up costumes, etc. Do you pledge to fulfill these tasks in an effective and timely manner?  

SET DESIGNER
Name:
Grade:
Email Address:
Have you been involved with Alta Theatre before, and if so, in what way?
What experience do you have with set design? (Don’t hesitate to apply if this is minimal!) What unique quality could you bring to this position? 
Why do you want to be a part of this show?
Please describe in detail your organization style and process. 
Why do you feel you would be a good fit for this position?
With this position, you would be required to meet with Ms. Struiksma once before school starts, and then a few times during the first month of musical rehearsals to talk concept and progress - these meetings may also happen with the show’s Assistant Director. Additionally, you would have to do a certain amount of research about set design for this show, including watching clips and the original film version, and hit certain deadlines of getting set pieces completed. You may need to be able to make calls directly to hardware or rental places, parents, etc. and speak with adults as an Alta Theatre Representative. You need to plan an extra 2-3 hours of work a week outside of rehearsal time for building, painting, teaching technicians to bring your ideas to life, problem solving, etc. Do you pledge to fulfill these tasks in an effective and timely manner?  
HAIR & MAKEUP DEISGN
Name:
Grade:
Email Address:
Have you been involved with Alta Theatre before, and if so, in what way?
What experience do you have with hair & makeup design? (Don’t hesitate to apply if this is minimal!) What unique quality could you bring to this position? 
Why do you want to be a part of this show? 
Why do you feel you would be a good fit for this position?
Please describe in detail your organization style and process.
With this position, you would be required to meet with Ms. Struiksma once before school starts, and then a few times during the second month of musical rehearsals to talk concept and progress - these meetings may also happen with the show’s Assistant Director. Additionally, you would have to do a certain amount of research about hair/makeup designs for this show, including watching clips and the original film version, and hit certain deadlines of getting drawing finished and presented. You may need to be able to make calls directly to stage makeup places, parents, etc. and speak with adults as an Alta Theatre Representative. You need to plan an extra 1-2 hours of work a week after school during the first three weeks of November to teach some techniques to actors and demonstrate ideas. You may need to be there for an hour and a half before each show performance to help with hair and makeup too. Do you pledge to fulfill these tasks in an effective and timely manner?  

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Name:
Grade:
Email Address:
Have you been involved with Alta Theatre before, and if so, in what way?
What experience do you have with lighting design? (Don’t hesitate to apply if this is minimal!) What unique quality could you bring to this position? 
Why do you want to be a part of this show? 
Why do you feel you would be a good fit for this position?
Please describe in detail your organization style and process.
With this position, you would be required to meet with Ms. Struiksma once before school starts, and then a few times during the first month of musical rehearsals to talk concept and progress - these meetings may also happen with the show’s Assistant Director. Additionally, you would have to do a certain amount of research about lighting design for this show, including watching clips and the original film version, and hit certain deadlines of getting lighting plots and set-up completed. You may need to be able to make calls directly to lighting or tech places, parents, etc. and speak with adults as an Alta Theatre Representative. You need to plan an extra 2-3 hours of work a week outside of rehearsal time during October/November for lighting cues, setting lights, adjusting colors, problem solving, etc. You also will be required to run lights for the show itself and rehearsals leading up to the performances, three weeks out. Do you pledge to fulfill these tasks in an effective and timely manner?  
SOUND DESIGNER
Name:
Grade:
Email Address:
Have you been involved with Alta Theatre before, and if so, in what way?
What experience do you have with sound design? (Don’t hesitate to apply if this is minimal!) What unique quality could you bring to this position? 
Why do you want to be a part of this show? 
Why do you feel you would be a good fit for this position?
Please describe in detail your organization style and process.
With this position, you would be required to meet with Ms. Struiksma a few times during the first month of musical rehearsals to talk concept and progress - these meetings may also happen with the show’s Assistant Director. Additionally, you would have to do a certain amount of research about sound design for this show, including watching clips and the original film version, and hit certain deadlines of getting sound effects chosen and mixed appropriately. You may need to be able to make calls directly to sound or rental places, parents, etc. and speak with adults as an Alta Theatre Representative. You need to plan an extra 1-2 hours of work a week outside of rehearsal time for setting cues, mixing sounds, problem solving, etc. You also will be required to run sound for the show itself and rehearsals leading up to the performances, three weeks out. Do you pledge to fulfill these tasks in an effective and timely manner?  



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Drama Club Presidency 2018-2019

Thanks to all who applied for Drama Club Presidency for the 2018-2019!

Here is the Drama Club Presidency list for the 2018-2019 school year:

President – Brooklyn Crosby
Vice President – Emma Apsley
Secretary – Abram Berry
Publicity/Activities – Sara Holbrook
Historian – Gracie Awerkamp
Financial /Fundraising Chair – Stephanie Triptow
Improv Chair – Isabelle Siebeneck
Tech Rep – Caroline Wolf
Sophomore Rep – Dylan Thomas   


Congrats to our new presidency! I ask that all members of the Alta Theatre Family support their peers in this decision.  If you wish for feedback, please see me after school and I'd be happy to speak with you.  For all new AND old presidency members, please meet in the Theatre Room at 2:30pm TUESDAY, May 15th to plan the upcoming banquet.  Thank you all and we love you (appropriately)! :) 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Performance-Based Classes 2018-2019

Congrats to all who have made it into our advanced classes for the 2018=2019 school year!  Please let Miss Struiksma know if you are not planning on doing on of these classes.  If you have any questions about the classes, please let her know.  Excited to have you all next year!

Theatre 3
Gwyn Fowler
Aurie Ackerman
Abram Berry
Lauren McHenry
Lucas Olsen
Sadie Delahunty
Tyler Frampton
Emma Egbert
Peighton Kimball
Kate Davis
Zoe Hohenshelt
Katie Drennen
Ryan Rider
Kirby Blading
Olivia Bradley
Sara Holbrook
Sophie Brown
Alyssa Larsen
Sydney Trauba
Maya Williams
Brittin Smith
Jordan Brown
Charlotte May
Jake Clifford

Theatre 4
Jordan Allred
Emma Apsley
Gracie Awerkamp
Lindsey Brown
Jaycee Chenoweth
Kenedy Connelly
Analisa Fenlaw
Ashleigh Irvine
Parker Sackewitz
Isabelle Siebeneck
Millie Wilkinson
Abbey Hardy
Stephanie Triptow
Brooklyn Crosby

Stage Tech
Kirby Balding
Sydnie Evans
Avery Webster
Caroline Wolf
Ashleigh Irvine
Isabelle Siebenck
Madyson Watson
Sadie Delahunty
Gracie Awerkamp
Drake Brady
Gracie Awerkamp
Enya Westergard
Emma Egbert
Erika Woods
Lucas Jessop

Drama Club 2018-2019 Parent Permission Form

Blogger is not allowing me to upload this as a document without deleting the entry.  Therefore, you can download it off of facebook OR copy and paste below into a word document and print.  Thanks!  - Miss Struiksma 


Drama Club/Theatre Council 2018-2019
Parent Permission Form


I hereby give my student ____________________________ permission to be a part of Alta Theatre Department’s Drama Club Presidency/Theatre Council for the 2018-2019 school year.  I understand that my student will be asked to help with 3-4 events outside of school per month including, but not limited to: Drama Club Activities, auditions/workshops, spirit nights, Back-to-School Night, Club Rush, club planning meetings, etc.  Students will also be required to attend a short retreat seminar over in August 2018 and come in on two days before school begins to help with last minute classroom/club needs and Hawk Fight School.  I understand that the below expectations are to be met by my student:

·        - Student must have an accumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
o   (they risk being removed if this becomes an issue)

·       - Student must have 3 recommendations from Alta teachers – at least two must be from core subjects (already given to me by your student’s teachers)

·       - Student must be enrolled in a theatre class for the 2018-2019 school year

·       - Student must have a 3.5 or higher in his/her theatre classes

·       - Students must fill out all of the necessary forms/questions in the packet in detail

·       - Students must be willing to put in extra hours outside of school hours next year and this upcoming summer

·        - Students will be either a Junior or Senior during the 2018-2019, for the majority of positions.  There will also be a spot for a sophomore representative. 

I will support my student through the year in their duties for Drama Club and by doing so, support the Alta Theatre Department. 


Printed Name:__________________________________________


Signature:_____________________________________________


Date:________________________________________________