Thanks to all who
applied for Drama Club Presidency for the 2017-2018!
Here is the Drama Club Presidency list for the 2017-2018 school year:
President – Heather Bodine
Vice President – Lyndsey Nelson
Secretary – Brooklyn Crosby
Publicity/Activities – McKenna
Historian – Addie Wray
Financial /Fundraising Chair –
Improv Chair – Jaren Sierer
Tech Rep – Hayden Phillips
Sophomore Rep – Sara Holbrook
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
Friday, May 12th to plan the upcoming banquet. Thank you all and
we love you (appropriately)! :)
Congrats to all who auditioned and/or applied for our performance-based classes this year! Here is a list of Theatre 3, Theatre 4, and Stage Tech for the 2017-2018 school year. If you would like to discuss anything with Miss Struiksma about this list, please do so before May 1st. Thank you! :)
A huge thank you to everyone who came out to audition for
the student-directed one-acts for Spring 2017! We had such great talent and
dedication - I hope you all continue to audition in the future! To all who are
in the final casts, please know there IS a meeting for ALL cast members of ALL
casts on Friday, April 14th from 2:30-2:45pm in the Theatre Room.
Please be present and prompt. Below are the final casts and directors -
specific parts and calendars will be distributed at that Friday afternoon
meeting. Thank you!
Alfonso - directed by Jezory Munoz and
Bloody Mary – Kylan Goodwin
Cindy and Julie -
directed by Bryce Jack
Half a Stick of Gum
- directed by Connor O' Hagan and Michaelann Acord
Connor O’ Hagan
I Never Saw Another
Butterfly - directed by Cassie White
Turning the Head -
directed by Cheyenne Uhler and Emma Smith
I wanted to say a huge congratulations to our seniors who have been chosen to direct a one-act! I want to take this moment to remind senior that their shows MUST be between 10-12 minutes. Knowing this, MANY of you need to make cuts. I expect those cuts to be completed and handed into to me by April 21st - NO exceptions. You will be expected to speak with your casts about concept and expectations, as well as provide a copy of the cut script for each cast member on the first day of rehearsals.
To those auditioning, please remember these auditions will take place on Tuesday, April 11th, starting at 2:45pm and will be cast that evening. You will need a one-minute monologue for these auditions, and if over time, may be cut off. Additionally, to prepare you may contact any of the seniors chosen to ask about their pieces. Thank you and can not wait to see auditions! :)
Stundet-Directed One-Acts 2017
Alfonso - directed by Jezory Munoz and Taylor Schwendiman
Bloody Mary - directed by Kylan Goodwin
Cindy and Julie - directed by Bryce Jack
Half a Stick of Gum - directed by Connor O' Hagan and Michaelann Acord
I Never Saw Another Butterfly - directed by Cassie White
Turning the Head - directed by Cheyenne Uhler and Emma Smith
Congrats to all directors! I'll see you on Tuesday RIGHT AFTER SCHOOL to chat before auditions. Please feel free to bring snacks to share and let's make this a worthwhile and fun experience. Auditions really are the best... :)
Thank you to all those auditioned for Backwords Broadway night! I appreciate the time and energy you put into preparing for your auditions. Here are those who we would like to perform on the evening of April 28th, 2017.
Kristen Fairbourn and Ben Houseman
Nate Roberson/Cheyenne Uhler (see Struiksma)
Abram Berry and Lauren McHenry
Thank you! We will have a short, "touch-base" meeting on Wednesday, April 12th, directly after school @2:30pm in the Theatre room. Thank you!
The Crucible notes from today's rehearsal are posted below in case anyone did not have access to Facebook. Thank you for your hard work! :) Also, shout-out to Cheyenne for separating it all out and typing it up so beautifully - you're sincerely an incredible AD!
The Crucible Notes – 2 February 2017
Act 1 Scene 1
How would you actually tell someone to get out?
When you tell Abagail to sit, why did you move the chair you sit in and not use it?
Make sure your body language matches your lines.
“Where is my wood” – throughout that entire section when you are yelling at Proctor, you are insulting him, NOT complaining, make sure it sounds like an insult.
Vary your tactics
In the end, (when Tituba is in the chair) your overlapping was good, but you can’t overlap so much that Tituba doesn’t even had time to answer.
Great posture!! Thank you!!
Looking at Parris when he exits is really nice.
When you say “I saw Indians smash my dear parents heads.” You are using your higher register and you can’t on that line. It needs to be lower and a bit more malicious.
After Kylan enters, your beats and switches need to be more clear (around “Oh john give me a word”)
Good reactions and staying in character! (:
“That frog jumped in there” that needs to be more of a realization.
Be even more comforting when Ann is talking about her “Dead babies” you started to, now just make it bigger.
Don’t move awkwardly around the chair with Addie, move with confidence.
Good looking at Hale’s books after he sets them on the dresser.
Looking after Parris when he leaves was really nice!
Make your beats when you’re alone with Michaelann more clear.
React more to Betty, when she freaks out.
You can’t leave until Giles is completely finished with his line. “No – no John, I think not. I have some few queer questions.” You have a line after that.
Slow down your lines, you are talking to fast.
Don’t stand in front of people
Don’t move awkwardly around the chair with Noah, move with confidence.
Slow down your lines a bit, we can’t understand you when you go fast.
Good looking at Hale’s books when he puts them on the dresser.
Isn’t Ann supposed to get Tituba?
Slow down your lines! (Especially “I fear it”)
Watch your body language, you have a tendency to straighten up and go back and forth between straight and old.
Don’t stand in the wing, we can see you.
Isn’t Ann supposed to get Tituba?
You can’t wear socks
You have to have diction when you’re screaming, we can’t understand you at all.
Everyone in that scene:
Males – Don’t open your legs so wide when you’re sitting, it isn’t time period
POSTURE – EVERYONE
If you are old, you HAVE TO SLOW YOUR LINES
DICTION AND PROJECTION
Act 1 Scene 2
“Raise her chin like a prince” that whole line was to strong.
Going to the stairs to leave was a great choice, thank you for making him make you stay
Be honest with double lines
Don’t use cry voice
You had a weird cross – you can’t sit before Kylan tells you too.
STOP TOUCHING YOUR NECK!
Beautiful word endowment
Nice reaction to “Rebecca’s Charged”
STOP CROSSING ARMS!
Make sure your lines with Mary aren’t to strong.
Are you trying? Where are you, and where are you not? Clear switches.
“What see you?” double line was great!!
Don’t yell too much
Good job with double lines today
“I follow the notion” needs to be to Cassie
Nice “Christian house”
More tactics needed
Variance on your lines
Why ask things!
Word endowment was better in the second half
Good reactions when you first come in
Start your line as soon as Kylan dismisses Kirby “Leave me Francis leave me”
Clarify “Man are you blind” with Struiks
Nice strength and fade with your body movements
Have honesty with double lines
Beats are nice in the first half
Act 2 Scene 1
Come further in before you start
Thank you for grabbing the lantern before leaving
You have to BITE your words when you go high
Good connection to Kylan
Have more tension
Good pushing her away
Have more tension
Act 2 Scene 2
Good pacing in the first part
Don’t anticipate people cutting you off
“Pray you sir” nice (:
Anytime you ask a question, you have to leave a beat for others to react
Know your cutoffs
Good job slowing down your lines!(:
Good change with “No sir”s they were nice
When you say “Mr. Proctor” to Abagail, you need to have more nervousness in your voice for that to make sense.
Genuinely add pauses
When Kylan grabs you don’t be too distracting
Go over the lines when the girls repeat you
Stand with convection and purpose
Keep reacting, but don’t be to shifty when you’re sitting on the bench
Know your cutoffs
More denying when you say you “didn’t see anyone naked”
Don’t be so bouncy when you walk in
Great walk away when accused of being wrong
Don’t squeak when you go high
Posture when you’re sitting
Have reactions when you’re sitting to “Goody Proctor always kept poppets”
Don’t be distracting when grabbing Emilee in the courtroom
Don’t yell so much
Need much more reaction when Danforth says “Her neck will break for it”
Practice repeating with Emilee and Nate
Repeat EXACTLY WHAT MARY SAYS
Better screaming picture thank you!!! (:
Good grabbing Emilee
Don’t use “cry voice”
I LITERALLY CANNOT WRITE DICTION ENOUGH TIMES!!!!!
Pacing – repeating section
KNOW YOUR CUTOFFS (DON’T ANTICIPATE THEM)
Pacing = SPEED UP NOT SLOW DOWN
More reactions to “God is dead” (Especially the Reverends)
Act 2 Scene 3
Projection and Diction
Let Abram grab your arms don’t put them out for him
Watch your body language
If you’re going to talk to the window do it confidently
If you stand on “No more” (to cut off Bryce and Jaren) make it purposeful and don’t awkwardly walk back to the stool
Good grabbing Cassie “Are you stone?”
Good tension with Bryce “Andover” section
Vary tactics (tender, loving)
Pacing when you’re on the bench with Kylan
“I have no learning for it” (:
Good tension with Nate “Andover” section
Pacing with Cassie when you’re on the bench
Don’t awkwardly walk slowly to the bench just sit down
More tactics throughout the “this is my name” section
Good slow lines
Good staying engaged
You have to rush after Proctor (don’t run)
“Proctor Proctor” needs to be different
Make Tituba and Sara’s exit bigger
KNOW YOUR ENTRANCES
If someone is supposed to cut you off just keep talking until they cut you off
Watch your body language when your arms are by your side (make sure you have tension in your body)
Guide Proctor to the bench to sign the paper
CUTOFF’S MUST BE REAL
When Kylan tears the paper everyone needs to react more it was too casual
Abram and Emma, good timing with exit
Proctor needs to exit quicker
Listen to people
Things that need to be clarified
Fix MA and Heather “beat Betty” moment
Fix Betty’s screaming moment
Fix right before Tituba enters and up to when she is sitting
Abrams entrance in the courtroom scene
“Chill and shadow” section right before girls start repeating Mary
Pick line when Kylan and MA look at each other when Elizabeth is in the courtroom