This Saturday we will be having a pancake fundraiser at the Applbee's at 8001 W. Bell Road. Tickets are $8 and available from drama club members. Breakfast is from 8-10 a.m. and the pancakes are all-you-can-eat! All proceeds go to support drama club.
Come see the upper level classes' one act plays. They are Wednesday and Thursday, November 7 and 8 in room 312 at 7 p.m.
On Wednesday will be the dark comedy, "Don't Fear the Read", directed by Hannah Hutchison. Tickets are $3.
On Thursday we have the drama, "Limbo", directed by Jordan Crooks, and the comedy, "Dinner with the MacGuffins", directed by Kiera Barstad. It's an extra bargain on Thursday because tickets are also $3.
Those of you looking for Thespian points should know that each one act you see earns you 1/4 of a point on your way to the 10 you need for inductions. We hope to see you there.
Our first meeting this year will be Thursday, August 16.
Drama club meetings are open to all students and usually held on alternate Thursdays right after school in room 312. They end at approximately 3:00-3:15. Drama club engages in social activities such as picnics, dances and movie nights. We also engage in community outreach. Please come check us out!
2018-19 DRAMA CLUB DATES
August 16, 30
September 13, 27
October 11, 25
November 8, 29
January 17, 31
February 14, 28
March 14, 28
April 11, 25 (Elections for new officers on the 25th)
INDUCTIONS April 9
DRAMA BANQUET May 4
Other important dates:
Fall Play, October 25-26
Spring Muisical, March 7-9
REMINDWant to get automatic reminders of club meetings and events? Text @dvdrama to 81010. Trouble using that number? Try texting to 646-606-3931 instead.For email reminders, go to www.remind.com/join/dvdrama.
Arizona Thespian FestivalPlan ahead! Each year on the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving (November 16 & 17 for 2018) the Arizona Thespians host a two-day festival for students interested in theatre arts. Registration will be approximately $131 for Thespians and $151 for Non-Thespians. This covers transportation, registration, one night at the hotel, and lunch on Saturday. You can earn 2 of the 10 points you need to be inducted as a Thespian simply by attending this festival! (updated 8/31/18.)There are workshops on acting, improv, tech theatre and much more. For more info, go to www.arizonathespians.com. The cost of this event is eligible for tax credit. If you wish to receive the tax credit, please submit the tax credit request form with your registration.
WHAT IS A THESPIAN?A Thespian is a member of the International Thespian Society. Any high school student who is involved in theatre, performance or tech, is eligible to earn points toward induction in this society. If you work at it, you may be able to earn enough points your freshman year!BECOMING A THESPIAN!How can I become a Thespian? Just follow these three easy steps!
1. Attend drama club meetings regularly
2. Work on crews or perform in after school productions, DV’s or community theatre.
3. Fill out a Thespian point sheet at the appropriate drama club meetings.
How do I earn Thespian points?
1. Work on a crew for a play. (Points determined by sponsor.)
2. Perform in an after-school DV or community production. (Points determined by sponsor.)
3. Attend a full-length play or musical and bring Ms. Bell the ticket or program. (One-half point)
4. Attend both days of Thespian Festival (Two points. You may NOT receive separate points for the shows you see there.)
5. Attend another type of festival. (Like the state One Act festival or leadership camp.)
6. Become a Drama Club Officer.
How will I know when I have become eligible to become a Thespian?
You will receive a notice from Ms. Bell once you have:
1. Accumulated 10 points on your Thespian point sheet.
2. Been verified as an active drama club member from the attendance sheets.
3. Been verified that you have earned points in at least TWO DIFFERENT AREAS. (For example: props, costumes, acting, lights, building, sound, publicity, usher, etc.)
Why would I want to become a Thespian?
1. You receive a discount on Festival registration.
2. You may receive discounts on plays/musicals at DV and other high schools.
3. It is an International Honor Society, which looks good on your college application.
4. You can receive awards such as Honor Thespian, with a medallion you can wear at graduation.
5. There will be some activities where only Thespians are invited, or Thespians get first dibs on openings.