DRAMA CLUB MEETINGSDrama club meetings start soon after school and are finished no later than 3:30. They are held on alternate Thursdays unless noted otherwise. Here are club and some other meeting dates for first semester:
- August 18 Drama Club
- August 24 Auditions for fall play
- August 25 Callbacks for fall play
- August 26 Game night (to be confirmed)
- September 1 Drama Club
- September 15 Drama Club
- September 29 Drama Club
- October 1 Picnic (to be confirmed)
- October 13 Drama Club
- October 22 Fall Ball (to be confirmed)
- October 27 Drama Club
- November 3-4 Fall Play
- November 10 Drama Club
- November 17 Pre-festival meeting
- November 18-19 AZ Thespian Festival
- December 8 Drama Club White Elephant
Arizona Thespian FestivalThe dates for festival this year are November 18-19. Click below for more information. To reserve your spot, I need a $20 deposit and a completed 2022-2023 Chapter Consent and Acceptance form. You can get the forms at Drama Club or from Ms. Bell in room 312. The cost was $120 for most people last year and should be similar this year, unless you are already an inducted Thespian or in my Stage Production class. Those people will get a discount. It includes your registration and transportation for two days of Festival. Unfortunately this year it WILL NOT cover your lunch on Saturday.
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.) Not available in 2020.
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.