• 2020 Student Director Showcase

    “Some Things Never Change”

    Friday, May 29th at 7:00


    The Showcase event was designed to educate Drama Club members on the creative and organizational processes involved in bringing a show to life on stage. The showcase is open to students from all grades.  Eighth-grade Drama Club members will submit proposals for a musical number or a scene from a play they would like to direct for the Showcase. Once their proposals are reviewed and approved, auditions will be held and the student-directors, under the guidance of the drama club advisors, will cast their production numbers. The student-directors will then stage their numbers and run their own rehearsals.

    • Numbers and scenes will be cast and directed by 8th-grade students, as well as Mrs. Sliman, Kat and Mr. Shaffer.

    • Each student is allowed to be a part of 2 or 3 numbers or scenes. 8th-graders will also close the show with their "goodbye" number.

    • Due to the time constraint, and in order to allow students to participate in other school activities, each number or scene will only have 2 rehearsals – one to learn the music and one to learn the blocking. It will be the actor’s responsibility to rehearse on their own.

      • Directors will also meet with Kat to discuss blocking/choreo/vision prior to their blocking rehearsal.

    • ALL PARTICIPANTS will be required to attend rehearsals on May 20, 26, and 28.

    • Please make sure you note on your proposal form/audition contract any conflicts you may have. That will help us arrange the rehearsal schedule so it works for everyone involved. Rehearsals will be held Mondays and Tuesdays from 4 to 7, and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30, beginning March 30. There will be no rehearsals on Concert days.

    • Participation is open to all grades, new and returning. Please share this information with anyone you think may want to give Drama Club a try!


    There will be an informational meeting for all students interested in auditioning from 4:00 to 5:00 on March 17, 2020.


    Audition information:

    • Auditions for the Showcase will be held March 23  and 24  after school. You will sign up for a 30 minute time slot.

    • All that’s required at the audition is for each student to sing 16-32 bars (about 60 seconds) of a song of your choosing and to read something small that we provide.

    • At least 1 member of a directing team will be required to be present for auditions in order to cast their piece.

    • There will be no piano player at auditions. Students are allowed to bring back up music in CD, YouTube or iPod form or just sing acappella.


    Director Proposals are due March 16th!

    You can submit your proposals online via this link.

    Once you’ve successfully submitted your proposal and it’s been approved, you will receive a permission form for both you and your parent/guardian to sign. Those are due no later than March 23rd.


    There will be a meeting for directors on March 17th after the info session, from 5:00 to 6:00.


    Please let Kat, Shaffer or Mrs. Sliman know if you have any questions.

Last Modified on March 5, 2020