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Mark Zortman

PA Chapter Director,
Pennsylvania Chapter of EdTA

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PA Chapter Director,
Pennsylvania Chapter of EdTA
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Posted By Mark Zortman 09-02-2022 13:54
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EdTA is looking train more people to serve as show adjudicators. With the expansion of adjudicating going beyond just scoring to select shows to be on the main stage at the International Thespian Festival, we are looking for more trained adjudicators to help in the process for troupes that are looking ...
Posted By Mark Zortman 08-16-2022 15:53
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If you have significant theatre experience, objective evaluation skills, and good writing skills we want you to be trained to adjudicate plays and musicals for Festival and for feedback/scoring to Troupe Directors. Our adjudicators provide a great service to Thespians and Directors. Adjudicating is ...
Posted By Mark Zortman 01-15-2021 13:32
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I have a friend I am posting for... So I ordered the one-act version of Don Zolidis' 10 Ways to Survive Life in Quarantine last week (1/4).  We paid for the virtual cast script, 2 performances, and the video archival rights.  However, we underestimated how many kids would audition and be interested.  ...
Posted By Mark Zortman 07-14-2020 00:11
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NFHS Performing Arts Aerosol Study https://www.nfhs.org/media/4029952/preliminary-testing-report-7-13-20.pdf ------------------------------ Mark Zortman PA Chapter Director York PA chapterdirector@pathespians.org ------------------------------
Posted By Mark Zortman 07-13-2020 20:49
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The MTEA Covid webinar a couple of weeks ago was a very good event and at the time they talked about planning for this. It looks like this webinar is also open to the public. ------------------------------ Mark Zortman PA Chapter Director York PA chapterdirector@pathespians.org --------- ...
Posted By Mark Zortman 06-12-2020 10:06
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On Wednesday night, the Musical Theatre Educator's Alliance held a webinar on 'Musical Theatre Education in COVID Times'. ('MTEA is an alliance of educators, coaches, and consultants committed to raising the standards on musical theatre training'. Members appear to be mostly college musical theater professors). ...
Posted By Mark Zortman 05-27-2020 16:23
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Actors' Equity Announces 4 Guiding Principles for Reopening Theatres https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/05/26/actors-equity-announces-4-guiding-principles-for-reopening-theatres/?fbclid=IwAR3gPOptodEIW5PEWULO9dwAq_yDk_9imFcfTeQIx_D1CDDPrZJtBqoLCno ------------------------------ Mark Zortman PA ...
Posted By Mark Zortman 05-11-2020 10:49
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Just released by the Event Safety Alliance... The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide For Event Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5aec979d3e2d09db8bcad475/t/5eb86f694a67d30048528163/1589145456606/2020-05-11+Event+Safety+Alliance+Reopening+Guide.pdf ...
Posted By Mark Zortman 05-10-2020 10:21
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This is the link to the whole 2 1/2 hour conversation hosted by The National Association of Teachers of Singing, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Chorus America, Barbershop Harmony Society, and Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFl3GsVzj6Q
Posted By Mark Zortman 07-07-2018 09:51
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I know for my area of the country, we simply don't have the option of hiring someone who actually has technical theatre training. We haven't even gotten to the pay discussion with our administration - it's a mute point because those people simply aren't around. I can't think of a school in my area that ...
Posted By Mark Zortman 08-31-2016 10:59
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If interested, this is the form that I use for play auditions. For musical auditions, we vary it based on our process to just 2 categories (vocal and dance). Depending on the show, I have a casting committee, so there are multiple people involved with the scoring. Each casting committee member inputs ...
Posted By Mark Zortman 08-31-2016 10:58
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Posted By Mark Zortman 05-17-2016 07:18
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I have done TWELVE ANGRY JURORS multiple times and every time I have done it in the round. I don't think you really have to do anything special with this piece. There are very few blocking problems. I actually think it would be much more problematic to do in a proscenium approach. It works very well ...
Posted By Mark Zortman 05-01-2016 09:30
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The link works if you take off the comma at the end. Thanks, Act well your part; there all honor lies, Mark Zortman, PA State Chapter Director http://www.pathespians.org -- CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE This email message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) ...
Posted By Mark Zortman 04-07-2016 12:17
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A couple of shows that worked for me when I was blessed to have this kind of actor.... CRAZY FOR YOU, THE MUSIC MAN, CURTAINS, ADDAMS FAMILY (Gomez), DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Freddy) and ME AND MY GIRL. ------------------------------ Mark Zortman PA Chapter Director York PA
Posted By Mark Zortman 01-05-2016 08:09
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We use Schoology. ------------------------------ Mark Zortman PA Chapter Director York PA
Posted By Mark Zortman 11-10-2015 07:20
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I decided to jump in and try rechargeable batteries. I got the NiMH batteries (9 volt) and recharging stations, and was all set to go for rehearsal last night..... :( As it turns out, (I have Shure lav mics) the battery is just that much bigger than a regular battery and they don't really fit in ...
Posted By Mark Zortman 09-22-2015 08:34
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We did the show a number of years ago. I can't claim credit for this - the director of the show came up with a great way to deal with this. We had the pickets mounted on 2 nails (one on top and one on the bottom - or a rod through the picket). One side was dirty and the other was 'whitewashed'. The boys ...
Posted By Mark Zortman 09-13-2015 17:10
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Has anyone done THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM SPELLING BEE and added an ensemble for some numbers? I don't know if it is possible, looking at it briefly it looks like it might be possible. I thought it would be easiest to ask if anyone has already done that. ------------------------------ Mark Zortman ...
Posted By Mark Zortman 09-13-2015 09:35
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I hesitate to reply to this thread, since I don't have any expert degree or knowledge, but I can say that what we did worked for us. We had a brand new stage floor - nicely polished (of course!). I was not allowed to paint the floor black, so we put down 4x8 sheets of 1/8 inch masonite. I didn't want ...