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Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 05-07-2024 14:43
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My experience with Concord is that they are pretty quick; I've never gotten a no. The only issue is if a professional production is happening close by - then they usually get preference to have you not compete with them. I think the six weeks is just a standard email, but I usually hear within a week ...
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 05-03-2024 16:09
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I took a group of students to watch, not perform, twice. We stayed 10 days, saw two shows a day, and stayed at a hostel up near the castle. Fabulous time. Well worth it. The Fringe site has information about stage spaces - everything from store fronts to graveyards, with prices, etc.. Keep it simple. ...
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 04-30-2024 09:06
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We bought a baseball cap version from Amazon for 10 dollars
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 04-23-2024 05:52
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Costume and makeup storage is essential. I have a small closet in my classroom, which doubles as a greenroom, where I keep costumes for current shows and a storage shed for everything else. You need more storage than you think. A prop closet. Places for flats and furniture. Beware architects putting ...
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 04-11-2024 10:21
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39 Steps is a great choice. I did it with 18 actors, so you can do it with however many you have. The sets are minimal, on purpose - with just a few things needed. We did the train with some basic benches and a lot of choreography; the fence was two people holding a long stick, etc...That is part of ...
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 03-10-2024 07:04
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I also work at a small independent school. Currently have 20 to 25 actors participating and somewhere between 5 and 12 tech kids. I have a separate tech director. We do three shows a year. Fall and spring open to all, grades 7 to 12. Winter is just for grades 7 to 9. When I started out I often designated ...
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 03-07-2024 07:02
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Personally, I love Working, a compilation of characters, great songs and the possibility of multiple roles for as many performers as you have. Sent from my iPad
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 02-20-2024 05:35
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Try Ten November by Steven Dietz. Mostly acting with a chorus interspersed throughout.
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 02-20-2024 05:34
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-Private school here, grades 7-12 with about 200 students total in the school. Coincidentally, I attended a public school of the same size.
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 02-17-2024 12:54
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Almost all our older sets were created with muslin flats. I’ll dig up old pictures and scan them for you. Personally, I love their versatility and lightweight structures. I wont be back to school until Tuesday, so I will get them then. Sent from my iPad
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 02-10-2024 18:16
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In my theatre classes in college we were told the origin was Freytag used to describe the well made play, not Greek theatre.
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 12-27-2023 07:02
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Does your school have an ASCAP license to cover band and chorus? Sometimes that covers you as well.
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 12-24-2023 10:50
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When we did the play we were lucky that a local lumber yard donated blue packing material in four by eight sheets, about the width of luan sheets. We couldn’t build a real pool because the space was multi use. We just lay in on the ground and lit it properly to use as a pool. Worked like a charm and ...
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 12-04-2023 10:20
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I found this list to be so important in negotiating about use in the theatre space and in educating new heads of school about our history. Often, the sports programs have trophies to display - and this is what I have! I think all theatre teachers should keep a running document to help show their worth ...
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 11-29-2023 14:34
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It is awfully overwhelming. My school doesn't do a lot of musicals, but I've been here over thirty years and we have done 3-4 plays per year. In the early years, it was mostly girls and mostly plays from 9-14 characters. In the last ten years, I've done a lot of ensemble pieces that let us expand the ...
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 11-29-2023 06:57
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I would try The Diviners by Jim Leonard. My kids loved that one! Sent from my iPad
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 11-29-2023 06:56
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When I started, i used to love devouring the Concord Theatricals and Dramatists Play Service Catalogues, circling likely candidates, then ordering some when I had the budget. The online catalogues are a little less friendly when doing this, but you can still peruse a bunch there. Stage Agent lets you ...
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 11-28-2023 06:19
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I personally love The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard. Sent from my iPad
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 11-02-2023 05:29
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Oh, me too! I want to do this show next fall!
Posted By Elisabeth Ledwell 10-21-2023 06:32
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We did it with a face down actor, the knife placed between the upstage arm and chest. Luckily in our scene there was a moment when the actor knifes the other in the back and helps him down to the ground. With the right staging in a proscenium set up it looks real.