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Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer

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Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 05-06-2024 09:02
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I would suggest MAGIC THEATRE - rights are held by Dramatic Publishing. It was always a favorite of both my students & elementary students K-3. Though written for 7, you can easily split the roles - my entire advanced class would do it! Very flexible casting & rehearsals, with some "all" segments & some ...
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 03-28-2024 11:42
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I struggled at the beginning of my career with delegating responsibilities, wanting to be sure that all was perfect, which, of course, it never was. And I was only one person! So I became better at delegation as a few years went by, realizing that kids need to take responsibility and most importantly, ...
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 02-10-2024 15:06
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So much wonderful advice & methods here! The only one I would add is one I have used myself that works SUPER well for me & others I know. It's an app called Line Learner! There are a lot of apps, but this one really works for me. There are so many options: you can record the cue line (or the end ...
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 10-03-2023 16:00
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Your fall production Playbill or program is probably near the bottom of your to do list. But, the time is coming when you will be thinking about, maybe creating (if you haven’t delegated this to a student, which I would highly recommend!), and/or proofreading the program or Playbill for your fall production. ...
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 11-23-2022 06:00
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One of the practices that made the most impact in my career was one I learned at ITS on handling auditions and cast lists. So, I didn’t create this, but I used it religiously and successfully! I would have a small panel of audition adjudicators (me, a teacher, a senior student director, others for ...
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 06-15-2022 17:32
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As you move into a hopefully restorative and relaxing summer, I encourage you to do just that! Take care of yourself, fill yourself with family and friends, and I know you will be reading scripts! But when the time comes to start to think about school again, I will leave you with 2 quotes of encouragement ...
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 04-27-2022 17:34
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I always awarded points based on hours of excellent theatre work completed. 10 hours equal 1 point. ------------------------------ Jacquie Thompson-Mercer Retired, Bakersfield High School California Educational Theatre Association Emeritus Member, California Thespian Board Bakersfield, CA -------- ...
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 04-22-2022 11:20
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How about "21 Chump Street"? It's a fun Lin-Manual Miranda piece that runs about 15 minutes. Concord Theatricals. (You may want/need to do some background for the kids about "21 Jump Street"!) ------------------------------ Jacquie Thompson-Mercer Retired, Bakersfield High School California Educational ...
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 04-14-2022 14:02
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It made it! Yay! Peace,Jacquie
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 04-14-2022 11:22
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As you plan for your 2022-23 season, consider involving admin, teachers, and/or support staff in your shows when possible. Offer a small or cameo adult-age role to a school adult! The students will enjoy working with them and including them, and the adults will have eye-opening experiences. When we ...
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 02-12-2022 11:20
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I absolutely recommend inducting them! They have earned the honor, & they came to our country to have every experience! Not to mention that we ARE the International Thespian Society. They earned it - enjoy awarding them! ------------------------------ Jacquie Thompson-Mercer Retired, Bakersfield High ...
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 02-08-2022 12:07
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As I reflect back on my 40 wonderful years of teaching, I’d like to offer you a few observations (or reminders) that may help make your experiences even more wonderful! On those days in class or rehearsal when you feel like you don’t have time to do an opening warm up, DO A WARM UP! Those 10 minutes ...
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 03-13-2021 09:50
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I would love to see it, if that is still possible. Love Steve & his plays! ------------------------------ Jacquie Thompson-Mercer Retired, Bakersfield High School California Educational Theatre Association Emeritus Member, California Thespian Board Bakersfield, CA ------------------------- ...
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 03-13-2021 09:48
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Kern High School District does. (Bakersfield & surrounding area) We are a LARGE CA school district with 18+ high schools. Hope that helps! ------------------------------ Jacquie Thompson-Mercer Retired, Bakersfield High School California Educational Theatre Association Emeritus Member, California ...
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 02-16-2021 20:59
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May I please get details, too, Gai? I would live to attend! ------------------------------ Jacquie Thompson-Mercer California Educational Theatre Association ------------------------------
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 07-28-2020 14:56
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I would LOVE a copy please! Jgtlove@aol.com. Thank you! ------------------------------ Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer Bakersfield CA ------------------------------
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 10-05-2019 10:55
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The Bully Plays - Dramatic Publishing Company - has several short pieces that may work for you! Peace, Jacquie Thompson-Mercer CA Retired Theatre Educator
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 08-22-2019 11:41
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TRAP by Stephen Gregg "One Lane Bridge" by Stephen Gregg ------------------------------ Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer Bakersfield CA ------------------------------
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 09-04-2018 11:01
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I am seriously considering producing Stephen Gregg's new play TRAP. But,..... does anyone have suggestions on how to do the special effect of the glowing eyes at the end? Thank you. Peace, Jacquie Thompson-Mercer Bakersfield, CA
Posted By Jacquelyn Thompson-Mercer 07-11-2018 12:05
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Every time I did the show, I added an ensemble. Since nothing was changed in the script, I didn't feel that Tams needed to be involved. They were in the opening number, the baseball game, the "Home on the Range" scene, and Happiness for sure. I may have added onlookers to cross/listen/respond some other ...