MDI Drama Call Board

Rank One Information Needed ASAP!

posted Aug 16, 2017, 8:29 AM by Casey Rush   [ updated Aug 17, 2017, 3:36 AM ]

MDI Drama students and parents:

I cannot stress enough to you the need to take care of your student's eligibility obligations on the Rank One website BEFORE the first day of auditions on Wednesday, September 6th. This includes scheduling and completing a physical (freshmen and juniors, or if you have not done this in the past) and filing it with the school nurse. Students will NOT be allowed to audition or participate until this information is updated and complete. 

Likewise, tech or pit students will not be eligible to participate until these obligations are fulfilled. 

Please contact Athletic Director Bunky Dow at or 288-5011x3327 with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Casey Rush

Extra Curricular Meeting Canceled - Rank One Information

posted Aug 4, 2017, 5:13 AM by Casey Rush   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 7:57 AM ]

From Mary Corrow in the MDIHS Principal's Office: "The planned Extra Curricular Meeting scheduled for August 9th for students and their parents who were planning on participating in Sports, Music or Drama in the Fall Semester at MDI High School has been canceled because of the ongoing construction and construction issues at the High School. However, parents and students NEED to complete ALL the forms online before participation or tryouts!

"The Fall Sports Season will begin on Monday, August 14th and the Fall Theater Tech Work will begin on Tuesday August 15th with Musical Auditions being held in early September.

"All required forms must be filled out and submitted on You will need your student’s ID number to create an account with Rank One. Their ID number is their lunch number. If you don’t have the number, please call the office at 288-5011 or email for your student’s ID number. Note incoming 9th graders were sent their number in a separate mailing.

"If you need help filling out the forms, or to use one of the school’s computers to complete the forms, you can do so by calling the High School the week of August 7th through August 11th and you will get times that help and access will be available."

Co-curricular Meeting - Wednesday, August 9th - CANCELED

posted Aug 3, 2017, 7:35 AM by Casey Rush   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 5:07 AM ]

UPDATE: I just received word that the MDIHS co-curricular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 9th has been postponed due to on-campus construction. At this point, no makeup date has been set. Please pay attention to the information from the high school. I will update this post as soon as any information becomes available.

Students (and their parents) will still need to update information using the new RANK ONE program, which allows all forms and insurance information to be entered electronically before they will be allowed to participate or try out. Please contact Mr. Dow at with any questions.

MDIHS Fall Extracurricular Meeting

posted Jul 26, 2017, 11:45 AM by Casey Rush   [ updated Jul 23, 2018, 1:37 PM ]

The Fall 2018 MDI High School Extracurricular meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 8th at 6:00PM in the MDI High School Higgins-Demas Theater. This meeting is MANDATORY for ALL new students and their parents who plan to participate in the fall musical (acting, tech or pit orchestra). 

NOTE: all incoming freshmen, rising juniors and transfer students will need to complete a physical before tryouts.

All new students/parents will have a demo of the new RANK ONE Program. Information on physicals, MDIHS Extracurricular policy, behavioral expectations, and the difference between middle and high school extracurricular activities.

NOTE – No student can attend any tryout until the extra-curricular permission form is filled out, electronically signed, and the student’s insurance information is uploaded into the RANK ONE system.

You can find information about physicals for freshmen and juniors on this page of the MDI High School Website.

Any questions please contact Student Activities Director Bunky Dow at or Wendy Littlefield at or by calling 288-5011 extension 3352.

I will post more info as it becomes available.

State of Maine Official Recognition of MDI Drama's 2017 One Act State Championship

posted Jun 2, 2017, 2:01 PM by Casey Rush   [ updated Jun 2, 2017, 2:01 PM ]

MDI Drama Activity Letter and Bravo Awards Ceremony and Potluck Dinner - Wednesday, May 31st @ 6PM

posted May 30, 2017, 10:19 AM by Casey Rush   [ updated May 30, 2017, 10:26 AM ]

MDI Drama Alumni are invited to join us for the 2017 Bravo Awards Potluck and Ceremony in the cafeteria this Wednesday, May 31st at 6-8PM (and ice cream and cake later) as a thank you for your past work in the drama program.

MDI Drama Bravo Awards and Activity Letter Ceremony

posted May 28, 2017, 8:21 AM by Casey Rush

The MDI Drama Bravo Awards and Activity Letter Ceremony and potluck supper is scheduled from 6:00-8:00PM on Wednesday, May 31st in the Higgins-Demas Theater and MDIHS cafeteria. All students who were involved in this year's productions as actors, techs or pit orchestra members and their 
families are encouraged to attend.

Just as looking forward to the future of the program is integral to our growth, we should always look back to the origins that brought us to where we are today. To that end, as we approach our 50th production season, we cordially extend an invitation to any MDI Drama alumni who would like to attend this year's ceremony. 

Bravos Potluck Reminder

posted May 23, 2017, 3:56 AM by Casey Rush   [ updated May 23, 2017, 3:57 AM ]

Please remind your parents to sign up for the potluck for this year's Bravo Awards on Wednesday, May 31 at 6PM! And please be sure to attend!

To volunteer to bring a dish for the potluck, click the link below:

MDI Drama Spring Plays 2017

posted Apr 28, 2017, 9:09 AM by Casey Rush   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 9:10 AM ]

    MDI Drama presents two spring plays, "Eurydice," by Sarah Ruhl, and Ken Ludwig's "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery," starting this weekend at Mount Desert Island High School. Both plays will be performed during the next two weekends.

    "Eurydice" is a modern reinterpretation in one act of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus, told this time from the perspective of his wife Eurydice, played by Mary Paola. Dominic Marino plays Orpheus and Jacob Sanner plays the Father. The members of the chorus are Bonnie Snyder, Rosie Avila, Dezi Zaman and Zach Uliano. Irene Choi plays the Nasty Man/Child. "Eurydice" is directed by Frank Bachman.

    "Baskerville" is a comedic two-act quick-change play of the classic Sherlock Holmes' story, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and features 38 separate characters. Eric Graves plays Sherlock Holmes, who, assisted by Dr. John Watson, played by Ethan Leonard, tries to prevent the murder of Sir Henry Baskerville, played by Sammie Park, and discover the truth behind the legendary, brutal fiend said to haunt the moors of Devonshire. The remainder of the roles are played by Desmond Reifsnyder, Anna Redgate, Eli Price and Grace "Rawl" Blackett. "Baskerville" is directed by Chris Dougherty.

    "Eurydice" opens on Friday, May 5 at 7 pm, with additional performances on Sunday, May 7 at 2 pm and Saturday, May 13 at 7 pm.

    "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" opens on Saturday, May 6 at 7 pm., with additional performances on Friday, May 12 at 7 pm and Sunday, May 14 at 2 pm.

    Tickets are $8 (adults) and $5 (students and senior citizens) and will be available at the door.

2017 Spring Play Auditions

posted Mar 29, 2017, 6:13 AM by Casey Rush

Auditions for the 2017 Spring Plays will be Monday 4/3 and Tuesday 4/4. Click HERE to sign up to audition.  

Questions? Contact directors Chris Dougherty or Frank Bachman.  

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