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Cast List

posted Sep 26, 2017, 1:02 PM by Kiel Fredrickson

See the attached file! Congratulations to everyone!

How is September Almost Over?!

posted Sep 24, 2017, 12:39 PM by Kiel Fredrickson

It has been a busy couple of weeks here at Hunting Hills! Here are some updates on the program:

The Drama 10 class has been hard at work. From their static tableaux, they moved to dynamic tableaux, then graduated to planned improv. Over the past week, they've been researching theatre history for our Theatre Studies unit. This research has been synthesized into short scripts that they will be sharing with the class this week, and then it's on to Movement!

In Theatre Production, our class had a blast in the audition workshops! Students freely moved between the Music Room room, where they learned individual character songs for auditions, and the Drama Room room, where they engaged in scene and character studies. Students cut short monologues for themselves from the Addams Family script, and then used their monologues and songs in individual auditions. All of the students performed wonderfully; as we move into the call-back period, myself and Mr. Wheeler have some tough casting choices ahead of them!

Finally, we're into the swing of things with Technical Theatre. After two classes, we've introduced ourselves, run over the safety elements, and now we're going to hit the ground running! This week, we'll be pulling existing items for potential set and prop pieces, and get set on our first design tasks for costuming. It's sure to be an exciting few weeks as we begin to find those items we want for the show!

Last thing, just a reminder that there is a parent meeting on Monday, October 2nd for all parents of Theatre Production students. We'll give you the rundown on what's happening, what we need, and where we might be able to use a helping hand or two!

Until next time,

Mr. F

First Week!

posted Sep 1, 2017, 8:53 PM by Kiel Fredrickson   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 8:53 PM ]

Welcome Drama 10 and Theatre Production students and thank you for your focus for the first two days of class! I know it can be rough coming out of the summer, but I saw a lot of wonderful snippets in all of you over Thursday and Friday, and I am so excited to start working with you!

This week, our Drama 10 class began "Orientation to Drama 10," which will continue to run next week during the course of our focal script table read. We received our copies of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (and Mr. Fredrickson strongly hinted that you should put your script in a one-inch binder). If you need a binder and don't have one or have access to one, come see Mr. Fredrickson!

Theatre Production received the initial Welcome spiel from Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Fredrickson, and then had a crash course in vocals from Wheeler and an Artistic Direction presentation from Mr. Fredrickson. Students with last names A-H will be with Mr. Fredrickson in the Drama Room on Tuesday, and students with the last names I-Z will be in the Music Room with Mr. Wheeler. ALL students will be wearing loose-fitting clothes.

Have a fantastic long weekend!

Mr. Kiel Fredrickson

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