Information regarding the SRDS Fall 2009 production, written by Michael Frayn.
Congratulations to Jeff Virchow, our set designer, for his recent "Achievement in Set Design" nomination from the Montclair State University High School Theatre Awards!
Additional congratulations to our technical crew for their recent "Outstanding Technical Crew" nomination from the Montclair State University High School Theatre Awards!
(The awards ceremony is May 21, 2010.)
With love, to our cast and stage managers...
Tis the night now of openin’, and all through the scenes,
(in order of appearance)
Dotty Otley ... Shay Frey
Lloyd Dallas ... Georges Roc
Garry Lejeune ... Zach Frey
Brooke Ashton ... Brittany Singer
Poppy Norton-Taylor ... Delaney Moro
Frederick Fellowes ... Chris Carillo
Belinda Blair ... Regan Moro
Tim Allgood ... Jason Steckler
Selsdon Mowbray ... Brandon Cudequest
Amanda Steckler ... Stage Manager
Lauren Gorab ... Assistant Stage Manager
Matt Guzman ... Assistant Technical Director
Issey Blatt ... Assistant to the Stage Managers
Josh Cohen ... Lighting / Sound Operator
Jeremy Tchack ... Lighting / Sound Operator
Carly Orris ... Costume Mistress
Jake Pressman ... Props Master
Zak Timmons ... Run Crew / Construction Crew
Ricky Oliver ... Run Crew / Construction Crew
Patrick Killian ... Run Crew / Construction Crew
Phil Sitver ... Run Crew / Construction Crew
Matt Skeete ... Construction Crew / Usher
Michael Rodriguez ... Construction Crew / Usher
Maddy Tchack ... Construction Crew / Usher
If you have a conflict with a key date (see the column to the left), you must note it on your audition contract. If you have a rehearsal conflict, I must know about it within 24 hours of the relevant rehearsal schedule being posted. If you do not tell me about the conflict within that 24 hour time period, your absence WILL be considered unexcused (please see below). If you are absent from school, please e-mail me in the morning to let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Unexcused Absence Policy
If you have three or more unexcused absences, your part will be recast. Three latenesses add up to one absence.
A rehearsal begins when all actors called are present. If the final actor arrives late, then their arrival time is considered to be the start of rehearsal, and we will continue to work for the full time allotted. (For example, if six actors are called for a two hour rehearsal starting at 3:30PM, and the five actors are present at 3:30 but the sixth arrives at 3:49, then rehearsal will go until 5:49 instead of until 5:30, as originally planned.)
Tech Crew Policies
1. If your name is not on the tech crew list, you are not allowed to work on either the backstage or the construction crew at any time. Period.
2. You may never work without Jeff Virchow, the show’s technical director, present.
3. If your name is on the list, here’s what to do:
a. At the beginning of the week, go down to the PAC and mark which free periods (study halls or open commons) you plan to come down
for that week. (This way, Jeff can make sure he’s there when you
b. See your advisor to get a pass for that covers all the periods you will
be in the PAC for that week.*
c. The first time you come down that week, bring the pass and give it to
d. Work away!
e. At the end of each week, Jeff will report to Mrs. Virchow how much
time you put in so we can keep track.
4. Each member of Construction Crew must put in a minimum of 5 hours
on the set (or 8 total class periods). This is in addition to ushering on Friday and Saturday for the performances (November 7-8).
5. Each member of the Backstage Crew must put in a minimum of 2 hours on the set (or 3 total class periods). This is in addition to your time during tech week (November 7-14).
* Seniors do not need a pass, unless the advisor specifically requests it. However, seniors still must be on the tech list to work.
Left: The Director, hard at work.
Above: The Technical Director, also hard at work?
Noises Off is described as "the funniest farce ever written," and it is often thought of as an actor's dream come true or worst nightmare, depending on who you're talking to. Under the directorial guidance of Lloyd Dallas (and with the assistance of an emotional stage manager and exhausted handyman), six actors attempt a touring production of a badly written and even more poorly executed British farce entitled Nothing's On. The three acts of Noises Off offer a behind-the-scenes look at local theatre productions as the audience first watches a dress rehearsal, then an actual performance--from backstage, and then the closing night. When done correctly, Noises Off is a hysterical tour-de-force--so we intend to do it justice!