PCS

Drama Club


Updates and information can be found on the bulletin board outside the office.

Listen to the announcements!





Join the Drama Club

with Mr. Verrill, Mr. Weber and Mrs. Killeen!

See Mrs. Killeen for the paperwork and permission slip


Next Meeting

Thursday, November 14th!!!!

3:00-4:00 in the Cafeteria

Make sure you have a signed permission slip!!!

Goals of Drama Club:

~ To teach skills associated with theater production and performance

~ To promote teamwork and cooperation

~ Do warm-ups, theater games, and improvisations

~Skill development in characterization, diction, line interpretation, physicalization, and presentation skills

~Integrate skills learned onto stage and rehearse a small production by the end of the year


In Drama Club, we will. . . .

~Practice presentation skills

~Become familiar with the parts of the stage and basic theater vocabulary

~Practice improvising and play some improv games

~Practice using non-verbal communication

~Work as a team

~Aim to put on a production

Dear Parents,


The Drama Club is pleased to announce that they are planning on putting on another exciting production at the beginning of April. Last school year’s production of “Hamlet, The Zombie Killer of Denmark” was a fun challenge that produced an entertaining show for both the students who participated and those who came to see the twisted Sheakespearan retelling.

This year, Mrs. Killeen, Mr. Verrill and Mr. Weber are teaming up to have Drama Club again. Mrs. Killeen, a fifth grade teacher at PCS, has been doing local theater for many years and is co-running the Drama Club for her 10th year. Mr. Verrill teaches Social Studies and has been involved with theater and improv for over 20 years and is excited to be co-running the Drama Club at PCS for his fourth year. Our music teacher, Mr. Weber, has added a lot to our drama program over the past two years.

Since this program is not funded by the district, there is a participation fee of $30.00 for anyone that wants to participate in Drama Club. The fee helps to cover the costs of scripts, costumes, sets and any other materials needed for production.

If you would like your child to participate, please fill out both sides of the following permission slip. Please attach a check for the amount of $30.00, made payable to WRSD. If you are unable to afford this fee, but would still like your child to participate in the production, please contact Mrs. Killeen or Mr. Verrill and we will discuss possible options.

We will meet on Thursday afternoons (and one tech week in April) from 3:00-4:00 in the Cafeteria. We would like to stress that if your daughter or son decides to participate in the production, they are expected to memorize their lines, attend ALL rehearsals, and attend both productions.

We are very eager to get started and are looking forward to this year’s production.

Sincerely,

Bethany Killeen

Heath Verrill

Michael Weber

Glossary

actor's line - words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his speech" words, speech. dialog, dialogue - the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction. aside - a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage.

cue- A theatrical cue is the trigger for an action to be carried out at a specific time. It is generally associated with theatre and the film industry. They can be necessary for a lighting change or effect, a sound effect, or some sort of stage or set movement/change.

run-through. a rehearsal, as of a dramatic or musical work or section, straight through from beginning to end.

Prop-formally known as (theatrical) property, is an object used on stage by actors during a performance.

Costume- clothing and the overall appearance of a character or performer. Please do not feel like you need to spend a lot of money. Be creative and see what you can make with what you have or can borrow.