TWHS Theater 2014-2015 Parent Meeting Thursday, September 4, 2014 Agenda • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Introduction of Season TWHS Theater Booster Club Social Media/Website Information Improv Troupe Information Thespian Points/Meetings Film Production Club Tech Crews Community Outreach Apparel TTSF Speech/TFA State Upcoming Events (NYC Trip) Goals Website 2014-2015 TWHS Theater Season • The Odd Couple by Neil Simon: Oct. 9-11 – Concurrent productions of both the male and female versions – Boys: Oct. 9, 11 evening – Girls: Oct. 10, 11 matinee • Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler: Jan. • Auditions Oct. 20, Callbacks Oct. 22 • TWHS’ entry into the 2015 Tommy Tune Awards • UIL OAP: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck • The Twilight Zone Senior-Directed Shows Booster Club President Mary Ellen Bryant Vice President Fundraising Christine Cherry Vice President Merchandising Tausha Leilich Treasurer Debbie Reichert Secretary Mary Fay Dumas Event Coordinator Diane Breaux Concession Chairperson Lori Martinez Troupe 1053's Booster Club is made up of parent volunteers who are devoted to raising funds in order to promote our wonderful department… To Join Parent Remind 101 Text “@1053parent” to 936-755-5295 To Join Email List Email “[email protected] ” With your preferred email address Booster Club, cont. • Why join Booster Club? – Help out your children and support the arts! • Dues – $100; Membership and Decal • Booster v. Patron – Boosters are behind-the-scenes parent supporters; Patrons are financial supporters • Concession workers needed at the Pavilion! – Earn money for your student’s account! – Please email [email protected] • Sign-up table in the hallway for merchandise sale! How To Stay Informed TWHSTheater.com • • • • • Calendar Store Get Involved Parents & More! Social Media • Facebook – TWHS Theater, TWHS Improv • Instagram & Twitter – @TWHSTheater, @TWHSImprov • Email – [email protected] • Remind 101 – Text "@1053parent" to 936755-5295 Improv Troupe • The troupe consists of 12 students who perform hilarious games and skits inspired by shows like "Who's Line is it Anyway?" and "SNL" - completely for charity! • Last year the Troupe raised money for Broadway Cares, Highlander Hands Helping Hallie, the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, and the Will Herndon Fund! If you would like to suggest a charity please email us at [email protected] • Additionally, if you would like to schedule the Improv Troupe to perform at an event please contact Matthew Peters. • Next Show: September 26th at 7pm in the Auditorium What is a Thespian? • Not just an actor or an actress, but someone who loves the theater enough to dedicate their time to it. • Thespian = 10 points • Earn points by workdays, being in shows, volunteering at theater events, or even just partying with us! • More points = More epic rewards and cool happy fun things! (Like lettering and cords!) • Thespian Meetings: First Wednesday of Every Month (Except September- September 10th) Film Club • If you are interested in any aspect of film, (script writing, directing, acting, editing, etc.) our department encourages you to join our Film Production club! This club will meet monthly, the Thursday after a Thespian Meeting, to write and create new short films. If you're interested please contact Heather Limmer. • Next Meeting: September 11th at 3pm in Room 137 • Officer Interviews: September 18th at 3pm in Room 137 Community Outreach • JDRF Walk: November 8th • Haunted Trails: October 24th & 25th • Rob Fleming Park Holiday Activities: December 20th -21st • • • • Improv: Jingle Jam at the Pavilion: December 4th Charity Suggestions??? Know of any events that need entertainment? • Sponsor Suggestions??? • Odd Couple Program Add Space Available NOW Department Apparel Department Shirt $10.00 Department Hoodie $30.00 Improv Shirt Green $10.00 Improv Shirt Pink $10.00 Department Sweatpants $20.00 Improv Shirt Blue $10.00 Tech Shirt $10.00 Improv Shirt Yellow $10.00 Tech Beanie $10.00 Department Fleece $30.00 TTSF Each year, Texas Thespians holds a statewide festival from November 19th to the 23rd, open to any active Texas Thespian Troupe. Texas Thespian State Festival (TTSF) is filled with workshops, main stage performances, play marathons, college auditions, performance competitions, technical competitions, nationally acclaimed guest speakers, and the opportunity to meet Thespians from all over our great state who share our passion for theatre! What we need from you is a $100 deposit due to your theater teacher by September 15. This deposit guarantees that you will be attending TTSF with us. Additionally, you must sign-up to attend by September 12. Then we need an additional $350 by October 3. This money covers travel, dinner, and hotel expenses. Breakfast and lunch are available, but are not covered by the department. Hope to see you at TTSF! Speech Tournaments • • • • Duet, HI, & DI Suit Up! Points Upcoming Tournaments: – – – – – – Oct 24 & 25- Stratford HS Nov 7 & 8- Spring Woods HS Nov 14 & 15- Atascocita HS Dec 12 & 13- Jersey Village HS Jan 9 & 10- Magnolia HS Jan 30 & 31- Cinco Ranch HS • TWHS Speech Tournament: –Sept 12 & 13 –9th Grade Campus –NEED VOLUNTEER JUDGES!!! TFA STATE • Texas Forensics Association • March 5-7 • In El Paso • How to Qualify • Double and Triple Qualifiers Upcoming Events for the Fall Semester •Into The Woods Viewing Party- September 5th @6 in Auditorium •Freshman Party- September 6th . Meet @ 6:30 pm in the Auditorium before we go to Devin’s house •GW Carver/Memorial performance of Memphis- September 7. Meet @ 12:30 at the High School • TWHS Speech and Debate tournament- September 12-13 @ the 9th grade Campus. (After school Friday, all day Saturday) •Speech and Debate tournaments- October 24-25, November 7-8, November 14-15, December 12-13. •Improv Shows- September 26, October 17, November 14, December 5. •TTSF IE Auditions- October 15 •Progressive Dinner- October 18 •Into the Woods Auditions- October 20, Callbacks- October 23 •Trick or Treat So Tots Can Eat- October 31 •Thespian Festival (TTSF)- November 19-23 •Christmas Party- December 19 Highlights of the Spring Semester • UIL auditions- January 13, Callbacks- January 14 • Into The Woods performance- January 22-24 • Speech tournaments- January 9-10, January 3031 • TFA State- March 5-7 • Improv Shows- January 16, February 28, March 31, April 17, May 15 • Twilight Zone performances- May 9 • End of the year Banquet- May 23 NYC TRIP •Transportation to airport •2 flights depending on size of theater and Orchestra •30 people needed, only have 22 •All transportation- bus passes, subway passes, etc. included in cost. Will get when we arrive •5 shows- 3 on Broadway, 2 off •2 workshops, both 2 hours in length •Touring Chinatown, the Big Apple, and many more! •Hotel payments included in cost •AGAIN. WE NEED 30 PEOPLE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. GOALS •Watch your kid’s grades- no pass, no show. (We can only do so much at school). •Encourage your child to be involved in any way, shape, or form; this includes going to meetings and keeping updated on social media. •Support other branches of the theatre, like Improv and Film. •Branch out to your friends as well. •Power in numbers (NYC)!! WEBSITE!!!!! www.twhstheater.com THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!