File - The Woodlands High School Theater Department

TWHS Theater 2014-2015
Parent Meeting
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Introduction of Season
TWHS Theater Booster Club
Social Media/Website Information
Improv Troupe Information
Thespian Points/Meetings
Film Production Club
Tech Crews
Community Outreach
Speech/TFA State
Upcoming Events (NYC Trip)
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
Mary Ellen Bryant
Vice President
Christine Cherry
Vice President
Tausha Leilich
Debbie Reichert
Mary Fay Dumas
Event Coordinator
Diane Breaux
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
To Join Parent Remind 101
Text “@1053parent” to
To Join Email List
“[email protected]
With your preferred email
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
Get Involved
& More!
Social Media
• Facebook
– TWHS Theater, TWHS Improv
• Instagram & Twitter
– @TWHSTheater,
• 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
• 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
• 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
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
Department Hoodie
Improv Shirt Green
Improv Shirt Pink
Department Sweatpants
Improv Shirt Blue
Tech Shirt
Improv Shirt Yellow
Tech Beanie
Department Fleece
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
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!
Duet, HI, & DI
Suit Up!
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
–Sept 12 & 13
–9th Grade
• 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
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
•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
•Branch out to your friends as well.
•Power in numbers (NYC)!!

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