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Thomas Edison High School Theater. 2012-2013. Agenda. Mission Statement Staff Structure Production Meetings Lettering Season Announcement Plans for Future Meetings. MISSION STATEMENT.

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  • Mission Statement

  • Staff Structure

  • Production Meetings

  • Lettering

  • Season Announcement

  • Plans for Future Meetings

Mission statement

  • Thomas Edison High School Theater is the student-centered, student-governed after-school theater production company of Thomas Edison High School.

  • We seek to work collaboratively to improve our skills of performance and production while growing the greater artistic community of Thomas Edison High School.  

Staff structure

  • Now is the time for students to take active leadership in the governance of this body.

  • EXAMPLES of great student leadership already:

    • Skye Horton choreographing Smokey Joe’s Cafe

    • Adam Balvin taking major leadership in Smokey Joe’s Café lighting design.

    • Morgan Kuikka operating a very complicated lighting plan for Antigone.

    • Alyson Westerhaus facilitating much of the publicity for Charlotte’s Web

    • Oshana Reich establishing the framework for lettering criteria for T.E.H.S. Theater, and made some super cool certificates this afternoon.

Staff structure cont d

  • Mr. Athorn’s Responsibilities as Artistic Director

    • Choose plays that are appropriate for our students, our strengths and our restrictions.

    • Establish budgets and organize adult staff so that we can have successful productions.

    • Assist the student leadership, fill in holes where they may exist, and evaluate the performance of student leaders.

    • Seek opportunities for growth within the community—inside and outside of Edison.

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Staff structure, cont’d

  • Student Leader Responsibilities

    • Timely fulfillment of duties as described in job descriptions

    • Establish and defend a culture of accountability among student-artists.

    • Represent Thomas Edison High School Theater with pride to Edison classmates/peers, recruitment at community events and elementary or middle schools.

    • Serve as a board of student leadership—directing Mr. Athorn and other adults as to the desired direction of the program, especially in times of difficulty.

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  • It is the intention to have two different bodies of student leaders—the two bodies certainly may overlap.

  • First, a YEARLONG PRODUCTION STAFF that oversees the entire program.

  • Second, a student staff for each theater production.

Production meetings

  • In 2012-2013, we will have weekly production meetings for all of our shows.

    • Twofold purpose:

      • 1. An important teaching and learning time for students interested in all aspects of production and theater administration.

      • 2. A personal recognition of the need for accountability from the adult leadership about the production goals and schedule.

  • Weekly.

  • All individual play staff will attend weekly, all yearlong staff will attend monthly.

  • WHEN?

Production meetings1

  • Company-wide (cast and crew) commitment to STRIKE/POST-MORTEM. Helping with the clean-up associated with the previous production and reflecting on the successes/failures.

  • Will be a required date on the audition form for all participants.

Lettering requirements
Lettering Requirements

  • Oshana Reich has done a lot of great work to set some lettering criteria for Thomas Edison High School Theater, and creating a certificate.

  • IF you are going to get yourself a letter jacket…

    • I have “DRAMA” Letters that I will give out, but if you would prefer a blank “E”, then you will have to show the certificate to Mr. Ginther.

    • Then, you can get a bar for each show you do, along with the drama logo for the right arm of your jacket.

  • Oshana will be the administrator of the document that keeps all that information straight!

Thomas edison high school theater lettering requirements
Thomas Edison High School Theater Lettering Requirements

  • You receive a varsity theater for theater at Thomas Edison High School for the completion of a production…

Fall play

  • The fall play that we will perform at Thomas Edison High School in 2012-2013 is…

Romeo and juliet by william shakespeare
Romeo and Julietby williamshakespeare

AUDITIONS: October 10 and 11

PERFORMANCES: December 12-15

Performed as a festival with Northeast Middle School’s Fall Play. Two performances here, two performances at Northeast Middle School.


Winter musical
Winter Musical

  • So…what about the musical?

  • I’ll tell you.

  • The Winter Musical Is….

Little shop of horrors
Little Shop of Horrors

Auditions: December 18 and 19

Performances: March 7-9.

Strike/Post-Mortem: March 11

Spring play

  • The spring production will be an original play, written by a combination of community members and/or students and rehearsed in a workshop style.

  • The spring play will be directed by a guest director, to be named.

  • It’s time for there to be a Thomas Edison High School Theater production that is NOT directed by Mr. Athorn, and I think the spring play will be a great time for that.

  • AUDITIONS: March 18 and 19.

  • PERORMANCES: May 16-18 (into Art-a-Whirl).


Future planning

  • Let’s make a meeting or two for the summer, and decide how we are going to begin to structure the planning for next season beginning in the fall.

  • Or start some GoogleDocs? Facebook groups? How can we be a functioning communication body?

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Mr. Athorn at [email protected]