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Hello! Vice-President Isabel here! I am happy to say that our fall show, Sense and Sensibility is coming along great! Everybody is putting a lot of love and hard work into this production.
A group of our thespians recently went on a trip to the Old Globe Theater in San Diego to see Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing for their AP Literature class. We had a great time and got to bond as a troupe!
International Thes. Fest. Look Out!!
The following thespians received Superior Rankings in the following areas at State Thespian Festival:
Catalina Lauridsen- Costume Construction (Romeo and Juliet)
Kaci Koelker- Costume Construction (Romeo and Juliet)
Erick Gutierrez- Monologue (Taming of the Shrew & The Last Fall)
Rebekah Gallentine- Monologue (As You Like It & Ivanov)
Brooke Loomis- Solo Musical (I Love Play Rehearsal)
Isabel Ollerton- Solo Musical (I Speak Six Languages)
Our Thespian Society has some rules... Also, you might be wondering how the point system works and other boring things like that. So here is the run down!
Troupe # 8328
Affiliated with ITA
Play writing can be very interesting as writers take into account the actors, stage, and context of their stories. Here is some information on Playwriting 101 part one:
Types of plays
10 minute plays:
Ten minute plays are usually one scene and no more than ten pages long. These are typically submitted for contests and competitions. It is not just a skit or a gag it is a full length play with a beginning middle and end in ten minutes.
One-Acts can range from fifteen minutes to an hour or more. They are usually full length plays that are not long enough to be considered a whole evening. The typical one act is about half an hour and has one main conflict. If you are writing a one act you want to keep setting and props a simple as possible because they are usually performed with other one acts making coordination difficult.
Full Length Plays:
Also called full evening plays, they range from 70-80 minutes or longer. However, it is rare for a play to be longer than two hours. While full length opens the possibility to probe and designs it is still good to keep your writing practical.
These can range anywhere from ten minutes (though it is impractical) to a span of two hours. When writing these you must also keep in mind the music and lyrics of the characters dialogue.
Here is a link to Playwriting 101 for more aspects to playwriting.