2016 High School Drama Festival – Preliminary Round

Are you ready for some great plays?  Are you ready to meet a lot of new people?  Are you ready for lots of fun and excitement?  Well, join us on Saturday February 27th at one of our 14 preliminary sites near you.  To see the schedule, CLICK HERE

2016 Contest/Scholarship Audition Results

Thanks to all who made the day of auditions and presentations at St. John’s Prep a rousing success. We had more students take part in our activities than ever before and it was obvious that the amount of acting and design talent in our students promises an exciting 2016 Festival. Winners will be contacted by the contest/audition coordinators concerning their awards. Congratulations to all!

For a list of all winners CLICK HERE!

Fall Show Lineup

One of the favorite things about the METG programs for students is meeting so many fellow drama geeks from schools across the state.  Participants share a special bond after participating in any of the events together, and it’s so cool to keep in touch with the people you meet.  We love seeing this tradition continue.  We asked all of you on facebook and twitter what shows your schools are putting on this fall.  This is a perfect opportunity to support the friends you’ve made in the past!  Here are the shows you shared with us.  If yours isn’t listed here, send us a message at metg@metg.org!

“Treasure Island” – Framingham HS
Oct 23 & 24 @ 7:30PM
Contact: www.showtix4u.com

“Fools” – Waltham HS
Oct 29@ 3 PM
Oct 29-30 @ 7 PM
Contact: clairehiggins@walthampublicschools.org

“Fiddler on the Roof” Rockport High School
Oct 29 – 30th @ 7PM
Oct 31 – Nov 1 @ 2PM
Contact: dferazzi@rpk12.org

LEAR [Shakespeare’s KING LEAR with a female Lear, set in the Fashion Industry] – Brookline HS

Nov 4 [3:30 pm]

Nov 5-7 [7:30pm]

Tickets: Students: $5.00 / Adults: $10.00 [only students 8th grade and above please]
Contact: mastandreamary@gmail.com

“The Universal Language & Other Comedies” – Brimmer & May Upper School
Nov 12 – 14 @ 7PM
Contact: Bill Jacob, bjacob@brimmer.org

“Noises Off” – Billerica HS
Nov 12 – 14 @ 7:30 PM
Contact: syoniack@billericak12.com

“A Few Good Men” – Boston College HS
Nov 12 & 19 @ 4 PM
Nov 13, 14, 20 & 21 @ 7pm
Contact: jpetitbon@bchigh.edu

“Henry and Ramona” – The Rashi School (Dedham)
Nov 12 @ 1PM & 7PM
Nov 15 @ 1PM
Contact: bgoldberg@rashi.org

“Footloose” – Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
Nov 13, 14, 20 & 21 @ 7PM
Nov 22 @ 2PM
Contact: jfarwell@cpsd.us

“Once on this Island” – Sturgis Charter Public Schools East & West
November 13 & 14 @ 7 PM
November 14 & 15 @ 2 PM
Mashpee High School Auditorium
Tickets: $15.00
Contacts: Anna Botsford (abotsford@sturgischarterschool.org)
Diana Young (dyoung@sturgischarterschool.org)

“Fiddler on the Roof” – Bourne HS
Nov 13 & 14 @ 7 PM
Nov 15 @ 2 PM
Contact: bhsdrama@bourneps.org

“Hello, Dolly!” – Hingham HS
Nov 19 @ 7:30PM
Nov 20 & 21 @ 8PM
Contact: alevy-sisk@hinghamschools.org

“Blood Brothers” – Malden High School
Nov 19 – 21 at 7:30 PM
Contact: swalsh@maldenps.org

“On the Razzle” – Weston HS
Nov 19, 20 & 21 @ 7:30 PM
Contact: MiniganJ@weston.org

“Annie, Jr.” – Fuller MS (Framingham)
Nov 20 & 21 @ 7PM
Nov 21 @ 3PM
Contact: www.showtix4u.com

“Footloose” – Weymouth HS
Nov 20 & 21 @ 7PM
Nov 22 at 2PM
Contact: whtc@comcast.net

“Seussical, Jr.” – Winthrop MS/Arthur T. Cumming School”
Nov 20 & 21 @ 7PM
Nov 22 @ 2pm
at Winthrop High School
Contact: bdaley@winthrop.k12.ma.us

“Charlotte’s Webb” – Brimmer & May MS
Dec 3 @ 7PM
Dec 4 @ 5:30PM
Contact: Bill Jacob, bjacob@brimmer.org

“Les Miserables” – Bromfield School (Harvard)
Dec. 4 & 5 @ 7 PM
Dec. 6 @ 2 PM
Contact: mbrooks@psharvard.org

“Aladdin, Jr.” – Cameron MS (Framingham)
Dec 4 @ 7PM
Dec 5 @ 2PM & 7PM
Contact: www.showtix4u.com

“A Christmas Story: the Musical” – North Reading HS
Dec 4 & 11 @ 7:30 PM
Dec 5 & 12 @ 4 PM
Contact: masquers.weebly.com

“Rashomon” – Malden Catholic HS
Dec 5 @ 7:30 PM
Dec 6 @ 2:30 PM.
Contact: santoro243@gmail.com

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” – Lynn Classical HS
December 9, 10, & 11
Contact: Mark Ailshie ailshiem@lynnschools.org

“Honk, Jr.” – Holten Richmond MS (Danvers)
Dec 11 & 12 @ 7 PM
Dec 12 @ 1 PM
Contact: cherrybennett@danvers.org

“A Christmas Carol:The Musical” – Boston College HS
Dec 10 @ 4pm
Dec 11 & 12 @ 7pm
Contact: jpetitbon@bchigh.edu

“Godspell” -Walsh MS (Framingham)
Dec 18 & 19 @ 7PM
Dec 19@ 2PM
Contact: www.showtix4u.com

NEW Teacher Workshop!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead

There is an increasing focus in schools on the importance of developing ‘good citizens’ who ‘participate in democracy,’ but what does that mean? And how do we help students understand their place in a just society? This workshop offers Applied Theatre (including playmaking, playwriting, poetry in performance, and text work) to explore ideas of citizenship and democracy, social justice, and the conception of more equitable alternatives to our current social systems. Through Applied Theatre, students are encouraged to reconsider how they might choose to be ‘good citizens’ in contemporary society, and consider their role in shaping the world.

Workshop participants will participate in active, hands-on structures which can be used in middle and high school classrooms. Handouts detailing all workshop activities will be provided.

Workshop Leader: Bethany Nelson, PhD
Head of Undergraduate Theatre Education at Emerson College

Bethany Nelson teaches in the areas of theatre education, playmaking, and multicultural education at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has taught drama and theatre K-12 in urban, suburban, and rural settings, and her research interests are focused on using Applied Drama and Theatre for meeting best practice in multicultural education with at-risk urban youth. Research on the effects of in-role drama, process drama, and playmaking are published in Youth Theatre Journal, Drama Australia Journal, Drama Research: international journal of drama-in-education and Research in Drama Educational Journal. She is the winner of the 2012 ATHE/KCACTF Prize for Innovative Teaching.


PDPs are available. For application details, click on THIS LINK

Looking up at a New Season!

Welcome back for a school year filled with new theater activities.  Membership information can be located if you CLICK HERE

MET Musical Awards Nominations Broadcast

The MET Awards Nominations will be announced this evening in a LIVE broadcast on YouTube.  To watch the nominations as they happen CLICK HERE . If you miss the broadcast you can go to the same link and see a video of the webcast. Good Luck to all!

Middle School Drama Festival 2015

All the sites and performances for the 2015 Middle School Drama Festival are finally listed for you to see. Find out what your favorite school is performing and where. CLICK HERE

Spirit of Festival Video Contest Results

video contestResults for this year’s video contest are below. We’ve had the most entries ever and it was difficult to make a decision. However, the awards this year go to…

Winner:  Video 4  https://youtu.be/60ann9yj6NU

Ben Whatcott – Acton Boxborough Reg HS

Honorable mention:
Salena Deane – Brockton HS   Video 1 https://youtu.be/yvqFCvkljVY

Jennifer Preshong – Peabody Veterans Memorial HS    Video 6  https://youtu.be/wEsOVBJL9PU

Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest Winners

Thanks to all who participated. We had an amazing group of entries.

CLICK HERE for the list of winners!


State DramaFest Finalists Announced. Tickets On Sale!

The Finalists for the 2015 State Drama Festival have been chosen.  For ticket information and a look at which schools will perform, CLICK HERE