NEW Teacher Workshop
Register for the METG Teacher Workshop! Participants, guided by The Carroll School teacher, Shea Schatell, will learn how to create an innovative Improvisation Curriculum for your classroom or stage, in this imaginative and stimulating hands-on workshop. Participants will participate in numerous theater games that combine non-verbal and verbal activities that lead to solid and complete scene building aimed to strengthen concentration, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Participants will learn the power of Yes And! and the joy of laughter as we work our way through a multitude of old and new style Improv that builds confidence and risk taking in your student in a respectful, supportive, classroom environment.
Find precious time to interact and network with other drama colleagues as we take breaks from activities to talk about the challenges in teaching Improv with today’s 21st century learners. Learn from your colleagues the tricks and tips that are used to address different learning styles and abilities, the building blocks for scope and sequence and how these pedagogical approaches reflect state standards.
Activities in this workshop can be adapted to work with all ages. Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and be ready to share their favorite theater game warm ups, keeping the activity under 10 minutes. So, come on out and have some fun, be inspired, and play in this user friendly, easily adaptable Improv activities for your classroom. With the “Yes, And!” mind set anything is possible.
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
Boston Theatre Celebration SATURDAY!
The Boston Theatre Celebration sponsored by the METG takes place this Saturday at Boston College H.S. on Morrisey Students from the Boston area schools will share their own work, participate in educational workshops, and receive awards for excellence. It’s our hope that in sharing their work, that they will create friendships that will connect our schools and provide them with a platform for future collaborations.
The METG extends an invitation to all our members to attend and support the students. ADMISSION IS FREE. It is going to be an exciting event, hopefully the beginning of a long tradition, and we would love to see you there!
The day’s schedule is below
10 AM – Match Charter H.S. – “The Epic of Sundiata”
11 AM – New Mission H.S. – “And…”
Noon – Lunch
12:45 – THEATER WORKSHOPS
1:45 – Community Charter School of Cambridge – “The Philadelphia”
2:45 – Boston College H.S. – “Clybourne Park”
4 PM – City Spotlights – “Looking Back While Moving Forwards”
5 PM – East Boston H.S. – “The Laramie Project”
7:15 – Awards and Farewell
2014 Middle School Drama Festival
All the sites and performances are finally listed for you to see. Find out what your favorite school is performing and where. CLICK HERE
METG DramaFest Winners
Congratulations to all the finalists who performed beautifully this weekend. And the winners are…..Joseph Case High School – “The Anatomy of Gray” , Westford Academy – “My Name is Asher Lev”, St. John’s Preparatory School – “bobrauschenbergamerica”. All State Company Awards will be posted soon.
METG State Festival Finals!
Tickets for the State Festival Finals at the Back Bay Events Center on March 27 – 29 are available online. To see the schedule and purchase yours, CLICK HERE
High School Festival Preliminary Round
The High School Festival Preliminary Round has been posted to the website. To see your favorite shows, just CLICK HERE
HS Festival Directors’ Conference
The mandatory Directors’ Conference for the high school festival is on January 25, 2014at Brockton High School. As we did last year, the Guild will offer director enrichment workshops in the morning preceding the annual festival meeting.
In an effort to continue to improve the festival experience for everyone, all directors are encouraged to participate in one of the offerings. Workshops are 90 minutes long. Registration will begin at 10:00 am with the workshops themselves beginning at 10:30. Arrive early to register for the workshop of your choice. Certificates will be available toward PDPs.
First time directors including student directors MUST attend the NEW DIRECTORS WORKSHOP.
Whether you plan to attend a workshop or not you are invited to join us for a collegial lunch (chinese buffet and drink for $8). It will be served immediately following the workshops at 12:15. The mandatory festival meeting will begin promptly at 1:30 PM.
METG must have an accurate number for lunch, so please register January 21 at noon to Event Coordinator, Bob Hogan:
RHogan1774@yahoo.com Download directions and a schedule of events by CLICKING HERE