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

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MET Musical Awards

Tickets for the MET Musical Awards Ceremony at the Cutler Majestic Theater on June 9th in Boston are on sale! Click HERE to order your tickets online.

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 Semi Finals!

The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival continues its 2014 season with 46 schools at the Semi Final Level at 7 sites across the state.  To see where your favorite school is located or to check out the shows at your site, 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    2013 logo coloredsmall

Give the Gift of Theatre

Dear METG Friends,

Whether you are a student, alumus/alumna, teacher, or family member who participated in the METG, you are a part of something very special. At this moment, thousands of students are preparing for this year’s events, which will impact their lives for years to come. They will strive to achieve their personal best, interact with peers from other schools, and develop skills that will help them to succeed in life.

Please consider making a contribution HERE to the METG Annual Fund this school year. It is an opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of thousands of students.

 Festival is a time of collaboration, mutual enjoyment, and good fellowship. For more than 80 years, it has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of students. Today, the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild goes far beyond festival, providing knowledge and experience to help schools begin, build, and sustain excellent performing arts programs. We break down the barriers to participation by reaching out to underserved schools with initial funding. We also provide needs-based and merit-based scholarships, fundraising advice, Master Classes in a variety of disciplines, student and teacher workshops, and multiple contests in which individual students can participate.

 Every year we are expanding to offer new programs. Last year, in a unique partnership with Broadway in Boston, we launched the MET Musical Awards, which offers both middle and high schools a season-long opportunity for participating students and teachers to benefit from the educational expertise that is vital to improving their program. The program culminated in June with an awards ceremony that recognized student excellence across several performance, design, and production categories.

 This season in June, in cooperation with the Boston Public Schools, the METG is hosting the Boston Theater Celebration, a one-day, non-competitive opportunity for city students to share work, receive feedback, and forge connections with students in other schools that can lead to collaboration and support for years to come.

 On behalf of all the METG students and teachers, I thank you for considering making a tax-deductible gift of any size to support our efforts. CLICK HERE to show your support of the METG with an online donation. 

Sincerely,

Michael McGarty, Executive Director METG

PS: Below, please read how METG programs enriched the lives of participating families. 

DSCF0694For us, METG is about igniting passion, focus and dedication in young people. METG provides an essential  platform. A platform that inspires kids, ignites creativity,  and compels them to focus, and  collaborate in order to stage something wonderful that they can be proud of personally and as schools. It provides them a safe community to express and explore. 

Regardless of whether they end up in fine arts or choose another vocation, METG provides essential elements for their future. I’ve personally seen it work in the lives of our two daughters, and value what it has meant for them, our family and the thousands of kids that have been a part of and involved with METG through the years.
-Kelley & Tim Kounadis, Parents
Framingham High School

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Theater allows our children to become many things – the characters they play, leaders, mentors, and fine young adults.  The lessons learned on the stage, in rehearsal and from  the other actors, crew and people involved in their shows help them mature and grow.  They would not become the people they are without this experience.  How does one put a price on that?
-Chris Diorio, Parent
St. John’s Preparatory School

Scholarship/Contest Winners Announced

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 2012 Festival. Winners will be contacted by the contest/audition coordinators concerning their awards. Congratulations to all!

For a list of all winners CLICK HERE!