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

NEW Teacher Workshop!

Register for the METG Teacher Workshop! Teachers, guided by The Carroll School teacher, Shea Schatell, will learn learn to take your Improv Curriculum to the next level by participating in exciting and fun advanced theater activities. Learn how to create and release vocabulary development in improv scenes with new word games while heightening listening skills. Explore movement tools that help define story concepts, role playing, and improve focus and attention. Participate in warm-ups activities and games that release the imagination and instantly help shape the development of essential story elements; character, plot, and setting within the context of the moment. Participants will learn the best way to give clear, concise directions that assist in ensemble building and creative risk taking,critical and creative problem solving and thinking skills. In addition, how to improve language for improved side coaching will also be addressed.

Be ready to make connections with others, collaborate in fun and new ways and have a blast doing it! Activities are all hands on, so be prepared to play with your talents with other colleagues, discover new ones, and bring back a fresh new approach to your classroom Improv Curriculum.

Participants who did not take the Fall workshop ,”Yes, And” are welcome to attend. The only prerequisite is to come with an open heart and a willingness to play!

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

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

DramaFest Semi Finals!

The second round of the METG High School Drama Festival will take place on Saturday, March 14 at 7 sites across the state.  Check out the different sites, plays, schedules and the winners starting in the evening.  CLICK HERE

Directions to Westford Academy for State Finalists

Directions to Westford Academy for State Finalists

1:00PM Director’s Meeting- Sunday Mar. 15

Hosted by Westford Academy

Contact: Dennis Canty (dcanty@metg.org/978-320-0272)

GPS Address:

Westford Academy

30 Patten Road

Westford, MA 01886

**Westford Academy is primarily accessible via I-495 North/South**

From I-495 SOUTH:

Take the Boston Rd exit# 32, towards Rt. 225 – Westford. Keep right at ramp.

Merge onto Boston Road

At stop sign, turn left onto Main Street. Proceed on Main – it will turn into Forge Village Road.

Turn left on Patten, or continue and turn Left on Cold Spring Road. At the stop sign, (Patten Rd) enter the Westford Academy parking lot. Westford Academy is on the left.

From I-495 NORTH:

Take the Boston Rd exit # 32, Westford. At stop sign, turn left onto Boston Road.

At the next stop sign, turn left onto Main Street. Proceed on Main – it will turn into Forge Village Road.

Turn left on Patten, or continue and turn Left on Cold Spring Road. At the stop sign, (Patten Rd) enter the Westford Academy parking lot. Westford Academy is on the left.

Upon entering, please use the main entrance for the theater (covered entrance). Signs will direct you to the location of the meeting.

Massachusetts Theater Celebration

The Massachusetts Theatre Celebration sponsored by the METG takes place this Saturday at Weston H.S. in Weston.  Students from member 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.

To see this year’s schedule of events, Click Here

Directions to Danvers High School

Directions to Danvers High School – Meeting on March 1, 2015 for Directors going to Semifinals

Danvers High School Auditorium
60 Cabot Road
Danvers, MA 01923

Directions

From I-95 North: From 95 North, take Exit 49 to the Route 62 East, Danvers exit. Turn right at end of exit ramp onto Route 62 east. Stay on Route 62 east for 1.8 miles. Turn left at the light onto Locust Street (Route 35). Take your second right onto Chestnut Street (0.1 miles) and your second left onto Cabot Road (0.1) miles. Stay on Cabot Road for 0.7 miles. Danvers High School will be on your left. Do not take the first entrance into the school parking lot. Stay on Cabot Road until you come to the end of the school building. Take that left. There are parking lots to the right and left. The auditorium entrance faces Cabot Road. There is a large “Auditorium” sign over the door.

From I-95 South: From 95 South, take exit 50 (Route 1 South/Newbury St.) toward MA- 62/Danvers/Topsfield. After approximately 1 mile, exit Route 1 onto MA-62 E toward Danvers. Merge onto Old Maple Street, then on to MA-62 E on the right. Stay on Route 62 east for 2 miles. Turn left at the light onto Locust Street (Route 35). Take your second right onto Chestnut Street (0.1 miles) and your second left onto Cabot Road (0.1) miles. Stay on Cabot Road for 0.7 miles. Danvers High School will be on your left. Do not take the first entrance into the school parking lot. Stay on Cabot Road until you come to the end of the school building. Take that left. There are parking lots to the right and left. The auditorium entrance faces Cabot Road. There is a large “Auditorium” sign over the door.

From Route 128 North: Take Exit 22 (Route 62, Beverly/Middleton). Turn left onto Elliott St./MA-62 W. Almost immediately, turn right onto State Road. Stay left at the top of the hill. At the stop sign, go straight across onto Burley Street. Stay on Burley Street for 1 mile and turn left onto Cabot Road. The auditorium parking lot is immediately on your right. The auditorium entrance is the first door facing Cabot Road. There is a large “Auditorium” sign over the door.

From Route 128 South: Take Exit 21 (Conant Street/Industrial Park). Turn left onto Conant Street. Go 1⁄2 mile and turn right onto Burley Street (3rd right). Stay on Burley Street for 1 mile and turn left onto Cabot Road. The auditorium parking lot is immediately on your right. The auditorium entrance is the first door facing Cabot Road. There is a large “Auditorium” sign over the door.

From Route 495: Take Route 114 East. Follow Route 114 to the center of Middleton. Turn left at Exxon gas station onto Route 62 E. Follow Route 62 past Route 1 and I-95. Continue to follow Route 62 for 2 more miles. Turn left at the light onto Locust Street (Route 35). Take your second right onto Chestnut Street (0.1 miles) and your second left onto Cabot Road (0.1) miles. Stay on Cabot Road for 0.7 miles. Danvers High School will be on your left. Do not take the first entrance into the school parking lot. Stay on Cabot Road until you come to the end of the school building. Take that left. There are parking lots to the right and left. The auditorium entrance faces Cabot Road. There is a large “Auditorium” sign over the door.