Middle School Drama Festival Results

The 2016 Middle School Drama Festival took place this past weekend.  To see how well your favorite school performed, click on THIS LINK

Awards Ceremony Online!

If you can’t join us here in Boston for the DramaFest Awards Ceremony, you can join from home!   Just click on the link below to access the fun on our YouTube channel.   https://goo.gl/DlimiJ

Middle School Festival Logo Chosen!

Congratulations to all the participants!


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Aoife Bergeron

Medway Middle School, Medway


Honorable Mention


Faith Marie Massoni FM Bromfield

The Bromfield School, Harvard

Honorable Mention


Sabrina SmithSS Rashi

The Rashi School, Dedham


Drama Festival Finals!

The schedule and ticket information for the METG High School Drama Festival Finals is now online. To see how you can purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

METG Semi Final Winners!

The winners of the METG Drama Festival Semi-Finals are now online.   CLICK HERE!

Massachusetts Theater Celebration! MARCH 12th

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

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