Boston Theater Celebration
The Boston Theatre Celebration is a one-day, non-competitive opportunity for 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.
Open to city high schools – both public and private. Each school will create a theatrical presentation under 40 minutes in length that may include a one-act play, individual scenes and monologues, songs, or improv sketches. Each school will be provided with a common set of set pieces: 2 doorways, 4 chairs, 1 square table, and 4 cubes. What you and your students do with those limited means will be a window into your creativity and innovation. There will be no charge to participating schools this year.
Each performance will receive a live, on-stage feedback session with METG adjudicators chosen from a pool of working theatre professionals and educators in Boston. Adjudicators will recognize outstanding students, and students will collaborate to create tributes and celebrations of each other’s work. Throughout the day, students will have structured opportunities to meet and make new friends with other students.
If you are a theatre teacher or a teacher supporting a theatre program in a Boston high school, METG can provide support and logistics to make sure that this is a positive experience for you and your students. You know them best, you know your schools best, and you know what you need. Let us know!
METG will provide support in any of the following ways:
• Free METG membership for new city member schools. A free year of Guild activities for your students!
• Mentor educators for technical and artistic advice and feedback for those schools that may have the desire to participate, but do not have the experience.
• Production-in-a-Box: digital templates for important materials (calendars, flyers, permission slips) as well as helpful “how-tos” addressing everything from auditions to dress rehearsals
• Teaching artists to help provide artistic and technical support as directors, assistant directors, or technical directors
When: June 2018
Where: Boston College High School
Contact: Adrian Hernandez – firstname.lastname@example.org or Alex Johnson – email@example.com
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Art and Culture.