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JumpSTART (School-based Technical Assistance Response TEAM)

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Need help troubleshooting your lighting system? Need to learn how to mix sound on your sound board? Need to learn how to build some platforms? Need help with directing? Fundraising? Acting coaching?

The METG's JumpSTART program is for you!

JumpSTART (School-based Technical Assistance Response TEAM) is the METG's way of supporting your school's work in artistic/technical design and execution as well as organizational development. Fill out the survey below to let us know what your needs are, and we will schedule you a session with one of our experienced advisors. Whether you are working in 600-seat house or a 60-seat black box, whether your equipment is brand new or older than you are, we can help!

You can access the submission form here: Jump START Request Submission Form

We hope that you find this program helpful. If you know of individuals that may be interested in serving as an advisor for this program, please contact Dennis Canty at dcanty@metg.org

Member Show Lineup

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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. Going to see the friends you’ve made in their school’s production is a perfect opportunity to support the friends you’ve made in the past!

Directors of member shows, you can get your 2019-2020 shows posted here by filling out this form.

OCTOBER, 2019

Joseph Case High School
Mamma Mia!

October 10 at 7:30 pm, October 12 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm and October 13 at 2:00 pm
njeronimo@swanseaschools.org

Rockport High School
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
October 25 and 26 at 7:00 pm and October 27 at 2:00 pm
dferazzi@rpk12.org

Ipswich Middle School
Seussical the Musical Jr.
October 25 and 26 at 7:30 pm and October 27 at 2:00 pm
bpereira@ipsk12.net

Milton High School
The Addams Family
October 30 at 7:00 pm and November 2 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and November 3 at 2:00 pm
musical@mps.org

NOVEMBER, 2019

Brookline High School
Hamlet
November 6 and 3:30 pm and November 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30 pm
Mastandreamary@gmail.com

Dover-Sherborn High School
A Midsummer NIght's Dream
November 7 at 6:30 pm, November 8 at 7:00 pm, November 9 at 2:00 and 7:00
www.ticketstage.com

Rising Tide Charter Public School
Orange is the New Glass
November 7 and 8 at 6:00 pm
rgreenberg@risingtide.org

Norwell High School
subText
November 8 at 7:00 pm, November 9 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm
christopher.lacy@norwellschools.org

Hudson High School
The Importance of Being Ernest
November 8 and 9 at 7:00 pm
Kmckenzie@Hudson.k12.ma.us

Wakefield Memorial High School
Twelve Angry Men
November 14, 15, and 16 at 7:00 pm
Tickets available at the door

Canton High School
The Crucible
November 14, 15, and 16 at 7:00 pm
www.chsdramaclubtix.weebly.com

Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
Sister Act
November 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 7:00 pm and November 24 at 2:00 pm
vpa.cpsd.us

Mansfield High School
The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-time
November 15 and 16 at 7:00 pm
Tickets available at the door

Dedham High School
Our Town
November 15 and 16 at 7:00 pm
ewurman@dedham.k12.ma.us

Boston College High School
Catch Me if You Can
November 15, 21, and 22 at 7:00 pm and November 16 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm and November 23 at 2:00 pm
tinikane@bchigh.edu

Bishop Feehan High School
The Little Mermaid
November 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm and November 17 at 2:00 pm
bfhs.booktix.com

Gloucester High School
Antigone in Munich
November 21 and 22 at 7:00 pm and November 23 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
https://gloucesterhighdrama.bl...

Hanover High School
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
November 21 and 22 at 7:00 pm and November 23 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
mmcevoyduane@hanoverschools.org

Andover High School
Legally Blond
November 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 and November 24 at 2:00 pm.
www.andovertheatrearts.com

Chelmsford High School
Chicago
November 21 and 22 at 7:00 pm and November 23 at 7:30 pm
Robertsonc@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Winthrop High School
Anything Goes
November 21 and 22 at 7:00 pm and November 23 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
www.winthropdrama.com

Danvers High School
The Addams Family
November 22 and 23 at 7:00 pm and November 24 at 2:00 pm
kaylasmoulton@gmail.com

Scituate High School
1776
November 22 and 23 at 7:30 pm and November 24 at 1:00 pm
mmagio@scit.org

Weymouth High Theater Company
Matilda
November 22, 23, and 24 at 7:00 pm
whtc@comcast.net

Hudson High School
Mamma Mia
November 22 and 23 at 7:00 pm, November 24 at 2:00 pm and November 26 at 6:30 pm
Kmckenzie@Hudson.k12.ma.us

DECEMBER, 2019

Burncoat High School
Suite Surrender
December 5, 6, and 7 at 7:00 pm
KewleyA@worcesterschools.net

Burlington High School
Elf The Musical
December 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7:30 pm and December 15 at 2:00 pm
tickets@bpsk12.org

Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical High School
A Midsummer Night's Dream

December 6 at 7:00 pm and December 7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-production-a-midsummer-nights-dream-tickets-79838778937

BMC Durfee High School
Mamma Mia
December 6 and 7 at 7:00 pm and December 8 at 2:00 pm
lterry@fallriverschools.net

Dartmouth High School
Christmas Carol/A Charlie Brown Christmas Double Feature
December 6 at 7:00 pm and December 7 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
508.971.2258

North Reading High School
The Music Man
December 6 and 13 at 7:30 pm, December 7 and 14 at 4:00 pm
http://masquers.weebly.com/the...

Rockport Middle School
The Brothers Grimm Spectacularthon and 20 Guaranteed Ways to Get Detention
December 13 at 14 at 7:00 pm and December 15 at 2:00 pm
kmccarthy@rpk12.org

MARCH, 2020

Hudson High School
Peter Pan
March 13 at 7:00 pm and March 14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Kmckenzie@hudson.k12.ma.us

APRIL, 2020

Gloucester High School
Beauty and the Beast
April 9 and 10 at 7:00 pm and April 11 at 1:00 and 7:00 pm
https://gloucesterhighdrama.bl...


Directors of member shows, get your show posted here by filling out this form.

METG Alum Bo Burnham speaks about DramaFest on NPR

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Bo Burnham, 2008 St. John's Prep graduate recently spoke to NPR's Fresh Air host Terry Gross about his new movie, Eighth Grade and also about how the METG DramaFest impacted his life. To hear a clip from the show CLICK HERE! Courtesy of Fresh Air with Terry Gross (WHYY/NPR)

Weymouth High School Basks in Afterglow

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The Weymouth High School Theater Company recently won top honors at a state drama festival, but the thrill of victory has not been fully realized by Angela Puleio, a senior.

Malden H.S. performs as Lexus Grant recipient

This year's Lexus "World of Possible" Musical Improvement Grant recipient was Malden High School. The cast of Once on This Island performed "We Tell the Story" for the opening number at the Broadway In Boston season announcement gala.  To see a video of their performance, CLICK HERE

Winthrop High School Wins State DramaFest for 2nd Year.

The Winthrop High School Drama Society has certainly earned its applause, as they’ve come in first at the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) state finals for the second year in a row. Out of 14 schools, Winthrop took the lead, right alongside Sharon High School and Weymouth High School.

Melrose HS Brings "A Moment in Time" to DramaFest

The award winning Melrose High School Drama Club, along with its Director and Advisor, Timothy Daly, are pleased to announce that they will be performing the play, “A Moment in Time” at the 2018 Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Drama Festival or “Drama Fest.”

Hanover High School hosts a Preliminary Drama Festival

On Saturday, March 3, Hanover High School will play host the preliminary round of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Drama Festival, performing “A Day in the Garden,” an original script written by junior John Salvucci.

NEW! Lexus Musical Grant

A Unique Opportunity

Premise:   School theatre programs provide a home where students can feel accepted, valued, and part of something larger than themselves.  Given that the creative process of mounting a full scale musical is daunting, this program will endeavor to identify and support the improvement of fledgling musical theater programs in middle and high schools in Massachusetts. The Lexus World of Possible Improvement Grant is part of their pledge to better children’s lives—allowing them to pursue their dreams.

Purpose:   To search out and support promising, but struggling Massachusetts school musical theater programs that share the passion and enthusiasm of mounting a musical, but need financial backing to begin the process of improving both the technical and performance quality of their annual shows. This program should also ensure improvement to give these students the chance to be recognized for their achievements in theatre arts as part of the MET Awards Program.

Who is eligible to apply:   All members of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild who currently produce at least one musical production per year.

Amount of Award: Lexus Corporation has promised $5000 per year to award to one or two schools to improve their programs.

Process:

  1. Applicants will submit an application by February 1st
  2. Applicants will submit a letter of support from the school’s administration stating the programs strengths and weaknesses by February 1st
  3. The MET Grant Committee will review the applications and schedule an on-site visit hopefully during a production rehearsal or performance to determine the scope of the school’s existing theater program.
  4. The MET Grant Committee will choose finalists for the grant award that will be presented to LEXUS for the final approval.
  5. Winners will be notified in late May with the award presentation at the MET awards in June.

New Teacher Workshop!

DEVISING THEATRE IN THE DRAMA CLASSROOM:

Young Actors Write the Score

In this intensive workshop, we will explore how to create a piece of theatrical work with students that begins without a script and without a predetermined concept. We will focus on methods of engendering collaboration, bravery, and vulnerability in the classroom, and will look at ways of leading students to take their immediate ideas and then dig deeper, experiment more, and think way way outside the box.

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