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2020/2021 Membership Request for Information and Annual Meeting

The METG Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 24th from 7:00PM-9:00PM on Zoom.

A link to the Zoom login information has been emailed to all directors and members. If you would like to attend and did not receive the link, please send an email to metg@metg.org.

If you haven't already completed the 2020/2021 Membership RFI, please do so here. We will use the results from this RFI to confirm memberships following the Annual Meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact us at metg@metg.org

METG's Response to Current Events

METG Statement on Death of George Floyd & Resultant Uprising

In times of darkness and despair, we turn to the arts. Maybe it's a song that comforts you, or a book that reminds you of a gentler, softer time and place. Maybe it's the memory of a painting or sculpture that captures a moment in history. Or maybe it was sitting in a dark theater, listening to a stirring rendition of a song from your favorite musical or a monologue by your favorite actor.

Times are dark indeed. Like far too many before him, George Floyd died at the hands of hate. In the days that followed, we watched people come together to stand against systemic racism, to address white privilege, and to ensure that George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery, and all the lives cut short too short by racism and hate were not taken in vain.

The Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild stands in solidarity with everyone leading the way in this important fight.

Theater has always been a powerful tool to teach. To empower. To hold up a mirror to the world. The role of educators and artists in this fight is crucial. At times like these, we would be gathering in theaters and asking ourselves "what can we do to help?" And while we yearn to be together in these spaces, mobilizing towards the greater good, we're in the midst of a pandemic that keeps us apart while continuing to disproportionately impact communities of color.

We promise to teach our students to harness their feelings and find the power to express them in creative forms that capture the intensity of the moment. Miller’s The Crucible and Larson’s RENT read like a history book on revolution. Who will be the storytellers of today? Who will stand for justice? METG will stand with you.

We'll be together soon. And when that time comes, we'll turn our attention to telling powerful stories, asking difficult questions, and examining privilege. Theater and the arts will resume — in some way, shape, and form — and when they do, we'll use this powerful medium to change the world.

Until then: Read a play. Listen to music. Draw. Connect with people you love. Listen with compassion and empathy. Challenge the status quo. Stay informed. Stay safe. Stay strong.

Black Lives Matter.

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

Dover Sherborn Middle School
Newsies
December 5 at 6:30 pm, December 6 at 7:00 pm and December 7 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
www.ticketstage.com

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


January, 2020

Miles River Middle School
Matilda
January 16 and 17 at 7:00 pm and January 18 at 2:00 pm
www.hwfota.org

Salem High School
Sister Act
January 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm and January 19 at 2:00 pm
salemhighdrama@gmail.com

Milton High School
An Evening of One-Act Plays: The Women of Lockerbie / These Shining Lives
January 30, 31 and February 1 at 7:00 pm
www.mhstheatre.org

Lawrence High School
Jesus Christ Superstar
January 31 at 6:00 pm, February 1, 7 and 8 at 6:00 pm
Ellen.Singer@lawrence.k12.ma.us


February, 2020

Lawrence High School
Jesus Christ Superstar
January 31 at 6:00 pm, February 1, 7 and 8 at 6:00 pm
Ellen.Singer@lawrence.k12.ma.us

Newton South High School
Doubt, a Parable
February 6, 7, and 8 at 7:30 pm
southstage.org

Sturgis Charter Public School (East and West Campus)
Mother Courage and her Children; Dark Road
February 7 at 7:00 pm, February 8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and February 9 at 2:00 pm
dyoung@sturgischarterschool.org

The Fessenden School
One Act Festival
February 7 and 8 at 7:00 pm
www.fessenden.org/tickets

MARCH, 2020

Bishop Fenwick High School
Freaky Friday
March 12, 13, and 14 at 7:00 pm and March 15 at 2:00 pm
https://www.fenwick.org/student-opportunities/performing-arts/theatre

Hudson High School
Peter Pan
March 13 at 7:00 pm and March 14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and March 15 at 2:00 pm
Tickets

Newton South High School
Jesus Christ Superstar
March 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 pm
southstage.org

Ayer Shirley Regional High School
Pippin
March 20 at 7:00 pm, March 21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and March 22 at 2:00 pm
978-772-2545

Rockport Middle School
Disney's Frozen, Jr.
March 26, 27 and 28 at 7:00 pm and March 29 at 2:00 pm
kmccarthy@rpk12.org

Lawrence School
Disney Beauty and The Beast, Jr.
March 28 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and March 29 at 2:00 pm
vsantos@falmouth.k12.ma.us

APRIL, 2020

John Glenn Middle School - Bedford
Disney's Frozen, Jr.
April 1 at 4:00 pm, April 2 and 3 at 7:00 pm and April 4 at 4:00 pm
Showtix4U.com

West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School
Chicago
April 3 at 7:00 pm and April 4 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
508-894-1220

Woburn Memorial High School
Anything Goes
April 7 and 8 at 7:00 pm
http://www.wmhs.tix.com

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...

Dartmouth High School
We Will Rock You
April 30 at 7:00 pm, May 1 at 7:00, and May 2 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
(508) 971-2258

MAY, 2020

Mansfield High School
Disney's The Little Mermaid
May 7 and 8 at 7:00 pm and May 9 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Tickets will be available at the door.

The Fessenden School
James and the Giant Peach
May 8 and 9 at 7:00 pm
www.fessenden.org/tickets

Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School
Urinetown
May 8 at 7:00 pm, May 9 at 6:00 pm, May 15 at 7:00 pm and May 16 at 6:00 pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/essex-tech-drama-presents-urinetown-tickets-89770803891

Newton South High School
Hearts Like Fists
May 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm and May 16 at 2:00 pm
southstage.org

Rockport High School
Lord of the Flies
May 15 and 16 at 7:00 pm and May 17 at 2:00 pm
dferazzi@rpk12.org

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

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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