We welcome all Thoreau students interested in participating in the school theatre productions. The only prerequisite to apply is a desire to contribute in our productions through exploration, creativity, and collaboration. Students will be consistently challenged and inspired to take risks, do their best, and develop as confident collaborators and creators.
All Thoreau students looking to audition for a production can find the show requirements, forms and details below
All Thoreau students looking to join the tech team for a production can find the requirements, forms and details below
Let's get started...Productions are divided into two areas, Acting and Tech.
In acting, a student's job is to fully represent the character they are playing. This applies to major roles and smaller parts, as all roles combine to create a successful production.
Actors prepare to audition for a role and must do research on a character and their personal traits and circumstances in order to portray the character as authentically as possible in a way that appeals to the audience.
Actors must memorize lines sometimes at great length. Actors rehearse their lines and performances with others on stage. They must follow a director’s directions and some actors may need to learn a new skill for a part like dancing, stage fighting, or horseback riding. An actor needs the skills of creativity, memorization, reading, and speaking. They should be persistent and have physical stamina.
In tech, a student's job is to fully create the environment and characters in a production and to convince their audience that the world is real by engaging them and drawing them into the story. This applies to major jobs and smaller jobs, as all jobs are combined to create a successful production.
Techs interpret the script and the director’s vision to create the physical world of the play They must do research on the history, the characters, etc in order to portray the play's world as authentically as possible in a way that appeals to the audience.
Tech jobs range from assistant director, scenic team, costume team, makeup team, stage management, props team, lights and sound team, and marketing.