The Spring Play

 More detailed information about classes can be found under Site Classes.

Auditions

Auditions will be held at the school office..

It may take up to 72 hours to post the cast list.

All interested students will have a part as an actor or techie if I know by September 8th that they are participating.

Once you have auditioned, we ask that you please consult the instructor prior to making any changes to your appearance including (but not limited to): hair length/color/style, piercings, or any kind of change that may be seen on stage as this may change costuming requirements or mean that you are no longer suited to the role in which you have been cast.

Dates

  • Mondays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm; Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; other times as needed.

 

  • Monday, November 13, 2017 3 pm – 4:30 pm; January 8 from 6:30 – 9 pm and continuing through performance.

  • Ends with two performances, tentatively scheduled for Thursday/Friday, March 8 & 9, 2018

  • Monday nights November to early March plus Saturday mornings from mid-January to mid-March. A specific list of dates and times will be available in the school office in early September.

Parents should expect lengthy rehearsals during the week before and the week of tech week. Tech week is not for actors to memorize lines; tech weeks is for the tech crew to develop proficiency.

A specific list of dates and times will be available in the school office in early November.

Locations

Nov - Dec School Facility
Jan - March Varies between NCS, storage units, and performance venue

 

Fees

  • $15 registration fee
  • $40 tuition fee
  • Each actor will be given a list for a makeup kit based upon the role played.  This is to preserve sanitary conditions and promote student health.  
  • Actors will be asked to buy appropriate shoes for their role.
  • Students and Adults who do not return their script will be charged the cost of a new script plus shipping.

Dress Code

Acting Students

Students should wear clothing that allows them to move freely and to get messy (for some modules). NO shorts. NO sleeveless shirts. NO flipflops. Also, boys must wear long pants to all rehearsals; girls must wear long pants or long skirts at all rehearsals.

We often produce period plays which requires longer skirts and pants during rehearsals so that the student is able to easily adjust to the costume they are later given.  We require our technical students to wear long pants in order to avoid backstage injuries such as cuts and scrapes and to cover as much skin as possible so they may be hidden from view.

All shirts must be long enough to cover the tops of pants/skirts when the student’s arms are fully extended above the head as dictated by the school dress code.

Students should wear clothing that allows them to move freely and to get messy (for some modules).  No shorts. No sleeveless shirts. No flip-flops.  

Also, boys must wear long pants to all rehearsals; girls must wear long pants or a long skirt (as decided by the instructor depending on their costume in the performance) at all rehearsals.  

All shirts must be long enough to cover the tops of pants/skirts when the student's arms are fully extended above the head.

If the student has long hair, it should be pulled back in a hair tie/scrunchy/bobby pins/etc. unless otherwise directed by the instructor. For this class, long hair will be defined as long enough that it can be pulled back into a hair tie OR bangs long enough to reach the tip of the student's nose.

Technical Theatre Students

  • Students should be dressed in long black slacks or jeans, a black shirt, black socks, and black close-toed shoes at rehearsals and performances. Pants must have pockets. No color other than black may be visible on clothing or shoes.  Black tape can be used to temporarily alter shoes if necessary. Black shirts with logos may be turned inside out as long as no color other than black shows when turned inside out.
  • NO shorts; No sleeveless shirts. NO flipflops. Students should wear clothing that allows them to move freely and to get messy (for some modules). All shirts must be long enough to cover the tops of pants when the student’s arms are fully extended above the head.
  • No rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, or jewelry of any kind or dangling accessory may be worn without instructor permission. This is to ensure the safety of the student and everyone else participating in the production.
  • Long hair must be pulled back in a black hair tie/black scrunchy/bobby pins/etc unless granted permission by the instructor.
    • Long hair for this class is defined as hair long enough that it can be held by a hair tie of some sort ORbangs that can reach the tip of the nose.
  • Any nail polish worn must be black, grey, or close to the student's skin color.
  • Dress code policies for this class that conflict with religious beliefs may be discussed with instructor for exemption.  Any such conflicts must be discussed with instructor by the second week of class.

Homework

Students must be willing to spend time outside of class throughout December and early January memorizing their scripts with the expectation that the script will be memorized no later than January 15th. Class time is not the time to memorize the script.

Memorization is done at home. Class time is for working on blocking, movement, acting, etc. Students will be expected to memorize not only their own lines, but most lines in any scene in which they perform.

Students may also be asked to do some homework, namely research, in addition to memorizing lines in preparation for their role or position.

Who Can Participate?

This play is open to NCS students, and non-NCS students, who are in grades 6-12, as well as to adults. In particular, we really want to develop a well-functioning stage crew and tech crew.

Registration

If you would like to participate, contact the school office by phone or email.  More details on registration will be added to this page shortly.  In the mean time, it is highly recommended that you contact the school office directly to register.

 

You can find out more about the spring play as a class

by downloading the Site Class Course Descriptions 2015-2016 PDF.