• Check your email regarding midterm conflicts. I need a response by Tuesday.  -- JM

    JOE'S UPPERCLASSMEN CLASS - bring fully crafted IA's with all materials needed.
    JOE'S FRESHMEN CLASS - refine and raise the stakes per gruop as discussed in class.

    The first of the THEATER HISTORY presentations are happening on January 31st!
    Presenters and Mentors, keep sharpening and developing your materials.
    By now you should be well on your way. End strong!

    PE     Written Assignments for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Marking Periods
    Students will complete two written assignments during each Quarter. Submit assignment via email. Any questions contact Mrs. Kinlan at or
    MP 2: due January 3rd and January 24th         
    MP 3: due February 21st, and April 10th        
    MP 4: due May 8th and June 12th
    Assignment 2:  Second Marking Period Due January 24th
    Find a fitness or sport related article. Read the article and write a summary of the article; including the title of the article, a summary, and opinion on the article. Summary should be at least 300 words.
    Assignment 1: Third Marking Period Due February 21st 
    Find a fitness or sport related article. Read the article and write a summary of the article; including the title of the article, a summary, and opinion on the article. Summary should be at least 300 words.

    Read this 4-minute article on the importance of a first impression.



    Tuesday, 1/21 & Thursday, 1/23
    Sheila: VMs - physical warm-up in D128/129
    Paul: APs - vocal warm-up in D111

    Sheila: APs - physical warm-up in D128/129
    Alison: VMs - vocal warm-up in D111 (THEORY THURSDAY!)

    Alison: Freshmen in D111
    Joe’s Class on stage
    Paul’s Class in D128/129

    Wednesday, 1/22 & Friday, 1/24
    Alison: VMs- Vocal warm-up in D128/129
    Paul: APs- Vocal warm-up in D128/129

    Alison: VM juniors & seniors: Begin Practical Parts I & II in D111
    Paul: APs + VM freshmen & sophomores- Physical warm-up in D128/129

    Joe: Freshmen (11)- D128
    Laura: Sophomores (15)- Stage
    Alison: VM Jrs/Srs (13)- D111
    Paul: AP Jrs/Srs (6)- D129

    To freshmen from Alison:
    Assignments & Reminders
    HOMEWORK (due Tuesday, 1/21): Finish analyzing the cutting process of “Watch What Happens,” then prepare the pages of the cut as if you were going to give them to an accompanist to put into a binder. Use the guidelines in the chapter and this slideshow. Everyone must hand it in (with your name on the top), but you can explain the cutting process with your partner/group if you wish.
    To VM juniors & seniors from Alison: 
    Refer back to the shared slideshow "MUSICAL THEATER COMPOSERS PROJECT" for guidelines and requirements. I have also shared a google slideshow called "MUSICAL ANALYSIS FOR COMPOSERS PROJECT," which can give you ideas for how to approach teaching us about your composers' music. Check your "Shared with me" folder for additional resources, such as sheet music. I have already added research resources since our class on Thursday, 1/2.
    TO ALL FROM ALISON: Theory Thursday practice here--
    You are responsible for notes on the days you miss class.
    An antidote to the Les Mis effect
    Read this one-minute article on gesturing relative to language. 

    Current class-Seniors bring in your college monologues for the day we get back from break.
    All-Print out the lyrics to your song.
    Highlight 4-8 lines.
    List all meanings and what those meanings represent to you.
    Prepare to play with that text next class.
    Sophomores- choose two (2) plays with monologues suitable to you (something you can be cast in now).
    Send me an mp3 of your chosen song
                                             "The hardest part of listening is keeping your mouth shut"
    Do not wait until the next class to see me if you have questions about your work. If you are unprepared because you waited until class for clarification you will receive a failing grade for that day.
    Essence work 
     Continue your essence work. Choose various people in your life. Keep practicing.
    Try to feel the essence of someone close to you. You need to be in their presence when you do this.
    Do not let them know about this assignment until after the work is done. Otherwise, their energy will be different.
    Can you describe it? Write down what you are feeling when you do this. What sense do you get from this person?
    Do this objectively-without relationship status or judgment of past or present conflict or positive feelings about this individual.
    Grip Top Sock and Amidst The Mists

    Give me the gift of a grip-top sock, /A clip drape shipshape tip-top sock. /Not your spin slick slapstick slipshod stock, /But a plastic, elastic grip-top sock./None of your fantastic slack swap slop/From a slapdash flash cash haberdash shop./Not a knick-knack knit lock knock-kneed /knickerbocker sock/With a mock-shot blob-mottled trick-ticker top clock./Not a super sheet seersucker rucksack sock,/Not a spot-speckled frog-freckled cheap sheik's sock/Off a hodge-podge moss-blotched scotch-botched block./Nothing slipshod drip drop flip flop or glip-glop/Tip me to a tip-top grip top sock.

    NOTE: Hyphens vs. bold words: When we are taking turns saying each word in plank position, note that the bold words are one word, but the hyphenated words will be broken up into two. For example, if Alison was next to Paul and it was her turn to speak, she would say "grip-" and Paul would say "top" because grip-top is hyphenated. However, if Alison was next to Paul and it was her turn, she would say "shipshape" and Paul's next word would be "tip." They would NOT say "ship" and "shape," because shipshape is one word. 
     Amidst The Mists

    Amidst the mists and coldest frosts,
    with stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,
    he thrusts his fists against the posts
    and still insists he sees the ghosts.

    Oh what a to-do to die today at a minute or two to two 
    A thing distinctly hard to say yet harder still to do 
    For they'll beat a tattoo at twenty to two
    With a rattatta tattatta tattatta too
    And the dragon will come when he hears the drum 
    At a minute or two 'til to today 
    At a minute or two to two.

    NO FOOD OR DRINK (except water) is allowed in any of our spaces.
    STUDENT COUNCIL:   Any student who is interested in joining the Student Council, please see the following instructors:
    Freshmen: Mr. Poznanski   --   Sophomores: Ms. Melick  --   Juniors: Ms. Gillooly  ---  Seniors: Ms. Francis

    Alison's email:

    Paul's email:

    Joe's email:

    Laura's email:  


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