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Gorzycki Middle School Theatre

I teach Technical Theatre(semester), Movie Makers (semester) , Theatre Arts 1, Theatre Arts 2,  Theatre Arts Production.
My room number: 512 Phone number: 512.841.8657
Conference period: 6th
The best time to reach me: 1:15-1:45
Tutoring: Students needing help with the course are strongly encouraged to seek my help outside of class as soon as possible. Office hours are generally 8:00am to 4:00pm, but because I am in rehearsals after school, a time must be prearranged. For morning tutoring, a pass must be issued ahead of time that will allow students to leave the common area in the morning.

Recent Posts

Reminder to Musical Cast and Crew: Forms and Fitting Day Tomorrow (12/8)

All cast and crew members of the musical are required to attend Forms and Fitting Day in the GMS Cafeteria tomorrow, Saturday, December 8th between 10am and 2pm.  Time slots are assigned according to last name as follows:
10am A-H
11am I-M
12pm N-R
1pm S-Z
If you have a conflict with your scheduled time please just come when you can.
Make sure that a parent/guardian accompanies each participant and is prepared to pay for the fees, t-shirt, and meals. School cash online is preferred for fees, but cash/checkbook will be needed to pay for meals.
You will register/check-in and then visit each station... it should take about 30 minutes. 

6th graders: Only One Gorzycki Night- Monday Nov. 5

6th grade student performers please don't forget to wear your theatre shirt and jeans (or black pants or shorts) Monday.
Meet in the cafeteria after school for pizza dinner... bring your backpack and belongings with you.

Back to School Night--TONIGHT!

I hope to see as many parents as possible at Back to School Night this evening!  I am really enjoying getting to know all of your kids through class activities.
I wanted to post the t-shirt order links to school cash online.  Please make sure you are ordering the right t-shirt.  Read the description above each link.
Tiger Pride Players t-shirt
*REQUIRED for all 6th grade theatre students, but any theatre student may order one
Theatre Arts Production (TAP) Company t-shirt
*3rd period advanced theatre ONLY
Be sure to include the name of the student the shirt is for as well as the t-shirt size.

Welcome Back Tigers!

We've made it through the first two weeks back to school!  
  • The Movie Makers students have created trailers about their summer vacations that we will screen next week.
  • Theatre 1 students created and presented their "What Makes you Shine" stars and turned them into our own Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Theatre 2 Contemplated the significance of theatre in their lives and created skits demonstrating audience ettiquette expectations in a "what NOT to do" format and they were quite entertaining.
  • Theatre Arts Production (TAP) prepared, performed, recorded, and uploaded their audition monologues to the Google Classroom.  Technicians that opted out of the monologue created slides presentations about their tech theatre area of interest.
  • Technical Theatre created posters illustrating the "5 Keys to Teamwork Success" and began working on a slides presentation about one of the careers in Technical Theatre to present next week.  
Supplies Needed:
Movie Makers- folder with pockets and brads (1st period-orange, 2nd period-blue, 7th period- red)
Theatre 1,2,and Tech theatre- composition notebook
Theatre Arts Production- 3 folders with pockets and brads

Thespian Induction Ceremony and Awards in Theatre (TICAT)

You are all invited to attend the annual TICAT
Tuesday, May 22nd in the GMS Cafeteria

This year's new inductees have already received their official International Thespian Society invitations, but ALL theatre students are welcome and encouraged to attend this end of year celebration.
Dress code is dressy casual.
6:00 pm New Thespian Inductees and their parents arrive.  New inductees meet in room 327 greeted by Vice-Presidents. Parents and guests move to the auditorium seating in the cafeteria.
6:15 pm Induction Ceremony begins with procession of new inductees.  
7:20 pm Ceremony concludes with the slide show.
7:30 pm Students change clothes to enjoy a bounce house in the commons and karaoke and snacks in the cafeteria.
**The 8th grade Theatre Arts Production (TAP) students will be staying after school to get ready for the event. We will be providing those students and their parents with a special dinner at 5:30pm. They should have already returned the RSVP to let us know if any family members will be attending in their honor. Again, this is for 8th grade TAP students only.


Theatre Arts Production Auditions for the 2018-19 SY

Theatre Arts Production (TAP) auditions are around the corner!
Mark your Calendars for auditions on February 1st!
6th and 7th grade students that have taken or are currently enrolled in a full year theatre class are eligible to audition to be in the advanced theatre production class next year. Students must complete and submit the audition application packet NO LATER THAN January 31st in order to audition!!!
Application packets will be handout out in class next week.  Please read over the requirements outlined in the application and feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

Drama Club is this Friday, Dec. 8!

Join us this Friday from 3:45-5pm in the cafeteria for our Winter Wonderland Drama Club! We will have a themed snack and lots of fun and games!

Musical Audition Workshop Tomorrow!

All theatre students that are interested in auditioning for this year's production of Annie, Jr.  should plan to stay after school on Tuesday, November 14th to learn the song and dance for audition in the GMS cafeteria.
Students that are interested in working on the technical crew should also plan to stay after school to complete the application and interview in the cafeteria as well.
There will be a MANDATORY meeting for parents/guardians at 6pm in the cafeteria to go over the audition process, casting, and time commitment involved in participating in this production.  The students will also receive instructions on how to submit their auditions online.
 Students may stay and practice or work on homework until the meeting.