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.
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Distance Learning Office Hours: 2-4pm

Recent Posts

Greetings from Home!

Hello Gorzycki family! I hope everyone is doing well and not getting too stir crazy.  Right now, I am working on getting things ready for possible online instruction for all of my classes, but my main concern is staying healthy and keeping all of you healthy too :)  In the meantime, enjoy this time to yourself and with your families... Try to find productive things to do around the house and ways to be creative.  If you have any questions or need any assistance you can contact me via email, which I will be checking regularly.  

TAP audition application 2020.doc

Students that have taken at least one full year of theatre arts at Gorzycki M.S.  are elligible to audition/apply to be a member of the Advanced Theatre Arts Production (TAP) class next school year.  The application instuctions are attached.  The application was thouroughly explained in all theatre arts classes and offered to all currently enrolled theatre arts students. Please pay close attention to all deadlines as late applications will not be accepted.  NO EXCEPTIONS. Email me if you have questions.  Break a leg!

Dear Parents and Students, 

I regret to inform you that we have decided to cancel the field trip for this Thursday to Gattitown and Bowie H.S.  We have been overwhelmed with the unforeseen circumstance of having to completely clear out our storage room and move everything to a new location in order to make room for the new teachers at Gorzycki.  We are happy to help out our campus, but the stress of moving everything on top of trying to organize all the drivers, permission forms and fees, while also preparing two shows has become too much for even us.  We will be sending a full refund to everyone and hope that you will consider taking your student to see the Bowie H.S. Fall Shows on your own. All theatre students get in for free if they just let the box office know that they are a member of the GMS Tiger Pride Players.  Thank you so much for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.  

Warm regards,

Leslie Zimmerman and Michelle Huerta

Infographic Syllabus 19-20

We had a great week of getting-to-know-you activities!  Don't forget that the signed syllabus is due Monday!  The class-specific supplies that were requested are not due for a few weeks, but I will take them anytime :) 
Thanks for supporting our theatre classroom!

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.