2020 Updated Lettering Info

Hello everyone! We as a Drama Department understand that this year has changed a lot of the things that make our Drama Department special. Due to COVID-19, our executive committee has decided to drop some of the requirements for lettering! We realize this is a tough year and lettering may be more difficult due to the cohort systems, so we wanted to give you all a bit of a format!

This year’s lettering requirements stand as follows:

-160 hours (can be a combination of cast or tech!)

-6 Drama Club Credits

-1 Lettering Project

As the year goes on, you may have trouble choosing a lettering project! Just know that we are here to help! Even if you have a rough idea of what you want to do, you should always run it by an exec member or a director!

Here are some ideas for lettering projects:

-Informational Videos (these can be or theater etiquette, stage directions, makeup application, warmup tips, scripting, and more!)

-Workshops (workshops are something that we are trying out this year! These will be opportunities that you can organize in the place of a Drama Club! If you want to teach a lesson or host a special guest in the theater world, this is a great way to show off your skills and connections!)

-Language Interpretations (If you are learning ASL or want to help hard-of-hearing audience members, then this is a great way to earn a lettering project! You will be tasked with a way to help certain audience members hear a show using professional methods!)

-House Playlists (Every show has a personalized playlist to add the perfect atmosphere for the audience! If you have a taste for music, this is a great way to customize a playlist for a show! This not only helps out our tech crew, but also lets you shine in a creative aspect.)

-Prop Cataloging (If you are on tech, you probably are familiar with the “Prop Bible”. This is a list of all of the props at EPHS, and is severely outdated. If you are more of the list-taker, organizing type of person this is perfect for you!)

-Organizing a Drama Space (During the hustle and bustle of EPHS shows, we tend to get our hands a little dirty. This is no exception for our spaces! If you love to organize physical objects on a larger scale, consider helping organize a Drama Space! This is a larger project, and we definitely recommend having a partner to take on this messy task!)

**Remember, if you chose any of these options, you HAVE to message an exec member with your idea so you can get the green checkmark! We love seeing everyone get their own ideas, so if you want to do a creative project don’t be afraid to bring it up! We want to make sure your projects are safe and not too difficult, and are happy to help.**

If you have any questions or concerns about lettering this year, message one of our exec members! We hope this post can clear up a few things about lettering and give you a better picture of what you can do to help out the Drama Department!

Drama Club Kickoff Movie Night!

Hello everyone! We as a Drama Department realize how tough it is to stay social during COVID-19, cohorts, and school season in general. We wanted you all to know that the EPHS Drama Department is a community that you can always go to in tough times.

Our executive team has decided to host a Drama Club Kickoff Social Movie Night on October 9th in the PAC. Doors open at 7 and the movie starts at 7:30. We invite everyone to bring blankets, comfy clothes, and masks! We also have a poll posted in the Drama Groupme with a few options to what our movie will be, so be sure to vote!

We hope that this will be a great opportunity to stay in touch with your peers while keeping a safe distance and are excited to see everyone there!

Drama Club Update and First Info Video!

Hello! After about a month into school, everyone is starting to get the hang of the new system. Since we are all moving alone well, it’s time for Drama Club! Below is our executive group’s first ever informational video! Your executive members Katherine, Reagan, Vishwa, and Sam have put this video together with the hopes of clearing up a few things that we know many of you are wondering about!

This video will address lettering, shows, tech, drama club, and socials. Please watch the entire video before contacting any of the executive members with questions. If there is anything you need to be cleared up after the video don’t be afraid to shoot any of the exec members an email or message the Drama Instagram! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our first Drama Club meeting after school on October 13th at 3:30pm.

If you are interesting in joining tech for the Fall Short Theater Festival, please use this link and fill out the informational sheet!

Tech Info Sheet

Finally, below is the link for the list of the co-curriculars at EPHS. If you are interested in signing up to Drama Club or have not been able to yet, please do it as soon as possible!

EPHS Co-curricular sheet

Fall Short Festival Auditions

Come audition for this years Fall Shorts Festival! Located in the PAC from 3:00-5:00 tomorrow, you will be able to audition in small groups and present 2 monologues (list located on the Fall Shorts Festival page under 2020-2021 shows). Don’t be afraid to sign up, there are still a lot of spots open! We are looking foreword to seeing everyone there!

Fall Monologue Mentors

Need help with Fall Shows? We can help! On Monday at the PAC from 3-4pm we are hosting a Monologue Mentors meeting to help everyone get on the right foot! Here, we have Juniors and Seniors present to help you pick your monologue and work on perfecting it! We also will be giving audition advice and other details about this year’s auditions. We hope to see you all there!

Trajectories Update

Hello all! We know how excited you are to see Trajectories, but due to the weather forecasted tonight and the fact that Trajectories is outdoors this year, tonight’s show is cancelled. Tomorrow’s performance is still on schedule. We hope to see you all tomorrow at 7pm on Field A! Thank you for understanding

Trajectories Auditions!

Are you ready for Trajectories? We are! Auditions will be on Monday, August 24th from 9:00-11:00AM. Rehearsals,shows, and auditions will be held outside, so dress for movement and keep weather in mind! Those who are planning on auditioning will meet at the PAC Main Entrance, which is labeled “Door 39”. Temperature checks and sign ins will occur there, and once completed, everyone will split into pods and begin the audition process. Don’t forget to bring a mask! We are thrilled to see everyone at auditions, and are excited to finally kick off the year with Trajectories! If you have any questions or concerns, please email us or contact any of the Executive member for help!

Trajectories Auditions

Hello everyone! We know you are all very excited to get back on stage, however auditions have been moved to August 24th. The administration still needs to set more policies for indoor activities, and we all need to work together in order for Trajectories to happen! There are also plans in the making for a possible showing at Staring Lake Amphitheater, but everything has the possibility to change. Thank you for your flexibility during this time, and we will give you any updates as soon as possible!