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My School will Present Online Play - May 15th & 16th

  • 1.  My School will Present Online Play - May 15th & 16th

    Posted 22 days ago
    The Show Must & Will Go On!

    On May 15th & 16th at 7 pm, the Academy of Performing Arts at Burlington County Institute of Technology - Medford Campus will stream on YouTube Live "10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine," a play specifically written by Don Zolidis to be performed in an online virtual setting. The play will be delivered in two parts with Act One being streamed on Friday, May 15th, and Act Two being streamed on Saturday, May 16th. This has been a wonderful opportunity to bring some normalcy back to our kids.  No auditions - whoever wanted a part was cast in the show.  If anybody has any questions concerning this process, I would be more than happy to explain how we handled putting this show up, just let me get through the weekend  as I had to learn a whole new string of things including how to stream events online.  Much love, light, and health to you all.

    Below are the live stream links to Friday & Saturday's performances.



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    Regards,

    Scott F. Cooney
    "Lover of Life"
    NJ State Thespian State Board
    CTE Acting/Theatre Instructor
    BCIT Medford Academy of Performing Arts
    Medford, NJ
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  • 2.  RE: My School will Present Online Play - May 15th & 16th

    Posted 21 days ago

    Break a virtual leg tonight! 

    I'm so happy that this play has given your kids some return to normalcy.



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    Don Zolidis
    Austin TX
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  • 3.  RE: My School will Present Online Play - May 15th & 16th

    Posted 21 days ago
    Break a leg!! How fun!

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    Chana Wilczynski
    5/6th Grade Drama, Lake Forest Illinois
    @EngageOnTheStage
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  • 4.  RE: My School will Present Online Play - May 15th & 16th

    Posted 20 days ago
    I enjoyed Part 2 very much (sorry I missed Part 1)
    BRAVO to everyone, it was a great and smooth production!
    Great emotion and energy!
    Loved some of the special effects with Ricky.

    My Junior High students and I are currently recording a 60 minute musical, using zoom and videos for the songs.
    I hope they watched your production to see how well done it could be!
    Congratulations!

    --
    Valerie Farschman, Drama Director
    Amherst Junior High Theatre
    former director of
    The MLS Theatre Company, Thespian Troupe 1422
    Marion L. Steele High School
    Amherst, Ohio
    Gold Honor Troupe for seven years!
    Winners of a 2016 and 2017 Playhouse Square Dazzle Award presented by Patricia and John Chapman!

    Imagination is the most powerful nation in the world.

    Remember you don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old if you stop laughing!





  • 5.  RE: My School will Present Online Play - May 15th & 16th

    Posted 20 days ago
    What a fabulous idea Scott!!  Break a leg tonight!  I missed it last night but might be able to tune in tonight!!

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    Tracy Wagner
    Director & Choreographer for the Fine & Performing
    Lancaster Catholic High School
    Lancaster PA
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  • 6.  RE: My School will Present Online Play - May 15th & 16th

    Posted 20 days ago
    Scott, thanks so much for sharing! I really enjoy watching the streaming productions that are shared. Please tell you cast congratulations. Also, really neat idea about different content for each night.

    We will be streaming our production at the end of May and probably on YouTube. Do you (or anyone else) have any advice about keeping the comments on or off or using the live chat feature? We usually have very robust talk-backs after our live productions that both our cast and audience looks forward to. I am looking for a way to have that experience virtually.

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    Christina Vincent
    Director of Theatre
    The Woodhall School
    Bethlehem, CT
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  • 7.  RE: My School will Present Online Play - May 15th & 16th

    Posted 16 days ago
    Edited by Scott Cooney 16 days ago
    Yes.  We purposely used YouTube Live because you can disable the chat feature, which to me is essential to keep any negative comments from being spoken, but also because live theatre is about being present in that space for two hours or so and giving your undivided attention to the performers.  Having the chat enabled just encourages people to want to communicate during the viewing of the stream and that is doing a disservice to the current moment and young artist who is on the screen at the time.

    I would stream the play separately and then have a Zoom talk back after the play has completed.   You can record the Zoom talkback and then upload it to youtube afterwards.

    I hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions.

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    Scott F. Cooney
    "Lover of Life"
    NJ State Thespian State Board
    CTE Acting/Theatre Instructor
    BCIT Medford Academy of Performing Arts
    Medford, NJ
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  • 8.  RE: My School will Present Online Play - May 15th & 16th

    Posted 17 days ago
    Scott,

    Congrats!  My school (K-8 grade) presented the one-act version on Friday, May 15th.  The kids did a brilliant job bringing these characters to life and had so much fun.  I am so grateful to Don Zolidis for writing such an amazing play and giving our students a creative outlet during this time.  And now, The Franciscan School ranks up there with SNL for online comedy!

    Best,
    Heather Daurity
    Theater Arts Instructor
    Troupe Director
    Junior Thespian Troupe 89726
    The Franciscan School

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    Heather Daurity
    Theatre Director
    Raleigh NC
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  • 9.  RE: My School will Present Online Play - May 15th & 16th

    Posted 16 days ago
    Heather,

    That is wonderful.  Do you have a link?  I would love to watch your production.  Congratulations to you and your cast on bringing theatre online!

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    Scott F. Cooney
    "Lover of Life"
    NJ State Thespian State Board
    CTE Acting/Theatre Instructor
    BCIT Medford Academy of Performing Arts
    Medford, NJ
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