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  • We recently just got a new troupe director who's completely new to the traditions and such of thespians. We've done inductions in the past, but I was wondering what kind of end of the year ceremonies you all go through. Are your events formal or casual?...

  • Hi, everyone! I am on the search for a good TYA play! I am not looking for a musical, but something for approximately 4 boys and 7 girls. All suggestion are welcome!! ------------------------------ Carolyn Cork Greer Owensboro KY ...

  • I have convinced the district of the need for a tech theatre class for next year. As this will only be my second year, equipment is pretty skimpy from the past (we have one saw and three drills, all of which we share with the local Jr. High). What...

  • Hi Laura! At my high school, we don't have a drama banquet, rather, we honor all the inductees/seniors/honorees at our induction ceremony, but I'm sure this would translate to a drama banquet with ease. Essentially what we do is honor each honor/national...

  • Our community theatre just produced the show on a stage that was not much bigger than 20' x 20'. They had about 20 in the cast which took up most of the space. Everything was scaled way down...a house that spun to be an outer building and opened...

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