Drama Club Newsletter
President Megan Cauwels
Vice President Madison Chandler
Secretary Ben Cepulo
Treasurer Anisha Stallworth
Our latest club meeting minutes can always be found on our website: https://www.newarkcsd.org/Page/5425
Production Photos can be found here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/jtBSDTApLtLuAhlo1
Bailey, Isabella (Lamb/Fairgoer)
Bailey, Olivia (Goose/Fairgoer)
Bushart, Kelsie (Templeton)
Cauwels, Megan (Edith Zuckerman/Narrator)
Cepulo, Ben (Wilbur)
Chandler, Madison (Martha Arable/Narrator)
Comella, Jack (Homer Zuckerman/Narrator)
Garrett, Cherylanne (Sheep/Fairgoer)
Hermenet, Ryan (Avery Arable/Narrator)
Jordan, Carson (John Arable/Uncle)
Keene, Ashton (Gander/Announcer)
Miller, McKinley (Lurvy)
Rothpearl, Nadia (Fern Arable)
Stallworth, Anisha Charlotte
Acquista, Natalie (Sound Crew)
Faliveno, Liberty (Stage Manager)
Maselbas, Joe (Sound Crew)
Precourt, Preston (Lighting Crew)
Articles from the school website:
Sensory Friendly Performance
Over 90 audience members were in attendance.
Thank you to the Sensory Friendly Planning Team and day of volunteers: Megan Cauwels, Tina Cauwels, Margaret Cepulo, Madison Chandler, Tracey Chandler, Elise Comella, Tammy Garrett, Tracy Larson and Toni Stallworth.
Some feedback we received included:
"Newark HS did an amazing job with their production of Charlotte's Web and their very first sensory friendly event this afternoon. I was surprised to find that my daughter actually spent a majority of the time watching what was happening on stage! She got so excited during the scenes where everyone was running around. It was a relief to me, to be able to enjoy a production in a stress free environment and not have to be preoccupied with making others around me uncomfortable (which usually means removing her, and none of us are happy). And, I met another mom of a daughter with special needs who I never would have met otherwise who is a very nice person. I really hope the Newark school district and the NEC plan future events like this moving forward throughout the year."
Please see the Thank You note on the Drama Club bulletin board from another happy family that attended!
To read more about our Sensory Friendly Performance please visit: https://www.newarkcsd.org/Page/7083
Young Americans Tour Stops at NHS
Parent Meeting for NYSTEA Student Conference
Thursday, Oct. 19th, 7pm
625 Peirson Avenue
Are you interested in attending the New York State Theatre Education Association's (NYSTEA) Student Conference January 5, 6, 7, 2018?
Interested students and a parent - please attend a meeting on Thursday October 19 at 7:00pm (auditorium). If the student cannot attend that is okay (is it vocal jazz night?), however, a parent or guardian should plan to attend.
This will be the first time Newark has attended this event. The conference is a three day event in Callicoon, NY at the Villa Roma Resort that features multiple workshops, opportunities for student showcase, a college fair, college auditions, and an opportunity to spend time with theatre students from across New York State. The conference is open to students in grades 10, 11, and 12. Newark can send up to 10 students.
The cost per student is $280, plus the cost of transportation (I'm working on this!). We can do some fundraising to help offset the cost. I need your ideas!
We will discuss the trip, fundraisers, and distribute paperwork. Attending the meeting does NOT mean you are committing to attend the conference. However, if you plan to attend the conference you need to attend the meeting - or connect with Emily before Thursday. emilyRhoward@gmail.com 315-857-3265
More info: https://www.newarkcsd.org/Page/7264
Spring Musical - NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
Nice Work If You Can Get It is a new musical with an old twist! The show premiered on Broadway in 2012 and features music by George and Ira Gershwin. Set in the 1920's, it's a screwball comedy as actors sing and tap dance their way through a story of romance, rum running, and snappy dialogue. Songs include "Someone to Watch Over Me", "Fascinating Rhythm", "But Not For Me" and "S Wonderful". More information will be available on our website: https://www.newarkcsd.org/Page/7256
Capstone Hours Opportunity - Lighting Music Concert
Spotlight on our Alum!
Last year we started a tradition of our previous year seniors writing to our current cast and crew. Their letters are read out loud before each performance. Here are some of the lovely words of wisdom and kind thoughts from our Class of 2017! Theatre really is a special experience! ❤️
“I can assure you that the hard work is worth it, because after your last time you will look back with nothing but smiles and good memories made with your second family, your stage family.”
“The love that poured out of every performance is what made me fall in love with Drama Club, yes it’s great to get on stage and entertain the masses, but it’s another thing to feel an immense amount of pride when you see your friends sticking that one liner or getting that huge laugh from the crowd.”
“When I joined the drama club I didn’t realize how important the people I would be on stage with would become, friendships that will last a lifetime were created on the stage where you will be performing tonight.”
“To the freshman, this stage is one of the most comforting and safe places that I have found in my four years of high school, I hope you will grow to love it as I have! The friends you make in the drama club are definitely ones for life.”
“I know that each and every one of you have been through a tremendous amount of effort that not only involved late nights of rehearsals and line memorization, but a spiritual commitment to bringing some ink on a paper to life. This is an ability and talent not many others possess, and something you should all take pride in.”
“Do well, be your characters, and stay in your moments. What you're doing will influence your futures and give you all memorable experiences you will live with forever.”
The Little Mermaid at the Auditorium Theatre
Tuesday, Oct. 24th, 6pm
885 East Main Street
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