It's the last full week of classes for the school year! And for the class of 2017, it's your last week of high school! Seniors will take final exams this Thursday (3rd and 4th blocks) and Friday (1st and 2nd blocks).
In addition, this week is jam packed with events after school:
Monday - PHS Honors Night (6:00 in the Reece Theater)
Tuesday - Drama 4 Projects (7:30 in the black box)
Wednesday - FNL (7:30 in the black box)
Thursday - 8th Grade Open House (7:30 in the Reece Theater)
Friday - PA Awards Ceremony (7:30 in the Reece Theater)
I hope you can attend all of these events - particularly the 8th Grade Open house, as we welcome the class of 2021!
Here's what to expect in class this week:
Due to the modified testing schedule the last two weeks, the three sections of intro are on different schedules, so here's the plan for each section:
1st block - We'll continue the mock callback process early in the week, and once that's completed we should have time to venture back into movement work. Stay tuned for instructions regarding dress out clothes.
2nd block - We'll finish monologue coaching sessions at the start of class on Monday and then you'll have the rest of that class and approximately half the class on Tuesday to rehearse for final performances, which will begin on the second half of class on Tuesday. Those performances will continue on Wednesday and likely conclude on Thursday, and then we'll begin the mock callback process. It doesn't appear there will be time this period to return to movement work.
4th block - We should be able to finish final performances of monologues on Monday and then we'll begin the mock callback process. Once that is completed, we should have a little time at the end of the week to venture back into movement work.
This week will be devoted to voice work. You will need to bring/wear comfortable dress out clothes every day this week, as this work is physical in nature. It would also be useful if you have a memorized piece of text at your disposal (you may use your jury monologue or any previously-used monologue). Depending on our progress, we may mix in a little more movement work just for fun!
Congratulations to everyone involved in the dance concert! It was fantastic, as always!
To the class of 2017: there is no way I can express to you what it has meant to teach you for the last four years. We started at Pebblebrook together and one of the greatest joys of my life has been watching you grow into the young men and women you are today. I have undoubtedly learned more from you than you've learned from me. The love and pride I feel for you is immeasurable. To say that I will miss you is a gross understatement.
Have a great week, everybody!