Theatre Society Information Sheet

Welcome to the MHS Theatre Society!  The Society consists of actors, singers, dancers, stage managers, builders, designers, and many other roles.  There are tons of different ways to get involved and become part of our community.  Being involved in each and every show in some capacity is a great way to become an invested part of the club, but you can also participate in a more sporadic manner as fits your schedule.  You do, however, need to be a member in order to participate.

What do I need to do to be a member?  What does membership involve?

Fill out the attached form and return it to our club treasurer with your DUES of $100 for the year. Checks for dues should be made out to Town of Medfield. If this is your first activity of the year you will also need to pay your school activity fee of $25 (a separate check is required by the school made out to Medfield Public Schools). This fee is a school requirement and covers you for all activities for one academic year.  If you have already paid your activity fee to another organization in school please alert our treasurer of this.  

Membership Standing:

After you have completed your obligations for one show, you are considered a full member of the club and are eligible to receive your MHS Theatre Society Lanyard and your first show pin.  After that, you will receive a pin for each show you successfully complete.  

Members in good standing must:  

  1. Pay their dues for the year and completed the associated paperwork.
  2. Complete the annual tech training workshop.
  3. Participate fully in at least one MHS show per year.

(Meaning you have either performed on stage or worked backstage and fulfilled at least two hours of tech work (helped to build the show, paint the show, costume the show, etc.).

  1. Attend all rehearsals for which you are called, including technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals and STRIKE (the time after the show closes when we take down the set and clean up the stage.)  Exceptions to this obligation include reasonable accommodations for illness, etc.
  2. Honor all requirements as set forth in the commitment agreement signed before each show and abide by all school rules as set forth in the student handbook and sign the annual  hazing form.

Members in good standing are:  

  1. Invited to attend the annual Theatre Society Banquet.
  2. Entitled to run for an officer role within the Society once they have earned 6 show pins.
  3. Eligible to apply for Theatre Society financial awards as seniors.

If I have any questions about what Drama is like, who is a good person to ask?

Usually, the best person to ask about a show currently in production is the Stage Manager for that show.  General drama questions can be asked of one of our four elected Drama officers:

Franny Compton, President

Anna Compson, Vice President

Laken Shiels, Secretary

Molly Drumm, Treasurer

...or the club advisor and director:  Ms. Andrea McCoy

NOTES:  

LAST BUT NOT LEAST!  For all Drama news: listen to the announcements, check your school email account, check the WEBSITE at medfielddrama.weebly.com, and stop by the Drama Board (outside of rm. 105). There is also a facebook page and Google Classroom just for club members.  In addition, you can find us on twitter @mhstheatre