Drama Club

Grade:  5
When: After School 
Day:  Tuesday and Thursday (additional days/dates on Google calendar and Drama Club calendar)
Month:  August-October

Drama Club is for 5th Grade students only.  There will be auditions for PERFORMERS (during the first week of school) for those wanting speaking parts, and students will be selected based on their audition.  We are limited by the number of characters in our play for the year. Students should feel comfortable performing in front of an audience and they should be prepared to memorize the lines for the show.  We practice every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4:15-5:45 p.m. until our show in October. Performers MUST able to be at EACH practice for the ENTIRE time since our timeline before our performance is so short.  Performers should be prepared to supply limited costuming items and may be asked to help with props or set decoration. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to help with our cast and crew dinner and set-up on their performance night.  Additional practices may be called for special events that require a few actors, such as Readers for Reading Week or preparing for speaking roles in their 5th Grade Musical. There will also be an opportunity for some students not wanting to act, to be a part of our group by signing up to be a part of our Drama Club  "Technical Crew". These students will be chosen based on their ability to work well together, by showing outstanding responsibility (since they will be working with very expensive equipment), and by being interested in learning how to work “behind the scenes” to help create a polished performance. These students may also be asked to be “extras” in our show.  There are only 5 students chosen for this crew (out of all that sign up), and they help with our Drama Performance in October and also need to be available to help with the 2nd and 5th Grade Musicals at West High School, to set up our sound equipment at Ostmann, and help with staging and scenery for any Ostmann performance for the entire year. Students may be both a performer and on our technical crew, if needed.