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The Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild 2013 . independent. email the METG Coordinator at metg@metg. For more information. And you'll be in good company! You will join enthusiastic students and directors from over 160 of the Commonwealth's public. we have rolled out Thanks to our new partnership with BROADWAY IN BOSTON a musical theater component that last year attracted new schools to our membership.org The Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild welcomes the support of http://www.2014 Express Yourself As the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild moves through its 9th decade of theater activities for middle and high school students. and parochial secondary schools and middle schools who annually take advantage of the Guild's special programs and events. you and your students can participate in all the exciting activities planned for our upcoming season. As members of the METG.org or visit the Guild website: http://www.metg.org .metg. we continue to expand our programming to reach as many schools as we can. BOSTON.
metg. For full details and application materials.org 3 . and production categories.metg. The participating students and teachers beneﬁt from the educational expertise. the METG announces a new education project to reach those students and teachers who enjoy the experience of singing and dancing their way through a full scale musical theater production. visit http://www. vital to improving their program.NEW M ! RA G O PR sponsored by A Unique Opportunity Through the generous support of BROADWAY IN BOSTON.org http://www. How It Works This program oﬀers both middle and high school members a season-long opportunity to bring experienced adjudicators into their theaters where they receive professional feedback on their hard work creating musical theater productions. design. An MET MUSICAL AWARDS ceremony in June 2014 will then recognize student excellence across several performance.
org.metg. 4 http://www.metg.2014 Join the Celebration! This year. and the contagious energy of Festival 2014. You and your students can also take part in our regular workshops. For more information. logo design contest. inclusive atmosphere.Middle School Drama Division Events for 2013 . Master Classes. A Middle School Workshop Day is scheduled for November when your students can come together and learn new skills in a fun. the Massachusetts Middle School Drama Guild marks its 15th year of activities. Join us for workshops. contests. you will have the choice of a Saturday or Sunday festival in May. Middle School Drama Festival and the new Musical Theater Recognition Program. The Festival Experience! Participation in our annual one day drama festival in April provides your students with a unique opportunity to share their work with other member schools. This year. Professional adjudicators evaluate your students’ work and present awards for both acting and technical excellence in your production. check out our website at http://www.org .
metg. http://www. Organization of Festival The Festival is organized on three levels . 2014 marks the 83rd anniversary of the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival. directing.500 people attending the METG State Festival.The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival A Distinguished Tradition The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival. this play competition is open to every public. students with interests in acting. begun in 1931 under the name of "Massachusetts Drama Day. independent. and technical theater gain valuable performance and production experience. the regional showcase of secondary school theatre. semi-ﬁnal and state. More than 4500 students participated in last year's event with over 2." is the Guild's largest event of the year. which annually draws more than 110 participating member schools.org 5 . including the selection of an All-Star Company at the ﬁnals. Through participation in Festival. Student excellence is recognized at each level. and parochial high school in the Commonwealth. Two schools chosen at the State Festival represent Massachusetts in the New England Drama Festival. Now in its ninth decade.preliminary.
Any Massachusetts student in grades 9-12 is eligible for the design competition. The winning set of designs will receive a cash prize and be on display at The Massachusetts State Drama Festival Finals. The ﬁrst-place winning play will also receive a 10-minute staged reading at the State Finals as well as have the opportunity to publish the work professionally. the playwriting contest has generated over 650 student-written plays. the Theater Guild invites you to submit a one-act play to the Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest sponsored by JAC Publishing & Promotions.metg.Sherwood Collins Playwriting Contest sponsored by JAC Publishing & Promotions Attention aspiring playwrights! If you have a story to tell. Since its inception in 1983. 6 http://www. METG Costume Design Contest Calling all costumers! The Theater Guild invites you to submit a series of costume designs for this year's contest.org . Winning playwrights will receive a cash prize.
creative and original .12 are eligible for the high school contest.11 to let them demonstrate their talent with a partner in an acting scene. control of material.Drama Festival Logo Design Contests An invitation to all artists! Come up with an image .why not make it your logo.simple. not to exceed three minutes. Acting partners must perform one scene. ﬂexibility and versatility of voice. movement and expression.9 are eligible to enter the middle school contest. After all. too? Students in grades 5 . it is your festival . Winning partners will receive a cash prize during the Awards Ceremony at the culmination of The Massachusetts State Drama Festival Finals. The winning design will be emblazoned on the oﬃcial Drama Festival T-shirt.to identify this year's Drama Festival. students in grades 9 . and the artists will receive a cash prize at their respective festival awards ceremony. Application available online.org 7 . Applicants are judged on the basis of the actors' ability to demonstrate concentration.metg. http://www. METG Scene Partner Contest Undergraduate actors take note! The Theater Guild oﬀers a contest to students in grades 9 .
Each applicant must perform two contrasting monologues. Design concepts must be original and the scenic rendering must be exclusively the applicant's own work.metg. Doug Ingalls Memorial Acting Scholarships Auditions take place in December. The emphasis during the auditions is on presentation and performance. 8 http://www. Applicants will select a scene from a published play of their own choosing and design a set for that choice. Applicants will present their designs to a pair of professional designers. Check the METG website early for application details.org.org . and its appropriateness to the selected play.600 to 124 college-bound students. Since its inception in 1992.METG College Scholarship Program The Theater Guild. through the sponsorship of generous donor foundations. Scenic Design Contest This METG contest is now open to high school students in grades 9-12. will award a designated number of scholarships to eligible high school seniors based on talent demonstrated in an acting audition or a set design presentation. not to exceed a total time limit of four minutes. the METG has awarded $74. Judging will be based on the presentation of the quality of the design's concept and execution.metg. Application available online at http://www. Auditions are open to students in their senior year.
org 9 .org METG Outreach Grants foster new theater programs The Outreach grant program is designed to provide ﬁnancial and/or technical assistance to qualifying non-member high schools and middle schools to help them develop new theater programs. http://www.metg.METG Festival Video Contest The Guild continues its new “Spirit of Festival” video competition.metg.org. email your interest to the Guild Coordinator at metg@metg. Details will be available online at http://www. For further information.org. We have a current focus on fostering Boston public school drama programs. The program also provides technical assistance to member schools who consider becoming new festival host sites. The goal is to showcase student-developed original videos that promote the theme for festival as a celebration of theater. email your interest to the Guild Coordinator at metg@metg. For further information. The winning video will be showcased during the state festival ﬁnals in Boston.
metg. teach theater-related courses.metg. or plan arts curriculum.org. For information. the Guild provides workshop opportunities for individuals who direct student plays. directing and technical skills. Masterclass workshops include: Acting Shakespeare Audition Techniques Choreography Physical Comedy College Audition Improvisation Mask Making Lighting Makeup Scene Study Stage Combat Vocal Technique Puppetry Dialects METG Student/Teacher Workshop Programs In addition to the Middle School Workshop Day. Workshops may also be designed speciﬁcally to ﬁt the need of a show you are preparing. email the METG coordinator metg@metg. 10 http://www.METG Masterclass Workshop Program The Guild oﬀers its members a choice of twelve two-hour workshops taught by theater professionals who come directly to your school. The Guild provides teachers with a certiﬁcate of attendance upon completion of each workshop. Information for both programs is available online at http://www. Teacher workshops are ﬁve hours in length. the METG oﬀers a day of theater workshops for high school and middle school students and their teachers in January at Bridgewater State College to enhance their performing.org . Also. in an eﬀort to meet the continuing educational needs of teachers.org.
HOME ADDRESS.org 11 . YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE Guild membership runs from July 1 . Inc. Box 2538. you must separately submit the “Drama Festival Entry Form” available online. return completed form with a check or purchase order. AND PHONE OF DRAMA DIRECTOR MUST BE THAT OF A SUPERVISING ADULT) HOME ADDRESS________________________________________ HOME PHONE ( CITY/TOWN_________________________ ZIP ________________ CELL PHONE ( PAYMENT METHOD CHECK ______ )________________ )_________________ PO# ____________ (Furnish all information below for PO payment) Name of Organization Issuing Purchase Order __________________________________________________ Billing Address ____________________________________________________________________________ Please note that this form is for membership application only. your school is eligible to participate in the annual Drama Festival at no additional cost if METG receives your check or organization’s purchase order by the festival deadline (December 1st for high schools and February 1st for middle schools).METG Membership Form Membership in the METG entitles your school to participate for free or at reduced cost in all Guild programs. The 2013-2014 fee for membership in the High School Division is $300. To ensure proper credit. http://www.metg. If you plan to enter this year’s Drama Festival.June 30.O. Mashpee. As a member. to: Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild P. The 2013-2014 fee for membership in the Middle School Division is $150. MA 02649 PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW ADDRESS! 2013-2014 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION (PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY) CHECK ONE: High School ($300) _____ Middle School ($150) _____ SCHOOL__________________________________________________________________________________ SCHOOL ADDRESS ________________________________________SCHOOL PHONE ( CITY/TOWN__________________________ ZIP _____________ SCHOOL FAX ( )______________ )___________________ DRAMA CLUB WEBSITE ADDRESS_____________________________________________________________ DRAMA DIRECTOR _________________________________ EMAIL__________________________________ (NAME. payable to METG.
P. INC.METG.O. and education in the theatrical arts for middle and secondary school students and teachers. MA 02649 The Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild. Box 2538 Mashpee. Inc. exists for the charitable and educational purpose of promoting and strengthening excellence. . access.
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