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ONE ACTS ARE COMING!

posted Jan 19, 2015, 4:08 PM by GDarts Boosters   [ updated Jan 19, 2015, 4:10 PM ]

FIVE judges
FOUR classes
THREE shows
TWO days
ONE ACTS!!!!

Don't miss the shows and the good-natured rivalries of the Festival of One Act Plays on February 6 and 7, 2015!

Seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen perform on Friday, 7 pm, and Saturday, 2pm and 7 pm.  
Support your class! Support the Arts!



November 7 and 8, 2014 - "Noises Off"

posted Sep 18, 2014, 5:52 AM by GDarts Boosters   [ updated Sep 18, 2014, 5:54 AM ]

Don't miss this hilarious comedy directed by Lindsay Warwick and Assistant Director Jack Phelps (class of 2015). The talented cast will have you roaring with laughter.

All profits support the GD Drama Guild in their efforts to keep the performing arts alive and amazing at GDRHS.

April 11-12 - The Tempest

posted Feb 26, 2014, 2:05 PM by Caroline Henriques


November 22-23 – GD Drama Guild presents You Can’t Take It With You

posted Oct 29, 2013, 6:05 PM by Caroline Henriques   [ updated Nov 13, 2013, 12:12 PM ]

Join the Groton-Dunstable Drama Guild for their upcoming performances of You Can’t Take It With You. This comedy follows the lives of the members of a crazy family, including the only member of that family that wants to be normal. The performances will be at the Groton-Dunstable High School Black Box on Friday, November 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $10 for everyone on the Saturday matinee. Tickets will be sold at the door. We hope to see you there!

 

GD Drama Guild to present GODSPELL on April 27-28

posted Mar 16, 2012, 4:29 AM by Kathy Icenogle   [ updated Sep 18, 2014, 5:03 AM by GDarts Boosters ]


Third Annual Festival of One Act Plays Results

posted Feb 14, 2012, 6:53 AM by Kathy Icenogle

The votes are in and the winning One Act Play is Tracks, by the Class of 2013. The juniors' play featured ten actors, including both veteran and debuting students, pondering life and death, under the direction of Sam Biasi, a first-time director. Shannon Doherty-Keelan’s portrayal of the Homeless Girl got the judges’ attention for Outstanding Actress, while the entire cast was awarded Best Ensemble. The playwright, Peter Tarsi, attended the opening night performance, and gave the cast and crew high marks for their interpretation of his work.

This was the third annual Festival One Act Plays at GDRHS. Directors from each class picked plays and worked with actors to bring the plays to life. Maria Smith ‘12, directed an ensemble of eight seniors, all GD Drama Guild veterans, in Stop the Clocks. At turns comedic and dark, the play explored the life’s unpredictable stages with each ensemble member in multiple roles. Joseph Dussault '12 and Ben Icenogle '12 were both named outstanding actors.

The sophomore entry, One Lane Bridge, was a chilling ghost story about a 16-year-old boy driving at night with a mysterious stranger. Six narrators added to the creepy atmosphere. Emily Gaines was judged Best Director, Lori Brackett as Eli was named outstanding actress and Adriana Barranco was awarded outstanding debut in the role of Samantha.

The freshman director, Jack Phelps, selected a comedy, Math for Actors. There were lots of laughs from the audience as the smitten actor and sassy math tutor traded barbs laced with theater and math jokes. John Killian was awarded outstanding debut in his first role with the GD Drama Guild.

Special thanks to the judges: Rachel D'Onfro, Chairman of the Stratton Players; Sheila Harrington, State Representative for the First Middlesex District; Ewin Knights, Boston area actor and director, including for the Present Players; and Meredith Marcinkewicz, Artistic Director or Shirley Arts!

Watch for notices about GODSPELL, the Spring musical, which is scheduled to open at the Black Box Theater on Friday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Summary of Awards

Best Play (with a special commendation for costumes)
Juniors (2013) Tracks by Peter Tarsi
Director Sam Biasi and Assistant Director Cassandra Rodriguez

Best Director (with a special commendation for lighting)
Sophomore (2014) Emily Gaines for One Lane Bridge

Outstanding Ensemble
Juniors (2013) Cast of Tracks

Outstanding Actors
Senior (2012) Joseph Dussault, Stop the Clocks
Senior (2012) Ben Icenogle, Stop the Clocks

Outstanding Actresses
Junior (2013) Shannon Doherty-Keelan, Tracks
Sophomore (2014) Lori Bracket, One Lane Bridge

Outstanding Debuts
Sophomore (2014) Adriana Barranco, One Lane Bridge
Freshman (2015) John Killian, Math for Actors

Drama Guild rehearsing for One-Act Play Festival

posted Jan 19, 2012, 10:22 AM by GDarts Boosters   [ updated Jan 19, 2012, 8:09 PM ]

GD Drama Guild is proud to present their third annual Festival of One-Act Plays.
Four student directors have selected plays, rehearsed their peers, and will develop stage and lighting design in preparation for the competition.
  • The Senior class will present Stop the Clocks, an abstract play by Keith Badham. Through 15 short scenes of trials and tribulations, the meaning of life is revealed.
  • The Junior class will present Tracks, a drama by Peter Tarsi. Trapped in a subway station and eager to escape, a group of people must decide which train to take. Will it lead to Heaven or Hell? Though basically good people, each has committed a serious sin, making their final destination uncertain.
  • The Sophomore class will present One Lane Bridge, a ghost story by Stephen Gregg. On a snowy night, Eli, a new driver, has agreed to drive Samantha, a friend of a friend, into town. As the car creeps along the winding mountain canyon roads, they tell stories to scare each other and pass the time. When Samantha’s story hits a nerve, Eli, wanting to put an end their trip together as fast as possible, begins to speed. What will happen when they must cross the one lane bridge? 
  • The Freshman class will present Math for Actors, a comedy by Emily C.A. Snyder. Studious Kate tries her best to tutor the easily distracted and full-of-himself actor, Keith, in trigonometry. Keith’s flair for the dramatic exasperates her until they find a common denominator.
Actors are busy learning lines and developing their characters in the weeks leading up to the show.
 
This friendly interclass competition of plays will be performed on Friday, February 3, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, February 4, at 2 p.m and 7 p.m. at the Groton-Dunstable High School Black Box Theatre. Outside judges have been invited to view Friday night’s performance; an award ceremony announcing the winners will follow Saturday night’s show.
 
Tickets will be sold at the door: $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors.

Drama Guild supports Boston Gay Men's Chorus Benefit - Nov 6

posted Nov 2, 2011, 8:20 AM by Kathy Icenogle

The Boston Gay Men's Chorus will be performing a benefit concert, which will support our Drama Guild, on Sunday November 6 at 3 p.m. at the MS Performing Arts Center.

The concert is an outreach program to prevent bullying and support schools' Gay-Straight Alliances. Along with students from the Groton School, the Parker Charter Essential School, Lawrence Academy, North Middlesex HS, GDRHS Drama Guild students will be working the event.

Proceeds from the concert will help fund our productions and allow our group to support LGBT issues. We plan to use the proceeds to purchase plays and stage a reading of The Laramie Project. For more information, go to http://www.bgmc.org.

Drama Guild Inducts Students to Thespian Society

posted Aug 26, 2011, 1:22 PM by nik jablonski

This year members of Groton Dunstable Drama Guild applied for membership
in the International Thespian Society.  The mission statement of ITS is “…
to shape lives by sharing ideas and supporting efforts to have theatre
arts education (including film, television, and other related media)
recognized in all phases of education and lifelong learning.”  This year
was a startup year.  Next year members will be required to perform
community service in theatre.  As our theatre students at GD strive for
excellence in their craft the inclusion of International Thespian Society
will also aid students in their understanding of all aspects of theatre.

More information on International Thespian Society can be found at
http://schooltheatre.org/

Charter Members:  First row:  Ashley Doucette (president), Victoria Durst
(vice-president), Marisa Olson.  Second row: Jonathan Edwin (secretary),
Patrick Thomas (treasurer), Connor Greene, Connor Hill, and George
Killian.

Cinderella on Groton Channel News Arts & Entertainment news

posted Apr 28, 2011, 12:17 PM by GDarts Boosters

GD High School's production of Roger & Hammerstein's Cinderella was recently featured on the Arts & Entertainment segment of The Groton Channel News. The show opens tonight (4/28) at 7pm in the middle school Performing Arts Center. Additional performances are scheduled for Friday night at 7pm, and Saturday at 2pm and 7pm.
 
 
Thanks to Jimmy Russell for providing this behind the scenes look at the production.
 
GD Drama Guild was also fortunate to have photographer Patty Axford (http://www.axfordphotography.com/) take these shots at one of the dress rehearsals.
 
 

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