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Adams Creative Theatre

Welcome to Adams Creative theatre (formerly: AIM - Actors in Motion) - Adams Middle School Drama Club

Welcome to Actors in Motion Drama Club!  All Adams Students 6th - 8th graders may join our club. 

This year your officers are:

President/Asst. Tech Director:  Seth

Vice President: Jack F.

Treasurer: Kaleigha

Secretary:  Sahnyah

Marketing & Sales Manager (Front of House): Dani

Stage Manager:  Abby

Back Stage Manager (Costumes/Hair/Makeup):  Sophia Ellerson

Property Manager:  Vivienne Rubick

ACT Committee (supports ACT Officers):  Christian Javier, Emma Thomas, Liz Oropeza Hennessey, Lauren Mathews, Alani Diaz, Uma Valdez, Hannah Forige  

ACT T-shirts

New ACT t-shirts will be available beginning on Friday, September 27th. Thank you for your patience. If you would like to order a t-shirt click here for the link. 

ACT Field Trip to DVC's Seussical the Musical!

ACT is going to see DVC's Seussical the Musical!  There are a limited number of seats available for this field trip on Friday, October 25th.  Please turn your COMPLETED permission slips in to Mrs. Kennealy in Room 53 (note Mrs. Kennealy will not be on Campus on September 17 & 18, so please hold on to your permission slip on those days.  All ares of the permission slips must be completed to be accepted.  Once the trip fills, we will hold a few permission slips on a waitlist and when the waitlist fills, permission slips of those not accepted will be returned with the ticket money. 

** NOTE: please do not turn it in to the office, permission slips must be turned in to Mrs. Kennealy

Permission slips are available in Room 53 and the Student Office. 


Our school muscial has been cast. Thank you to everyone who auditioned and applied for Production team positions. Both lists were posted in our Canvas group over the weekend. If you missed this, the cast/crew member needs to log on to Canvas and accept the invitation to our Canvas page. This is a secure site where weekly updates will be sent from. Please read ALL of the information sent home and contracts that you have signed. Thank you!

Elf Jr. Rehearsal Schedule (Links to an external site.) - PLEASE NOTE this is accurate as of August 20, 2019... all updates will be sent out in the weekly Call Sheets as an Announcement through Canvas on Sunday evenings.

Weekly Call Sheets: It is important that all students AND Parent Observers add an email or cell phone in their Canvas Account Settings and set Notifications in Account Settings to receive Announcements immediately.  

IF Students and Parents do not have access to a computer/internet at home, students should check the Announcements in their Canvas account in the school library before school on Monday mornings. 

Information Packet  (Links to an external site.)- includes due dates for all important information (sent home at the MANDATORY Cast/Crew Meeting on Tuesday, August 20. 

Cast/Crew T-shirt Order Form (Links to an external site.) - Due no later than September 25. This is optional. Late orders will not be accepted. 

Cast - Costume Information Form (Links to an external site.) - Please complete no later than September 25. Failure to complete may result in the elimination of the character. 

MANDATORY Parent Information Meeting - Thursday, November 7 at 5:15 pm in the theater. 

Parent Volunteer Sign-up (Links to an external site.) - Please sign-up to help out with the Musical before November 12th. Every family is expected to contribute time or talent.   


If you misplaced the audition/application packets for our Fall events, you still have access to the information here. Please note we are not accepting any additional students into these productions as we are full. 


*** AMS Teachers, Parents/Grandparents & Teen Mentors, please email me if you would like to get involved: We will have two productions this year (Haunted House & Elf Jr.), and there are a lot of opportunities to get involved this year.  

AIM Meeting Minutes/Notes

August 6 Meeting Notes 

Wednesday, August 22 - AIM Information & Haunted House Meeting Notes

Tuesday, November 6 - AIM Meeting Notes

Tuesday, December 3 - AIM Meeting Notes

NOTE:  You must log in to your BUSD Google Account to access notes





AIM Director
Contact D. Bullington  D. Bullington ex: 4401 Science & Wood Shop
Contact L. Kennealy  L. Kennealy ex: 4453 Drama, Creative Dramatics & Computer Science

AIM Text Reminders

To subscribe to AIM-Actors in Motion club text reminder service: Click HERE for REMIND or text @amsaim to 81010

junior International Thespian Society - JITS

Since 1929 the International Thespian Society, the student honorary division of the Educational Theatre Association, has worked to promote theatre arts in education. The organization is named for Thespis, the Greek who, according to legend, stepped out from the chorus and became the first actor.


Students become members by earning points for their work. Junior Thespian membership is granted for the performance of meritorious work in theatre arts that meets the International Thespian Society’s guidelines. Points are earned for hours spent in rehearsal and performance, working on production crews, working in the box office, doing committee work, and helping with Junior Thespian projects. Just as points can be earned in many different areas of the theatre, theatre provides many different areas of learning. Not only does theatre serve as a bridge that connects to the other fine arts disciplines of dance, music, and painting, but also into such areas as history, literature, science, math, psychology, home economics, drafting, industrial arts, marketing, computer science, and others. Theatre also stimulates creativity and problem-solving skills. Involvement in theatre builds confidence in students, and it enhances students’ abilities to work in groups toward a common goal. Theatre helps students develop self-discipline and encourages commitment to a cause. For some, theatre could provide a career path; however, for most, it is a creative and social outlet. It makes no difference: for the student, theatre in school is an enormously valuable experience.



Recommended Junior Thespian Point Awards
The chart below provides a quick and easy way to calculate points. Numbers indicate the recommended maximum point awards for the duties listed. Troupe directors should use their discretion in awarding points—from zero to the maximum—according to the caliber of effort and work, and they may award up to two additional points for any task performed with exceptional merit.

Guidelines for awarding of Junior Thespian points

  • The minimum eligibility requirement for Junior Thespian induction is fifty hours of quality work in theatre arts and related disciplines.
  • One Junior Thespian point represents approximately five hours of quality work. Use this formula to award points for duties that aren’t listed. Performing arts schools and others with mandatory participation may choose to change that to ten hours or more to avoid point inflation and maintain the honorary nature of induction in that setting.
  • Inductees must earn ten points, five of which should be for work done at the school where they will be inducted.
  • Junior Thespians moving to other affiliated middle or junior high schools are entitled to transfer their memberships. Transferring Junior Thespians bring a minimum of ten Junior Thespian points with them to the new school. See the Junior Thespian Troupe Handbook for details.
  • Induction points should be earned through participation in at least two productions, whether formally staged or informal class presentations.
  • Induction points should be earned in at least two of the listed categories, for example, acting and production.
  • Inducted Junior Thespians automatically begin their high school careers with half of the points needed for high school Thespian induction (normally five of the ten induction points required). See the Junior Thespian Troupe Handbook for details.
  • Students may earn up to five points toward induction through participation at the elementary school level; in community, children’s, or professional theatre; or in other activities in the performing arts. They may earn additional points after induction at the troupe director’s discretion and upon verification of participation.

    Recommended Junior Thespian Point Awards

    The International Thespian Society recognizes that middle school theatre programs vary widely in scope and structure. The recommended Junior Thespian point awards listed below are provided for schools with curricular and/or extracurricular programs that offer a wide range of opportunities for their students. Often these include formally staged productions before a traditional audience. Some middle school theatre programs are less formal in nature and focus on class presentations, projects, and exercises rather than fully mounted productions. Troupes with this form of program may find it easier to award points on an hourly basis (one point per five hours of excellent work) rather than use the recommended point awards provided below.


  • Junior Thespian membership will be made available on an equitable basis to all students who qualify. No student will be elected into the Society; and peers may not have a role in awarding points or deciding induction eligibility.