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Actors In Motion

Welcome to 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:

Your Executive Committee/JITS Council 

President:  Rachael

Vice President: Zaydhen

Secretary:  Samara 

Treasurer:  Jack F.

 

Club Officers

Asst. Tech Director:  Seth

Stage/Sets Manager: Koen

Back Stage Manager: Anabella

Front of House Manager: Ryann

Publicity/Marketing Manager:  Arabella

Social Chair/Volunteer Coordinator: Harrison

Upcoming Meetings/Activities/Dates:

Quarter 3 Quarter - AIM Meetings

AIM Meetings (Everyone Welcome) - Actors in Motion Drama Club Meeting in room 53 from 2:45 - 3:30 pm

*** Please drop by Room 53 before school Mondays - Thursdays to complete your JITS form.  Forms need to be up to date by 12:30 pm on Thursday, March 14

  • TBA

Quarter 3-4 - Spring Production - "Annie Jr."

Weekly Calendar Update is always available on Mrs. Kennealy's Weekly Assignment web page: https://ams-brentwood-ca.schoolloop.com/pf4/cms2/view_page?d=x&group_id=1405752352103&vdid=i202e3b1zaqx5ss

Performers/Cast

  • Annie Jr. Information Meeting - Tuesday, January 15th from 2:45 - 3:30 pm in the theater. Audition Packet will be distributed at this meeting. Here is a link to the audition packet (student must be logged in to school BUSD Google Account to access this link). 

  • Auditions January 22 - 25 (please sign up on the Sign-up Genius website) in the Drama Room (Room 53). Audition time slots available now and will close when all are filled. Please only sing up for ONE audition slot. If you change your mind and do not want to audition, please cancel your appointment to allow another student the opportunity.   

    • The cast list will be posted by Saturday evening February 2nd on our club’s Canvas page.

  • Mandatory meeting and table read on Monday, February 4, 3-6 pm for the Cast. A PARENT Packet with important information, forms and rehearsal calendar will be sent home at this meeting.

    • A link to the rehearsal schedule will be posted here on February 2nd. 

  • Blocking rehearsals and Run-Thrus begin Thursdays and Fridays in February and Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in March.

  • Blocking and choreography rehearsals are from 3-5 pm, Vocal rehearsals are from 5-6 pm, and run-thrus and tech rehearsals are from 3-6 pm

  • Mandatory Parent Meeting at 5:15 pm on Thursday, March 7th.

    • All families are requested to volunteer their time or donate to the production. A link to a signup genius for parents to signup will be included in the Parent information packet sent home at the Cast Meeting on February 4th.

  • There will not be rehearsals during Spring Break

  • Run-thrus, Choreography, Vocal, and Tech Rehearsals will be scheduled in April.

  • We have reserved the theater for the first three weekends in May for the production. Please indicate conflicts with any of these weeks as there will be final rehearsals on the application.  

  • The rehearsal schedule will give you an idea of what to expect and when, however, this is subject to change.  Weekly “call” sheets will be posted on Canvas on Sundays for the upcoming week. Please set your Notifications in Canvas to receive this information or check it weekly.

Tech Crew and Production Team

  • Soundtrack, Stage Manager & Asst Tech Director attend ALL "cast" rehearsals beginning February 4.

  • Production Team and Tech Crew applications will be available on February 25th and due on February 28th.

    • Assignments will be posted on the AIM Canvas Account by March 4th

  • Mandatory Parent Meeting at 5:15 pm on Thursday, March 7th.

    • All families are requested to volunteer their time or donate to the production. A link to a signup genius for parents to signup will be included in the Parent information packet sent home at the Cast Meeting on February 4

  • Sets/Props, Costumes, Hair, Makeup, Front of House and Publicity have work days on Wednesday, April 3 from 3-4:30 pm.

  • Mic crew, Light crew, Asst Stage Managers, and Prop Heads attend all rehearsals beginning April 9.

  • Costume Committee will be called for all tech run-thru's, dress rehearsals and all performances beginning April 22.

  • Hair and Makeup will be called for dress rehearsals and all performances in May.

  • Front of House - ticket booth and concessions are called for performances only. Arrive one hour prior to show time.  Ticket booth student staff is excused after everything is cleaned up after the show begins. Concessions are excused after everything is cleaned up after Intermission. Ushers are usually pulled from the cast.

  • The rehearsal schedule will give you an idea of what to expect and when, however, this is subject to change.  Weekly “call” sheets will be posted on Canvas on Sundays for the upcoming week. Please set your Notifications in Canvas to receive this information or check it weekly.

*** 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 & Annie Jr.), an 8th-grade community service/fundraising project, 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 Teacher
Contact L. Kennealy  L. Kennealy ex: 4453 Drama, Creative Dramatics & Computer Science Teacher

AIM Text Reminders

To subscribe to AIM-Actors in Motion club text reminder service: https://www.remind.com/join/amsaim 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.

 

PLEASE FILL OUT OR UPDATE YOUR JUNIOR THESPIAN POINT SHEET IN ROOM 53.