JHStheaterarts Mission Statement

The Jenkintown High School Theater Arts Program is dedicated to nurturing and developing the talents of the Jenkintown High School student body and providing a safe and creative environment where the artists can cultivate their craft within a supportive and caring community.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Anxiety is Orange March 18th 2:30 p.m.

Dear Friends,

Here is the schedule leading up to the March 18th 2:30 p.m. performance of~
Anxiety is Orange!

Thursday March 15th 
2:45-4:30 p.m.
Saturday  March 17th
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Sunday March 18th 
Call Time: 
11:00 a.m. (please bring lunch)
Performance at 2:30 p.m.
Doors open at 2:00 p.m.
Suggested theater donation~
$7.00 per person

Anxiety is Orange runs approximately 35 minutes.

The performance will take place in the Jenkintown MS/HS auditorium.

Thank you everyone for your support of the Arts!


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Congratulations Cast/Crew of 12 Angry Jurors

~Jenkintown's re-creation of the always timely Reginald Rose courtroom classic "Twelve Angry Jurors," (or Twelve Angry Men as originally titled) was poignant and poised in its performance.

~With deep emotion,  demanding evidence, and a young boy's life on the line, I had chills from my seat. The cast crew did a phenomenal job of creating a specific mood and feeling throughout the theatre and portraying such a difficult show!

~There are no easy decisions in a jury room, but, through the actors' portrayal of stress and tension, Jenkintown High School's production of 12 Angry Jurors did justice to the play's message of overcoming prejudice.

Friday, March 9, 2018

12 Angry Jurors Weekend schedule

March 9th               Show 7:30 p.m.         Call Time  5:30 p.m.
                                  Fancy Night!
March 10th             Matinee 2:30 p.m.    Call Time  12:45 p.m.
                                   1:00 p.m.  Quick meeting in Auditorium!
March 10th             Show 7:30 p.m.         Call Time 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Opening Night of 12 Angry Jurors

Hello Friends, 

Please take a moment to revisit your character analysis, traits, and all the notes you have taken up to this point.

Come ready to share with the audience your strength as a performer.

Tell the story; give the audience the opportunity to reflect upon their own  biases and prejudices.

React, listen...make good choices.

Contain your energy and just enjoy!!

We are very proud of you all!

Emily, Ms.  Laverty, and Lys

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Opening night!!

Hello Cast/Crew of 12 Angry Jurors!

Regardless of a delay in opening or closure tomorrow....we are ON for our opening of 12 Angry Jurors.

Call Time is 5:15 p.m.

Hair brushes, hair ties, hair spray...whatever your character needs to be  ready to rock at 7:30 p.m.

-Please come focused.
-Please keep the music on "low" tomorrow night.
-Clean-up as you go!
-Only those members who are to perform tomorrow night should be backstage.
-Crew: please arrive at 6:00 p.m.
-Crew: Please make sure Emily/Delene are connected via "headset".



Monday, March 5, 2018

Tuesday 3/6/18 12 Angry Jurors Assignment


Here is your task for tomorrow night's Tech/Rehearsal.

Please indicate specific passages in Act I-Act III where the heat affects your character.

Be ready to show the cast how your character indicates the changing of temperatures throughout the show.

We will share this information at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Illinois Juror Handbook


Juror's oath or affirmation. ... (a) "I swear by Almighty God that I will give a true verdict according to the evidence" (in the case of an oath), (b) "I solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm that I will give a true verdict according to the evidence" (in the case of an affirmation).
When you are chosen as a juror, you become a part of the judicial process of this state. Your services as a juror are as important as those of the judge. You are obligated to perform these services honestly and conscientiously, without fear or favor. You must base your verdict on the evidence as you will hear it in court and on the law as the judge will instruct you.
The entire group of jurors will be asked to rise and to swear or affirm to answer truthfully all questions asked of you concerning your qualifications to act as a juror in the case.
As a prospective juror you will be questioned. The answers to these questions enable the Court and the lawyers to decide which jurors to select. You should be patient and cooperative. It may seem to you that some of the questions are personal, but it is not intended that any question should embarrass or reflect upon a juror in any way. Each juror may be asked whether he or she has a personal interest in the outcome of the case, has preconceived opinions about it or is prejudiced in any way. The law permits each attorney to excuse a certain number of jurors without giving reasons. You should not be offended if you are excused from sitting as a juror.
The jury is to be composed of fair and impartial persons who will listen attentively and decide the case only upon the evidence and instructions of the Court.
After the jury has been selected, the jurors will be asked to rise and to swear or affirm to well and truly try the matters at issue and render a true verdict according to the law and the evidence.
Your duty as a juror is to listen to the judge, witnesses and lawyers; to deliberate calmly and fairly; and to decide intelligently and justly. All of the evidence available to allow you to make a decision will be disclosed to you during the trial.

The role of the judge is to ensure a fair and orderly trial. Neither by the instructions of law nor by any ruling or remark does the Court mean to indicate any opinion as to the facts or as to what your verdict should be.
Your first duty upon retiring at the close of the case is to select a foreperson. He or she acts as chairperson. It is his or her duty to see that the discussion is carried on in an orderly fashion and that every juror has a chance to say what he or she thinks. A good foreperson can keep the discussion in due bounds, can save much time and can secure efficient results.

Discussion in the jury room should never be so loud that it can be heard outside the room.
Jurors should deliberate with open minds, give respectful consideration to the opinions of fellow jurors, freely exchange views or opinions concerning the case and not be hesitant to change their minds when reason and logic so dictate. Even if a juror does not agree with the law the judge has stated, he or she is still obligated to follow that law. The judge decides the law. The jury determines the facts.