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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.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

2-21-18 Notes!

Act 1
Time: 7:46 p.m.

-Please do not talk backstage
-(temp) 82
Cappies Team-Food
-Guards-fix table (James)
-#12 You  are out of the room-we need to figure out how to keep the water cooler folks in the “scene”
-Josh-Lock the door-legit
-#12-don’t talk with with your cup
-#7-good personal hygiene
-#7/#10 react to one another
-ALL JURORS listen and react-make it fresh.  Too automatic
-Who is the knife keeper?
-#6-you are so good!
-Foreman-more volume-power!
-REACT-“  #7 “after six days”
-#8- a little more volume.  Much better though
-#12 good show of heat
-#7 really good “shtick”
-#5-good reaction-even from water cooler
-Emily-See Ms. Craven to Laminate best Juror pictures
-#9-good voice-keep moving through it-experiment
-#7/#11 did we blow a section there? Pg. 16-17
-#7 listen-don’t jump the gun
-#9 take your time coming from the BR
-Foreman “Let’s go in order”-GREAT”!
-#8-keep it moving-not too slow in delivery
-#8/#3/#10 Powerful!
-#7 when you get up and #8 sits down-maybe give him a glare before you go to the water cooler
-#7-no “waits” no “ohs”-let it lie if you are mixed up.
-Jurors react more to #3’s outbursts (about kids)-pg. 21
-Foreman-“noting personal”  even more assertive-“let’s stop bickering” more forceful.
-#8-land your lines-don’t have voice go up all the time.
-#8-you could be a little more alive
-#4-very good recovery
-Jury react-especially when folks are making a plea for their guilt/or not guilty
-#4-where did you get it-#3 do not block her
-#10/#12 work on when each of you gets up-no synchronized movements please
-#8 “Well yes, you’re right”-who are you referring to?
-Pg. 22-24?  ????ARGH!
-End of Act 1-wait four beats!

Act II
Time: 8:14 p.m.
-##3, #7 nice opening
-#3, #7, #8-messin middle stage #3 you are blocked by jurors . Pg.27
-#3 you seem to be in the way a lot
-#9-a little more volume
-Guards-remember to walk in character until you can’t be seen,
-Heat index-88:  #3 good, #8 good, #7 good (with mirror)
-Foreman, #2, #5, #4, #9, #11, #10, #12-ARE YOU HOT?
-Don’t stop with being hot….
-Pg. 30-32 ARGH!!!
-Pg. 32-33
-#9 Very nice.  Thank you!
-#12-watch “important”
-#4-go to #9 “I think we understand now.  Thank you”
-#5-other side of #9 at the water cooler.
-#5, #9-please wait for #8/#3 to move –or go around in front of the table.  Actually, that might be best!
-#8-Pg. 35-each sentence needs to be different…..”I’m going to kill you….
-#2-wait a beat before you say “cough drop”
-#7-“listen he had a lawyer-good-get up-move!!!
-Forman-could you sit differently?  A little more uptight?
-Foreman “I heard you”: say it a bit defensive.  As if you are being challenged?  Take control back!
-Guards are being blocked when they enter-#3 please move.
-#8 Pg. 38-39
-#11, #9 volume
-#8 “watch with second hand” not too much back to audience.
-#2 too quiet
#8-watch walk-old-but not a zombie
-#4-“now that’s interesting”  Is it?
-HEAT???????? You can’t forget that it is hot!
-#7 ”sick of you” good reaction
-#3 Fingers-A
-#4, #10, #12
-Diagram-needs to be thicker
Time: 8:42 p.m.

8:54 p.m.
-Guards-please walk to center of the room-behind table as you say your lines.
-Heat index-90
-#7-good, #12-good, #10 good, #5
-#2, #4, Foreman, #3, #11,
-Good reaction to vote in Act III
-Foreman “the vote is 6 to 6” awesome choice
- #3 “never going to convince him” really nice delivery.
-Heat Index 90 degrees
-#12 “anything to end this” good landing.
-#4-nice-keep it moving (El train and all)
-#3 Who has the knife?  Stay in the play-Foreman-search for it.  Make it work.
-#7-in pants instead
-#4 can you make moving #7 part of the scene before you stab #7
-#7-get up a little bit slower-you are older.
-#4-Pg. 49-52
-HOT HOT HOT! 90 degrees
-#5 thank you-HEAT!
-Folks-by Pg. 55- it is very hot.  #3 gives demonstration.
-#5 “What’s the matter with you” can you move on the other side of #2?
-#10-good heat reaction
-#11 good heat reaction
-#2 “I think I am too” nice delivery.
-React to #2 saying do you want me to time this one too?
#12-you were blocked by #8 pg. 56
#8-your feet need to be firmly on the stage at all times-watch when you walk stage right-smart/inexperienced
Time: 9:16 p.m.
#8-Stand firm-plant your feet.  Don’t move too much. Pg. 58
#8-when you know your lines you are quite good!
#7 good heat reaction
-#4, #2, Foreman, #10, #5 #12-could do more!
#12-when you walk across the stage-change your walk (tempo) as the acts go on.  More energy in Act 1-much less by Act III
-#10 Really good-still-go after the Juror even more-try to get
 their attention.
#4-Finally found your voice!  “If you open your mouth again….”
-#12-when you go stage right-leaning on the banister –you are not in the room. (Railings will be gone) Don’t go too far stage right.
-#8-don’t lean on door-
-#3-Much better contained-no too much. Not Too much vocables.  A bit more inside intensity that outside. (pg. 63)

Monday, February 19, 2018

12 Angry Jurors Update

A gentle reminder (or two): 

Continue working on your walks, voices, lines!  

Bring in all prop items that you need.  

Tuesday we Run the Entire Show! 

7:15 p.m. 
The ENTIRE CAST will talk costumes, and try on what is needed.

7:45 p.m. (8:00 p.m.) we Run show!

I am meeting with Bill prior to the rehearsal.
Marielle, Yusra, Isabelle, Emily and Charlie...please arrive at 6:50 p.m. to attend the meeting.

No food, drinks, personal items in auditorium.  No hanging in the faculty room.  Bring homework or quiet things to do if you are not on stage.

Phones must be tagged with names!!!

Thank you!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

12 Angre Jurors

Hello Cast/Crew,

Thank you for a good day of work and community spirit.

ALL bios due by Monday.
Sponsorships are due by March 1st.

There will be rehearsal Tuesday evening.  
Off Book Tuesday please...not Wednesday.

Costumes....if possible, Wednesday.  
Marielle will let everyone know what they need to bring in.
Photos of : Jurors: #3, #8, #10, #7 on Wednesday.

Our show is in three weeks!  (No kidding!)

Lights on Tuesday as well!

Enjoy the long weekend!


Scrim Effect


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Moving Forward. . .12 Angry Jurors


As we near closer to opening night there is much to be done!

Please read through the list carefully; pay special attention to the items that refer to you.

Actors: continue to work hard and focus on your character's physical and emotional choices.  

Crew/Production Team: Continue to be the motivating force behind the scenes. 

Saturday's rehearsal begins at 11:45 a.m. Please arrive at 11:35 a.m. 
Crew/Production Team/Jurors

Tasks for Saturday:
1. Marielle/Delene: Complete costume concept (Saturday 11:45 a.m.) with entire cast.
1a. Marielle to see Ms. Farr to discuss costumes. (Delene goes if desired)
1b. Marielle: bring items back to have cast try on costumes.
2. 12:30 p.m. workshop continues with 12 Jurors/Swings.
3. Crew: 11:45 a.m. Paint (inside) frame of doors (sugar brown)
4. Yusra/Isabelle/Crew.....begin painting back wall.
5. Workshop continues-ALL ACTS MEMORIZED by the end of Saturday's rehearsal (4:45 p.m.)
6. Get sponsorship forms....generate the funds we need to support the Theater Arts Department.

Potluck Theme:      MEXICAN FOOD!!!
We will need:
Emily-can you organize this?
Lys-Vegetarian Chili

Thank you so much for being such an awesome community of people to work with!

12 AJ Character Breaking Points!

Foreman: Leader and authority in the room - not allowed to have a breaking point, but starting to lose patience when 3 outbursts at 8.
2: Quiet and not opinionated - merely an observer - no visible breaking point
3: Very end - mental breakdown when realizing his motives - NOT guilty.
4: “I’ve had Enough!” after 10’s monologue about “them” (racism)
5: Gentle - caretaker so she is also patient and careful.
6: NO POINT: gentle, motherly and patient. She does not have a breaking point in this play (maybe when 3 has an outburst she is beginning to break but maintains composition)
7: Although careless throughout the entire play, “I’m a little sick of this whole thing” page 56 ALSO page 53 “What do you mean I don’t understand it?” to 11
8: No breaking point - moments of frustration and intensity but maintains composition throughout
9: “I am the same man” - monologue about old man who ran outside the apartment
10: After everyone turns their back to her after her monologue - time out chair
11: No visible breaking point - “Please, I am used to this, it’s alright, thank you.” Page 54

12: Main motive is to please everyone as much as possible: “i’m in advertising” isn’t allowed to lose patience or break.

Monday, February 12, 2018

12 Angry Jurors Weekly reminder

Please make note of changes!

February 14th          
Act End of 2/3                      7:15-9:30 p.m.
February 15th          
Act 2/3                                   7:15-9:30 p.m. 
February 17th          
Run                                        12:00-3:30 p.m.