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.

2016 Cast Bio Guidelines for Into the Woods


Cast Bios Submission Guidelines

We are asking all cast members to submit short biographies (no more than 125 words) for inclusion in the Into the Woods playbill that will be distributed at the performances. Please follow the guidelines listed below so that these bios can be appropriately formatted into the program.
·         Write in third person
·         Name  followed by (role) boldfaced
·         Include your year (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior).
·         Include any previous stage or theater experience (role and production).
·         Names of shows should be italicized.
·         You might want to include future goals in music/acting/performing arts.
·         Be humble. Give thanks and appreciation where it belongs.

Examples:
Joey Gantz (George) is a junior who is performing on the JHS stage for the second time. Last year, you may have seen him as the hard-charging umbrella salesman in Jenkintown’s production of Rain. Other credits include A Christmas Carol (Older Scrooge), Music Man (Conductor), and Our Town (Don Gibbs). During the school year he plays football and basketball, and takes a hip-hop dance class on the side. Joey loves being on stage and looks forward to being in many more musicals. He would like to thank all of his friends for helping to make this an experience one that he will always remember.
 (106 words)

Samantha Keller (ensemble) is a sophomore at Jenkintown High School and this is her first time performing in a musical. Involved in many activities inside and outside of school, she was attracted to Fame because of its music and modern message. It has been so much fun working with other cast and crew members, and she has learned a lot about the commitment it takes to put on a high-quality show. Thanks to friends and family for all of your support! We’re gonna be great! (85 words)

Angachi Joseph (Susan Hermann) is a senior is participating in the fall musical for the third time. A member of the choir and the band, Angachi has enjoyed the many opportunities to sing and play the trombone in uncounted public performances.  Her previous stage credits include Rent (Mimi), Honk (Ugly), and Our Town (Mrs. Webb). She looks forward to pursuing a degree in biology and will be off to a pre-med program soon (hopefully!), but will always try to find a way to perform whenever she can. Thanks Mom, thanks Dad, and thanks to my kid brother, “Little Louie.”  And thanks to a great cast and crew.  (107 words)

IMPORTANT!
Please e-mail your bio as an attachment using Microsoft Word to davidsona@jtowndrakes.org no later than October 1st2016. Title the file as Your Name Bio (example: Joe smith Bio). Also, put this information into the Subject line of the e-mail.