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What is Theater day?

On Saturday, September 16th, 2017, students from high schools in and around Dutchess and Westchester Counties are invited to attend a FREE day of performance and technical workshops, including free breakfast and lunch, sponsored by Beacon High School, Spackenkill High School, Arts Mid-Hudson , BeaconArts and the Beacon Performing Arts Center.

The day is designed to provide educational theatrical guidance in various fields while students can interact with each other from different schools and talk about one of the things they love the most: THEATER!

The event will be held at Beacon H.S. 101 Matteawan Rd, Beacon, NY 12508 , Theater Day 2017

Theater Day 2017 Schedule:

8:00am: Students are invited to begin the day for breakfast and check in. During breakfast the students will sign up for two morning workshops. There will be large charge charts set up in one of our hallways for students to sign up to attend workshops of their choice that happen that morning.

8:30am: Group meeting in the theater for a brief kick off and housekeeping.

9:00am-12:00pm: Two morning workshops!

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch! At this time, students can revisit their sign-ups for the afternoon sessions. 1:00pm-4:00pm: Afternoon sessions

4:00pm: Re-group in the theater for wrap-up, presentations and some fun theater activities. Some of the activities from the day might be presented so everyone gets a feel for all the workshops presented.

How do I sign up?

There is no charge to attend Theater Day, but students need to register early, once we reach our cut off of 250 students we will close registration. We will likely hit our cutoff quickly, so don’t wait to sign up!

Students can register by sending an email to beacononstage@gmail.com , stating their name, grade and school. A confirmation number will be sent by return email and subsequent information as it develops. Each of these workshops will be detailed with full explanations and breakdowns in a brochure that will be sent to all of you after you register.

Theater Day offers high quality workshops for students, led by talented, working professionals in many different theater disciplines ranging from acting, dance, auditioning, scenic painting, special effects makeup and much more.

This will be our third Theater Day and in the past the numbers of students wishing to attend has exceeded 250 so please do not delay.

Examples of some of the workshops are listed but not limited to:

  • Modern and Theatrical Dance
    • Learn modern/creative movement ( Martha Graham/ Horton technique)
    • Jazz (Luigi warmup)
    • Dance combos and Movements
  • Fosse Dance Workshop
    • Combinations
    • Signature and Stylized Choreography
  • Audition Technique Intensive
    • High School Audition Do’s & Don’ts
    • Vocal Audition Help
    • Line Delivery
    • Simple Rules
  • Musician Intensive
    • Pit Orchestra
    • Interactive (bring your instrument or use ours)
  • Acting - Drama vs. Musical
    • Interpret Your Role Appropriately
  • Your Personal Acting Coach - One on One Evaluation
  • Lighting Design and Application
    • Lighting Plots
    • Instruments
    • How To’s
    • Resources
  • Set Design
    • How to Start
    • Different ways to present your Ideas
    • How They Do it on Broadway
    • Create a Design and Present it
  • Set Construction
    • Design is Completed, Now What?
  • Acting Shakespeare for the High School Student
    • Overcome the Fear
    • Language/Intonation
    • Why "The Bard"
  • Costume Design and Execution
    • Work Together to Create a Design
    • How to Read a Plot
    • Costume Changes
  • Art Color and Design for the Stage
  • Improvisation and Theater Games
  • Publicity
    • Social Media
    • How to Get The Word Out
    • Create a Poster
    • Press Release
    • Collaborations
  • Vocal Techniques
    • "I Can’t Sing"
    • How Do I Make My Voice Work For Me?
  • The Student Stage Manager
    • What Are My Responsibilities
  • Makeup and Hair
    • Creating the Look - Period Hair
    • Fantasy Hair for the Stage
  • What Shows Work and What shows do not Work For High School
    • Musical Theater Today
    • Sondheim/Schwartz/Webber
    • Classics - Are They Gone?

This is a preliminary list, but more to come! What would you like to see added?


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The Beacon High School Drama and Theater Arts organization, Beacon Players, brings together students who share a passion for theater and performing arts. The organization promotes theater education, in the performing venue as well as technical theater. Theater education is fostered through major performances, conferences, trips, and student-directed productions that enhance the educational goals of the theater discipline's courses and productions. Membership is open to all Beacon High School students who share the club's goal of promoting awareness of theater and performing arts on campus and throughout the community.

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