1st Annual Ellison Drama Red Eye Theater Lock-In! This lock-in is hopefully the first of many. The MAIN GOAL: to write, rehearse, and perform 3 plays in one 24-hour period The additional GOALS: to collaborate, to be creative, to let the late night help us write! The schedule is listed below: 9:00-‐9:30pm • Arrive at Ellison (student Park in student lot. Take all Friday entrance) belongings (if you drove), as you • Meet and greet each will not be allowed to return to other your car under any circumstances! 9:30PM – 10:30 PM • Warm up Games Commons Area 10:30-‐11:30PM • Draw Names for random Break/Rules Discussion Groups • Get in groups and get 11:30 – 11:45 PM mystery box & story Break into groups outline • Move to your Groups’ assigned room to work 11:45 PM – 12:30 AM • Brainstorm ideas for play • Snacks available in Friday to Saturday based on box contents commons area at all • Choose idea times. • Assign Roles as needed • See attached list for (acting or tech or what you need to bring! directing, etc) • Plan out plot of play • Write or type or practice lines as you choose 12:30 AM – 12:50 AM • All groups meet in ** Have rough draft of script for Saturday commons area, for some a teacher/adult to read over and games and movies! make suggestions. 12:50 – 1:30 AM • Complete play script. Saturday (Should be done by 1:15AM) • Practice 1:30 – 7:30 AM • Time to rest!!! QUIET TIME! (Most likely in (as you choose) commons area or black box.) 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM • Freshen up Breakfast and drinks available in Saturday • Mingle in cafeteria cafeteria Breakfast cereal, donuts 8:00 – 12:30 PM • Block Play • Schedule group times to Saturday • Rehearse Play use the staging areas • Group 1 = 7 – 8 AM Group 2 = 8:15 – 9:15 Group 3 = 9:30 – 10:30 Group 4 = 10:45-‐11:45 stage – teacher critique
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM • Lunch time and mingle Lunch Saturday: Most likely PIZZA. Unless someone has aSaturday better idea. 1:30 – 3:00 PM • Fix play and rehearse as needed 3:00 – 3:40 PM • Final breaks/snacks Saturday • Movies/games in commons 3:40 – 4:15 PM • Final prep, get stuff ready to perform, get in costume/makeup, etc. 4:30 PM • Back to back Saturday performances of shows for audience of family and friends Approx 6:00PM-‐6:30PM • Go home! What to Bring? (complete list on attached page) • Sleeping Bag, pillow, over-‐night stuff (toiletries, clothes), water bottle! The likelihood of sleep is small, but it pays to be comfortable. Dress code: Keep it reasonable (no short shorts or spaghetti straps, please) or you’ll end up wearing sweat pants (or a mouse costume) from the costume closets! • You can have one back-‐pack with props/costumes you think you might want to use. Yes, you can bring electronics, but you are responsible for anything you bring. • $5 cost to participate and permission slips due to Ms. Y no later than May 21. This covers cost of lunch on Saturday, and makes it legal for you to be here. • Bring a GOOD and COOPERATIVE ATTITUDE!!! • There will be at least 2 chaperones on duty at all times. • This is a LOCK-‐IN. You are required to stay (unless you get sick and have to leave) and to stay in the areas you are allowed in (not outside, not upstairs… only choir room, cafeteria, commons, black box, and bathrooms). • If you break any rules (going where you’re not supposed to, having a bad attitude and not working well with your group, doing something against school rules), you will be sent home immediately. This is a privilege; do not ruin things by doing something dumb. • The building will be locked until performance time and there will be no entering/leaving for participants and parents. If you need anything during the event, please call/text Ms. Yanchak at 412-‐952-‐0017. MY PHONE WILL BE ON THE ENTIRE TIME. • The performances are free so bring friends and family to see them! EACH STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING CERTAIN FOOD ITEMS. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LIST!!!
FOOD In order to cover food for this event, each student is required to bring each of the following items to share: • (1) large bag of chips, pretzels, or snack items (NO PEANUTS, PLEASE!) • (1) 12-‐ to 24-‐pack of water or soda or juice drink • (1) box of breakfast cereal or 1 box of Pop Tarts or 1 bag of fruit (apples, oranges, bananas are best) • (1) roll of paper towels or 1 package of paper plates/bowls If you’d like to bring more than this, go right ahead. Our refrigeration space is very limited, so please only bring non-‐perishable items. (Talk to Ms. Y with any questions.) Also, keep in mind that any food items you bring will be fair game for sharing. You are not allowed to hoard food. (If you have specific dietary restrictions/needs, talk to Ms. Y and we’ll work something out.) PERSONAL ITEMS • toiletries (don’t forget glasses/contacts/solution!) • phone chargers • props/costume pieces (must fit in one bookbag) • sleeping bag • pillow, extra blanket • pajamas/comfy change of clothes for quiet time • change of clothes for performance day (Saturday) ENTERTAINMENT • board games • iPod/earbuds/phone PLEASE DO NOT BRING: • expensive/valuable items beyond the norm • anything prohibited by Student Code of Conduct • game consoles/computers • video games/movies