Theater

Gibbons Drama is an ensemble-based, performance-driven theater program grounded in the idea that theater is best experienced through doing. In the classroom or in performance, Gibbons Drama aims to provide all members of the Gibbons community an opportunity to come together for a personal and artistically satisfying theatrical experience. Gibbons Drama plays a vital role in the cultural life of the school, producing a wide variety of plays, musicals and theatrical events each year.

Almost, Maine Audition Information

One cold, clear winter night, as the norther lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways.  Knees are bruised.  Hearts are broken.  But, bruises heal and hearts mend--almost--in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions for Almost, Maine will be held by appointment on Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22 in the Studio Theater. 

Please fill out the on-line audition form and sign up for a 5-minute audition appointment (posted below).  You only need to attend one day of the initial auditions.

For your audition, please choose one of the provided monologues to interpret and present.  Please do not attempt to memorize the piece--just become familiar enough with the text to make some strong choices and not be reading directly at all times.

Almost, Maine will be directed by Emily Sartori. 

CALLBACKS

Callbacks will be held Saturday, August 25 in the Studio Theater.

Callback lists and information will be posted here on August 23 after 5:00 pm.  We will also tweet from the Gibbons Drama Twitter account when posted.

AUDITION RESOURCES

ALMOST, MAINE AUDITION FORM--please fill out this form completely prior to auditioning. 

AUDITION APPOINTMENT SIGN-UP GENIUS

AUDITION MONOLOGUES-WOMEN

AUDITION MONOLOGUES-MEN

IMPORTANT NOTE: Almost, Maine has a large cast with a wide variety of characters and types.  Please try and read the play prior to auditions--it's the best way to understand the characters, style and circumstances and make smart, effective audition choices. Ms. Sartori has temporary loaner copies of the script. 

Please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Sartori  with any questions. 

2018-19 Production Season

Auditions:
August 21-25

Tickets on Sale: September 24

Performance Dates:
September 27-October 7

Auditions:
September 4-8

Tickets on Sale:  October 29

Performance Dates:
November 2-18

Auditions:
December 3-12

Tickets on Sale:
March 14

Performance Dates:
March 22-31

THe gibbons Drama nexgen program

The Gibbons Drama NexGen program is open exclusively to Gibbons freshmen.

Auditions:
November 26-28

Performance Dates:
February 1-3

Auditions:
December 3-12
(in tandem with Hairspray)

Performance Dates:
May 9-11

student One-Act
series

A series of short one-act plays produced and directed by Gibbons Drama students. 

Auditions:
TBD

Performance Dates:
May 9-11

Play A Role . . .

Auditions for Gibbons Drama co-curricular productions are open to all CGHS students. Audition information for each show is posted on the Gibbons Drama website 2-3 weeks in advance of auditions.

Rehearsals for our productions typically occur after school Monday-Friday from 3:30 -6:00 P.M. and on Saturday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 P.M.

Please contact Gibbons Drama Artistic Director Mr. Kevin Ferguson with any questions or for more information.

Tech Theater: Gibbons Drama's Technical Theater program plays a vital role in our commitment to excellence and professionalism in all that we do. If you enjoy collaboration, creativity and have a passion for theater, our technical theater production program offers a wide variety of participation opportunities for all CGHS students.

If you'd like to take advantage of any of our technical theater opportunities, please contact Gibbons Drama Technical Director Ms. Karestin Harrison for more information.


Classroom Experience

Gibbons Drama provides students the opportunity to explore and experience all areas of the theatrical arts, including both performance-based and technical theater classes.

Drama students engage the imagination, the voice, and the body in immersive project-based learning in a classroom environment that is supportive and challenging. In the process, drama students gain valuable skills in the areas of critical thinking, creative problem-solving, collaboration, self-discipline, self-confidence, leadership, and perseverance.

Gibbons Drama Class Offerings:

  • Drama I (freshmen-by audition)
  • Drama II (sophomores)
  • Drama III (juniors, seniors)
  • Drama IV Honors (seniors)
  • Musical Theater Workshop Honors (juniors, seniors-by audition)
  • Four levels of technical theater classes

Detailed information about all Drama Program academic course offerings can be found via the Fine Arts Course Descriptions.

Musical Theater Workshop I Placement Audition Information

MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP I HONORS

ABOUT THE CLASS: This Honors class is designed for students who have a specific interest in  developing their skills in all aspects of  musical theater performance--acting, vocals and movement. Successful participants in this class will have a strong familiarity with musical theater canon and repertoire and are expected to be comfortable singing in front of their peers. 

This class requires considerable work outside of normal class hours, as students are expected to rehearse their material independent of scheduled class times.

SUMMER COMPOSER RESEARCH PROJECT

Please contact Mr. Ferguson with any questions.

We are an ensemble-driven community of creative leaders
who embrace and share our gifts to glorify God through the art of theater.

Contact Us

Mr. Kevin Ferguson
Gibbons Drama Artistic Director
Drama Teacher

Ms. Karestin Harrison
Gibbons Drama Technical Director
Technical Theater Teacher

Ms. Emily Sartori
Drama Teacher
Production Director

Mrs. Julie Bradley
Musical Theater Teacher
Music Director

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