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Getting Started

Q: How do I become a Bear Stage Player? 

A: Students interested in becoming a Bear Stage Player must have taken a Theatre 1 course either in Junior High or High School. Audition packets are available in April for auditions in May.

Q: Are there other productions I can be apart of if I’m not a Bear Stage Player?

A: Our Advanced Theatre (JV) class is a great stepping stone for students with a Theatre background who would be eligible to bypass Theatre I through an audition.  We also produce a Fall Musical every other year... Musicals are open to all students on campus!

Q: What do auditions for the troupe consist of? 

A: All information is included in the troupe audition packet passed out towards the end of the school year. Students will need to fill out the packet completely and have two contrasting monologues (comedic/dramatic) ready to perform for the directors. The Director will have plenty of monologues available for students to use for auditions. 

Q: I made the troupe! How should I prepare this summer? 

A: Relax! It’s a busy school year. Generally, troupe packets are sent out right before school ends or over the summer. To improve your skills and artistic ability, there are several local student summer productions as well as theatre camps at colleges and universities you can attend. All of this information will be posted on the callboard in the black box. 

Q: What kind of time committment is involved?

A: Just like any extra-curricular activity, theatre requires extra time outside of school! Bear Stage Players typically rehearse in class during the Fall semester with after school rehearsals 3-4 days a week and Tech work days one or two Saturdays leading up to the production. These rehearsals will be shared with students in plenty of time. 

UIL One-Act Play and UIL Prose & Poetry require the most time outside of school. Rehearsals are usually Monday/Tuesday/Thursday for One-Act Play and Wednesdays for Prose & Poetry. These events take place in the spring starting in January and (typically) through the month of April or May. 

Q: What if I’m in other extra-curricular activities?

A: Totally understandable! We work with other organizations every year. Just know, time spent away from rehearsals places more responsibility on you to learn your parts! The #1 thing we ask from students involved in multiple groups is to communicate with ALL groups your schedule and conflicts. 

Q: Are any fees involved? 

In the month of November, we will attend the Texas State Thespian Festival in Grapevine (near Dallas). This cost is typically $300; although we try to lessen the cost through fundraising. 

Any other questions? Please feel free to e-mail Ms. Creech