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HS Thespian State dues and forms due Tonight!

As a quick reminder for high school thespians, the state forms and dues are due tonight. if you do not pay and fill out the form you will not go to state. Payment can be found on my school bucks.

State ThesCon Registration Form 2022: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjAcjncOdrkJvxTMCScwMNIfnifnqGH8Q5FMNJ_-q8qMK7eA/viewform

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Thespian Point Cards Due Tonight

As a reminder for everyone hoping to be a thespian, Your Point Cards are due tonight, If you don’t complete the point cards you cant become a thespian! On Monday, State Thescon Dues and Registration are Due! You can find State Dues on my school bucks, Have an amazing weekend.

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Tessa Maruyama (2023), Ben Feldman (2023) and Guest Artist Candy Brown represent at film fest!

Congrats to Tessa Maruyama (2023) for being nominated for Best Young Actress in a short film and to Guest Artist Candy Brown for winning Best Supporting Actress in a short film at the Cannes World Film Festival, a festival for independent shorts. Also, a shout out to Ben Feldman (2023) for being a Finalist for Best Young Actor in a short film.

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Check out the videos for the 2021 All Major Scene Night

Congrats on a successful 2021 All Major Scene Night, DSA Theatre Company’s first live performance in more than a year and a half! If you missed it, or just want to watch your scene, all of the performances are now on Vimeo, and each is downloadable (there’s a button in the bottom right hand corner of the video). Here are the links.

Middle School Act 1

Middle School Act 2

High School Acts 1 and 2

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Indecent Opens This Thursday! Check out this Sneak Peek!

Watch the trailer for Indecent

Come check out DSA Theatre’s first live public performance in 19 months: Indecent, playing live from the DSA Rotunda Oct. 28 – 30 and Nov. 1 – 3 at 7 p.m.

Sholem Asch, noted Jewish playwright, wrote THE GOD OF VENGEANCE which was first produced in 1907. This Yiddish drama received backlash from critics and community members for breaking tradition by portraying realistic Jewish characters and covering topics such as lesbianism and prostitution. The actors and producers were ultimately charged with obscenity.

Paula Vogel’s play written in 2015 takes you on the journey of this theatre company through their own eyes as they brought the play to life – from the first read-through to the last performance. INDECENT helps to keep the story of this courageous troupe and the play alive.

Why you should come – Returning from their year and a half hiatus, the DSA Theatre Company is proud to bring you a story of community, loss and devotion. INDECENT is incredibly important now when we find ourselves dealing with similar debates and issues.

The COPPER cast consists of Nick Benak, Ben Feldman, Hayden Pulliam, Spencer Henry, Juliette Fabre, Lara Amadeo, Haley Bart, Eve Friday, Reed Jacobs, Harper Sidener, Hudson Halverstadt, Isabella Conklin and Graham Cox.

The COPPER cast will be performing on October 28th – October 30th – November 2nd.

The BRASS cast consists of Chase Mackay, Avi Levin, Amalia Thompson, Connor Medberry, Gigi Morgan, Kaia Love Wilcox, Ivy Silvesky, Valeria Angelo Circa, Brandon Searle, Caroline Murray, Rush Bogin, Marina Leo and Levi Singer.

The BRASS cast will be performing on October 29th – November 1st – November 3rd.

We’re so happy to welcome you back to the school and to live performances!

Click here for tickets.

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DSA Alum Emma Meisel to star in Doogie Howser reboot on Disney+

DSA Alum Emma Meisel, (DSA Theatre class of 2015) is set to be a series regular in Disney+’s upcoming comedy series Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.

The show is set in Hawaii, and is an updated reboot of the popular late 80’s early 90’s TV series, Doogie Howser M.D. (Neil Patrick Harris). Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. follows Lahela “Doogie” Kameāloha (Peyton Elizabeth Lee), a 16-year-old who juggles a budding medical career and life as a teenager. Meisel will play Steph Denisco, Lahela’s best friend.

Meisel was last seen as Midge Moran on FX’s American Horror Story: 1984. Her other credits include Maddie on Vegas High and Angela on ABC’s The Kids Are Alright. 

Emma Meisel (left) poses with fellow cast mates on the set of Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.

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Monologues, song, dance! Check out the 10th Grade Showcase

Congrats to the Class of 2023 on a successful (first annual) 10th Grade Showcase! Watch performances taken from some of the hottest shows of each decade starting in 1920.

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Watch Marina Leo’s (Class of 2022) Award Winning Play “Bird of Paradise”

Marina Leo Wins DCPA Playwriting Competition

Congrats to Marina Leo for being one of three winners of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Education student playwriting program: the AT&T High School Playwriting Competition. Marina’s play, “Bird of Paradise,” was selected out of 129 submissions representing 31 area schools and reviewed by a panel of artistic, literary and theatre education professionals.

Marina’s play will be included in the 2021 Playwriting Anthology. Additionally, each of the three winning High School playwrights received a $250 cash prize, an opportunity to develop their script with a professional director and dramaturg, and had a reading of their play streamed live from the Seawell Ballroom. The DSA Theatre Department will also receive $250 toward the purchase of books or tools for the classrooms.

Check out the recorded live stream of Bird of Paradise from the DCPA’s Seawell Ballroom.

Link: https://vimeo.com/545142827

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The DCPA’s High School Playwriting Competition is made possible by the generous support of title sponsor AT&T, The Robert and Judi Newman Family Foundation, and Transamerica.

Originally designed for high school students, DCPA Education offers free playwriting workshops to area high schools and invites students to submit one-act plays into an annual competition. The program has proven to be so popular, that it was expanded to middle school students last fall. Since its inception, the workshops and competition have impacted more than 25,000 students.

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Watch DSA Theatre Students at the 2021 DPS Shakespeare Festival

Kylie Williams, Ben FeldmanSam Charney and Talia Thorpe were selected to perform in the DPS Shakespeare Festival opening ceremonies on April 30. They performed sections of The Comedy of Errors with a few kids from other schools. Click here to check out the short video recap!

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Check out the 2021 Theatre Banquet Trailer!

Banquet is May 26, 2021 from 5 pm-11 pm at Stanley Marketplace. Click Here for more info and Click Here for the form to register. Be sure to register by the May 21 deadline.