Student Scenes

Description: Shamrock Student Scenes is a student-directed program as night-of-one acts. These acts are written by students, directed by students, and performed by students. All students audition but this is a no-cut program. The audition is strictly for the directors’ insight and students’ experience. These scenes range from 10-15 minute one-act plays that vary in genre and cast size. This is a great opportunity for students who are new to the program to gain experience and for existing students to perfect their skills.

Timeline: January 2024 – February 2024

Show Days: Friday Night Only

Student Directors: Usually not limited to upperclassmen with two years of existing theatre experience who are interested in developing a full script to direct. Directors submit a written script draft to Mr. Grubb the Wednesday before Thanksgiving break for approval. Student directors may also choose an existing one-act of 10-15 minutes in length should funds be available for purchase. Student directors should be able to organize themselves and others, give constructive feedback and critique to actors, as well as develop a clear vision for the stage place of props, set pieces, and design elements (lighting and sound). 

Auditions: First week returning from Winter Break in Auditorium after school – See Daily WHS Announcements for Specific Dates and Times – Usually in tandem with Spring Play Auditions 

  • Acting Auditions:  2-3 hours
    • Group scenes read a loud with directors and students in the Auditorium
    • Individual Monologues
    • Acting critiques and games led by senior members of the Theatre
  • Call Backs
    • Only when necessary by Student Directors

Technical Theatre Auditions/Applications: 

  • Types of Technical Theatre
    • Costume and Props
      • Finding, creating, and manufacturing Costumes and Props for Actors to use on Stage
    • Set Building and Stage Design
      • Creating, designing, and building stage pieces and sets
    • Lighting and Sound
      • Learning, designing, and running the lights and sound boards for the shows. 
    • Stage Manager – Interviewed/Appointed Position
      • Stage Manager – Extension of the directors who provide, communication, and logistics, and in charge of all backstage aspects
  • Tech Applications- Link to Google Form to the application found on Theatre Website – All students welcome 

Fee – There is no participation fee for Shamrock Student Scenes 

Cast list is posted the Friday before Rehearsals Begin