We have started our 2021-2022 school year with a bang. This year's incoming Theatre I class is 30+ strong and full of creativity and energy. The Theatre II class has merged beautifully and creating their own bond. Theatre III has created senior videos to be released this week on our YouTube channel and picked their productions for their season as a theatre company. More on that soon. Keep an eye out as we move forward throughout this year.
Congratulations to all the theatre students who were a part of TCHS class of 2021. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Kyler Brantley--CTE; Thespian
Ve-Onsia Hall--CTE; Thespian
Faith Jackson--CTE; Thespian VP Scholar; won scholarship
Devon Lozada--CTE; Thespian vice president
Shirley Tajiboy--CTE; Thespian VP Scholar; won scholarship
Trenton Youth Theater
If you want to specifically see the theatre students work, they are right after the opening remarks.
TCHS Theatre Award Winners
We are launching our new YouTube channel. This will house student-written work, award ceremonies, promos, bloopers and more. Basically, anything we do that doesn't need a licensing agreement can be posted to our YouTube channel. All ticketed productions will still be done via On the Stage's ticketing platform and will not be recorded to our YouTube channel.
We start today, June 18th at 7PM with the International Thespian Society induction ceremony for Troupe 8266 and our theatre awards. Subscribe to our channel by clicking the button below.
Only 84 schools participated across the US, and Trenton Central High School was one of them. The students will take the exam again with the new changes. The plan is for this test to be released publicly across the nation next school year and for students to receive a certificate in basic technical theatre endorsed by two national organizations. Click the image below to see the article that was published about the first round scores.
The Association for Career and Technology asked Ms. Brown to write an article for their online magazine Techniques. You can read the article here
This award is given annually by the Career & Technical Education Association of New Jersey to a teacher who has taught a CTE program for three to five years. Ms. Brown has now been nominated into the Region I level which will be decided in April. Being that the national event is in December Ms. Brown is considered the winner for 2022.
Thank you, everyone. Check out the announcement on the American Alliance for Theatre & Education. Wear Your Show Shirt Day (aate.com)
There is also a wonderful write up on Petersen's Breaking News. Check it out here: Trenton Central Highschool Students Win First Place! | Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton (petersonsbreakingnewsoftrentons.com)
The junior CTE Theatre class entered the AATE Show Shirt Day contest and need people to go like our photo on their Facebook page. All of the shirts reflect the different stories in which they were a part for Twisted Tales of Poe. Spread the word. The tally of likes ends Sunday, March 7th at 11:59 PM EST.
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Thank you for your support. We will let you know how it goes. :)
March is Theatre In Our Schools' month. At TCHS, we are excited about it and look forward to taking on the month in various ways. Coming from AATE and EdTA, each week has an advocacy and celebration focus.
Week 1--Spirit Week
Week 2--School or Company
Week 4-- Officials
This Friday is Show Shirt Day! Wear a shirt from a show you did or a show you like. Post the photos online. AATE has a contest for schools who have photos, and we are submitting for Twisted Tales of Poe.
Follow the 31 Days of Facts and watch the five champion videos via @TIOS_Month on Twitter or Instagram. Tag them in posts. Make sure to use #TIOS21 or #theatreinourschools
March 27th is World Theatre Day, established by the International Theatre Institute. Though it is not a school day, the students will be reading/listening to the message sent out by this year's theatre honoree. Past speakers include Edward Albee (1993), Arthur Miller (1963), Wole Soyinka (1986), John Malkovich (2012), Augusto Boal (2009), Vaclav Havel (1994), Judi Dench (2010), and Peter Brook (1969 & 1988).
For the last week of February, we have a number of events happening for the students during Tornado Time. Starting with a session on Theatre Business with Tamar Greene (George Washington from Broadway's Hamilton) and Jose Solivan (Broadway Touring Company Manager for The Lion King, The Color Purple, Hairspray, and more).
A showing of Sleep Deprivation Chamber by Adrienne Kennedy and Adam Kennedy
Adrienne Kennedy Festival wrap up with Paula Alekson (from McCarter Theatre) and Nicole Watson (director of He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box)
CTE Theatre Teacher at Trenton Central High School