Tuesday, October 11, 2011


TWPI will hold cast auditions for TREASURE ISLAND, an adaptation by Phil Willmott, on Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14, 2011 at 4 PM at T Building, MHS.

The play is set in 1772 and starts in England.

All students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to audition. We need pirates for the trip to tropical Treasure Island, aargh!

Monday, September 12, 2011

College Workshop for Seniors and others

TWPI is sponsoring a COLLEGE NIGHT, well, actually COLLEGE DAY, the first of our college workshops, on Saturday, September 17, 2011, 1 PM. The target audience for this particular workshop is any senior in high school, whether already decided to go to college or still undecided. Others (whether in high school or middle school) may also come.

We want to help support students and make sure they meet deadlines and get the best chance for admission and scholarship help in the programs that may fit their interests most appropriately.

Come! Location is T Building at MHS, but this is not just for MHS students, but students from all over the CNMI.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Directors' Auditions--TREASURE ISLAND

TWPI will produce TREASURE ISLAND by Phil Willmott (adapting the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson) as their SY 11-12 Chapter Play. It is scheduled for performance on November 18th, 19th, and 20th.

We are now looking for a Director and Assistant Directors and Stage Manager. These roles are handled by HIGH SCHOOL students. An adult mentor will be available, but the full responsibility of the jobs rests on the shoulders of the actual Directors, etc.

If you're interested:

Auditions for the Student Director(s) of this production will be held this week!

WHERE: MHS, Room T102
WHEN: Thursday and Friday, 9/15 &16, 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thespian Schedule SY 2011-12

UPDATE: Changes in red.

The TWPI Board met and decided on the following competition schedule:

October 29-technical theatre: film, costume design, scenic design
November 5-performance theatre: monologue, duet acting, solo musical theatre, group musical theatre (new), mime
December 3-technical theatre: film, costume design, scenic design, marketing (new)
December 3-performance theatre: monologue, duet acting, solo musical theatre, group musical theatre, mime
January 14-technical theatre and performance theatre (all categories)
February 18-technical theatre and performance theatre (all categories)
March 23 and March 24 (as needed)--regional competition

The dates are subject to change. Locations will be announced as arranged.
First technical theatre competition at MHS-T Building.

For Technical Theatre competitions, the plays to be designed for are as follows:
October--Treasure Island by Phil Willmott (costume and scenic design only)
December--The Miracle Worker by William Gibson(costume and scenic design, marketing)
January--Aida by Elton John, Tim Rice and David Henry Hwang, Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls (costume and scenic design, marketing)
February--Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer (costume and scenic design, marketing)
March--revision of any SY 11-12 competition submission (costume and scenic design, marketing, film)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Math Court

MathCourt is back for another school year, thanks to the dedicated administrators that run the program. The first half of the year will be for the Middle School and High School Division (6th-12th grade). There are some changes that we will be discussing at our coach's meeting, so it is vital that all schools interested attend this important meeting. Dates and deadlines will be discussed during this meeting as well.

Date: September 15, 2011
Time: 5:00PM
Venue: Dandan Elementary School Cafeteria

If you are no longer involved with MathCourt for your school, please forward to someone who is. Hope to see you all.

Friday, April 15, 2011

2011 Festival News and Notes-#1: Main Stage

I am once again putting together some news and notes about the Thespian Festival. The 2011 Festival is scheduled in Lincoln Nebraska for June 20-25.

Early Show
The Fantasticks by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. Kennedy High School (Iowa) will present the show.

Main Stage attractions include:
The Drowsy Chaperone by by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, to be staged as a joint school production of Floyds Knobs High School and New Albany High School (Indiana).

Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire, to be presented by Dubuque Senior High School (Iowa).

Good Boys and True, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, will be presented by Harry S. Truman High School (Pennsylvania).

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss. Hebron High School (Texas) will stage the show.

Jekyll and Hyde based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, original stage conception by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn. The music is by Wildhorn and the lyrics and book are by Leslie Bricusse. The All-State Missouri Cast and Crew will present the show.

Avenue Q, School Edition, conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, who wrote the music and lyrics. The book was written by Jeff Whitty. Bradford High School (Wisconsin) will stage the show.

Starmites by Barry Keating and Stuart Ross. The show will be presented by Claremont High School (California).

Thursday, February 17, 2011

College Night

image from syracuse.com

To: Thespian students and their coaches and parents, NFL students and their coaches and parents

The Thespians of the Western Pacific Islands (TWPI) would like to extend to you an invitation to our annual “College Night” on Tuesday, February 22, beginning at 6:00 pm and running until 8:00 pm, with a “Q and A” to follow. The “College Night” will be held in Room 101D at Marianas High School.

ALL GRADE LEVELS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, not just our Juniors and Seniors – it pays to prepare early!

This event is designed to provide additional college guidance for those students who may wish to continue their education in the Dramatic Arts, or related fields, at the college / university level.

All aspects of the college admission process will be presented with a focus on opportunities for Thespian and NFL students. There are specific colleges and universities that seek out our NFL and Thespian students; there are special scholarships available; there are unique audition opportunities.


We hope to see you.