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Williston PROJECT
June 2004
Williston History Tours
October 2004
Kick off Celebration
January 2005
January 2005
Script Writing
February 2005
Play Production
March 2005
Play Performance
April 2005
Montpelier Celebration
May 2005
Vermont History Expo
June 2005
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Play Production

playbill photoIt took 2 ½ weeks to produce the play. In the beginning we cast all the parts of the play for over 50 students. Students worked hard to memorize their lines. Ethan Bowen had to teach us blocking, which was to go through the scenes slowly and learn the positions, actions and movements the actors needed.

As the students memorized their lines, the other students, who were on technical crew, decided who was doing what job, and how they would handle props, lighting, and sound. After the jobs were set the students got to work and started making all of the props and learning the systems.

After the blocking, the actors started to run through the scenes as if they were in a real performance.

In the end most students knew their lines, almost all of the props were ready, the stage crew knew the curtain cues, and the lighting crew knew all the systems.

Finally, after 2 ½ weeks of preparation, we performed, and the shows went well. During the production we had three homework assignments: a sequence map, a journal entry, and a stage vocabulary assignment.

Above: The playbill, art work by Brenden Charland. Below: The cow costumes; Mrs. Mahony and students paint some of the scenery.
cow costume photo crew photo