By: Amelia Figg-Franzoi My journey with this Macbeth started last spring when the students expressed a desire to perform another Shakespeare play. One student suggested Macbeth going so far as to give us the season title which we used, “Decisions Determine Destiny.” Macbeth is all about the choices we make and the consequences after. Yes, … More Macbeth Production Notes
Written by William Shakespeare, Macbeth, or as most theatre folks refer to it, The Scottish Play, is a psychological and tragic tale of blind ambition and destructive, consuming power. It is a play full of malicious intentions and gruesome murders. Cooperatively directed by Amelia Figg-Franzoi, Andrea Burkholder and Christopher Elst, this production with its intriguing artistic choices makes … More Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
by: Evan McGuire In my years so far at Homestead High, I’ve enjoyed playing cello in pit orchestra more than anything else. After The Little Mermaid this winter, I wanted to become more involved in the theatre department, but as an instrumentalist, my skills are only required for our musicals, which happen once a year. … More A Note on Macbeth Orchestration
It all started out with a simple email to the art teachers: At this point Ms. Nowak refused to open the email, but luckily Ms. Hustedde did and she had ideas! Do we make a ceramic head? Paper mache? Did it have to look real? The answer was the head needed to look like our … More How to make a Severed Head
Message for World Theatre Day 2019 27 March 2019 English translation Carlos CELDRÁN, Cuba Before my awakening to the theatre, my teachers were already there. They had built their houses and their poetic approach on the remains of their own lives. Many of them are unknown, or are scarcely remembered: they worked from silence, in … More World Theatre Day!
Theatre summer camps are a great way to hone your craft, meet new people, have fun and see a different way of doing theatre! Milwaukee has some great day camp options downtown, but there are always sleep away camps as well. If you are thinking about what you should do this summer, possibly think of … More It’s Summer Camp time!!
This year, the Homestead High School Theatre Department entered into the Jerry Awards for the first time since they did The Mikado. It was kept a secret until today when the nominations came in for The Little Mermaid. The Jerry Awards, one of Wisconsin’s High School Musical Awards Programs, encourages, recognizes and honors excellence in high … More Jerry Award Nominations for “The Little Mermaid”