WHEN and WHERE: IASAS Drama auditions are afterschool on Wednesday, November 2nd and Monday, November 7th. You will need to attend both days to try out for IASAS Drama. Both parts of the audition will take place in the HS Dance room 3050.
What does the audition involve? You need to come to both phases of the audition to be considered. On the Wednesday, we will be devising scenes. You will then be given specific tasks for developing these and be prepared to present on the Monday. Obviously, your ability to touch base with your scene partners will be part of the process.
What should I do before the audition? Number 1 is to complete this audition form before October 21st
Do I need to prepare anything for the audition? i don’t need any prepared scenes but you should research ideas that you can use in the devising process beforehand. See below for a list of starting points.
What are we looking for? This will be a devised ensemble performance utilizing physical theatre so the audition process will look for the following skills:
- *Adding or developing ideas during devising
*Researching and developing material in between rehearsals
*Physical and spatial awareness
*Willingness to act upon an idea quickly without too much discussion (Do it rather than talk about it! Follow your instincts!)
*Ability to establish clearly defined characters in a short space of time
Starting Point for Devising: The German legend of Faust
Faust was a celebrated academic yet dissatisfied with life. In exchange for infinite wisdom and power, he promises his soul to the devil. We will take this basic idea and explore what this might mean in a 21st century context. What aspects of your humanity would you give up in order to get what you want? Areas to research before auditioning:
- The basic outline of the legend of Faust (both Goethe and Marlow versions). Wikipedia is fine.
- What it means to make a Faustian deal
- The concept of Duende, both the idea of sprites but also in connection to the soul and art.
- Current news about people using the internet to gain power/ knowledge or using technology to enhance their natural abilities (e.g. Google glasses)
- Any other ideas you get from your research!
This year ISM hosts the IASAS Dance Exchange. Each IASAS school will bring 10 Dancers to participate in a range of workshops with various Dance professionals. The schools arrive on September 16th and leaves on September 18th. On the Friday night there will be a show from a professional dance group which host families are welcome to attend. Here is the housing letter:
Please contact me (Marsha Hillman) with any questions:
+6328408400 ext 630/631
This year ISM has the honour of hosting IASAS Music. This exciting event brings together 162 student musicians from across the IASAS network. Each school brings 27 students from various Music programs: 8 from Band, 8 from Choir, 8 from Strings and 3 piano players. Throughout the convention each student will perform a solo, which is critiqued by our adjudicators (professional musicians from Manila). The various octets will then perform a selection of pieces as a group. The whole convention culminates in a Gala concert of Saturday night where our International guest conductors bring together large group performances.
The biggest challenge of hosting any event is definitely making sure we have enough beds to house our guests. Please help by clicking the link below and filling out the housing form. Housing is a fun way to feel part of the event and also beneficial because of the international friendships it fosters. All students coming are High School age but you don’t have to be in high school to offer up a bed.
Last year a new IASAS rule change was past that gave the opportunity for schools to combine their Dance and Drama teams to create one hour long show if the wished. This year Ms. Monsod and Ms. Barlongay have decided to try out the new concept and are therefore running auditions as soon as they return from October break. Because this is a unique concept, auditions will run the following days and you should be avaliable for all dates if you are serious about being selected:
- Nov. 5 and 6 (3-5pm at the FAT)
- Nov. 9 and 10 (3-5pm at the Dance Room)
If you wish to take part, please fill out the following Google form:
This week, the first auditions for IASAS Cultural Convention are taking place. For those new to ISM, Cultural Convention is actually 3 separate events hosted by 3 different IASAS schools. This year, IASAS CC is March 3rd, 4th and 5th and is held in the following places:
- Debate & Forensics hosted by ISKL in Kuala Lumpur
- Art/ Dance/ Drama hosted by TAS in Taipei
- Music (Strings/ Band/ Vocals/ piano) hosted by us!
This week we see Music auditions taking place. Students should have already talked to the IASAS coaches if they want to be involved. These are Ms. Carrie Grev for Vocals, Mr. Tom Nazareno for Band and Mr. Giovanni Bobbise for Strings.
In the first week after October break, Drama auditions will take place in the FAT on November 5th & 6th and then Dance on the 18th. This year, Ms. Tami Monsod and Ms. Yek Barlongay will direct a joint Dance/ Drama piece, which will certainly be an exciting event.
Art has a selection process that happens within G22 Art classes.
Debate and Forensics coaches will also start selections in November so students should watch out for details of these mentioned in assembly and posted on the Fine Arts Office notice board.
The MUN club at ISM has its first meeting this week. It is important to come to this if you are serious about representing the school for MUN as we select the IASAS MUN and the BEIMUN MUN group from the club members. The meeting takes place in the Little Theatre from 3 to 4.40pm on Thursday, 13th August. Talk to Mr. Relf or Ms. Patrikios for more details…..
Tomorrow the finalists for each of the 5 events will be delivering their pieces in the FAT. Here is the schedule if you wish to see the action:
|Saturday March 7th Schedule|
|Forensics Schedule||Debate Schedule|
|07:30 Coaches meet at FAT Balcony|
|08:00||Debate Semis Topic–FAT|
|8:05-9:05||Debate Semis prep|
|9.15-10:25||Debate Semis– AMR/ LT|
|10:25-10:35||Feedback to debaters– AMR/LT|
|11:45: 12:30 Lunch|
|12:30-1:30||OI Final– FAT|
|13:05||Extemp prep room opens|
|13:45-14:45||Extemp Final–FAT||13:45:00||Debate Announced– FAT|
|13:50-14:50||13:50-14:50||Debate Prep for final|
|15:00-16:10||Debate Final- FAT|
|16:30-17:30||OO Final- FAT|
Welcome back! Here is a list of the Fine and Performing Arts events for the year. Make this the year you try something new! The first big events for HS are auditions for the HS Play and in MS the afterschool program includes a a One Act Play Festival. For more information, come and see me, Mrs. Hillman, at the Fine Arts Office.