Friday, February 27, 2015

Veni, Vidi, Vici – Film Noir


The cast and crew of Signature in the Schools’ 20th Anniversary production, Veni, Vidi, Vici present one of several video projects done at the start of this year’s program as part of their “Boot Camp” experience. Students were asked to create genre-based short films inspired by the translation of Veni, Vidi, Vici: “I came, I saw, I conquered.”  These videos are created completely by the student actors and technicians.

This year’s production focuses on the very large and daunting topic of imperialism throughout the world. Join the cast and crew of Veni, Vidi, Vici on March 9th and 16th at 8:00PM for two public performances of this world premiere play, written by Joe Calarco (GYPSY) and directed by David Zobell, Signature Theatre’s Education Director.

For free tickets to the production, call us at 703 820 9771 or visit the Box Office.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Brandi's Top Theater Experiences

Washington-Lee High School student Brandi rejoins the Signature in the Schools program for her third year in Veni, Vidi, ViciGet to know her as she takes you through her favorite theater experiences. 



The Lion King at the Kennedy Center "This show was great to me because it was undoubtedly the most grand show I've ever seen. The scenery, costumes, music, and puppets were so positively beautiful and who doesn't love to see one of their favorite childhood movie acted out on stage?"


Dreamgirls at Signature Theatre "This show was simply a powerhouse of talent. It was just so much fun and the singing was unbelievable. It was the first really huge musical I had ever seen and, well, I was blown away to put it simply."



Guess Who's Coming to Dinner at Arena Stage "I really loved this show simply because it hit close to home. Just like the movie it was based on, the play focused on prejudice and its role in the acceptance of interracial relationships. I'm multiracial so the entire show really resonated with me."



Sex with Strangers at Signature Theatre "While the name certainly threw me off, this show is so much more than flirtation and falling in love. While the plot was relatively straightforward, it's something so special to watch two actors embrace the subtlety that is inherent to real conversations and real life. Everything was so natural and believable. The arcs for the characters were beautifully laid out and it was one of those shows that remind you why you love acting."



King Hedley II at Arena Stage- "While watching this play, one is reminded of the extreme relevancy it has considering more recent discussions about race and poverty. The script tackled issues that I think about nearly every day and the absolute passion the actors were radiating it each scene was nearly palpable. I was impressed, to say the least."



Pride in the Falls of Autry Mill at Signature Theatre "This was undoubtedly the funniest show I've ever seen. The comedic timing was perfect and the actors blended together wonderfully. The balance of drama and comedy was exceptional and it felt like real life. After all, no one lives a tragedy or a comedy- you just live and it's clear the actors took that notion to heart."







Be sure to check back in the coming weeks to hear more from the amazing 20th Anniversary cast and crew of Signature in the Schools. For more information on the program be sure to check out our web page. Tickets for this year's production are available now through the Signature Theatre Box Office at 703 820 9771.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Veni, Vidi, Vici – Mystery


The cast and crew of Signature in the Schools’ 20th Anniversary production, Veni, Vidi, Vici present one of several video projects done at the start of this year’s program as part of their “Boot Camp” experience. Students were asked to create genre-based short films inspired by the translation of Veni, Vidi, Vici: “I came, I saw, I conquered.”  These videos are created completely by the student actors and technicians.

This year’s production focuses on the very large and daunting topic of imperialism throughout the world. Join the cast and crew of Veni, Vidi, Vici on March 9th and 16th at 8:00PM for two public performances of this world premiere play, written by Joe Calarco (GYPSY) and directed by David Zobell, Signature Theatre’s Education Director.

For free tickets to the production, call us at 703 820 9771 or visit the Box Office.

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Day in the Life with Maddie

Wakefield High School student Maddie returns to Signature in the Schools for her fourth year. Join her as she takes you through a typical day as part of the Veni, Vidi, Vici wardrobe crew.






First up, I head to the costume shop where the wardrobe crew will be deciding on costumes for the Veni, Vidi, Vici cast!










                                                                  


  Bree, another Signature in the Schools wardrobe student, and I meet up with Alison, Signature Theatre's Wardrobe Supervisor.













Making some final decisions with Aubrey before the cast's costume fitting!

















The costume fitting has finished, and with everyone's measurements in hand, it's time to go shopping with Alison and Aubrey!













We're finding the perfect costumes for everyone. So excited for these characters to come to life!

















The cast thankfully loves the outfits we picked out. Here I am making sure everything fits Julia perfectly before our first show on March 6!














Be sure to check back in the coming weeks to hear more from the amazing 20th Anniversary cast and crew of Signature in the Schools. For more information on the program be sure to check out our web page. Tickets for this year's production are available now through the Signature Theatre Box Office at 703 820 9771.

Veni, Vidi, Vici – Horror Melodrama


The cast and crew of Signature in the Schools’ 20th Anniversary production, Veni, Vidi, Vici present one of several video projects done at the start of this year’s program as part of their “Boot Camp” experience. Students were asked to create genre-based short films inspired by the translation of Veni, Vidi, Vici: “I came, I saw, I conquered.”  These videos are created completely by the student actors and technicians.

This year’s production focuses on the very large and daunting topic of imperialism throughout the world. Join the cast and crew of Veni, Vidi, Vici on March 9th and 16th at 8:00PM for two public performances of this world premiere play, written by Joe Calarco (GYPSY) and directed by David Zobell, Signature Theatre’s Education Director.

For free tickets to the production, call us at 703 820 9771 or visit the Box Office.

15 Qs With Karl

Get to know Karl, who joins the cast of Veni, Vidi, Vici in his fourth and final year with Signature in the Schools. 

1. Name?
Karl 

2. Age?
17, turning 18 on the February 20th! 

3. School/Grade?
Wakefield, Senior

4. What activities are you involved in either in or outside of school?
Student Government Assoc. Exec. Treasurer, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Alfred Street Baptist Church's Teen Choir, the list goes on and on...

5. Favorite food?
I don't think it's possible for me just to pick one. However, right now I think a plate of my momma's short ribs would hit the spot. 

6. Most played song on your iPod/MP3 Player?
Considering that I prefer Pandora and I haven't updated my phone with songs in forever, my most played song is "Doo Wop (That Thing)" by Lauryn Hill

7. Favorite movie?
The Sound of Music is pretty good.

8. Favorite show to binge-watch?

9.  Favorite musical and/or play?
Right now it's Smokey Joe's Cafe at Arena Stage

10. Dream theatre role?
ANY role in The Lion King. I also think it would be really fun to play Donkey in Shrek The Musical. Oohh, and I've always wanted to be Seaweed in Hairspray..

11. If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring?
An ice cold shirley temple, a fan, and a genie in a bottle. 

12. How many years have you been involved in Signature in the Schools?
4 years.

13. Best part of Signature in the Schools?
The best part is definitely the bonds that are created with some of the most talented, nicest, and loving people in the world.

14. Favorite Signature in the Schools play?
It's a close tie between Revolution and Hero Worship. The rehearsal process and the overall whole experience of Revolution was amazing, and at the same time Hero Worship was just really relatable.  

15. Advice for future Signature in the Schools students?
Make the most of it and cherish every moment. Try to soak in as much as you can, and have FUN! 

Be sure to check back in the coming weeks to hear more from the amazing 20th Anniversary cast and crew of Signature in the Schools. For more information on the program be sure to check out our web page. Tickets for this year's production will be available soon through the Signature Theatre Box Office at 703 820 9771.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Veni, Vidi, Vici – Heist


The cast and crew of Signature in the Schools' 20th Anniversary production, Veni, Vidi, Vici present one of several video projects done at the start of this year’s program as part of their “Boot Camp” experience. Students were asked to create genre-based short films inspired by the translation of Veni, Vidi, Vici: “I came, I saw, I conquered.”  These videos are created completely by the student actors and technicians.

This year’s production focuses on the very large and daunting topic of imperialism throughout the world. Join the cast and crew of Veni, Vidi, Vici on March 9th and 16th at 8:00 PM for two public performances of this world premiere play, written by Joe Calarco (GYPSY) and directed by David Zobell, Signature Theatre’s Education Director.

For free tickets to the production, call us at 703 820 9771 or visit the Box Office.

Veni, Vidi, Vici – Fantasy


The cast and crew of Signature in the Schools' 20th Anniversary production, Veni, Vidi, Vici present one of several video projects done at the start of this year’s program as part of their “Boot Camp” experience. Students were asked to create genre-based short films inspired by the translation of Veni, Vidi, Vici: “I came, I saw, I conquered.”  These videos are created completely by the student actors and technicians.

This year’s production focuses on the very large and daunting topic of imperialism throughout the world. Join the cast and crew of Veni, Vidi, Vici on March 9th and 16th at 8:00 PM for two public performances of this world premiere play, written by Joe Calarco (GYPSY) and directed by David Zobell, Signature Theatre’s Education Director.

For free tickets to the production, call us at 703 820 9771 or visit the Box Office.

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