Welcome to the Frequently-Asked-Questions section written specifically for Sehome Drama students. If you're a new student at Sehome or just interested in joining Drama for the first time, here is where you will find answers to your most burning questions. Select a question below to explore the answer.
Can I do a sport and audition for a show at the same time?
Not usually. Being involved in the play is about the same time commitment as a sport. It’s just not realistic to expect to do both. Some athletic seasons only overlap part of the rehearsal process for the play, however. Reach out to McGowan if you have specific questions about your situation.
What is the time commitment for acting in a show?
What do I do if I have to miss rehearsal or I'm sick?
Do you need to be in the Drama class to be in the play?
Nope! Play auditions are open to any Sehome student. That being said, you learn valuable skills in the drama classes that you can use to improve as an actor or technician.
What drama classes can I take at Sehome?
There are three levels of acting classes and two levels of technical theatre classes. Check out the list of class offerings here.
How can I get involved in drama activites at Sehome?
There are lots of ways to be involved in drama at Sehome. You can take a drama class, audition for a play, or work in backstage crew. You can also participate in one of our many Thespian events. Find out more about all of our drama activities here.
What is "Thespians"?
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Please feel free to send an email Mrs McGowan anytime. She’s happy to talk with you more about all things Sehome Drama!
What is "Tech Rehearsal"?
How do you join the tech crew?
Should I audition for a show?
Well, there are two reasons you might be asking this question – is it because you’re afraid but your heart telling you that you should? If so, listen to your heart. Go for it. Are you worried that you’re taking on too much with everything else that you’re doing? Welllllll, perhaps you are. Think about your priorities, your class schedule, your mental wellbeing, and your balance. If you are too busy and don’t think you can be healthy, keep up your grades, and still do the show, we love you, but don’t audition. If you are ready to commit and your heart is singing to be onstage, then YES.
Do I need to keep my grades up to be in the show?
Yes, you need to maintain academic elegibility to participate in any after school activity at Sehome. These rules are set by the ASB office and students should check the school handbook for more information.
What is "Strike"?
Strike the theatrical word for “clean-up”! Strike takes place immediately after the last performance and is when the cast, crew, production team and parents work together to take down the set, clean up backstage, put away costumes and props and wrap up any other projects related to the show. Everyone involved in the show MUST participate in Strike. It is important because it returns the theater to neutral and makes it available for the everyone to use.