Dos and Don’ts for Parkway Junior Students for the 2015 Junior Theater Festival

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What started out as a simple, visual aid for students of “What To Wear” verses “What Not To Wear” to the 2015 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta this January, led to a very fun day full of creative photo shoots and laughter between Parkway Playhouse Junior directors and students. This was the perfect way to wrap up an amazing year at Parkway Playhouse Junior before we took our annual holiday break.

We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed taking them! ~Mary Katherine Smith-Gall (Director of Education)


Dos and Don’ts On What To Wear

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Do wear all black pants, all black, flat, comfortable shoes, and either your production t-shirt (for adjudication) or your official Junior Theater Festival t-shirt (all times except adjudication).

Examples of ALL BLACK shoes
Examples of appropriate shoes
Example of ALL BLACK pants
Example of appropriate pants

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Don’t wear a banana suit, your pajamas, a bathing suit, a sequined cowboy hat and boa, a silky red dress, a mini skirt with high heels, neon orange shorts… basically anything other than what is stated above in the Do Wear section.

Examples of shoes you should NOT wear
Examples of shoes you should NOT wear
Examples of pants you should NOT wear
Examples of pants you should NOT wear

Dos and Don’ts for Hair and Face

DO have a nice clean face for adjudication. Wear natural makeup if you wish.
DO have a nice clean face for adjudication. Wear only natural makeup (if you wish).
DON'T wear bright colors all over your face, dark eyes or lip color, or have chocolate smeared all over your mouth.
DON’T wear bright pink and purple color all over your face, exaggerated dark eyes or lip color, or have chocolate smeared all over your mouth.
DO make sure hair is out of your face and secure so it will not go crazy during adjudication performance.
DO make sure hair is out of your face and secure so it will not go crazy during adjudication performance.
DON'T wear bright colored hair pieces (unless approved by directors!), sloppy buns that will likely fall, bright pink wigs, or modern hair styles that cover face during performance.
DON’T wear big, bright colored hair pieces (unless approved by directors!), sloppy buns that will likely fall, bright pink wigs, or modern hair styles that cover face and eyes during performance.

Dos and Don’ts On Being An Audience Member

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Do sit properly in your seat, smile, laugh when appropriate, applaud at the end of the performance, and take the opportunity to learn from others and enjoy their performance.

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Don’t take “selfies”, put on makeup, talk on the phone, give thumbs down, cross arms and glare at performers, sleep, or engage in any other rude behavior during performances.


Dos and Don’ts on Making New Friends

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Do encourage others and tell them things you enjoyed from their performance and greet in an appropriate manner.

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Don’t glare at new friends, show new friends how you pick your nose, or give new friends big sloppy kisses.


Dos and Don’ts for Reacting to the Adjudicators’ Feedback

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Do listen carefully and learn as much as you can from their useful tips and advice.

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Don’t throw a temper tantrum, cross your arms rudely and roll your eyes, take “selfies”, text your BFF, or engage in any other rude behavior.


Dos and Don’ts for Supporting Your Fellow Castmates

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Do give high fives, warm hugs (with permission), thumbs up, and words of encouragement.

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Don’t criticize or say things that may make them uncomfortable, leave them out of the group, or put them in headlocks.


We are SOOOOO excited for JTF ’15!

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Thank you for another amazing year at Parkway Playhouse Junior! See you in 2015!

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Parkway Playhouse, located in the Appalachian town of Burnsville, NC, is a haven of theatre talent. While people come to the mountains to get away, Parkway Playhouse is a natural gathering place to connect. Likewise, we are an extension of traditional mountain talents: singing, dancing, and, foremost, storytelling. By giving rise to energetic new voices and through a wide variety of plays and musicals, we invite our audience into experiences that are thought-provoking, adventurous, and entertaining. Together we reimagine the world in every live performance, creating dynamic conversations that last far beyond the curtain call. This blog is will feature stories, helpful information, insight and features about the performances.

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