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Always fun to post the new artwork - from my longtime collaborator & graphic designer extraordinaire, Andy Saffron!  Alw...
03/28/2022

Always fun to post the new artwork - from my longtime collaborator & graphic designer extraordinaire, Andy Saffron! Always makes it seem that much more real! Coming soon, folks - we're exactly a month away from our first show! (But get us to a well-deserved Spring Break first - we'll ramp up and open ticket sales after that!)

03/26/2022

Sneak peek! Threw together the opening number from Frog/Toad for the Rising 9th Grade Arts Show today - hats off to Barb Cressman for getting the Bird Girls costumes done in time! A month out, it’s starting to shine!

Set shop going full tilt for our spring musical “A Year With Frog & Toad” - crammed right now making sets, props & puppe...
03/24/2022

Set shop going full tilt for our spring musical “A Year With Frog & Toad” - crammed right now making sets, props & puppets! CAN’T WAIT to finally take over the stage on Friday afternoon - so we can unload into there and have the shop back to build more again!

03/22/2022
Merchant of Venice - The Trial Scene

So this is a little bit late in posting: in the fall, my IB Theatre class participated in The Shakespeare Theatre's Text Alive program - in which we studied Shakespeare's problem play "The Merchant of Venice" and were assigned a scene to perform (along with 10 other schools who were assigned different scenes). Normally, they do the presentation of all the schools' scenes in order of the play on one day in December; but thanks to COVID, we had to shoot it on film. However, that turned out to be a great opportunity. Shot by Ben Campagnuolo (who wants to go to film school) and directed by collaborators Joseph Long & Kaden Hughes, the scene turned out really well! Students had to pick an era and design it, and the class chose Mafia Italy of the 70s, and placed the trial scene in a Mafia Don's private estate (mob justice happening behind closed doors). It took weeks for an outside editor to put it together, and after we watched it in class in Feb, I got swept up with other projects and forgot to post. (But here it is - please note, this is a problematic play that may trigger some folks, with Shylock, a Jew, being treated in a very unsympathetic manner - it WAS written 400 years ago). The ex*****on of the scene, from the acting to the camera work though is really top-notch. And it was a fantastic experience for the class (dovetailing with all of the work we were doing in the IB class).

03/16/2022
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I cannot rave about this new musical comedy world  premiere “A.D. 16” currently playing at Olney Theatre in MD enough. S...
03/12/2022

I cannot rave about this new musical comedy world premiere “A.D. 16” currently playing at Olney Theatre in MD enough. Saw it last weekend with some theatre teacher pals and we had a BALL! Yes, Olney is a HIKE from DC/VA (and all other points) - but they are streaming it next week! Watch it in the comfort of your living room!

Here’s the pitch: girl meets boy, girl falls for boy, boy is Teen Jesus, girl Teen Mary Magdelene. And it rocks to a 90s hip-hop R&B score! SO FUNNY and entertaining! If you can’t make the trek out, consider streaming and watching from home. It WILL have a future life, and live theatre is always better - but I’m glad this option is out there!

03/05/2022

PUPPETS! There will be puppets in A Year With Frog &’Toad! Check out our incredibly talented Rainn Afif’s prototype for The Large & Terrible Frog puppet - which may or may not look like this (blown up like times 50!) Creativity is a-happening among our tech crews!

And we are LAUNCHED! Frog & Toad rehearsals are off and running! Students learning choreo last week, learning music the ...
03/05/2022

And we are LAUNCHED! Frog & Toad rehearsals are off and running! Students learning choreo last week, learning music the week before! Opening night will be here before we know it!

03/02/2022
02/16/2022
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Join us after the meeting at BJ's Brewhouse to socialize and celebrate Statesmen Theatre!

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Statesmen Theatre thanks and salutes Brian Heath (father of junior tech, Brandyn) for taking fabulous pictures of both t...
02/13/2022
One Act Plays - Winter 2022

Statesmen Theatre thanks and salutes Brian Heath (father of junior tech, Brandyn) for taking fabulous pictures of both the One-act Festival and the VHSL play on pretty much a moment's notice. Here's the link to his galleries, which he has generously allowed us to access & download for free. He came on multiple nights, and it is through the generous commitment of time & talents of parent volunteers like Mr. Heath that Statesmen Theatre is able to thrive! Thank you, good sir!

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We interrupt your Saturday night to announce...that all five filmed "Actin' Out" one-acts presented last weekend at Mars...
02/13/2022
Statesmen Theatre - YouTube

We interrupt your Saturday night to announce...that all five filmed "Actin' Out" one-acts presented last weekend at Marshall High School are now posted & available for viewing on the Statesmen Theatre YouTube Channel! If you missed - or want to relive - the original plays written by students Rainn Afif, Benjamin Campagnuolo, AJ Hernandez-Sortore, Ryely Rogers & Nina Southern, head on over to our YouTube page and watch! Thank you, Boosters, for picking up the tab for a good videographer to film them. Looks like this will be part of our new annual tradition too!

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02/11/2022

It is with a heavy heart that I must report Marshall tied for 1st place for the VHSL Regional Round - yet ultimately came in 2nd in quality points; and so Chantilly will advance to the State Finals. (Quality points are used for tiebreakers in rankings; judges award each school 300 possible points based on acting, direction & ensemble effect. Chantilly scored 277, Marshall scored 273. So we got beat by 4 measly points. This was the same scenario last year – we tied for 1st but lost by 8 quality points with the online VHSL version.) It’s frustrating for sure, but hats off to Luke Batarseh, who once again deservedly won Best Actor! So we get a runner-up trophy and Luke pulls down Best Actor twice in a row! Congrats on a great run, everyone. I was really proud of all your work on this, and how many audiences got to see this amazing play and terrific performance! But now we can put our Bible Quiz Team Captain to bed and move on to Frog & Toad! Good night, all.

Captain of the Bible Quiz Team is competing at VHSL Regionals TOMORROW (February 10) at Marshall HS! The competition sta...
02/10/2022

Captain of the Bible Quiz Team is competing at VHSL Regionals TOMORROW (February 10) at Marshall HS! The competition starts at 5:30 with Madison. Marshall appears at 7:45! Attendance is free and open to the public! Come show your support for Marshall! Wishing a great big break-a-leg to the cast and crew of Captain of the Bible Quiz Team! You got this!

Calling all participants or student audience members of this year’s one-act festival! On Monday February 14, there will ...
02/09/2022

Calling all participants or student audience members of this year’s one-act festival! On Monday February 14, there will be a meeting held after school to talk about what went well and what could use improvements about the festival. Everyone will receive one ITS meeting point for attending. We will also be taking the ITS yearbook picture at the same time. We hope to see you there!

That’s a wrap! Yesterday was the closing night of Actin’ Out — a festival of student written and directed one acts. This...
02/06/2022

That’s a wrap! Yesterday was the closing night of Actin’ Out — a festival of student written and directed one acts. This was such a wonderful experience, giving so many opportunities to so many students as techs, actors, playwrights, and directors. Thank you all so much for being apart of it! Looking forward to next year’s festival! (Photos in order: The Mug, Lagging Out, Macho, TheraDate, Saved — amazing photos by Brian Heath!)

And that’s another wrap!  What a fabulous run of new plays by (L2R): Ryely Rogers, Nina Southern, Rainn Afif, Ben Campag...
02/06/2022

And that’s another wrap! What a fabulous run of new plays by (L2R): Ryely Rogers, Nina Southern, Rainn Afif, Ben Campagnuolo, and AJ Hernandez-Sortore, all shepherded by their incomparable producer, the amazing Abby Brunner! Thank you to so many talented new cast & crew members who gained valuable stage time with so many opportunities! So…new tradition, yes? Who wants to see a new play festival every year??

We can’t believe closing night is TONIGHT at 7:30! It’s been such a wonderful experience and we’re so glad you all have ...
02/05/2022

We can’t believe closing night is TONIGHT at 7:30! It’s been such a wonderful experience and we’re so glad you all have been able to witness these playwrights/directors’ amazing work! We hope to see you tonight! (Pictures in order: The Mug, Lagging Out, Macho, TheraDate, Saved.)

Calling all theatre-lovers!  Our New Play Festival continues TODAY with 5 readings of fresh new plays straight outta The...
02/05/2022

Calling all theatre-lovers! Our New Play Festival continues TODAY with 5 readings of fresh new plays straight outta Theatre 2 class! Come to
the auditorium from 2:30-4:00 this afternoon to hear these exciting new voices - you may just see these plays fully realized onstage in next year’s festival! Totally free with short talkbacks after each one.

OPENING NIGHT WAS JUST !!!!! ✨✨ Congratulations to the directors/writers, cast, and crew for a fabulous night!! We can’t...
02/04/2022

OPENING NIGHT WAS JUST !!!!! ✨✨ Congratulations to the directors/writers, cast, and crew for a fabulous night!! We can’t wait to do it all over again TODAY (Feb 4, 7:30 PM)! Will we see you there? (Plays in order: The Mug, Lagging Out, Macho, TheraDate, Saved.)

Actin’ Out opens TODAY at 7:30 PM! Tickets are $10 ($5 for students) and at the link in our bio (statesmentheatre.org). ...
02/03/2022

Actin’ Out opens TODAY at 7:30 PM! Tickets are $10 ($5 for students) and at the link in our bio (statesmentheatre.org). The student playwrights and directors are so proud of their cast and crew and they’re so excited to share their shows with everyone! (Pictures in order of show: The Mug, Lagging Out, Macho, TheraDate, Saved.)

Our Winter One-Act festival of new student-written/directed plays opens TONIGHT!  Here are pix from 2 of the plays ("The...
02/03/2022

Our Winter One-Act festival of new student-written/directed plays opens TONIGHT! Here are pix from 2 of the plays ("The Mug" and "Lagging Out") - please come support these original student plays and terrific work by all!

Actin' Out - our 1st Annual One-Act Festival of Original Student Plays - opens tomorrow night!  Here's a sneak peek at s...
02/02/2022

Actin' Out - our 1st Annual One-Act Festival of Original Student Plays - opens tomorrow night! Here's a sneak peek at some of our plays! Come out and see world premieres of FIVE new plays written by our very own students! 7:30 PM - tickets available at www.statesmentheatre.org

Actin’ Out’s opening night is TOMORROW February 3rd at 7:30 PM! Each one-act ranges 10-15 minutes. Once the student-writ...
02/02/2022

Actin’ Out’s opening night is TOMORROW February 3rd at 7:30 PM! Each one-act ranges 10-15 minutes. Once the student-written one-acts are over, there will be an intermission and then a performance of Captain of the Bible Quiz Team! Ticket link is in our bio. We hope to see you there!

Introducing our fifth, and final, one-act for Actin' Out: "Saved" written and directed by Ryely Rogers. Suede is in deni...
01/31/2022

Introducing our fifth, and final, one-act for Actin' Out: "Saved" written and directed by Ryely Rogers.

Suede is in denial of her psychological disorder. She struggles with flashbacks and hallucinations. Will Suede be able to overpower her mind... or will her mind overpower her?

Ryely Rogers (senior) has been a part of Statesmen Theatre for 4 years. Saved is an adaptation of a play she wrote during her sophomore year in Theatre 2 and she would never have imagined that it would be brought to life. Ryely is so excited to be directing her first play and can't wait for everyone to see it. She is so proud of her cast, crew, and everyone who has worked to put this production together and she cannot thank them enough. She would like to thank Mr. DeLeo, her friends, and family for always believing in her!

Shows are February 3-5 at 7:30 PM! Tickets can be purchased at statesmentheatre.org!

Introducing our fourth one-act for Actin' Out: "Macho" written and directed by Benjamin Campagnuolo.Finding your role in...
01/30/2022

Introducing our fourth one-act for Actin' Out: "Macho" written and directed by Benjamin Campagnuolo.

Finding your role in highschool can be a very intimidating experience. You have the jocks, the nerds, the musicians, the theatre kids, and so many other groups. You're constantly under the eyes of others. At least, you think you are. Will Andrew be able to persevere and stand confident in his identity?

After spending 3 years on the acting side of Statesmen Theatre. Benjamin Campagnuolo is very excited to be writing and directing theatre for the first time! If you told Benjamin a year ago, after he wrote this play in his theatre 2 class, that he would be able to see his play onstage. He probably wouldn’t believe you. Benjamin is very thankful for his amazing cast and crew for working with a first time director. He also thanks Mr. DeLeo for giving him the chance to bring his idea to life.

Shows are February 3-5 at 7:30 PM! Tickets can be purchased at statesmentheatre.org!

GOOD NEWS, theatre fans!  The family-only audience restrictions for plays and sporting events has been lifted as of TODA...
01/29/2022
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GOOD NEWS, theatre fans! The family-only audience restrictions for plays and sporting events has been lifted as of TODAY! That means ANYONE can come to see Actin' Out - the 1st Annual Winter Festival of Original Student Plays, this Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, Feb 3-5 @ 7:30 PM. It's 5 brand new plays written & directed by our talented Juniors & Seniors! Followed by encore performances of our VHSL District-winning play, "Captain of the Bible Quiz Team!"

But wait, there's more! Tickets are on sale RIGHT NOW at www.statesmentheatre.org! Click the link and buy your seats! Adults are $10, students & seniors $5, all seats general admission. Masks are still definitely required! Please be advised: some of these plays contain mature themes, situations & language, and may not be suitable for younger audience members.

Statesmen Theatre at Marshall High School in Falls Chuch, VA offers theatrical performances including plays and musicals that serve the Northern Virginia and greater Washington, DC area. Shows available to the public. Auditions are open to all George C Marshall students. Be More Chill opens Nov 29,....

Statesmen Theatre thanks Phil Charlwood, Pastor Tony & Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Vienna for being our resource on our ...
01/29/2022

Statesmen Theatre thanks Phil Charlwood, Pastor Tony & Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Vienna for being our resource on our VHSL-winning one-act “Captain of the Bible Quiz Team” - today Luke Batarseh, playing the title character, got to rehearse the piece on their actual altar and it made SUCH a positive difference. A good play just went to the next level! More opportunities to see this moving show with our one-act festival (Feb 3-5 @
7:30’PM)!and then in competition at Marshall on Feb 10 @ 8:30 PM!

Introducing our third one-act for Actin' Out: "TheraDate" written and directed by Rainn Afif.You may be aware of the... ...
01/29/2022

Introducing our third one-act for Actin' Out: "TheraDate" written and directed by Rainn Afif.

You may be aware of the... long and tedious... journey of finding the therapist that works for you. TheraDate explores finding a therapist in a more convenient way: dating. Follow along the journies of four clients to finding their perfect match through a blind session, pen pal, and Thrindr (a therapist and client matching app).

Rainn Afif (junior) has participated in numerous shows at Marshall as both a techie and performer. Rainn has attended two pre-college programs in Creative Writing, one at Columbia University and the other at Emerson College. Through these programs, their ideas have further developed into words on a page, and soon expanded to the stage. They’re thrilled to be able to share their work with everyone! Rainn is incredibly grateful for the support from their friends and family, and for encouraging them to try different sides of theatre, such as playwriting.

Shows are February 3-5 at 7:30 PM! Tickets can be purchased at statesmentheatre.org!

Introducing our second one-act for Actin' Out: "Lagging Out" written and directed by Nina Southern.Lagging Out explores ...
01/28/2022

Introducing our second one-act for Actin' Out: "Lagging Out" written and directed by Nina Southern.

Lagging Out explores the world of an 18-year-old boy, someone who's reality is slowly becoming more morphed into his video game: Zafar's Space Adventures. His anxiety and hallucinations began to overrule his mind... but how far will it go?

Nina Southern (senior) is grateful to have had the experience directing a piece she wrote her sophomore year. She loves acting, and she especially enjoyed portraying Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream during the fall. Nina has equally loved seeing her work come to life on stage and can not wait for you to see all the hard work students have put into this one-act festival. She would like to thank her friends, family, and Mr. DeLeo for all their support. Nina would also like to congratulate her actors, stage manager, Jaya, and producer, Abby, for their hard work.

Shows are February 3-5 at 7:30 PM! Tickets can be purchased at statesmentheatre.org!

Introducing our first one-act for Actin’ Out: "The Mug" written and directed by AJ Hernandez-Sortore!We're all aware of ...
01/27/2022

Introducing our first one-act for Actin’ Out: "The Mug" written and directed by AJ Hernandez-Sortore!

We're all aware of how pressuring secret gift-exchanges are. Well, watch the pressure completely detiriate the sanity of coworkers at a holiday office party.

AJ Hernandez-Sortore is absolutely terrified and excited to share this show with you. This is their 7th show at Marshall, but the first they wrote. With plans to major in Comedy Writing at their dream school, Columbia College of Chicago, they hope you enjoy The Mug and all the hard work the actors and techs put into it. They’re forever grateful for all the hard work to bring the show to life 🙂

Shows are February 3-5 at 7:30 PM! Tickets can be purchased at statesmentheatre.org!

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Hi All!

For those who don’t know me, my name is Chris Chapin and I was an assistant director for Midsummer Night’s Dream back in the fall. I’m also the infamous classroom monitor in C Hall.

As some of you may or may not know, I was going to help out with Frog & Toad. However, something exciting came up. While you all are working on a show, I’m also working on a show! I am going to be in Xanadu at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton in May.

I heard you guys were going to do this show before COVID shut everything down and now I hope you guys will actually get to see a version of it live.

The show runs from May 7-June 11. Hopefully I will see a bunch of you all there! And break legs on Frog & Toad!

https://www.workhousearts.org/calendar/xanadu
Just stumbled on this site. I started my career on the stage at Marshall. 1964. John Reese was the drama guru. Great teacher. Fun shows. So many memories of my time on stage at Marshall. Ended up going into film. An occasional theater piece. But it all started where you guys are now. Stay focused. Follow your passion. Make interesting choices. Much love to you young thespians... M.
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Thoroughly enjoyed Opening Night of Geek! Congrats to cast and crew!! Great work!
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Dear Statesmen Theatre page from 2015,

I lost my flux capacitor and can’t travel back to you to update this page and make it part of 2018’s Statesmen Theatre community...if anyone from the 2015 administration of this website can lend a hand, we’d love to merge you with the 2018 page so things like Marty McFly dating his Mom don’t happen. Please message me, your 2018 self 😉, at the above page. (Or me, Donna Kellermann, one of the 2018 administrators).
Announced earlier this evening in the Black Box - get pumped for an exciting theatre season this year!
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATED - Don’t forget to RSVP - Auditions for the Providence Players production of "The Phantom Tollbooth" - 35 roles to be performed by about 20 actors - all open. October 14, 17, 21 at the James Lee Community Center Theater in Falls Church. Mostly adult roles but a number of roles for young people (Age 9-18) including the play's lead (Milo). - PPF is an all-volunteer, non-profit community theater troupe. Full details:
Free Community Theater Preview for Students – A reminder that the Providence Players are doing another in their series of FREE student preview performances tomorrow, Thursday, October 5 at 7 PM at the James Lee Community Center Theater in Falls Church. PPF is presenting Ken Ludwig's hysterical farce, "Moon Over Buffalo". Join us for a great way to meet performance attendance requirements and to see what community theater can do! Q&A session post show with the cast and design team. No reservations necessary, just join us at 7 PM at the theater.
Hey GCM Drama! - The Providence Players are doing another in our series of FREE student preview performances on Thursday, October 5 at 7 PM at the James Lee Community Center Theater in Falls Church. Ken Ludwig's "Moon Over Buffalo"
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