Story Telling in One Act

16 May

For Melinda Engelmohr, Director for One Act Play, it is always a challenge to find funds for the drama club. Writing and performing a one act play for competition is not an easy task. The play must be under 40 minutes in length and you only have seven minutes to set up – along with other rules and regulations. The team is rated on various categories ranging from costuming, visual, presentation to interpretation.

At the beginning of the year, the club only had enough money to cover basic expenses such as scripts, copyright fees, and clinic fees. As the club is not able to repeat any prior plays, it was very important for Melinda to find an easy and profitable fundraiser to purchase the necessary props and costumes.

Tidehaven One Act Play

Tidehaven One Act Play

She chose Popcorn Palace as she saw outstanding reviews regarding how easy the fundraiser is, the great customer support, and quick/safe delivery of the products.

“All of the customers raved about how this was the best popcorn they had ever had,” says Melinda, “ I even had people wanting to order more and I had to tell them that we would do the fundraiser again next year but around Christmas. This makes great gifts! Most of all the students develop important skills such as handling money and how to interact with others.”

The additional $2,500 would greatly help the drama club purchase new set pieces. The flats have been in storage for over 10 years and when the flats were pulled out, they were ripped and torn, covered in graffiti and mouse droppings, and had broken frames. The doors are nowhere to be found and the window unit needs to be replaced as it has been glued shut.

As Melinda puts it, she wants her students to be able to perform to the best of their ability and not be limited because we do not have something that could be of great value to them.

One Response to “Story Telling in One Act”

  1. Donnna pratt May 23, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

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