The Breakin' Legs Drama Club
“BREAK A LEG” in theatre is an English idiom (an expression that doesn’t literally mean what is being expressed) used to wish a performer “GOOD LUCK.” Legend has it that if you say the opposite of what you actually mean, the mysterious stage spirits won’t use their magic to force the opposite of what you wished for...so never, EVER, say “GOOD LUCK” to a performer.
The McDonough High School Drama Club, Breakin’ Legs, exists to support students in their building of skills that will carry them through life. These skills include self-confidence, communication skills, interpersonal relationships, team building, and leadership. Students will also benefit from cultural exposure, helping them to develop a more global picture of the world around us. Students, parents, and staff will respect individual differences in order to help everyone involved feel a sense of belonging. As we work on productions, we will be honest, courteous, and tolerant while we build each other up. As we take into consideration our other commitments outside the theatre, we will set expectations so that all involved can be dedicated while carefully managing their time. So that we can all be beneficiaries of a positive theatre experience, we will treat each other with respect and kindness while maintaining a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and a desire for excellence.
WHAT WE DO:
The Breakin’ Legs Drama Club will sponsor the Fall One Act Play Competition Team and help produce the McDonough High School Annual Spring Musical. We will also host the Talent Show and The Senior-Director One-Act MHS Play Festival. We will partner with other clubs and organizations when necessary. The club has numerous opportunities during the school year for field trips to live theatre, masterclass/workshops, and lots of other fun activities.
$51 for the 2021 - 2022 school year. You will use MySchoolBucks to submit payment.
- Includes a Breakin’ Legs Drama Club t-shirt and water bottle.
- ONE comp ticket for the fall and spring school productions.
*FIELD TRIPS WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL COST IF ANY ARE SCHEDULED. WE WILL INCORPORATE FUNDRAISERS TO DENT THE COST.*
In order to be eligible for a club officer role, you MUST be enrolled in theatre class, pay all required dues, exude leadership and professionalism, and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in your courses. Roles available:
- Vice President
Breakin’ Legs Drama Club will meet every 1st and 3rd Monday of every month in the Theatre Lab (307).
GA THESPIAN TROUPE:
All club members can also work toward membership in the McDonough High School Georgia Thespian Troupe Honor Society by earning at least 10 thespian activity points and holding a 3.0 GPA at the time of induction. Thespian Troupe members are invited to attend the Georgia Thespian Conference every year and are recognized at graduation with honor cords. Inductions are held in the fall and spring. For more information about becoming a GA Thespian and its requirements, CLICK HERE to read the Thespian Troupe Handbook.
CLICK HERE to learn about scholarships and college auditions opportunities for GA Thespian Inductees.
NOT SURE ABOUT GETTING UP ON STAGE IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE? JOIN OUR STAGE CREW!
- Are you a good leader? Ask about Stage Management.
- Have an eye for detail? Check out our Lighting Crew.
- Interested in technology? We need a Sound Crew for the musical.
- Not afraid of heights and have strong arms? Join the Fly team.
- Can you quickly move set pieces and like to be organized? Be a part of our Backstage Deck Crew.
If you are interested in joining the McDonough High School WARHAWK Breakin’ Legs Drama Club, email Mr. McKinstry (ISH) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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*ALL EVENTS WILL BE ADJUSTED DUE TO COVID PROTOCOL*