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    Rachel Novi
    Department: Theatre Arts
    Email: Rachel.Novi@lcps.org
    Room:  802 (Black Box)
    Planning Block: 2nd and 5th
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    Teacher Biography
     
     Ms. Novi is excited to begin her second year at Freedom High School! Ms. Novi grew up in Houston, Texas, but has been living in this beautiful state for a decade and loves it. Ms. Novi went to James Madison University, and double majored in Theatre and English; she also has her Master's degree in Teaching. Her passion is for learning, reading, analyzing, and playing, and she cannot wait to incorporate all of these things into her drama classes this year. Outside of school, Ms. Novi enjoys hiking, belting songs in her car, and eating sushi. She is ecstatic to begin the next chapter at Freedom and cannot wait to have another great year in the Arts department! 
     
     
     
     
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    What is it like to be a part of Freedom Theatre:  

    Performance Opportunities: Three Mainstage shows, including a Spring Musical // Virginia Theatre Association One-Act Competition // Virginia High School League One-Act Play Festival // Folger Shakespeare Festival // Class Showcases and More! 

    Theatre 1/Technical Theatre 1 

    Grades 9 – 12: No Prerequisite 

    Topics: 

    • Introduction to theatre spaces and concepts 
    • Parts of a script 
    • Origins of Theatre: Greek Theatre 
    • An overview of technical theatre 
    • Lighting and Set Design 
    • Improvisation and Basic Acting Techniques 
    • Pantomime and Mime 

    Theatre 2 

    Grades 10–12: Prerequisite of Theatre 1 

        Topics: 

    • Writing your own One-Act play 
    • Script and Scene Analysis 
    • Character Development 
    • Monologue and Scene Work 
    • Folger Shakespeare Festival 
    • Developed Improvisation Techniques 
    • Group Performance and Criticism 

    Theatre 3 / 4 

    Grades 11 – 12: Prerequisite of Theatre 2 or Theatre 3 

    Topics: 

    • VHSL One-Act Play Festival 
    • Advanced Scene Work 
    • Independent Script Writing
    • Audition and Interview Techniques
    • Building a Resume
    • Directing a 10-minute Play 
    • Evaluation and Theatre Criticism 
    • Theatre History and Cultural Context 

    Technical Theatre 2 

    Grades 10 – 12: Prerequisite of Technical Theatre 1 

    Topics: 

    • Advanced Aspects of Design 
    • Scenic Design and Drafting 
    • Set Construction 
    • Lighting Instruments and Design 
    • Costume Design and Renderings 
    • Sound Design and Amplification 
    • Basic Theatrical Hair and Make-up 
    • Principles of Management 
    Schedule
     
     
     A DAY
     
    1st: Theatre III /Theatre IV
    2nd: Planning
    3rd: Theatre I / Tech. Theatre I 
    4th: Theatre II
     
     
    B DAY
     
    5th: Planning
    6th: Theatre I / Tech. Theatre I
    7th: Study Hall
    8th: Technical Theatre II
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    The Turn of the Screw

    Cast List


    Earl of Bly………………….…….……..….Nicky McGraw

    Ann Wilson……………………….…….….Carolani Bartell

    Mrs. Grose………………………....……….Aydyn O’Brien

    Flora…………………………….……....….Cami DiVenere

    Miles……………………………….…………..Will Mosier

    Mr. Galsworthy……..…………………….……….Josh Lee

    Mary…………………..…………..…….Alexandra Holmes

    Bridget……………….….……………..….Maeleigh Moore

    Reverend Golightly……..………...…….Harrison Douglass

    Mrs. Golightly………….….….………….Amanda Wilfong

    Dr. Powery………………..…….……...………Idil Hussein

    Peter Quint…………….….…………..…….Sam Steadman

    Miss Jessel…………….….……………..….Kamryn Upson

    The Devil……………….……………...….Alexis DiVenere

    Ghost 1..……………….……………………..….Sarah Rice

    Ghost 2...………………………………….….Julia Leipertz

    Ghost 3………………………………………….Abby Luck

    Ghost 4……………………………..……..Stephanie Celem

    Cook………………………...……………......Luke Rahman

    Chauffeur (Charles)…………...……....…….Chas Chappell

    Assistant……………………………………....Tyler Potock



    Understudies

    Ann Wilson…………………….……...…....….Ivy Ridenhour

    Mrs. Grose…………………...….……..……..Sarah Rossman

    Miles…………………………….…...………......Noah Dixon


    Thank you to all who auditioned. The first read-through is Monday 4:30-6:30 in the auditorium, after the ITS meeting, and is MANDATORY for all cast members.

     

    Important Dates 2018 - 2019

     

    Fall Play Auditions: September 4 - 6

    Fall Play: November 8 - 10

    Winter Musical Auditions: November 26 - 30

    Winter Musical: March 7 - 10

    Spring Play Auditions: March 12 - 14

    Spring Play: May 2 - 4

    Current Grades 
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    Contact Information
    Freedom High School | 25450 Riding Center Drive | South Riding, VA
    P: (703)957-4300 | F:(703)542-2086
Last Modified on March 16, 2019