Sponsor: Kelly Michale
Eligibility Requirements: Cappie is open to all 9-12 students interested in seeing theater productions at area schools and writing reviews for those shows. Cappies critics must have access to a computer, email, and the ability to attend area high school theater productions.
Time Commitment: Cappies critics are required to attend a two day training session during September at an area high school, attend a least 5 area high school theater productions and write reviews over those productions within 24 hours of seeing the show.
Activity Time Period: September through May.
Location: The District Auditorium and Kansas City area High Schools.
Procedures for Joining: Students interested in being part of the Cappies Team should attend an informational meeting that will be scheduled in late August. Based on the number of students attending, students, may be required to submit a sample review to qualify for the team.
Description: The Cappies are a student critic organization that sees area high school productions, writes reviews over those productions, and nominates shows, performers, designers, and crew for awards at an end of the year gala. The Theater Department participates in the Kansas City Cappies Program with our team of students, thereby making our productions eligible for these awards. Students are required to see 5 shows each year and write reviews over those productions. The adult mentors at each production then select the best reviews to be submitted to area papers for publication. This is a great activity for those students who enjoy theater and writing.
Membership Limit: A core team of 5-8 critics. Additional students may be assigned to a regional team.
Varsity Letter: No Varsity letter for this activity.