"As a parent of an Encore student, I have developed an abiding appreciation for theatre. It's gratifying to witness the lifelong relationships my child has developed by being a part of this program."
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Alonso Theatre Advocates (ATA)
Support our Theatre Program! Become an ADVOCATE today!
Our mission is to serve as a non-profit volunteer organization providing support and services to promote the continued development and growth of the Alonso High School Theatre program.
Who can join ATA?
Alonso Theatre Advocates is made up of former and current parents, former and current students, siblings, grandparents, teachers, and others throughout the community. All are welcome, no experience is necessary!
Find us on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/891545454370542/
IF I JOIN, WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?
Once you pay your membership fee, you can decide how much time and what level of involvement you can provide. ATA meetings will be held regularly and on an as needed basis. The meeting dates, times, and locations will be announced at least a week in advance. We welcome your ideas and participation at meetings. You are also invited to become involved in our fundraising activities, chaperoning, and volunteering. It is not a requirement of membership to participate in any way, although your volunteerism is sure to make a difference.
HOW IS ATA FUNDED?
ATA is funded through membership dues, donations from individuals and businesses, and through fundraising activities.
ANNUAL ATA MEMBERSHIP
Membership dues vary depending on the level in which you wish to join, starting at only $5 (individual) or $10 per family (limit of 4 in immediate household) for the year. Membership dues help with our ability to be a non-profit 501c3 organization. We have kept membership fees at a minimum. Your annual dues help our organization exist and allows us to provide incredible experiences for the students involved in the theatre department at Alonso High School. Working together, we can make this a fun and memorable experience for our students!
GOALS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ATA
Members of the Alonso Theatre Advocates HELP the theatre department at Alonso High School achieve its goals through fundraising and volunteerism. All creative and financial decisions are the responsibility of the artistic director(s). Members of ATA have no control over creative content or direction of the theatre program. Membership in ATA is one of service to the theatre program through volunteerism and fundraising.
Introducing the 2020-2021 Encore Class...
President: Sophia Aweshah
Vice President: Gabriela Izaguirre
Company Manager: Tanash Arthur
Fundraising Manager: Nicole Borges
Points Manager: Samantha Kaufman
Board of Directors
Social Media Manager: Isabella Adwell
Historian: Maria Lara
Event Manager: Alyssa Kobel
Publicity Manager: Sara Rodriguez
House Manager: Stephen Walker
Hospitality Manager: Natalie Wynne
Mrs. Lisa Vorreiter
Mrs. V has been teaching in Hillsborough County for 34 years. Many of her former students have gone on to professional careers as actors, technicians and designers and can be found working across the world on cruise ships, in theme parks, in film and television, in regional theatres and on Broadway.
Mrs. Jaime Giangrande-Holcom
Mrs. GH is a Brooklyn native and a graduate of USF’s School of Theatre and Dance. She has been teaching, performing, directing, stage managing in the Bay area since 2004. She has also worked in theatres throughout NY and Orlando as an educator and performer.
Our theatre has recently been updated with a state of the art LED lighting system! In addition to completely being LED, we also have a brand new ION board! Our sound equipment has also been completely updated. We can't wait to bring you more shows next year!
Our TECH students are going to have the opportunity to learn on state of the art equipment! Big thanks for our administration for making arts a priority in our community!
Watch this great video on our efforts to get to the festival created by Sean Phillips.... https://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/getschooled/article/1552/alonso-theatre-students-invited-to-the-edinburgh-fringe-festival
American High School Theatre Festival in Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the Edinburgh Fringe has been canceled for this summer and next. However, our invitation has been extended to the next available opportunity to travel. We will hopefully have this wonderful opportunity Summer 2022!
The Alonso HS Theatre Program has been invited to perform in the 2020 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland as part of the American High School Theatre Festival. The program was nominated for consideration and invited to apply. After a very lengthy application process, we received the great news that Alonso was accepted for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. There are only 48 schools in North America who have been accepted for this honor. Alonso HS is the first Hillsborough County School to ever receive this invitation and honor.
Broadway Star of the Future Nominations
Troupe 6299 at Regional Thespian Festival in December 2020.
Troupe 6299 attended the Virtual Regional Thespian Festival. Encore students earned 27 SUPERIOR RATINGS!
Our troupe also received 4 TOP HONORS:
Yenisya Rivera in solo musical
Jonray Roman and Yenisya Rivera in duet musical
Tanash Arthur and Maria Lara in duet musical
Christi Golian in playwriting