Drama Company creates a stage performance involving acting, song and dance in the five days leading up to 4-H and Youth Conference. Show content is a collaborative effort between company members and their director. Each Drama Company member contributes ideas for the show and works with the group to problem solve issues on the set and in the script. Drama Company takes their show on to the Wisconsin State Fair where they perform for fair goers from across the state.
Greetings Fellow 4-H Family,
Wisconsin 4-H is in transition but the commitment to making the best better hasn’t changed. In many ways the last year was my best year of Drama Company because of the exceptional support I received from Amber Rehberg at the State level, the continued support of our adult Drama Company Team and of course the amazing effort, creativity and leadership of the 2017 Drama Company. Over the years, we have learned how to best serve the needs of others by using our strengths, leaning on each other and affirming the unique role that we all play. I also believe that the former DCO members have modeled leadership beyond the State Teams in their counties, clubs and communities. Finally, I felt I made better connections with youth from all of the state teams. This was inspiring and presents a challenge for all of us to continue to build relationships across all of the teams that are represented at 4-H & Youth Conference. I look forward to building our efforts in all of these areas in 2018.
Now is the time to apply for DRAMA COMPANY 2018. Please remember that if we reach a maximum number of applicants, we will give preference to those who have all of their materials in early. Returning members need one letter of recommendation while new applicants need two letters. Letters should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. THIS IS A CHANGE from past years. I am always searching for quality male chaperones. If you have ideas please let me know so that I can make contact with them and discuss our program.
Drama Company will start on Wednesday for the State 4-H & Youth Conference again this year. The extra day will allows us to focus on our community before shifting gears into creating the show. As always, I require members to be in Madison for the entire time. Check your dates before applying. Conference is June 20-28. Spring Teams Planning Weekend is April 6-8. We will also be adding a night to the planning weekend for inter-team building.
I hope you are all ready to DCO. Spread the word at the county level. If you have any questions, please ask. I want to make being a part of a state team positive, meaningful and life changing!
Making the Best Better!
Jay L. Johnson
4-H State Drama Company Director