IMG_7616The MIHS Theatre Arts Department would like to say a HUGE thank you to our anonymous donor from Redditgifts!


The students and I are so thankful for people out there who are willing to help us out and find the importance of helping people they don’t even know! We love our new blankets and school supplies!!!! When I wrote up our classroom needs, I really doubted that a random donor would give us the needed items, because it was a weird request, blankets, but luckily for us this donor from CA, was so nice and filled our requests with three very warm and comfortable blankets.


My classroom is commonly known as the “meat locker,” and kids are so cold at times they can’t concentrate. Right now, during the summer heat it is nice, but during our FL winter, the room can get to 50 degrees. Not only did our donor send blankets but they also sent us needed school supplies, and the kids and I were so excited opening the box, it was like our own little classroom Christmas.




Thank you to our donor, we really appreciate your heart and support!  “Heart” is the essence of our program and we are thankful to see others have just as much “heart.”


Auditions for 12 Angry Men/ Jurors


Auditions for the very serious and dramatic show,

Twelve_Angry_Men_LG Sept. 18th,

After school in the auditorium

You do not have to be in Mrs. Dupery’s classes to try out!

Please research and read the show before you come for the audition, it will be cold readings.  If you are cast be ready to work hard and long on this show. We will analyze everything in the script to create the best possible understanding of the given material for our audiences and ourselves. It is our duty to do this piece with integrity, justice and above all, with pride.

12 Angry Jurors Character Descriptions 

DIRECTOR’S NOTE: While this adaptation is written in the masculine, I do not plan to make choices as to which characters are to be played by men and which by women until casting after auditions. Until that time all roles are open to all people.

FOREMAN: He is a small, petty man who is impressed with the authority he has and handles himself quite formally. He’s not overly bright, but dogged.

2nd JUROR: He’s a meek, hesitant man who finds it difficult to speak his own thoughts for fear of being shouted down by the more powerful personalities in the room.

3rd JUROR: He is a very strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated man, intolerant of opinions other than his own; at the same time a deeply wounded man who is tries to hide his pain behind a loud voice.

4th JUROR: He seems to be a man of wealth and position and a practiced speaker who presents himself well at all times. His only concern if with the facts of the case and is often the voice of reason and logic when fights break out amongst the others.

5th JUROR: A younger man from the slums who identifies with the young man on trial more then he would like to admit.

6th JUROR: An honest man who comes upon his decisions slowly and carefully. A blue-collar worker who states his opinions honestly and bluntly.

7th JUROR: A loud, flashy, glad-handed salesman who has more important things to do then to sit in a jury. Quick to temper and equally quick to form opinions on things about which he knows nothing.

8th JUROR: A quiet, thoughtful, gentleman. A man who sees all sides of every question and constantly seeks the truth. He is a man of strength tempered with compassion. Above all, he is a man who wants justice to be done and will fight to see that it is.

9th JUROR: An old man. Gentle, mild, and long since defeated by life. He recognized himself for what he his and tries to be the voice of experience and wisdom in the room.

10th JUROR: A bully. He is an angry, bitter man who antagonizes almost at sight.

11th JUROR: An immigrant, most likely from Europe. He speaks with an accent and is a humble, quite man. He is very polite and clam, and believes very strongly in the American ideal and in the Justice system.

12th JUROR: A slick, bright advertising man who tries to do the right thing, but is used to being overwhelmed by people with louder, brighter ideas.”

Guard- A small role, walks in on the scene a few times, has a very limited amount of lines.

Proud to announce our first show of the 2014-2015 season!


Welcome to the 2014-2015 MIHS Theatre Arts Season

Opening November 21st-23rd.

November 21st and 22nd  at 7:00 PM

November 23rd at 2:00 PM

This fall, the MIHS Theatre Arts program will be tackling one of the most serious and dramatic pieces of it’s time- Twelve Angry Men/ Jurors.

At the beginning of Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose, the jury has just finished listening to six days of trial proceedings. A nineteen-year old man is on trial for the murder of his father. The defendant has a criminal record (and a lot of circumstantial evidence piled against him). The defendant, if found guilty, would receive a mandatory death penalty.

The jury is sent to a hot, crowded room to deliberate. Before any formal discussion, they cast a vote. Eleven of the jurors vote “guilty.” Only one juror votes “not guilty.” That juror, who is known in the script as Juror #8 is the protagonist of the play. As the tempers flare and the arguments begin, the audience learns about each member of the jury.  Will the justice system prevail, is the young man really guilty, or is there even a hint of doubt in his innocence, and how much does a person’s own feelings and past really play into the conviction of another human being? All of these questions will be answered in M.I.H.S’ production of 12 Angry Jurors.


Our Spring Musical is still T.B.A, but we do know that it will be performed on April 24th-26th, Stay tuned to see what we decide!!