Senior Visit

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UnknownIt happened a bit earlier this year. It usually happens as the holidays approach – but this year it happened early.

I am always advocating the value of theatre no matter what path you decide to take in college or what career you plan to pursue after college. I cannot imagine one profession that would not benefit from the self-esteem, confidence, creativity and simple awareness that comes from the study of theatre. Theatre is for everyone – and theatre education is clearly of value to everyone. However, working at an arts school, I am also focused on moving forward students who ARE setting their sites on pursuing theatre in college and perhaps even beyond college. – SO –  Read more

19 Mirrors

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UnknownToday in Company we were still working through the Authentic Self Projects. The goal was for the student to find some means of sharing “who they are when they are alone” with the group. Everyone has tried the verbal, the clever, the logical and the informative – – all good – but all a bit safe and calculated. Read more

Now Without Boy George

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UnknownOur theatre department needs a bit of help. As our numbers continue to grow, we have lost some of that team-spirit that once kept us together and supporting the efforts of others. Back in the day, we were there to mend and to tend to each other. We watched out for each other. Student leaders were in place to keep us on track. Last year, however, we veered off path and we were not there for each other. Read more

Story Without the Words

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UnknownToday in Company all were asked to share their “Authentic Self” in ANY way – – in ANY format they chose. No constraints were put on the exercise. The class showed remarkable integrity as they ventured some place quite unknown. I loved the variety and the passion they brought forth. They change the dynamics of the space. They moved the audience into various configurations. The played with aesthetic distance. Read more