I commit to writing this blog each day that we have school. It is Friday. We have no school. I need to get my dishwasher repaired and pool cleaned. That is all the theatre my brain can hold. Monday will be here soon. The words will come Monday. But Friday I give to sunshine and chores.
A few years ago, I came up with the idea of adding the college system of juries to our training with the actors. Essentially you are asking the rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors to prepare one audition at the end of the year that will be adjudicated by the entire performance faculty to “insure the best possible placement for performance classes for the next year.” Read more
In high school, saying goodbye to seniors seems to take forever. Every class has a need to close with awards, final testimonies, valedictorian speeches, etc. It is not easy to let go of seniors. I get it. They are special people and are there at the doorstep of one of the biggest transitions of their life. They like to say goodbye and they like to receive goodbyes. I get it. Read more
As the year begins to draw to a close, everyone is looking for placement into classes next year. When asked – – so many, in fact too many actors are claiming that they want to pursue the BFA Theatre route when they go to college. Difficult? Yes. Unlikely? Yes. Possible? It depends. Read more
The very last assignment that I gave my Acting Company was to create an “event” entitled the Authentic Celebration. The goal here was to pull together the year’s worth of self exploration as an artist, utilize all of the tools that we developed from the various acting styles, and essentially create a performance art piece. This piece is designed to unashamedly celebrate the individual performer in bright, creative, unapologetic ways. Read more