Monday, December 13, 2010

Who's this clown?

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
-Victor Borge

Don't forget your NOSES for the 2nd Clown Workshop this THURSDAY 12/14!

Friday, December 10, 2010

the eHow of AUDITIONING!

Want to know more about how to prepare for an audition? Checkout these online resources at eHow:

Acting Audition Preparations

For our auditions it is a good idea to come prepared with a short, memorized monologue.  Your piece could be anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes in length.  Checkout this monologue advice article on all about Performing a Monologue.

How do you find a monologue to perform? Check out these tips on How to Pick a Monologue that Works.

And - of course - BREAK A LEG!

AUDITIONS for 6 Impossible Things in January

The AUDITIONS for 6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast will be held

Thursday, January 6th
& Friday January 7th

After school in the auditorium.

Prepare a monologue to perform.  It is best if the monologue is memorized, but you may read from a prompt sheet if necessary.  Be sure to rehearse the monologue by speaking it out-loud and reading through it many times before performing it.

Dress comfortably in loose fitting clothing that will allow you to move easily.  If you have long hair, please have it tied back so that it does not cover your face.

Arrive on time and be prepared to stay until the late-bus.

Last Drama Week of 2010!

The two meetings set for this coming week will be the final Drama Meetings of 2010.  Where does the time go?

TUESDAY 12/14 - 6 Impossible Things Playwright/Director meeting. 
We will continue the work of last week by reading plays, discussing them, and brainstorming about other possibilities for the show.  Anyone interested in writing r directing is invited to attend.

THURSDAY  12/16 - Clowning Workshop Part Deux.
More clowning exercises, this time more complex and more group work.  Come dressed comfortably -- AND BRING YOUR NOSES!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Clowning Workshop December 9th

After-school on Thursday 12/9 we will be holding our first clowning workshop.  This series of workshops is designed to prepare students for the spring production of SCAPIN by introducing the concepts of physical comedy. 

Come ready to move around - so wear comfortable clothing and sneakers or dance shoes. 

FYI: These workshops will give participants a leg-up come audition-time for SCAPIN in January.

6 Impossible Things Playwright/Director Meeting 12/7

Playwrights and Directors will meet after-school on Tuesday 12/7 in the auditorium.  Playwrights -- bring your writing projects!  We'll be discussing the schedule, the goals of the project, and reading thru the new work together.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dec. 2 Clowning Workshop Postponed until Dec. 9

The clowning workshop planned for Thursday, Dec. 2 has been postponed until Thursday, Dec. 9 after school. Anyone planning on auditioning for the spring play, Scapin, should plan to attend this workshop. Scapin calls for a lot of physical comedy and these workshops will help you learn how to improve your pratt falls! There will be 3 workshops in all so come on Dec. 9 and be prepared to do some moving!