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The Shocking Amount Created in 5 Weeks at CET

You may be shocked to see just how many shows I design, organize and build, get performance ready and then strike, all within a 5 week period.  I also manage and track the progress of the other tech staff (props, puppets, masks, lighting and sound).  I do pick up a saw or a drill or… Continue reading The Shocking Amount Created in 5 Weeks at CET

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It is hard to recreate something you built before.  It never quite recreates with the same amazing look.  Although I like how the set for Lion King Jr at CET has come together, but the original set is a work I love!  Click here to read about that show and that set. The director for… Continue reading

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Teaching Basic Skills

Right now, at CET, I am teaching a beginning tech theatre class.  The majority of the students in my class are between 4th and 7th grade.  This past week I taught them a 3 day unit on costuming.  We didn't make anything a person could wear.  We learned basic hand sewing skills.  We learned how… Continue reading Teaching Basic Skills

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4 Weddings and No Funeral… Which Show is Which?

I had a fun time with a few of my Thespians over the Independence Day celebration.  They decided to enter a float for the annual 4th of July parade.  I was tired of the "float" we had done for the past few years.  I just didn't want to get out the Cinderella pumpkin carriage once… Continue reading 4 Weddings and No Funeral… Which Show is Which?

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Modeling Reality – Set Models

I am off and running on my next theatre adventure... Children's Educational Theatre (CET). I work as the Tech Director for CET. I am responsible for the set designs for 5 shows, lighting for 2 shows, and helping other tech staff getting their assigned jobs done (sound for 9 shows, props for 8 shows, puppets… Continue reading Modeling Reality – Set Models

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Theatre- My Safe Place

With the close of the school year I have been thinking more and more about some of the kids I have been around all day and how I have seen them grow and change throughout the year.  Some of them I will not see again.  They were here as exchange students and have returned to… Continue reading Theatre- My Safe Place

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Many Cultures – One Community: My Adventures with World Theatre

This semester I had the pleasure of helping to teach a world theatre class in my high school. World Theatre is an introductory course designed for a general student population that acquainted students with the origins and evolution of non-Western theatre and the performance art of Asia, Africa, and Latin American. Students were introduced to… Continue reading Many Cultures – One Community: My Adventures with World Theatre

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Humble Confidence

I have been thinking a lot about this quote lately.  I think it has become my motto in the past month because I am seeing so many people who feel they are "too good" to take a small part, to learn something more, or to need real rehearsal. Dame Judi Dench is one of the… Continue reading Humble Confidence