I have decided today to make a Theatre Thursday post. It's been awhile. Sometimes I don't have a ton to say. Sometimes I am not home where all my pictures are to make a post about one of the shows I have been working on (today is a good example of this problem, but I… Continue reading Devising Creativity – Creating from Scratch in High School Theatre
This week we have held auditions for our next big show at school. Each student put their best foot forward. What I appreciated most is this... each student was willing to go outside their comfort zone. Some students were willing to go further than others. These students were a surprise... a good surprise. This is… Continue reading Worth the Risk
Wow! What busy, fun, and stressful week! We will start with class. I love helping with the classes at school in World Theatre class we started the unit on telling stories through dances from around the world. It will take the next few weeks. We are learning Polynesian dances currently. You can read more about… Continue reading Hard to Believe October is Nearly Over
This semester I am helping at the high school again in the World Theatre class. We have completed the unit on Indonesian shadow puppet were the students created puppets and a scripted based on creations stories from around the world. This past week we started the unit on telling stories through dance from around the… Continue reading Exploring World Theatre with the Poi Ball
It's been a good week. The week started with a work day... and night. We started the process of painting rocks... lots and lots of rocks. We also painted the trim. Joy and Julie finished the backdrop and moved on to helping get the rocks done. Jeff and I added finishing touches, like flowers, wall… Continue reading Survived the Third Week of October
For the last 6 weeks I have been working on the set for Mamma Mia at Central high School. It has been a huge project. It all started this past summer when my husband, daughter and co-worker went to see Mamma Mia at Broadway Rose in Portland. My co-work turned to me and said, "I… Continue reading Building a Taverna for Mamma Mia
The week has been extra busy this week. Last weekend was packed! Lilli went on a school field trip to Ashland to see two great Shakespeare shows. She road the bus with a some of her friends. They even watched a few episodes of The Office on the bus. They stopped for lunch in Eugene. … Continue reading Keeping Busy!
Your weeks keep moving forward and by the looks of these family posts you may think that the only activity we ever do is work on the set for Mamma Mia. Well... I do spend a ton of time doing that. It is true. However, the real truth is, it's the only time I think… Continue reading Off We Sprint into October
So... why are the arts the first thing on a chopping block when budgets are in crisis?
It has been another busy week... starting with Saturday. I started the morning at the high school working on the set for Mamma Mia. Ii was on my own with this work party. The kids try hard and are learning good skills, but the work went rather slow. I did get a couple dads helping… Continue reading Wrapping Out September