Family Friday

A Boyack November to Remember

Wow! It's hard to believe that we are nearly to the end of November! We are keeping so busy that time is flying by. So far in the month of November we have supported Lilli and her choirs at the Fall Cabaret. This is a fund raiser for the parent support group for the performing… Continue reading A Boyack November to Remember

Theatre Thursday

Theatre MATTERS in EDUCATION

Today I used theatre to reach kids in crisis. Today I used theatre to help kids suffering from PTSD. Today I used theatre to help kids from broken homes. Today I used theatre to help kids in despite need of help and a listening ear. Today I used theatre to help kids longing for a… Continue reading Theatre MATTERS in EDUCATION

Family Friday

As the Sun Sets on October – an October Boyack Family Report

So... I am on a roll getting myself back into my blogging groove... three days in a row where I blog about something more than my gratitude journal. October kept us super busy. I kept busy teach theatre classes. My World Theatre classes made masks, finished their "Greek Chorus" assignment, and started their movement unit… Continue reading As the Sun Sets on October – an October Boyack Family Report

Theatre Thursday

Mixing the Magic of Christmas and Live Theatre – WOU It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Yesterday I went to see a sweet production of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" at Western Oregon University. They open for a short run tonight. Their sweet show ends this weekend. There are few things that can touch the magic of Christmas with the magic of live theatre. To experience the magic… Continue reading Mixing the Magic of Christmas and Live Theatre – WOU It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Theatre Thursday

That’s a Wrap – CET 2019

My summer was crazy busy... per usual over the past 8 years ... working at Children's Education Theatre. Going into the season I knew it would be my last season. It was also the last season to be held in The Rose Theatre at South Salem High School. I knew I needed to go out… Continue reading That’s a Wrap – CET 2019

Theatre Thursday

Putting it Together – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

One afternoon, after a particularly busy day at the state Thespian Festival, my friend Jeff approached me and said he had signed us up to do something new. It was a crazy idea. Three schools, three casts, one show. I immediately said, "no!" He didn't listen. Thus began my journey with "Jeff's Wild Hair." There… Continue reading Putting it Together – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Theatre Thursday

Rocking the House with Schoolhouse Rock JR

Our spring Production Workshop project was Schoolhouse Rock Live JR. I love the spring production because students are involved from the beginning of the production process to the end of the process. Students are designers and decision makers from beginning to end. This was the first production we attempted having a student choreographer. She was… Continue reading Rocking the House with Schoolhouse Rock JR

Theatre Thursday

Tradition! Lessons Learned Working on Fiddler on the Roof

A highlight in the 2018-19 school year was working on Fiddler on the Roof. This show is a dream show for my co-worker, Jeff. The trick is, you need a Tevye. And we had a Tevye! Due to concert season (elementary schools and the Christmas season) rehearsals began in the cafeteria. The set/prop builds started… Continue reading Tradition! Lessons Learned Working on Fiddler on the Roof

Theatre Thursday

World Theatre and Student Written One Acts

The first semester of the 2018-2019 school year, I helped my friend Jeff with another opportunity in teaching kids about theatre through the medium of world theatre. Throughout the semester we used Indonesian Shadow puppets, dances from around the world, and a Latin American fairy tale to inspire new students in a beginning acting class.… Continue reading World Theatre and Student Written One Acts

Family Friday

More Catch up – Family Fun in September

Okay... I have a little more time today to catch things up. So here is the September report. I know. You are in shock. As the summer ended we attended the last summer concert at the river front park. It was a Micheal Jackson Tribute concert. The guy was pretty good, even if the people… Continue reading More Catch up – Family Fun in September