Family Friday

Finishing off May at the Boyacks

It's been a crazy month. So busy. I just don't find myself home long enough to blog. There have been so many events of the past couple of week to catch up on. First, Lilli and I opened and closed the production of Schoolhouse Rock Jr Live. This was a production class project. In this… Continue reading Finishing off May at the Boyacks

Family Friday

What’s Happening in Our Neck of the Woods

It's been a couple week that I have blogged about the family and it is about time I catch up and put a few pictures out there. We had all the grand kids over for a Spring Egg Hunt. Kimber and McKay dyed all the eggs with the kids the day before. Lilli and Ethan… Continue reading What’s Happening in Our Neck of the Woods

Theatre Thursday

Restoring Joy Through Mamma Mia!

I figure it is about time I blogged about the shows I've worked on this year. I will start with the life lessons learned from our first show in the season, Mamma Mia. First, if you want to check out how we created a beautiful Greek island on our little school theatre stage, check out… Continue reading Restoring Joy Through Mamma Mia!

Family Friday

Wrapping up the Week by Wrapping up the Play

Well... this week we wrapped up the production of Fiddler on the Roof. Lilli was a trouper. Not only did she perform on stage, she helped me with multiple old age makeup recipients while I got 12-15 young men into fake beards. I am grateful she is a willing helper. AND that she is skilled… Continue reading Wrapping up the Week by Wrapping up the Play

Family Friday

Marching into March

Well... we got our Snow Day... two of them. It wasn't very much snow, but it was icy and by the time the roads would have cleared, it wouldn't have been worth having school. Thus, we didn't have school on Monday and we didn't have school on Wednesday. I relish a good snow day because… Continue reading Marching into March

Family Friday

Wrapping up February

Most of February has been consumed with rehearsals for Fiddler on the Roof. I worked extra hard to get all my tech pieces together because McKay's baby could come any minute and I needed the show to able to move on whether I was there calling the shots or not. I really like how the… Continue reading Wrapping up February

Theatre Thursday

Devising Creativity – Creating from Scratch in High School Theatre

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

Theatre Thursday

Worth the Risk

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

Family Friday

Hard to Believe October is Nearly Over

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

Theatre Thursday

Exploring World Theatre with the Poi Ball

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