Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Midsummer Night's Dream 3

Week Two has successfully concluded. We have worked and ran acts 1-4 throughout the week and are planning on running 5 and then THE WHOLE SHOW at our Sunday rehearsal! WOAH! What a fruitful week! It has been so much fun to watch Sarah and Andrew direct. For our own personalities and talents, we have the group that fits us perfectly. Sarah is directing the Mechanicals, Andrew, the Faeries including Bottom, and myself, the Royals and Lovers. When you see it, you will understand what I am talking about.

 It has been really nice to have a stable location to rehearse. The porch has been serving us very well. We were able to use the grass in front of the porch, the stairs, various sides and even did a scene while walking around the whole space to get used to walking and talking throughout it. Who knew a single wrap around porch and one bench could serve as a faerie forest, a house and palace?
It also has been a nice hang out space for the company during downtime. We are so blessed to have this space!

That's right...we have SWORDS!

oh hai! That's me directing!

hanging out on ze porch

 ALSO we now have beautiful flyers designed by Andrew.

Please, feel free to download this, print it, forward it, share it, like it on facebook, email it....ANYTHING. We could use all the help we can to get the word out!

Our company was also busy filling out a ton (and I mean, A TON) of notecards with information about the show on them. These have come in handy to pass out to people we meet or talk to who want a reminder of when and where the show is!

I think one of the most touching things about working on this project has been the fact the love of the ART and not just how we feel onstage or the applause we get or whatnot...brings us together to celebrate one another. It is like what Stanislavsky said: 

"Love art in yourself and not yourself in art."  
I had been working on a Middle School Production of Wizard of Oz which opened this past weekend and a good chunk of Midsummer turned out to watch some middle school theatre magic. Eric (Quince), Kiayla (Titania), Kevin (Philostrate), Jess (Hyppolyta), Andrew (Lysander), Megan (Moth) and Sarah (Helena) were all there!

It is beautiful to watch the young theatre artists on stage. There were so many honest moments throughout the performance that is makes me excited for the future of theatre and we were here to see them, support them, and help guide them. Those children inspired me to go out and work my hardest to put on the best production I possibly can.

As we enter into this third week, I know we have our work cut out for us. Cleaning and running and working and memorizing and advertising and all sorts of challenges lay in front of us. But I know, as long as we all maintain a positive attitude, keep our egos in check and recognize that we play a small but important part of something bigger than ourselves, we will be ok.

P.s. Please like our page on facebook and spread the word! Our Facebook Page! 

P.P.s. Please Please invite your friends to our event! There are times and directions on how to get to Camp Wokanda on there too! A Midsummer Night's Dream at Camp Wokanda!

P.P.P.s. We are also asking for any donations of old bedsheets you do not want anymore. We are going to be sewing them together to create our backdrop/backstage area.
 Please email me: THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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