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Updates galore 02: Theatre Project
OK, since it was in a really LONG post I'm guessing that some people missed what the theatrea project is about since originally I just posted that it was in the woodwork.

Theatre project, it seems that it's going through so I will explain it. I'm still wary until we start rehearsals, but am excited since we seem to have rehearsal space and a stage to first and second weeks of June.

So the idea behind the project is that we will be putting on a play. During the rehearsal process, from start all the way through the performances, there will be 20-30 (note, this has been changed to 10-15, or some smaller number now) kids shadowing everyone. They will be shadowing the director, the lighting and sound designers, the costume designers, the actors, everything.

My favorite aspect of this is the fact that kids can see the current real life theatre conditions. It can grow and change as the arts world changes, giving kids the most up to date and best experience possible in a field that is constantly changing. In any internship - which is usually the main way anyone gets to see whats going on in a business without actually working there - in the theatre business usually consists of "get me coffee" or those with which I have come in contact with.

For those who may actually be interested in any part of theatre (acting, lights, stage manager, etc) they get hands on experience as well as seeing how the other jobs work. The key being that whether they plan on a specific career, or just have a general interest, it helps understand and appreciate all the work every part has to do and how if one part doesn't do their work, it might not all come together as planned. This is beneficial anywhere in any field. Understanding promotes better working conditions and less likely to take for granted what the people around them do. For some jobs, it lets people know what they do - one example: often actors have no clue what producers do other than something with the $.

The guy heading this (though I will probably be almost equal to him with the amount of work I put in so far and will be putting in - I've kind of not been doing as much as possibe so that he could still be considered heading it rather than partnering with me - we'll see though) aka. crazy boy, only wants to emphasize the skills : time managment, teamwork, creativity, so this is more my opinion, not anything used in an actual proposal or speech (except what I sent to one friend who is connected to a theatre to ask if she was interested)

So yes, I look forward to working on this. I am supposedly an actor, but will wait and see until we start rehearsals.

*name has been changed from actual name

So we've now had 2 production meetings, both of which I had to arrive late to. I'm never quite sure what I'm doing - no specific job title - but I'm acting in it and I do give ideas and help out where needed when I can.

It weaves quite a few parts of my life together and I get to be a part of creating some of the beautiful interweaving of life.

Every person on the production board is someone I think is good to know.

A friend of mine, trainspotted, is going to be part of the shadowing.

Another friend of mine, melebeth, may be in the production (that would be so so great).

The play itself is Shakespeare and Moliere, both of which I enjoy doing (just "CLASSICAL" I love doing, but especially Shakespeare).

I may be able to use the new bodice I bought (my first one!!!).

Some friends from Stockwood might be playing music for the opening night gala - which would be awesome.

So I like this "everything is connected" thing, but only in the good sense. I don't like it when it means people don't get given a chance because they don't know "someone" who is deemed (deamed?) "important". I think good people deserve good things and I'm glad to see it happens that way once in a while.

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