Month: October 2013
the moment of crisis
“There is a Japanese word, ‘sat’. A theatre director once described the meaning of this word to me as the moment right before a performer walks onstage when the heart is racing with the knowledge that anything could happen, the moment right before creation, the moment of crisis. This is very close to the Sanskrit … More the moment of crisis
When the stage manager calls in sick
Theatre For Social Justice: The Hobbit
Why this theme for the season? Why not? Theatre has been used for centuries to bring to light to social issues, to protest, to uplift and to teach. At Homestead, we feel that we should use theatre to shed light on some social issues that seem to fall through the cracks. We are not here … More Theatre For Social Justice: The Hobbit
first time on the set
Theatre Audience 101: Avoiding the Cost Barrier
One thing my theatre friends and I spend a lot of time thinking about is how to make theatre more accessible to the masses. I sometimes think theatre is a crazy way to spend a life. Production is expensive in money, time, and energy, and it has a limited audience–and therefore an arguably limited effect … More Theatre Audience 101: Avoiding the Cost Barrier
October 5 is World Teachers’ Day!
This is one of those times I really wanna know all about the amazing teachers who changed your lives for the better. Promise me you’ll write it in the comments?? Cuz I’ll be reading them for sure! Here’s a short list of mine: Mr. Stark, Ms. Winnie, Mrs. McCain, Mr. Bauer and Debra Krajec (there … More October 5 is World Teachers’ Day!
Gammy misses her kids.
So, last year it was decided that I was spread too thin and that I should hire someone else for one of my 20 jobs at HHS. The things that I had to give up was Stage Crew. Wayne found a wonderful woman named Becca, who has been working with us. The first thing I … More Gammy misses her kids.
I’ll be honest, I hate having to publicize my shows. Probably because by the time I get round to the task I’m too exhausted to really care, although I know I should be putting a ton of effort into it. Publicizing stuff is hard. There’s a reason working on publicity is a full time job … More Theatre Publicity