Category: The Hobbit
“The Hobbit” Auditions
Check out this site for all the information you’ll need for your audition this fall…the First day of School! http://thehobbitauditions.wordpress.com/
Modernity in Antiquity
“Just because society, and government, and whatever was different 100 years ago, doesn’t mean that people didn’t have sex, pick their nose, or swear.” -Kate Winslet As we look at a season filled with stories either set or written long ago, it’s interesting to think about how much or really little we have changed. 100 … More Modernity in Antiquity
Looking for a fun time in August?
They are finally here! “The Hobbit” Workshops! Monday August 19 2:00-4:30 Tuesday August 20 2:00-4:30 Wednesday August 21 2:00-4:30 Where? The Auditorium! Come in via the stage door for a fun 2 and a half hours of playing/acting/questioning as we try to figure out how to put “The Hobbit” on it’s feet. If you come … More Looking for a fun time in August?
The Hobbit Auditions
For the Fall show, we always like to start the year off right, with fun. So the auditions are fun, easy and entertaining. The Hobbit Audition Dates: Sept 3rd @ 3-5 in the Black Box theatre OR Sept 4th @ 3-5 in the Black Box theatre ***Please don’t come to both, as much as I … More The Hobbit Auditions
There is a lush thunder storm playing outside my window and screen door. I’ve holed myself up next to the door listening to the late night noise. As a child, night was my most creative time of the day. As I grew up, I learned that all humans are more creative at night, before bed … More Director’s Block
The Hobbit: Invisible Women
I’ve been carrying around some strong feelings about the book The Hobbit. A lot of them are good. It’s charming, funny, poignant and it makes me feel nostalgic. But, this past December, I walked out of the movie theatre feeling unsettled. The lack of diversity in that movie is staggering. On top of that, we see … More The Hobbit: Invisible Women
Breathing for Confidence It’s really important to stay on relaxed breathing when nerves set in at the audition or performance. If you go into upper chest breathing, you get an imbalance of oxygen and carbon dioxide which makes you feel dizzy, nervous, sound unconfident and stops you thinking clearly. That’s why it’s called a ‘fight … More Confidence Tricks:
J.R.R. Tolkien, On Fairy Stories
Below are excerpts from an essay J.R.R. Tolkien wrote on Fantasy and Escaping into another reality. Please enjoy! I PROPOSE to speak about fairy-stories, though I am aware that this is a rash adventure. Faerie is a perilous land, and in it are pitfalls for the unwary and dungeons for the overbold. And overbold I … More J.R.R. Tolkien, On Fairy Stories