Hello, Dragon family! The Drama Dragons/Night Dragons classes have been going very well. The students are in the middle of a unit where they are required to create a set for a few scenes from the beloved classic, “The Princess Bride.” We are learning all sorts of new things, such as spatial relationships and how to think like a director. The Thursday night class is open enrollment, so if you’re interested in giving it a shot, just drop by and try us out! It’s for ages 13+ (even adults are welcome to come and play!) For a one-night drop-in, it’s only $10… and you don’t to make a commitment! Just come and enjoy a night of improv and laughs! For more information, check out the Night Dragons page in the sidebar menu. Here’s a few pictures:
T-Shirt Posing with the Drama Dragons!
The Drama Dragons program is running a fundraiser! Sometimes, money is a problem for students, which is why we offer scholarships and discounts. However, these scholarships/discounts will not be possible without your support! This is why, for the first time ever, the Drama Dragons are selling custom-made buttons, so you can show off with pride that you’re part of the Dragon family! Here’s a picture of all our options for your gandering pleasure:
Small buttons are $2 each, and large ones are $3!
We’re not known for asking rhetorical questions… but would you like to support a Dragon today? If you are interested in helping us out, contact any current Dragon or Hally Phillips (253-279-8268 or firstname.lastname@example.org), and we’ll let you know how you can help finance this growing business!
P.S. If you don’t want a button but still want to assist us, just click on the PayPal tab on the website and make a donation!
Hello, Dragon family!
I’m pleased to announce that we will be having a Thursday night class! In addition to our Drama Dragons and Performing Pixies classes!
The Thursday night class will be held at the City Light Church in University Place (5000 67th Ave W, UP, WA 98467). These classes will be starting on Sept 13th, from 6pm to 8pm! This new class will cost $55 a month with one-time $45 supply fee.
This is also a quick reminder that Drama Dragons and Performing Pixies, will be starting this week!
Performing pixies will be having their first meeting on September 13th at the “Bond Farm,” (12305 Olalla Valley Rd SE, Olalla, WA 98351). The cost for this class is only $50 a month, with a one-time $25 supply fee.
Drama Dragons will be starting on September 14th and will be held at the Faith Presbyterian Church (620 South Shirley Street, Tacoma, WA 98465) from 1-3pm. The cost will be $55 monthly and a one-time $45 fee.
Feel free to invite your friends and classmates! The more the merrier! If you have questions, feel free to contact Hally Phillips:
Hello, Dragon Family!
With September just around the corner, it’s almost time to start classes again! The official start-date is September 13th, but keep looking at the calendar, as details may change. This year, we could be introducing a couple of new classes, in addition to Fridays. It is currently still in the works, but we will probably have a Thursday evening class for those students who can’t make mornings, then a Pixies class for your younglings, a class out in Olalla, and finally, Fridays will be the usual time (1pm – 3pm), but the group will probably be a bit younger, because many of my older students are unable to attend this class time. Tuition for Pixies will be $50, and Dragons will be $55, though supply fees may change.
A lot of this is still up in the air, so continue to check back here and the calendar for updates to classes, fees, dates, locations, etc. Invite your friends or classmates, too! The more the merrier! If you have questions, feel free to contact Hally Phillips:
Summer Dragons was amazing! This year, we did something a bit different, though. The actors received their scripts and predetermined parts at the pre-camp meeting, instead of on the first day of camp. This gave them a bit more time to prepare their characters. We had five new students this year, two of whom had minimal acting experience. By the end of the week, though, we had broken their fear of the stage and increased their acting abilities immensely.
The show we performed was called Kingdom’s Err. It’s a mishmash of several different stories, including Les Miserables, The Three Musketeers, Robin Hood, Snow White, Sherlock Holmes, and more. The script was written by one of my students, Tyler Appleby, who also assisted me in directing and producing the show.
All of my actors this year outdid themselves, bringing everything they had to their characters. I am very proud of them.
Check out the Photo Gallery for pictures, and if you missed our performances, see the Performance Videos page for links to our YouTube channel!
– Hally Phillips
Hello, Drama Dragons family and friends! With the conclusion of the 2017-18 year of drama, the summer program is ready to burst into the light! Summer Dragons is almost here! For those of you who don’t know, Summer Dragons is n exciting event where an elite group of Dragons meets at Thousand Trails Chehalis to camp for a week. In that week, we cast, block, memorize, and choreograph all the nuts and bolts of a full-length play, performing two shows at the end of the week. This year, we will be performing an original script written by our very own Drama Dragon veteran, Tyler Appleby. It is called: Kingdom’s Err! See our logo below:
The specific dates of the performance will be announced soon, so keep watch!
The videos from The Hysterical History of the Trojan War are available for viewing! Go to the Performance Videos page and scroll down to the bottom, where you will find links to our YouTube channel. Enjoy!
Drama Dragons family and friends…
For the last couple of weeks, Hally and her assistants worked like crazy to prepare for The Hysterical History of the Trojan War. All of our tech rehearsals went well, and we discovered that we actually had more room on stage than we thought we would! And we needed all the space we could get.
Last Friday, the day of the first show, we finished rehearsing in record time. We had a two-hour gap in between our pizza party and the show itself. Both of the performances went amazing, with only minor errors (as can be expected in all theatre productions). The audience participation aspect was especially fun… lots of clapping and booing. The video of the performances has been posted under the Performance Videos tab, for your enjoyment. Here are a bunch of pictures from our second tech day:
This week is Tech Week! Last week, Hally and her assistants spent hours upon hours constructing the massive Trojan wall, in addition to the Spartans’ shields. As of yesterday, we finished our first tech rehearsal, which consisted of a costume parade, a somewhat choppy run-through, and the organization/construction of the set. Here are some pictures, for your enjoyment: