We had stage combat practice today, in preparation for the Trojan War. We also practiced sword-fighting with pencils, though pictures were not taken of that. The pictures below showcase only the punching… we learned many more moves than that, including gut-punching, hair-pulling, foot-stomping, and face-slapping.
A couple weeks ago, we managed to secure the times, dates, and locations for our Spring performance, The Hysterical History of the Trojan War. We will be performing at Puget Sound Christian Center, 4020 S. 56th St. Tacoma. The dates/times are as follows:
Friday, May 4 at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 5 at 1:00pm
As of this past Friday, we have finished blocking the first half of the script! Woohoo! There have been some intense human/god interactions, chaotic/unfocused/offkey singing and dancing, and a lot of deep character development. Here are some pictures and a video to showcase our work:
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Well, we’ve had a few classes so far this year, and things have gone pretty well, if I do say so myself. As you may already know, in late April (date TBD), we will be performing The Hysterical History of the Trojan War. It’s a hilarious concept that mixes archaic Greek characters with modern humor, producing a highly entertaining, very physical,and audience-interactive play that I hope you will thoroughly enjoy. During the casting process, we realized that we did not have enough students in the Drama Dragons class to account for all the characters. So, the Stage Centaurs and the Gryffins have joined us!
For our auditions two weeks ago, we read sides (see the Glossary for a definition) to introduce the actors to the characters and the script. After much intense deliberation, we cast the show. Here’s the cast list:
Poseidon – Caleb
Cassander – Daniel
Helen – Lucy
Paris – Gabriel
Apollo – Seanán
Odysseus – John
Achilles – Nathan
Athena – Gillian
Hector – Emmalyssa
Zeus – Tyler
Guard – Elise
Hera – Juliana
Patroclus – Hannah
Ajax – Asher
Agamemnon – Gabrielle
Menelaus – Daniel
Homerita – Olivia
And not listed are the Homers (a fantastic musical group with a knack for harmony and no previous experience) and many soldier extras, both Trojan and Spartan. We have a large cast this year, so it should be a lot of fun! Hope to see you there!
Happy New Year, Dragon family! I hope you all had a great break! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get back into the drama spirit.
Last Friday was our first class of the year. During this class, we discussed and eventually decided on our spring performance. We will be doing “The Hysterical History of the Trojan War.” It is a comedic, audience-interactive, and lots of fun! However, there are over 20 characters in the play. Sadly, we lost some Dragons over the break, so we’re looking for more actors. We don’t want to have to double-cast everyone! If you’re interested in maybe acting, or even if you’re not sure, contact Hally Phillips:
This Friday, we will be holding auditions, so contact Hally as soon as possible if you’re interested in being a part of the show. Also, if you have any togas we could borrow, we would be most grateful.
Last but not least, the video of our friendly roast of Sienna from last year’s Christmas party is now up on YouTube. Here’s the link, if you’re interested: https://youtu.be/Zhn2GWxCtjM. Enjoy!
Happy holidays, everyone! Our Drama Dragons and Stage Gryffins Christmas parties were a lot of fun. Unfortunately, we didn’t get any pictures, but I’ll try to give you a detailed description of the events to help remedy that.
For the Stage Gryffins’ party, we began by reading a script. The voices that the students used for their characters were very entertaining (i.e. overexuberance mixed with voice-cracking). After we had finished, we had a snowball fight. The students stood back-to-back, and on the count of three, stepped forward, turned around, and chucked jumbo marshmallows at each other. During the next class, we were still finding marshmallows under the couches. When the snowball fight was done, we took a break to munch on cookies, brownies, and other assorted snacks. We then did our Secret Elf gift exchange. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to do anything else before the class was over. All in all, everyone had a great time.
The Drama Dragons’ party started off with a semi-sweet activity. This was our beloved Sienna’s last day with us, so we decided to roast her (for those of you who don’t know, “roasting” is basically using comedy to playfully insult somebody). It was very official… we had an M.C., dramatic music, and an actual, real-life schedule. That went off very well, and we made sure Sienna knew that most of us didn’t actual mean what we were saying. We recorded it on video, so that might be posted on the YouTube channel sometime in the future. We then ate a bunch of unhealthy food and did our Secret Elf gift exchange.
The first Friday we’ll be back is January 5th, where we’ll start reading scripts to prepare for our spring production. Blessings to all my Dragons and Dragon Families. Happy Holidays! See you in 2018!
The Drama Dragons now have an official fundraiser… buttons! As of right now, they’re $2 each. More variations are coming soon, so get your original Drama Dragons pin now while supplies last! Current variations include: Drama Dragons Original, Vintage Black, and Stage Centaurs Special. Contact Hally Phillips at email@example.com or 253-279-8268 for more details!
The Drama Dragons’ character party went very well! We ate food, played around, and even read the radio play script, Planet Man. Here are some pictures:
From left to right, we have Jim Halpert, Sandra Dee “Sandy” Olsson, Dwight Schrute, Scarecrow, Mad Hatter, Happy the Dwarf, Thalia Grace, Will Treaty, Peter Pevensie, Skeleton Thing, King Kip, and Dementor.
Well, our Drama Dragons, Stage Centaurs, and Stage Gryffins classes have officially started as of last week. We had a great time getting to know new faces and mourning the loss of old ones.
If you are still interested in checking us out, please drop by on either a Thursday (for Centaurs) or a Friday (for Gryffins and Dragons) to get more information about the classes and see how we do things. It is open enrollment until mid-October, and if you’re just a visitor, your first class is free.
As a note, the younger group, Performing Pixies, have been changed to the elementary-age Stage Gryffins, depending on who shows up to the next few classes. This will mean an alteration in lessons and subject matter, gearing them toward a slightly older age group with performances in the Spring.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at: 253-279-8268 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello again, my families!
This is just a reminder for our up and coming classes (so you don’t forget):
Drama Dragons classes start on Friday, September 8th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Faith Presbyterian Church, 620 South Shirley Street, Tacoma, WA 98465. Tuition is $55 monthly, plus a one-time supply fee.
Stage Centaurs begins on Thursday, September 7th from 1:30pm – 3:30pm at the Bonds’ farm, 12305 Olalla Valley Road, Olalla, WA 98359. Tuition is $45 monthly, plus a one-time supply fee.
Performing Pixies will start on Friday, September 8th from 11:00am – 12:30pm at Faith Presbyterian Church, 620 South Shirley Street, Tacoma, WA 98465. Tuition is $45 monthly, plus a one-time supply fee.
For any more information, please feel free to contact me in any way that works for you or on the first day of class.