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.
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.
Summer Dragons 2017 was great! Since all of the actors had been to camp before, we burned through the script surprisingly quickly. We finished 10 scenes of blocking on the first day, and by day three, we had fully blocked the entire show! The actors worked their tails off and still had time for fun and games, including dodgeball, swimming, and card games at camp. Check out the recording of the play under the Performance Videos tab, and here’s one of our cast pictures:
See you all in September!
– Hally Phillips
Summer Dragons is approaching once again! This year, we will be performing an original parody called Out in the Woods.
For those of you who don’t know, Summer Dragons is where a group of students (and myself) come together for a week to cast, block, memorize lines, and perform a play. That may seem like a lot of work, but it’s so much fun! If you know anyone who is interested in Summer Dragons 2017, get them in touch with me! The dates are July 9 – 16, with shows on the 14th and 15th at 7:00pm. The age limit is 13+ (though I have been known to make exceptions). We have a meeting on June 29 at 7020 35th St W, University Place at 1:00pm.
Hope to see you there!
– Hally Phillips
After two strenuous tech days and a long pick-up rehearsal on Friday, Cinderella (Stage Centaurs) and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Drama Dragons) were stunning! Despite a few mistakes that couldn’t be helped, both shows ran fairly smoothly.
The Stage Centaurs
The Drama Dragons
Up next on our agenda is camp! We’re really excited to perform an original script called Out in the Woods at Thousand Trails Campground in Chehalis. For those of you who don’t know, Summer Dragons is where we take a script, cast, block, and memorize our lines in a week, performing two shows at the end. This year, our shows are July 14 & 15 at 7:30pm. Participation is age 13+, invitation only. However, if you know anyone who is interested in this camp get them in touch with Hally Phillips. She’ll make it work.
Advertise, advertise, advertise! That’s what we need to do right now! The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Cinderella are coming up soon. We need to sell those tickets and get an audience! Here’s a picture of the flier, with all the information:
Also, here are some pictures of what we’ve been doing in the Drama Dragons for the past few weeks:
Hope to see you at the show!
– Hally Phillips