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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Directing is Hard Work!

For the last month I have been immersed in youth theater. I created a group of thespians, The Liberty Players, from our home educated co op and we have been working on our latest production, Last Stop Till Christmas. In one month, rehearsing once a week, these kids have made me so proud! They had their first performance last night and were simply amazing!

Our group consists of grades K-12. We opened with an Olio, a short 5-10 min performance, before our feature. The youngest among us, popped in and out of our family Christmas scene with Christmas jokes and merriment. The older kids sang Jingle Bells in the background. It was Laugh-in inspired. Funny, heart warming and awesome!

Then came the feature. A comedy about narcisism and self sacrifice. Giving of oneself inspires you to give to others. Their timing was on and the show was a hit! I can't tell you how much these kids truly inspire me. They drive me crazy too. They stuck with me, through venue changes, scene changes, horrible blocking and re-blocking..and re-blocking..and some more re-blocking and they pulled it all off on show night!

Video is in the works and will be uploaded here within the next few days! I can't wait to share it with you. Here's a pic of the cast:


5 comments:

Mary B said...

I am sure it is hard work, but I bet it was fun!!!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I can imagine the amount of work -- there was a time I acted (amateur). Wishing you a blessed Advent -- and some rest.

Sarah Oldham said...

Awesome!!!!

Dawn said...

Thanks ya'll!

Dawn said...

Thanks ya'll!

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