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Santa a woman? [27 Oct 2007|10:30am]


I'm writing a monologue for a Christmas Showcase. The basis of the monologue is "Why Santa Is a Woman."

I've come up with some pretty good reasons, such as "Men are more interested in peeling stockings off than filling them up."

Can anyone come up with any other suggestions? Although that one is about as sexual as I can go, this is a High School performance, lol.

Thank you!

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hangers [20 Oct 2007|12:59pm]


I’m in charge of my dressing rooms at my high school. Recently I have decided to section the girl's dresses by period. The only problem is most of the people who use the room have no idea what section is dedicated to which decade, since they often can’t tell from looking at the clothes themselves. I would love for me not to have to be there for every single time someone needs a costume.

Basically I am looking for two things.

One, does anyone know where I could find those little hanger things that don’t actually hold cloths but attached to the top of the hook is a small section where you could write something like “20’s, 30’s, 40’s” I think a lot of time they are used in stores (I know American Eagle has them on their sales racks) to section off sizes, usually on a circular rack.

If you don’t know where I could find those, does anyone have any other ideas about how I could label the sections without just taking a label maker and sticking a label on the edge of the wooden shelf above the racks.

If you think you could help if you had a picture I can get you one, photobucket just isn’t letting me use pics in my posts today

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Fundraising [27 Jan 2007|03:26pm]

Alrighty, so, our theatre group is in major need of some cash, blah blah blah....same old story, i know.

Everyone is sick and tired of selling old granny jewelry and candles, so we're trying to come up with fun fundraising ideas that will work. One girl brought up the idea of doing a type of fine arts camp/workshop on Saturdays in the afternoon for junior high and freshmen students (in our town the freshmen are at their own school).

But, here's the deal, since we are trying to raise money, we have very limited funds. But we do have a lot of man power to run different classes. I think it is a great idea, if we can get it organized and such. I'm putting myself in charge, so I need help!

Any ideas for classes, suggestions for organzing, maybe even a different fundraising idea....I NEED YOUR HELP!
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Help pleaseee! [20 Jan 2007|02:49pm]

Hey I'm new here!  I'm a senior and I've done all of the shows, both musical and straight plays, my school has had to offer.
Shows I've been in:
Joseph and the Technicolored Dreamcoat- Featured Dancer
Quiet in the Land- Town person
Les Miserables- Prostitute
The Mouse That Roared- Fran
Beauty and the Beast- Featured Dancer/ Mother Soloist
As You Like It- Hyman, Goddess of Marriage
Hello Dolly- Dance Captain and Understudy to Ernestina Money

Okay, so I'm auditioning for the play, The Man Who Came To Dinner, which is a wickedly awesome show about a famous radio broadcaster who is invited to a house of the socialites of a small suburb in Ohio.  Whiteside (the broadcaster) is a big town guy, and HATES the family.  He ends up breaking his ankle in the beginning of the show and he has to stay at the family's house until he is recovered.  While there he gets a couple outlandish packages delivered to him, as well as a plethora of visitors, all of which drives the family CRAZY.  Anyways so he finds out that one of the family members was an axe murderer, so he blackmails the family into letting him stay longer.  And a bunch of other things happen as well.

The monologue for the audition is about a wife, speaking to her husband, about his dead ex-wife who is in for a visit as a ghost.  The wife is screaming at the husband, and refers to a photograph of his ex.

my question is- For my audition would it be okay if I brought in a picture frame to use as a prop, because when I've been practicing, it's a lot more convincing when I am actually holding a picture frame in my hands, than when I am pantomiming it.

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x-posted bunches [02 Jan 2007|04:24pm]

Alrighty, so I need some advice. After auditions for Paganini, my director came up to me and said "I'm considering you for two different parts. I can't decide. Since you are the senior and this is your last show, I'll let you pick which one you want"

I thought, hey, this is sweet, I get to pick my part! But alas, no, it is not so sweet....

Now I don't know which part I want. I can either choose the female semi-lead. She falls in love with the main guy at the beginning, but then cheats on him with a solider and the main guy kills her. Well, then she comes back to haunt him for the rest of the show (along with girls he kills throughout the rest of the show). I would love this part because it is the female lead and I would get to die onstage, which I have never done before.


I could be a supporting role where I would get to play 4 different parts throughout the show. However, they are fairly small parts (since this is a one act, 40 minutes) so 3 of the characters are in only 1 scene, and the other character is in 3 scenes. This part would be fun to play with because it's 4 totally different characters, but they are smaller roles. I also realize that this is my senior year, my last chance to be in UIL One Act, so I want to go out with a bang.

I'm in a pickle. I know it's all up to me, but I would just like some advice, if you have any!
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x-posted bunches [01 Jan 2007|08:08pm]

Alrighty, so found out our UIL One Act this year: Paganini. I'm a little disappointed because it's my last one, and the girl parts aren't as big, but I'm hoping it will all work out. Anyways....

What tips would you give for the show. I know what it's about because I've read my director's cutting of the script (I helped him cut it); however, I have never EVER seen a (I'm butchering the spelling I know) commedia del arte type play. He wants it over the top, vaudevilletype acting, and I've never done or seen a show like that. What tips could you give for that?

Also, I'm shooting for the part of Angelina, and hopefully since I'm a senior I can get it, but does anybody know about her?

Thanks for any help!
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Oh what a lovely... newbie entry! [11 Nov 2006|11:09am]

[ mood | creative ]

Hey, new person here! *waves* My name's Suzy, i'm 15, i live in Wombourne (randomly huge village in the Black Country) and I LOVE drama, theatre and anything to do with it. Since coming into High School I've been in Joseph (like everyone else on the planet) and I'm currently in "Oh what a lovely war". I suppose that doesn't sound like much but i'm a founding member in Ounsdale's own theatre group "Shakes 'n' Speares" which whom I'm helped devise this TIE thing called "They had it coming". 

With another group i've done two pantomimes *cringe* Robin Hood - an amazing success, had the time of my life! And Aladdin: I half produced/directed with the help of the wonderful Sarah Smith we put it together in 5 weeks! It was an amazing night - we did crap but neither the audience or us cared! They loved it and so did we! Hopefully this year (if it ever goes ahead) it'll go better, me and a load of mates have put a fairy tale themed... thing and I hope it goes well! 

And I must apoligize for my generally amateurness but there's always been sucess and my productions have been the best times of my life. I'm so glad to have found this community and also if any of you happen to be around Ounsdale High School in Wombourne nr Wolverhampton from the 29th Nov. to 1st Dec. then come and see "oh what a lovely war" - I'll give you further details when I get them.


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Prop Organization? [07 Nov 2006|08:28pm]

[ mood | curious ]

I know this is totally last minute, considering I need it by about noon tomorrow or preferably by seven am, but my teacher didn’t tell me to do this till (when I say this I mean just about the prop catergories), now.
So… I’m in charge of organizing our dressing rooms, which means props.
Does anyone have a good system for sorting stage props? Like what categories to put them in?
And if you have any tips for costumes, shoes, accessories, ect, I would be happy to hear them.

Edit: This isn't for a specific show, it's for storage of the things when we don't have a show in the works. Sorry for that mix up.

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x posted everywhere [20 Jun 2006|03:34pm]

I am at the International Thespian Festival in Nebraska right now, and it is amazing!! Is anyone else there, or have been there? I have seen some amazing monologues performed and I was wondering if you guys could help me. I'm not sure about the characters name or anything but if anyone has any monologues [male or female.] from the following plays could you please e-mail me? My email is pinktux2thepromx@yahoo.com or links would be fine.

The plays are: ((the ones in bold are my top priority ones))
+Waking of Janie Foster
+Death by Chocolate
+Dead Eye Boy
+Death of Frank
+Hurly Burly
+Chocolate Sanity
+Fat Temple
+History of America (I think thats what its called... it has the monologue where the guy talks about the post it note on the fridge of America that says Hey America! Remember to rewind your blockbuster tapes!)

ALSO- there was this monologue I LOVED but I didn't catch the name of the play. The monologue was a guy talking about how his roommate or someone ate the last can of the Chunky Turkey Soup and was freaking out about it saying how he has all sorts of kinds of soups but the tukey is his favorite and whatnot.....

Chances are I'll have a list of more soon. I appreciate -any- help you could give me with finding monologues from these. Thanks in advance! And Happy Thespian Week!
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x-posted everywhere. [25 May 2006|10:14am]

Hey all,
  I have just been cast as Whitney in the play A Piece of My Heart. We haven't recieved scripts yet so I don't know much about my character and I'm very curious. All that I do know is that she is a Vassar graduate who has to tell her parents about her plans to help out with the war and they don't approve because she was supposed to be a headmaster. She also turns into an alcoholic and joins AA after awhile. Thats about all I know about this character so if anyone has read the script or has been a part of it, ANY information regarding Whitney's character is greatly appreciated (info like role size, who she interacts with the most out of the characters, her personality, all that good stuff)

Thank you so much!
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[11 Apr 2006|04:11pm]

I have to do a research paper for my honors english class. It can be on ANYTHING. So i thought since i love drama and the arts so much i would pic a topic that would have to do with that. Yet it needs to be more specific. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Even if it is not arts related.

thankyou ♥ - emma
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[12 Mar 2006|12:36am]

I'm a Newbie, so sue me. Only not really, 'cause I'm poor.Collapse )
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techie reminisce [09 Mar 2006|12:39pm]

so, i had to go to some random thing at my hs the other day (im a senior who has 2 classes totalling about an hour and 20 minutes) it was held in the theatre. i hadnt been in there since september, and even then i was only in there for about 5 minutes to take some pics of some posters we painted. i interned last semester with a professional theatre. so i didnt work on the fall show. and our old director and td dont work on the shows any more, i feel so disconnected with the club. the new director called everything the old director did crap (even tho we won several awards and were selected to perform in scotland) i didnt want to work with him, i had worked with him in middle school. he was okay then, but he came to the hs and tried to change everything.
i got so over whelmed when i walked into the theatre. i had called that place home for 3 years of my life. i loved that place. it was so weird not being able to go up on the stage and fly things in, i miss that place. i missed the way it smelled (not a bad smell, but not that great of a smell) i worked on some amazing shows on that stage, grew up on that stage. i learned so many things there, not just about theatre, but life (and camus and sartre). i was suppose to be stage manager if i didnt intern. i hate whats happened to the club, the people that were there before the new guy hate it. ive been asked to come back by a lot of the old tech crew, but i dont to ruin my memories of that amazing place to be ruined.

/end rant
i dont know why im posting this here, but idk if any other people here have felt this.
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[08 Mar 2006|09:51pm]
Name: Brian Novak
Age: 16
Location: Albany, NY
Producitons I've been in: Read more...Collapse )

I am now currently doing Bye Bye Birdie and Anything Goes. BBBirdie I'm helping out at the Middle school, as a technical Assistant, and I'm running Sound for Anything Goes, at our highschool.

I want to go to college for some sort of Tech Theatre degree. Anyone have any suggestions? I Really wanna go into the Sound Aspect. (If you can't tell from my Resume deal)
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[06 Mar 2006|06:34pm]

Hey everyone. I am currently in my high school production of Guys and Dolls. In the Havana scene I have to be lifted up by my partner. Our choreographer unfortunately doesn’t have the time to teach everyone a different lift, so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestion or especially any web sites!!! That would be WONDERFUL, now I’m not an amazing dancer, nor a super skinny person so no over the head lifts or anything too drastic, I also don’t have much space or time to complete it.

Thanks for all your help.
♥ -Emma
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[08 Feb 2006|03:14am]

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look its the devil, oh wait, its just the ld.....hes a funny old man...

NYSTI PRESENTS 1776Collapse )

x posted like a whore
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[07 Feb 2006|10:19pm]

this isnt the set at my hs, this is the set where i intern for my senior year of hs, so i thought it counted
this is the set for my current show.... 1776. i was too lazy to upload the pics i took (like 800 something from early flats to final install) so heres a link to the set designers website

x posted like a whore
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[10 Dec 2005|12:01am]

hey, i just found this community..and was wondering if there are any people on here that have ever done an ahstf program where your hs goes to the fringe in scotland, i went back in 03 and i wanted to try and find other people that went when i went...but anyways...im a senior in hs. im not involved in my drama club at school anymore, our old director moved on along with our td, so it wont be the same. but i get to build sets all day long and get hs credit for it at my internship. i spend my days doing a fulltime internship at the new york state theatre institute. i have sooo much fun there. i get to work with a lot of famous people (eugene lee, set designer for seussical, candide, sweeney todd original production, ragtime, and wicked) iit was so crazy building a set for him. i have some pics from my last show there, this set was designed by richard finkelstein.
heres some photos of the last show (some are from the shop, load in and tech week)
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yeah, i posted these awhile back in another community
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Hellooooooo, Noises Off Fans! [07 Dec 2005|01:29am]

Hey, everyone! I just wanted to give you the ULTIMATE scoop on what is going to be an incredible show!

If anyone is in the Seattle, Washington area, be sure to come and see

Presented by the Garfield High School Drama Club

December 8, 15, and 16 at 7:00 PM
December 9 and 16 at 3:00 PM

In the Quincy Jones Auditorium, Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave E, Seattle, WA

The best part about this show is that it is entirely student-run. I designed the sets, our President,</a>lavenderpenguin directed the show, and nine of our most talented actors star in the best two-and-a-half-hour play you've ever seen!

If you haven't seen Noises Off before, it's a show within a show, and a sex farce within a sex farce. Each actor plays an actor who is acting in Nothing On, the show that goes on inside of Noises Off.

Tickets are $7 for Students and Seniors, and $10 for Adults. Bring your friends!
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>.< help... [29 Nov 2005|08:19am]

[ mood | busy ]

I need to design a flyer/movie(play) poster for Hamlet. I want it to feature the Branagh cast but I need a picture to feature on the flyer. Yorik is way over-done, I've been thinking of Hamlet's Ghost or puppets on strings (like the actors reenacting the Kings murder. In Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, the actors used puppets to convey their point.)
Other than that I might search for Branagh's movie posters.
Any other ideas?

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