March 16, 2019

 I hate blocking.  

Mostly.

Well, actually that's probably untrue.  That's probably my viseral response to something that is a little tedious and takes way more time than I want to in the midst of a million other things that are on my personal responsibility li...

December 5, 2018

I was first introduced to this style of circle time my freshman year in highschool.  Our choir director had us circle up just like this before big concerts or big events.  This is also how we said good-bye at the end of the year.  

The memory has faded, a...

November 30, 2018

We are just finishing up the dreaded TECH WEEK of our Winter Show 2019. 

I've "quit" a couple of times this week.  Ask my kids.  Ask my friend, Amy, who gets me and probably rolls her eyes a little bit, but answers every one of my panic texts with grace and peace.  Peop...

October 31, 2018

We have so much fun learning with our cast. So far we have watched them grow in confidence as they perform.  We've gotten to see our students become more responsible as they take leadership roles in stage management, peer mentoring, technical theatre.  And this Fall, f...

September 1, 2018

In the words of Nelson Mandela, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”  

I’m coming back to this, but it’s a path, and I wanted you to see wh...

It’s so quiet.

As a long time homeschooler, I love the summer.  It took me eight or nine years to decide that I wanted a summer vacation for my homeschool. This is our sixth summer vacation and I have never been sorry,even once.

But it is so quiet.  It’s 10:00...

April 26, 2018

At the beginning of this semester we switched gears on the style of things we were performing.  In the Fall we did more comedy and fun ensemble building games.  We got to know one another and we laughed a lot.

But, y'know, there is more to dramatic arts than slap s...

February 23, 2018

Have you ever heard the phrase, "Too dumb to know that they can't"?  I have.  It's usually in relation to a person who is incredibly talented, and who has managed beyond all imaginings to succeed where many others had failed or refused to try. In almost all cases it re...