Posts Tagged ‘Acting’

Orestes: Blood and Light

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Yesterday the English & Arts Club attended Orestes: Blood and Light at the St. Scholastica theater. The stage setting was rather modern for a Greek tragedy, complete with working lamps and a couch that could be from ikea. It was a little confusing when some aspects were certainly modern, such as FBI like characters with guns, but other aspects were very Greek, such as the shrine to the God Apollo. I’ve seen several plays, typically Shakespeare, translated to more modern eras and I tend to prefer the classic route. Despite this personal preference, the actors put on a really great show of a story I was experiences for the first time. There were some classic Greek appearances I recognized, such as Helen of Troy, and new ones. If you’re a fan of drama and tragedy, definitely attend this show! I am thankful the theater continues to put on free showings for students.

The Miss Firecracker Contest! 

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Tonight the English & Arts Club attended the free showing of “The Miss Firecracker Contest.” This Show was the freshman showcase which means all of the actors are freshman and, for several of them, it’s their first time performing in a college show. I thought the actors did very well developing their characters and keeping fairly consistent with their southern accents. I love supporting St. Scholastica’s theater department and look forward to the next show. 

He’s an Actor, I’m an Actor

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

This is James. Our paths first crossed when I was encouraged by my acting professor at Regent’s to go and see Romeo and Juliet at The Rose Playhouse. He played Romeo. The energy, truth, and brilliance he brought to the stage was simply awe-inspiring. I was amazed. I was moved. I was inspired. Sure, I was utterly inspired, but I also witnessed him entrance the audience as a whole. I knew I wanted to include him in my photography project, The People Who Inspire. And, so, I could not help but reach out to his agent shortly after the showing. To my surprise, I did not receive a response from her. Instead, James replied to me personally and we arranged a meeting and a shoot. We met for tea at the BFI Southbank and chatted about his story, his past, and his journey to becoming a working actor. I learned a lot about him, and I also learned a lot from him. It is conversations and meetings like these that give me the confidence to pursue my dreams. As people, we are all tempted by our dreams, our deepest desires. Many of us settle for security and what makes us feel safe. When I meet people like James, who were not afraid to follow their dreams, I remember that I have the power to pursue mine as well. He was Romeo. He is human. He is an actor. And, I am an actor.

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Ugly Sweaters and Shakespeare

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

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Murder Mystery Party

Friday, December 16th, 2016

The English & Arts Club has a Murder Mystery Party every semester and it’s always a great time! This semester we did the Jane Austen Murder Mystery Party complete with characters from Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma. This was extra fun because several of our guests had attended the performance of “Sense and Sensibility” at the Guthrie theater earlier this semester.

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