Tag: plays

  • Postcard of a project

    I’ve been working with a team of students for the past 10 weeks on what we call a production project. It’s a period of engagement with a particular play with all of their classes, training, workshops, rehearsals etc., being focussed on the final outcome … a public production. The students are in their second year…

  • Happy 445th Will

    The Groundling couldn’t let today go by without wishing William Shakespeare a happy 444th 445th. There are celebrations this weekend in Stratford-on-Avon and at the Folger Library in Washington DC and elsewhere, when there will undoubtedly be a rush of tourists eager to engage in further bardolatry. In my own modest way I intend raising…

  • Vacation Time

    The last papers are marked, results are in Gradebook, the prep for next semester is done, the office is empty! Aaah … No more posts on this blog till I open that office door, but my Tumblog will provide a diary of the best of each day and a memory jog when the time comes…

  • Sneaking up on a wiki

    I’ve not been taken overly much with wikis. The ones I’ve had anything to do with (IT in-house developed) were on the whole, boring looking, and tricky to use. Changed my mind when I discovered the neat little Wikispaces. Very easy to put together, and if you don’t mind the advertising (you can remove it…

  • A week of transitions

    Image by Dramagirl via Flickr A week of moving from classroom to performance space with the students; selling a home; seeing a child step out. Flying Solo drew breath for the first time this week in public. It’s the umbrella project for the one-person shows the third year acting majors have devised, written, and are…