Wednesday, December 7, 2011

There is No Room for Mediocrity in the Boren Family

I grew up hearing this quote. In fact, for a while Mom had a cross-stick that Grandma Boren did with this quote hanging in her vanity. It wasn’t until I became an adult that I really came to appreciate what this meant. It means that no matter what task is set before us we should put in our 100% best effort. Mom and Dad raised me to do this in such a way that I didn’t even realize it. Of course there are times when I curse my work ethic; sometimes I don’t WANT to do something, I’m too tired, it’s not top of my list, or it’s just something that interest me. I especially curse them when I’m tired (which happens a lot). But when all is said and done, I’m sooooo grateful for Mom and Dad teaching me this. I’m so grateful that all I put my hands to is well done. I can honestly say there is “no room for mediocrity” in my life.


Why is this on my mind? We’re working on choreography in my Drama II class right now and unfortunately, I keep seeing a vast deal of mediocrity. It happens with a number of my students in other classes as well. I finally had a chat with my Drama II class last week. Not only about giving their best effort in my class but in everything they do in their lives. If they go away from my class with nothing else I will have succeeded. They may curse me in their futures but there is NO ROOM FOR MEDIOCRITY IN LIFE!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shrew Trailer

Here's the trailer I made to advertise Taming of the Shrew to the general student body. This past weekend went AMAZING-especially Friday night! Come see it if you haven't yet!!!
video

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shrew Opens Friday!

I took some photos yesterday during rehearsal. We added costumes. Today we add hair and makeup (full ensemble!). The show visually looks great (almost too good-it looks like a painting everyone blends so much-I need less red and gold!!!)
We open Friday and plan Nov 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 so ALL come!!!

Lucentio sneaks up on Bianca.



Book Merchant


Petruchio's Servants


The Wedding. We added back light to all the arches and it looks really cool!


Servant


Two Townspeople


Servant


Wooing Bianca



Petruchio's Wedding Garb-it's supposed to be clownish-I think I made it look too good. Oh well.


Lucentio preteding to be Cambio


Bianca pleading to Kate to untie her hands.


Wooing (we hung the backdrop this week and I think it looks pretty good!!!)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

More Photo Shoot Pictures

Here are more photos from Thursday's shoot. I've included many of them for my sisters to look at the costumes and give me feedback!!


TRANIO flirting with HANDMAID


BAPTISTA & ATTENDANT


PEDANT (Pretending to be Vincentia)


LITTLE GIRLS w/ BIONDELLO


Detail of VINCENTIA'S dress


FRUIT MERCHANT with TOWNSMAN & HANDMAID


TOWN SCENE


GREMIO


SCARF MERCHANT & TOWNSMAN


JEWELRY MERCHANT


OFFICERS & LITTLE BOY


LITTLE GIRL


PETRUCHIO throwing food at SERVANTS


TOWN scene


BIONDELLO, TRANIO, BAPTISTA, PETRUCHIO, GREMIO, LUCENTIO


PETRUCHIO'S SERVANTS



KATE & PETRUCHIO



BIANCA & KATE

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Shrew Photo Shoot

We had our photo shoot this morning. The costumes look GREAT (I think!). I wasn't able to get as many shot of the minor characters as I wanted for lack of time but here's a sprinkling of the costumes and some just plain cool shots!

BAPTISTA


Cool picture of OFFICER


GREMIO


BREAD SELLER & TOWNSWOMAN


KATE & PETRUCHIO





Cool shot of BIANCA


GRUMIO



PEDANT, BAPTISTA, TRANIO


Sitting on VINCENTIA


WIDOW & HORTENSIO


CROWD




PETRUCHIO SERVANTS



TRANIO & GREMIO



BIANCA & HORTENSIO


KATHERINE & BIANCA




KATHERINE


More PETRUCHIO & KATHERINE




Show is Nov 4, 5, 10, 11, 12!!!!!!