PRINCESS THEATRE - Raising the Curtain: Day Two Of The Princess Theatre Camp Brings More Fun

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Day Two Of The Princess Theatre Camp Brings More Fun

Day 2 of the "theatre camp" got even more fundamental and fun.  By the time the show starts at 2, or 3:30, Saturday, the edges will have been polished and everyone will be ready to "break-a-leg"!  

Yes, wishing them bad luck is supposed to bring them success.  Theatrical types are well known for their belief in superstitions, or at least for their willingness to make a show of pretending to believe in them.  The term 'break a leg' appears to come from the belief that one ought not to utter the words 'good luck' to an actor.  By wishing someone bad luck, it is supposed that the opposite will occur. Other superstitions are that it is bad luck to whistle in a theatre, or to say the final line of a play during dress rehearsal.

Today's agenda included warm ups, rehearsal, and a costume design workshop with Kathryn Nabors.  And yes, she is kin to Jim Nabors!  (You young people will have to Google him!)

Kathryn is a Roane State graduate who is currently working on a "set design" degree in the theatre department a UT.  She showed the class her ideas on costumes for the upcoming play, and they began learning the finer "points" of a needle and thread.  We'll see what they came up with later.
I must say, at this point, after watching and listening to Clarissa's directions to the students of the first "theatre camp", that Roane State Community College has a great asset.  She knows how to schedule, plan, and direct student actors.  Her interpersonal skills with the students is remarkable.  She knows how to get them to do what they should without raising her voice.  Her directions are educated, thoughtful, and concise.  You can also sense that the students believe in her, and consider her a knowledgeable resource.

I have the feeling that with Clarissa's help, this "theatre camp" will continue to grow, year after year!  Thank you Clarissa.
Oh yes, this is the class, during lunch break, Googling this blog to see photos from the first day of class!

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