Summer Student Blog Post: Planning, Presenting, and Pub Trivia!

Hi everyone!

 Some of the supplies we used in our presentation for West Hants Recreation's arts day camp. Thanks for having us, everyone!

Some of the supplies we used in our presentation for West Hants Recreation's arts day camp. Thanks for having us, everyone!

As always, it has a been a fun and busy week! I feel as though I am getting back into the swing of things, and just in time; we are about to become very busy with summer camp just around the corner!

Over the past few days, Miriam and I finalized the final cast list for Drama Camp and sent out that information (so be sure to check your emails, parents and guardians!) This camp production is going to be awesome; we have so many talented performers cast in this show, and I cannot wait to work with everyone to help them learn, grow, and develop confidence in their talents. Our camp performance will be open to the public by free will donation, so stay tuned for news and updates on that in the coming weeks!

 My new arch nemesis after Trivia this week? .... Nah. Too tasty.  Did you know the average strawberry has about 200 seeds? Neither did I until last Tuesday!

My new arch nemesis after Trivia this week? .... Nah. Too tasty.

Did you know the average strawberry has about 200 seeds? Neither did I until last Tuesday!

In addition to casting, I’ve been spending time researching crafts, creating a rehearsal schedule, and refreshing myself on the rules of some of my favorite camp games so I will be ready to share these with the campers very soon. We are also currently knee-deep in Musical Camp casting; finding and choosing the perfect piece for everyone is very time consuming as we have been taking it very seriously. But fret not, parents and guardians of musical campers, as this information will be coming your way very soon! We are very nearly done, so keep an eye on your email later this week!

Last week, Miriam and I also had the opportunity to warm up for camp by visiting the kids over at West Hants Recreation’s summer arts camp! While there, we played a lot of drama games (including my all time favorite, Whoosh) and taught the campers about stage directions, how to incorporate body language into performance, and how to flesh out a scene that offers very little context or direction. The campers were all excellent; they brought such creativity to their scenes and were so expressive in their performances for the group. I’d like to extend a huge thank you to West Hants Rec for inviting us, as well as the campers for being so lovely to work with and the camp counselors to being so friendly and accommodating. We had a lovely time!

Camp has been my main focus so far this week, and really my only one as I took a little break from hosting Pub Trivia on Tuesday. I had the opportunity to come and play myself with a few friends from out of town and got to experience Miriam’s first time hosting first hand! She did a great job; it’s not easy to stand and speak in front of a room full of people, nor is it easy to come up with 45 different trivia questions! Her strawberry theme had me and my team pretty stumped; we apparently do not know a lot about strawberries, but we had a fun time anyway! Next week, though, I’ll be back to hosting, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for next week’s trivia hint!

Speaking of Pub Trivia, the season is very nearly over! We will soon be gearing up for our Pub Trivia finale, so keep an eye on our Facebook page in the coming weeks for news on that. And be sure to check out our Pub Trivia leaderboard, also on our Facebook page, to see where your team currently stands!

Finally, I couldn’t end this post without mentioned that auditions for both A Christmas Carol and The Drowsy Chaperone are this week! Click here to register for your audition; these are both great shows that you will definitely want to be a part of!

Alright, back to work I go. It’s been nice talking to you all. I’ll write again soon!

Cheers,

Ally