QAAW Summer Blog: Amazing Auditions!

Myself and Morgandy cheesin’ at the audition table.  Photo Credit: Kayleigh Alexander

Myself and Morgandy cheesin’ at the audition table.

Photo Credit: Kayleigh Alexander

Happy Thursday, everyone!

It has been a very busy week here at Quick As A Wink! As you all know, summer camps are just around the corner, and we have been working hard to ensure we have lots of great activities planned for when our campers arrive. Besides learning about acting, we also play many games, make crafts (often props that then get used in our camp performances!), and sing our camp song, so our campers have a lot to look forward to!

On Tuesday and Wednesday evening this week, we held our auditions for summer camp role placement. All our campers get a role in their camp performance, but we hold auditions so that these young aspiring performers can experience the audition process, meet the camp leaders before the first day of camp, and be placed in a role that will feel comfortable but offer them the opportunity to learn. Morgandy and I – along with the presence of Mike Butler (who I have been referring to as our auditions expert) and our awesome Junior Leader Kayleigh for some of the auditions – met so many brave and talented youth. Many of our campers had never auditioned for anything before and were very nervous when coming in, but they overcame their fears, were brave, and showed amazing talent and perseverance once they began to feel more comfortable. It was truly inspiring to see. I know we are going to have extremely talented casts in all of our camp productions this year, and I cannot wait for you all to see the vast amount of young talent we have here in our community!

Before this week is through, Morgandy and I will have finished our Drama Camp preparations, have cast both of our Drama Camp productions, and be excited and ready for camps to begin on Monday. We are going to have such a great time!

In other Quick As A Wink news, I attended my first Dracula rehearsal over the weekend, and let me tell you, this show is going to be incredible. We have a fantastic and encouraging production team and crew with a clear vision for this show, not to mention a fabulous cast of talented performers who have already blown me away. It’s going to be a scary show, perfect for the month of October. I can’t wait for you to see it!

I must stop writing for now – I have a few little tasks to complete before I feel 100% ready for camp! – but I will be sure to write again soon to let you know all about the fun we are having at our summer camps.

Take care, and talk soon!

Ally