The Sketch Performances: Round 2

OK so I wish I had all this great news to tell you about our second round of sketch performances.  Maybe it’s because it’s our original material that was on the line this time ’round, but suffice it to say, I was not satisfied. Though we did receive praise and congratulations from our fellow classmates, it’s hard when you have a vision for something that doesn’t work out exactly the way you want it to… especially when you’re as controlling as a US Marine Corps drill sergeant.

I did learn a few things along the way:

1) Easy on the tech;

2) Remember all your props;

3) If you don’t think people are going to remember the lines for the sketch you’ve written, force them at gun-point to do so, otherwise, it won’t fucking get done.  Just kidding.  I’m totally over it.  Love you guys.  *awkward smile.*

But the performance is over now, and I’ve taken in what there is to learn about writing your own work and organizing a group to get it up and running the way you and the rest of the members what it.  It takes a lot of cooperation, patience and passive aggression.

All in all, it had been a bit of a stressful week, so I’m glad to have hit the weekend.  It’s also starting to get cold over here in the T-dot, and dark early.  I’m looking forward to the Holidays, though sad to think about how quickly this first semester has gone by.  Regardless, there’s still work to be done.  Up on the menu for next week:  one acting evaluation to perform, one essay due, one final exam, one choreographed performance due. maybe some stand-up sets here and there, and a partridge in a pear tree.


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