Semester II

Week 17 (Jan 6 – 10) Monday No School Tuesday Warmup – Create a new Google Drive document and title it “Theatre II Semester II Free-write,” enter the date and type about your Winter Vacation. Make sure to save! Watch EAT Trailer Think-Pair-Share: Why do people make plays like this? What are some other ways to … Continue reading

Semester II

Week 17 (Jan 6 – 10) Monday No School Tuesday Warmup – Create a new Google Drive document and title it “Theatre I Semester II Free-write,” enter the date and type about your Winter Vacation. Make sure to save! Watch improv videos: Whose Line Is It Anyway – Defending the Queen, Sound Effects, Improv-a-ganza (first 4 … Continue reading

Happy New Years – Donors Choose Funded

I woke up this morning to some pretty excellent first news of the year – our Donors Choose Project has been funded. These materials will allow us to get our college brochures and other information organized. We got the shelves donated from Mrs. Gentry and cut by Mr. Aprea before school started, but all our … Continue reading

The Semester in Review: Fall 2013

Here are some of the highlights from our amazing accomplishments this semester. Congratulations, New Horizons Theatre! We: Donated several boxes of old costumes to Frisco Resale Started our brand new improv troupe and had two successful performances Performed EAT (It’s Not About Food) 3 times for Lakeside Middle School with talk backs from The Elisa … Continue reading

The Real Humanities Crisis

The Real Humanities Crisis “Crisis” and “decline” are the words of the day in discussions of the humanities. A primary stimulus for the concern is a startling factoid: only 8 percent of undergraduates major in humanities. But this figure is misleading. It does not include majors in closely related fields such as history, journalism and … Continue reading

10 Paradoxical Traits of Creative People

10 Paradoxical Traits of Creative People Over this past Labor Day weekend, I found myself reading excerpts from distinguished professor of psychology and management Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s (pronounced me-HIGH chick-sent-me-HIGH-ee) seminal book Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People (HarperCollins, 1996). He writes: “I have devoted 30 years of research to how creative people … Continue reading

The 1 Thing Actors Aren’t Doing in Their Auditions

The 1 Thing Actors Aren’t Doing in Their Auditions When did acting—and auditioning—and the pursuit of a life in the arts become a big fat dramatic tragedy? When the Greeks originally started doing theatre what did they call that thing they put up in front of the audience?