Were you in the plays during high school?

Terri69 Terri69
Did you participate in your high school plays?
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Yes, I had a part in the plays
Peggi , Gracie , Woman China , unfulfilled , Ryuson , Alx , P'Gell , LoveBug721 , Errant Venture , darthkitt3n , Do emu , blondie , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Crystal1 , Sangsara , TransMarc , turquoise , MamaDivine , Sex Positivity
19  (35%)
No, not my thing.
Kissy , Allstars316 , ejrbrndps , Rossie , SMichelle , VelvetDragon , JG24FanUK , OhMy! , Gunsmoke , mpfm , sunkissedJess , married with children , Azule , badk1tty , bayosgirl , XYCopperheadSly , Emerlyn , vanilla&chocolate , Undead , Taylor , sexxxkitten , sktb0007 , hall5885 , mmmmm , mmike1900
25  (46%)
I worked behind the scenes.
Various , Gone (LD29) , dv8 , thornrose
4  (7%)
Other
Chilipepper , sexystuffeve , SilverMinxxx , pestilence , GONE! , RTC
6  (11%)
Total votes: 54
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Gracie Gracie
Only the musicals though. I'm no actress, but I could sing.
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Woman China Woman China
I took part in the various productions and worked behind the scenes too.
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
Did almost everything at one point or another - acted, sang, danced (VERY badly), directed, costuming, props, lights, sound, etc. Hell, even attended a performing arts high school for one semester (it's nothing like 'Fame' - either version). I was a member of the Thespian Society and attended State once.

As an aside, I do have a beef with how television always portrayed drama clubs in high schools ... the main characters, who are too cool to be drama geeks, get to have the lead parts in school productions. This annoys me to no end, as anyone who just shows up at auditions are put into the chorus or background, while those with a proven track record of acting ability and reliability to attend rehearsals are given the bigger parts. Really, show writers have no clue - I suspect they're living vicariously through their characters in the romance of being on stage. (They obviously never had to work Hell Week - er, Tech Week.)
05/08/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Yes I was part of the drama club. I have no acting, dancing, or singing skills but I always was able to get the small parts. Something fun to do with my friends that were actually talented and would get the leads.
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Ryuson Ryuson
I was a thespian all four years of high school! I loved it! I especially liked the connection and comfort you feel around people when you have to trust them that much to rely on eachother entirely to create a piece of art.
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Alx Alx
Only because they were mandatory, hah! But in the end it was worth it, of course.
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P'Gell P'Gell
I did some productions early in High School. I had taken acting lessons from a private Academy from the time I was 6 years old, and really enjoyed it. We learned improv and lots of things that were never mentioned by the cliqu-ey Drama Teacher in our High School. Many of the "Theatre Kids" were as cliqu-ey as the teachers (and we had some teachers that were.... very inappropriate in the ways they related to students and how they treated us) I got discouraged early on, as I found many of the "Theatre Kids" to be very unrealistic, all thinking they were going to end up in Hollywood in block buster movies. (None of them did. One guy ended up being a "personal assistant" for a B list actress, aside from that, I don't think any of them did anything other than maybe join sad community theater productions, still dreaming of Hollywood today.)

The Theater majors in college were different (few of the kids I went to High School with went to the University I went to, it was a much different crowd.) they were nicer and nowhere near as cliqu-ey. I had no interest left in participating once I was in college.

I didn't really enjoy it much in High School. From where I could see it, the advisers and teachers were given way too much leeway and sometimes would harass and bully kids they didn't think "belonged" all while imagining yet an other High School production of "West Side Story" was a Broadway Play. One of the advisers would take a lover, from the student body every year. The school did nothing. I think the Theater department was left to its own devices, to the detriment of the kids, and from what I hear, no actions were ever taken against the adults who should have acted like adults, but instead took advantage for themselves, of the situation. Oh, and money always disappeared from till on the days of the productions. It was really a mess.

Our school was too frackin' focused on "Sports" to give a damn about anything or anybody else. Those who didn't participate in Sports or Cheerleading was basically treated as if they didn't exist. My High School is still considered one of the worst run High Schools in the Chicago Suburban Area.

OK, rant over. I am in a vile mood today....
05/08/2012
Kissy Kissy
Not talented in the performing arts! I was a sporty gal!
05/08/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I did some productions early in High School. I had taken acting lessons from a private Academy from the time I was 6 years old, and really enjoyed it. We learned improv and lots of things that were never mentioned by the cliqu-ey Drama Teacher in our ... More
Oh, hell, that's awful, P'Gell! Totally unprofessional - and some drama troupe by not doing anything about it ... my group would have done something publicly humiliating to the ass-kissers, kleptos, and jailbait-chasers.

I'm glad my group was a 'family' ... we looked out for each other because we were all the Rejects in the school. I'm sorry your time with those awful people was horrible.
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Allstars316 Allstars316
Nope wasn't my thing. I got asked. But didn't really want to.
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ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
just elementary
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Ropey Ropey
Lol, I was in pirates of pinzance (sp?) in elementary, which was really fun!!! I was a pirate and we used lotion and coffee grounds to make our beards! I must say I'm not the very model of a modern major general... The only high school play I was in was a musical, Gershwin review. It was pretty cool. We got lots of jocks to do a dance number too! I was in the band throughout high school and loved it. I liked the production of man of la mancha, but I wasn't in it.
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Various Various
I had a few parts, but I usually preferred to work tech-usually doing lighting.
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Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I was never in one of the plays, but I did join the stage crew once.
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JG24FanUK JG24FanUK
Wasn't my thing, but my sisters were.
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spineyogurt spineyogurt
Nah not my thing
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LoveBug721 LoveBug721
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
Did you participate in your high school plays?
yes
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Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Too shy for the stage.
05/09/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Yes. Not all of them, as I wouldn't normally have volunteered for them unless I was pressed to do so. I remember my first, the Nativity. I was Joseph. I remember, at the end, when I had to look down adoringly at the baby Jesus, my mum would wave to me to get my attention for a photo, and then she would indicate that I should look at the baby. And then back at her. And then the baby.

Afterwards she told me that I was very good, but for some reason I kept on looking away from the baby during this one scene *facepalm*.
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Do emu Do emu
I had a small role once or twice not worth mentioning.
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mmmmm mmmmm
nope
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ciderspider ciderspider
I was going to be a character once, but because of my stage fright I ended up dropping out and working in the background with the set and props. There was also the fact that I was only good at memorizing the lines and not actually acting them out.
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blondie blondie
Yes, but our director always played favorites and gave the good roles to students who took private lessons from him. I took lessons in New York twice a month which he didn't like so he only gave me mid-level roles most of the time.
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married with children married with children
nope, wasn't my thing. I did not want to even go and see the plays.
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TransMarc TransMarc
Yes but it wasn't my thing.
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Sangsara Sangsara
Quote:
Originally posted by blondie
Yes, but our director always played favorites and gave the good roles to students who took private lessons from him. I took lessons in New York twice a month which he didn't like so he only gave me mid-level roles most of the time.
My school was like this too. From gr8-10 there wasn't 'room' in the class-first dibs went to the end of the alphabet and my last name starts with a B, even though I had been acting since age 9 including roles in otherwise adult productions, so I wasn't supposed to be eligible without the pre-requisite but I fought my way in for gr 11 and 12 only to be singled out by my teacher who didn't think I had an attitude that deserved to go to competion. In my year book interview I wrote that my goal was to be better, much better than Mr. T@#$^& (I wanted to teach theatre) but I did go on to 2 years towards my BFA in theatre. I miss it so I applied to a theatre in town today whether I do stage or stagecraft or simply hang out in the lobby passing out programs I'll be happy
05/10/2012
Sangsara Sangsara
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
I was a thespian all four years of high school! I loved it! I especially liked the connection and comfort you feel around people when you have to trust them that much to rely on eachother entirely to create a piece of art.
you get better and better every day too bad you're only 19 I have a harness.......just kidding Ryuson lol
05/10/2012
Azule Azule
Not really, but I would always visit friends in them to support during the production development.
05/10/2012
badk1tty badk1tty
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
Did you participate in your high school plays?
I was never a drama nerd.
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