Service

A Clean Start!

This week we finally began to realize our plan of organizing IST’s first Colour Run!

The first step was taken by our leaders to contact the CCBRT service group and we now have a reserved date as well as route. This was finally put to good use through creating posters today (10/11/15) to advertise the event around school. This was honestly a refreshing activity because I was able to collaborate with people from my group that I don’t usually and actually found myself talking a lot with three girls in 6th grade who I feel like I actually know. I’m really impressed that I’ve gained this kind of a relationship from Take Action Tuesdays. Below are two photos: the first of our poster, the second of Tyra, Freja, and Inès drawing 

I think that the next step is to become sorted with the logistics which I plan on asking our leaders about next session. Despite being quite busy right now with HS Play and THIMUN preparation, I’m really interested in establishing myself more in this class so that I’m prepared to take on a leadership role as mocks begin soon. AtMNe9PL60Q7o8W_r4GpLvejEUgvYOvU--y4zGbGQ1SPAt6TvIZCjtA12EqE4dunKt8aQB_fnQ-JTI6v-4ys17Cn

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Creativity, Theatre

Run-Through After a Long Break

Saturday, November 7th marked a very important day in terms of preparation for this year’s high school play. It was the second rehearsal that the entire ensemble came together and honestly felt like the first rehearsal that any progress was really made. Starting at 1pm, we had a run-through showcasing every single piece in the entire show.

I was incredibly nervous given that I literally had not met with any of my cast in over a month however, was ended up being really pleased with the results. Unfortunately, I was not feeling very well and had a head and stomach ache for this rehearsal so I could not give it my all. In the end, though, Ms. Malina seemed to really like Hair Director and we were welcomed with lots of laughter throughout the performance. The fact that, even though being sick, I was able to receive this kind of feedback and a really positive reaction from the audience makes me confident that once I properly learn my lines and blocking, it’ll definitely be a highlight for the show. My only concerns right now are just preparing for my character. My director wants me to put on a certain accent and I feel like that not only stresses my vocal chords too much but kind of defeats the purpose of this neo-futurism which we’re trying to work with.

The second piece that I’m taking part is titled Heads You Lose and it’s this one which I am a little more worried about. As an actor, I think that it challenges me a lot more because it is quite a serious piece in terms of the struggle of the character but the execution should be comedic. I’m finding it difficult to create an appropriate balance between Tamara and I as she’s doing really well. I think that if I become more confident with the blocking I’ll be able to be much better so again, we should be good for the performance itself.

Tomorrow is the next rehearsal and then another run-through on Saturday so hopefully progress will be made and photos coming!

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