Hello again! For all and any new readers, I’m Shelby, a Junior Theatre Arts major, minoring in Creative Writing. I’m almost the end of September and a month since my last blog post. But it’s been a busy, busy month:
I spent the first two weeks of school fighting with the Register’s office to get my classes all straightened out and now that it’s all FINALLY taken care of, most of my semester will be me running around the English department doing those writing courses. Luckily, I do have some theatre classes that give me the excuse to hang around the commons and take the occasional nap there. I’m taking Theatre Management and Organization (which is funny, considering that’s what I did for work this past summer) and one class in particular that I am very, very excited to be taking, Unarmed Stage Combat. I did combat workshops in high school and when I came to college, I joined the (now defunct) Theatrical Combat Association but this semester, the department has decided to offer a combat class for the BAs as well as an equivalent Voice and Movement class akin to the BFA class I took last year. I’ve been popping in to the new Movement for Stage class as well as working on my stage combat skills and I’m really happy, to see how much we really get to learn, all the different skills we have access to here and how many more opportunities there are now in just the few years I’ve been at Fredonia. Can I just say to the department, thank you very much!
And speaking of opportunities, another semester means another showing of Spontaneous Productions! We have the 24 hour kick-off meeting tonight and at 8:00 p.m. Sunday night in McEwen 209 for the performances! Come and see, it’s free, it’s fun, its theatre.
We’re still pretty early into the school year, but I’m already really looking forward to the rest of my Junior year. Last semester, I joined APO (Alpha Psi Omega, a national honor fraternity for theatre majors). Also since last semester, I’ve been in talks with a playwright about putting together a production of her show…? We’ll see what comes of that but in the meantime, I have another show to look forward too—Stop the World, I Want to Get Off! I’m making my mainstage debut next semester as part of the Universal Life Circus Troupe and I’m ecstatic to start working on this show.
I think that’s all for now folks…remember to come check our Spontaneous Productions!