Friday, June 19, 2015

TADW 2015 Week 1 Recap

It's 5:00 p.m. on Friday of the first week of the 58th Teenage Drama Workshop. The students have left, the hallways are quiet, and I'm sitting here in my office reflecting on the past few days. We've had a really great first week. It can take a while to adjust to the program, especially for those who are in their first year here. There's the rigorous schedule to adjust to, everyone is still in the process of making new friends, roles in both shows were still being cast. But through it all, I have seen so much positivity, creativity, and energy from our students. What a stellar group of young people we get to work with at TADW!

Below are some snapshots from various parts of TADW during Week 1:


Christiana told me what she was making here, but I have since forgotten.

Fabric for one of Ariel's costumes

Wonka's jacket

A seagull in progress

Fitting Sebastian

ML and Gail working on costumes for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Slicing metal pipes

Yay for girls using power tools!

Nicolaus grinding metal pipes. I am a sucker for photos with sparks in them.

Taking a break in the coral reef

Discussing design projects
Garrett, Ben, and Ducky working on the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory sets


Chris imparting wisdom in acting class

Some physical conditioning in dance class

Students sing in front of one another in voice class. Diane asked them to provide feedback for each other on what were the strongest parts of their performance in terms of voice and acting.


Rehearsals for The Little Mermaid started out with the whole cast learning some of the big group numbers, like "Under the Sea."

Similarly, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory spent some time this week going over group numbers with the whole cast.

Ronnie directing cast members of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Fun and Shenanigans!

Ok, not really "shenanigans," but hopefully fun: parent volunteer (and TADW alum) Mike helps build a calliope!
Hala's sweet 'stache.

Friday dress-up day #1: TV/movie characters!

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