Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Teams arrived and started warming up, while some last minute set-up took place before the actual games were to begin in the afternoon. Signs were created, concessions set, bats and balls distributed, and positions were figured out for the various teams.
The Endstation team, waited patiently and cheered on two other teams as they battled it out on the field for a chance at the final round. When it was time for the Endstation team to take the field, we definitely had our game faces ready.
Even though we were not champions in the end, the Endstation team represented well and had some pretty good moves. All in all everyone had a blast, and we most certainly had a lot of spirit (even if a little heckling took place) it was all in good fun. The other team was so impressed with the endstation talent that they decided to push the envelope and go one more round with the our fearless team.
At the end of the day everyone was a winner, since we all had such a good time. We were able to get the word out about the festival, meet some new people, raise some money and have a blast doing it. Who knows if this will become an Endstation tradition, but it definitely has some potential for the future.
A huge thank you goes out to the Clifford Ruitian club for providing such an awesome meal, and amazing desserts. We appreciate everyone that came out today, and hope that you will join us for at least one if not more than one performances of the three different shows in the festival this year. If you could not join us today, we understand and hope to see you this summer as well!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Ryan Clark our Midsummer Night's Dream director arrived in town yesterday. He hit the ground running and met with Sally and Krista for about an hour about set and costumes for the show. Ryan is bringing some great ideas and a wonderful energy to the table. We are very excited to have him join us.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
It was almost as if no time had passed at all, as Ken and Sally both jumped right back into playing their characters. They have the advantage of having last year to build from and this year are going deeper and exploring their characters further. It also does not hurt that the two of them get along famously and fall into a particular rhythm when they are on stage together.
They both are truly seasoned and very talented actors and anyone that saw the show last year or will see the show this year, was and will be touched in some way by their performances. We all have a fun time in rehearsal and it is nice to know that everyone gets along so well. Ken and Sally (along with the rest of the cast) are willing to support one another as they try new things with their character or are willing to talk things out to figure out if a new idea would work or if there is a better way to move around the stage.
I think I speak for everyone when I say that this show would not be the same without the talents of Ken and Sally. They are wonderful actors and just good people through and through. I know I feel blessed and honored to be able to work with them, and it's not hard when they make it so easy! Both of them always have a smile on their face and there is definitely alot of laughter and good times when we are all together. Thank you Ken and Sally, for who you are and for what you both bring to this show. We are all better for it!!
Endstation Theatre Company
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Even though there are going to be tweaks and adjustments to the show as we move along in the process, we have the advantage of looking back at what we did last year and have a base to go from. This is the case when it comes to most of the props we are going to be using. For example here is the chair that the character of "Jared" uses in the actual show, next to some actor blocks we are using in the rehearsal process before we bring in the actual table to be used.Although the rehearsal period is a short, it is exciting. It is fun since we have last year's show to go from as far as blocking and script, so it is nice to brainstorm and collaborate as we are beginning to mark out where everyone is going to be on stage and how they are going to move around. Geoff has a vision in his mind as the Artistic Director and then every once in a while the cast will contribute as well, so it is a collaborative effort.
We are looking forward to the rest of the week as we continue forging ahead with the beginnings of the Bluest Water process, and are excited as rehearsals for our other two shows, Midsummer Night's Dream, and My Brother's Knife will begin next week.
So begins again a summer full of fantastic theatre. The rest of the actors, designers, and crew will all begin to roll in at the end of the week, and by next Sunday we will be up and running to full capacity. I hope you will be able to join for at least one if not all three of our shows when we begin performances in June and July.
I am looking forward to a great summer, as we learned alot from last year, and have some new ideas that we are implementing to make things even better this year. We have some familiar faces, faces we have not seen in a while, and some new faces joining us this year. It is nice to be fresh at the beginning of the process and looking at the summer that lies ahead. Knowing that we have alot of work ahead of us, does not sway us, because we know that the result at the end will be so sweet!
So here is to another summer, a new adventure, and another chapter to add to the Endstation journey. Hope you will join us along the way!
Endstation Theatre Company
We are BACK!!
Sunday, May 17, 2009