TV Tropes Performing Arts Guild:

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1 Sharysa2nd Jun 2011 04:11:21 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
The local bard
Since so many people here are writers/artists and there's that karaoke thread in Yack Fest, I'm just wondering if I'm the only person who's in the performing arts.

Hopefully I'm not.
Inquiring, still
You're not—I play clarinet. Those three years in Marching Band hold a lot of fond memories for me.
No bomb that ever burst
Shatters the crystal spirit.
—George Orwell
3 Saeglopur2nd Jun 2011 06:46:30 PM from Various places in the UK
Resident Hipster
Assuming we're referring here to drama, including musical theatre, as opposed to general musicianship... I am in my University's Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Yep. I'M SO COOL. Currently rehearsing for my part as John Wellington Wells in The Sorcerer.
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Oh My
Was in band for three years of my life. I and a few other select students were chosen one year to participate in the Hollywood Christmas parade as temp. members of Hollywood High's marching band. That was an interesting experience. I've since abandoned music.

I spent my last year of high school in theatre class. I rather liked it and now I'm wishing I had joined sooner...Stayed in the class. Gotten involved in the club. That sort of thing. But I didn't and hey there's always college and shit beyond that. Not entirely sure how to go about getting into this acting thing...It's something I rather like.

edited 2nd Jun '11 6:48:58 PM by Aondeug

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
5 Sharysa2nd Jun 2011 06:49:10 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
The local bard
Yes, performing arts means music, theater, or dance.

And yay, people answered!
Oh My
Oh and I was in dance class for a semester because I needed the credits. I hated it for the most part. Not a dancer it seems and my classmates weren't terribly nice...The teacher told them off though...

And I liked the West Side Story project. That was fun...
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
7 Sharysa2nd Jun 2011 06:57:12 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
The local bard
Actor/singer, by the way. *is forgetful*

I'm double-majoring in Theater and Psychology, but Psychology is mostly to keep my mom off my back (although I really do like psychology, aside from how it alternates between fascinating and depressing-as-fuck.)
Oh My
I'm thinking of double majoring in those things...I love the fuck out of both...Though I wouldn't be doing it to keep people off my back. I'd be doing it because I love those topics and if my family doesn't like it fuck them I'm doing it anyway. Thankfully they don't seem to mind the psychology thing and won't bitch too much about theatre so I don't have to go "RAGH FUCK YOU".

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
9 Saeglopur2nd Jun 2011 07:00:51 PM from Various places in the UK
Resident Hipster
Oh, if we're including music as well, than I was in my High School and College jazz bands playing Alto Saxophone, and at University I'm in the Choir (singing Tenor) and I'm in a jazz quintet, doing pub gigs and the like.

When it comes to theatre though, I can only do Pantomime and G&S, mostly because my acting is terrible and can be summarised as Large Ham + Camp + Over-Acting like hell. I can't do serious emotion for toffee.
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Oh My
I feel goofy about serious emotion, but apparently I can get into it somewhat...So said my teacher and other various people...

I NEED PRACTICE. I MUST SHARPEN MY SKILLS SO THAT I MAY ONE DAY PLAY LAURA. And other people. But most definitely Laura Wingfield at some point in my life.
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
11 Sharysa2nd Jun 2011 07:06:25 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
The local bard
If I said that to my mom, I'd get the shit smacked out of me SO hard.

Generally I think it'd be awesome to be a therapist by day and an actor by night.
Oh My
Oh my mother would smack me. And I'd smack her back. And we'd be pissed at each other for a good long while. It's happened before. Granny would just yell.

edited 2nd Jun '11 7:07:25 PM by Aondeug

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
13 Sharysa2nd Jun 2011 07:10:50 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
The local bard
See, I wouldn't smack my mom because I wouldn't want her to yell at me. You have no idea how much WORSE it is when she yells, because she can go on and on for an hour and I'd have to listen to it all.

Also, I'm a super-low mezzo. Acting wise, I swing wildly between drama and comedy. Dramedy is my heart.
Oh My
Oh the yelling would be happening already and would continue happening. But I'd be pissed and stubborn and I'm a bitch when angry...
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
15 Sharysa2nd Jun 2011 08:04:19 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
The local bard
But see, my mom's Filipino. Yelling back at her would be familial heresy and no matter how much I try, I can't shake the concept that blood is Thicker Than Water. Stupid Asian background.

Back on topic: I'm currently in my college's theater group. We're fund-raising to go to Scotland and about ten of us are hoping to bring the house down at the Edinburgh theater festival.
16 blackcat2nd Jun 2011 09:17:30 PM , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Unless everyone here is named Art, it should be Performing Arts, so I changed it.

Theatre.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde
17 Sharysa2nd Jun 2011 09:29:42 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
The local bard
Thank you!
trigger warning: bitch
Dancer here. Not very good, but I have ~passion~.
bye
19 Sharysa4th Jun 2011 08:49:51 AM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
The local bard
Whoo! And nobody ever said you needed to be GOOD, so that's all right. What kind of dance?
trigger warning: bitch
I like ballet, jazz, modern, and lyrical. I'm slightly better at modern than the rest.
bye
21 Firestarter23rd Jun 2011 09:47:12 AM from over the rainbow , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Sorceress Bookwench
Theatre kid here. Not very good, but lucky enough to have a school with an awesome creative arts program. Somehow managed to become a member of the international thespian society.
Everything happens for a reason. The reason is a chaotic intersection of chance and the laws of physics.
22 Sharysa24th Jun 2011 12:45:19 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
The local bard
Everyone keeps saying they're not that good. :( You guys can't be THAT bad. 90% of acting is rehearsing and hard work.

And, you know, confidence.
Shadowed Philosopher
Trombone in wind band, piano solo, some bare keyboard accompanist and rhythm guitar. I like music. grin
Shinigan (Naruto fanfic)
24 Firestarter24th Jun 2011 01:08:40 PM from over the rainbow , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Sorceress Bookwench
[up][up] Everyone is their own worst critic. And I think I'm terrible at everything :P

So let's focus on us being awesome. Everyone, what have you performed in lately?

edited 24th Jun '11 1:09:00 PM by Firestarter

Everything happens for a reason. The reason is a chaotic intersection of chance and the laws of physics.
25 Sharysa24th Jun 2011 01:21:33 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
The local bard
I performed in a cabaret, and sang Glee's version of I Want To Hold Your Hand. People liked it.

Also, hoping to audition for my group's urban take on Alice in Wonderland. I either want to be the Red Queen or the Caterpillar. The Red Queen because I would get to use my usual dose of Cluster F Bombs, and the Caterpillar because I'd get to pretend to be high on opium.

But we're still working things out, so I don't even know which characters will be in the play yet.

edited 24th Jun '11 1:22:14 PM by Sharysa


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