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26 Firestarter24th Jun 2011 01:31:09 PM from over the rainbow , Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
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I was in chorus of The Producers, and was in Little Shop of Horrors for a while until schedule conflicts forced me to leave :( I managed to get a lead in my groups Macbeth.

edited 26th Jun '11 7:19:21 PM by Firestarter

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27 Malph10th Jun 2012 10:06:26 PM from The middle of somewhere , Relationship Status: I want you to want me
All hail
I was in band in 5th grade. I played saxophone. I ended up quitting when it started interfering with school work (I wasn't too good anyway).

However, my crappy saxomophone playing isn't why I'm here.

In 8th grade I was forced to take Drama for a quarter as a graduation requirement. Since it was around Christmas, the class did a Christmas play. I was a waiter, but ended up getting food poisoning the day of the performance (that may be ironic depending on how you look at it). I don't know what they did to replace me.

In 9th grade I took Drama as an elective (not like I had much of a choice, there really weren't many options). This time I got a role as one of the beans in Jack and the Beanstalk. However, opening day happened to be the day my latent Epilepsy decided to strike, leaving me hospitalized for the entirety of the show's run. Luckily, the Bean roles were split between 2 people each (3 for the first two shows, 3 for the other two), so they had a backup.

In 10th grade I took Advanced Drama (again, not many choices for electives, but I liked it anyway). This class was basically only for people who actually liked acting and we all got to know each other really well. This year there were 3 plays.
  • I got a small, but important role in the 1st one. Now was the moment of truth, what would keep me from performing this time? Luckily nothing happened and I finally made my acting debut. And I finally learned I didn't get stage freight.
  • Alice In Wonderland: The class was filled with stoners and Cloudcuckoolanders, so this was a natural choice for us (though, most of us wanted to be the Caterpillar). I was the Frog Footman, another bit part. The make-up was a pain in the ass to clean off after the show and gave my skin a subtle green hue for several days after. Also, it gave me a nosebleed one time, but it stopped before I went on (so I didn't have a tissue in my right nostril while on-stage).
  • I got a technical job for the 3rd play since our sound guy got a major part and obviously couldn't do his job while on-stage. However, I did get a small walk-on appearance in the last performance since the director figured the restaurant scene needed some patrons to liven the place up.

In 11th grade I decided to join the newly created Technical Theatre class. I would've also retaken Advanced Drama (which you could take as many times as you wanted and could still get credit for it), but I completely failed Biology the previous year and had to retake it. Building sets and props was fun though. I also got to go to INTAF (a theatre arts festival), which was fun.

I went to college the next year (long story), where I began majoring in Theatre. But by the next year I switched my major to Psychology. I still like acting, but I think Psychology will actually go somewhere.

I also play guitar (a bit better than the sax) and can sing.

edited 16th Oct '12 10:13:58 PM by Malph

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I've been a member of a few musicals in my lifetime :)

First, in 6th grade, I was in School House Rock: Live! In 8th grade I was in a play called 'Afternoon of the Elves', 'Honk!', and 'Beauty and the Beast'.

And in 9th I'm now in the debut of James and the Giant Peach Junior in New York.

So yeah, I try to do a lot of musical things and I hope I'm on Broadway one day~
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29 Sharysa19th Jun 2012 11:32:38 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
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Sweet mother of god, I nearly forgot about this thread.

If anyone else happens to have paid attention to my recent posts, I just went through a three-month ordeal about my local production of Spring Awakening.

Quick note to the more religious performers: If you say "I will be Ilse Fucking Neumann if I have to cut a bitch" to your god(s), there's a very high chance they'll actually hold you to it.

edited 19th Jun '12 11:33:14 PM by Sharysa

My entire family is theater, and I happen to be apart of it. I've been in countless musicals, and right now I'm in Bye Bye Birdie. Never had a lead. (Unless you count kindergarten, but that was only a supporting character, and that bitch only got the cheese over me because she sings in class and I have the courtesy not to! -still bitter-)

Although, I have been called back for several leads, and they always like my zany personality and give me at least one line.

edited 20th Jun '12 9:56:13 AM by skyflower

31 Hexagone20th Jun 2012 11:33:03 PM from The Absolution
i am so high right now
I may or may not be a small-time playwright who makes parodies of absurdism.

If I were, hypothetically, would I qualify as a member of the performing arts? Hypothetically also assuming any of my plays were actually performed at any point in time.


edited 20th Jun '12 11:33:24 PM by Hexagone

the cat got skinned again!
32 gregyo11th Oct 2012 09:03:08 PM from Austin, Texas

I'm a stage actor. I've worked with a theatre company called Tongue and Groove for a few years now.

I love acting, and I specialize in movement based performing and mime!
33 MorwenEdhelwen13th Oct 2012 03:06:59 PM from Sydney, Australia
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Me. I'm a singer (amateur right now)
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34 Sharysa13th Oct 2012 05:33:55 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
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Whoo, more performers!
35 Sharysa22nd Nov 2012 03:11:02 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
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Updates: I need new headshots because my hair's gotten WAAAAAY longer than I thought.

Besides, it's been a year anyway.
36 Sharysa24th Jun 2013 11:05:55 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
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Bumping the thread because I'm working on a new project with my theater group.

Details need to be hush-hush for now, but it's a Setting Update of fairytales by The Brothers Grimm.
I'm in a musical theatre org in my college. I act. I absolutely love acting; if I just didn't want to be a writer so much I would've taken Theatre and spend my life taking on roles and roles and roles and roles. I can sing reasonably well, not the kind of singing that makes you think of angels and beauty and love, and certainly not the kind that could haunt you forever, but I can carry a tune and my singing doesn't make people's ears bleed, so yay, I'm adequate. My dancing is horrible, though. I legit made a baby cry because of it once. (Don't ask)
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38 Sharysa15th Jul 2013 03:33:16 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
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That's actually hilarious.

This thread doesn't seem to be very active compared to all the writing stuff, but thanks for dropping by anyway!
39 Luthen18th Jul 2013 08:15:11 PM from Down Under Burgess , Relationship Status: Playing Cupid
Might as well throw my hat down and busk.

I'm a flautist and a tenor singer. I play in a concert band, at church each week, sing in a choir, and am currently studying a Diploma of Music aiming towards teaching flute at least as a part time job.

My friends decided to try at put on "Once More With Feeling" during our last year of high school/first two years of uni. Our group straddled two years, so we rehearsed/waffled over about a year and a half. I was Xander.

It didn't happen because we couldn't get a venue, since we couldn't get Warner to even entertain the idea of licensing us the rights. And since some of us were going into law we thought it'd set a bad precedent to break copyright/whatever.

Plus there was some falling out (I don't know the details 'cause I'm pretty socially oblivious) and our Buffy lead left the country.
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40 Axe21st Jul 2013 10:38:29 AM , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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I may not explicitly be a part of anything, but my best friend is part of my high school's drama department/what-have-you and since I got roped into helping with their last play and did such a good job, the teacher in charge basically gave me free reign to hang out with them while they're working as long as I don't get in the way. I don't plan on being coerced into being an extra hand again (the last play started out with my friend and I causing shenanigans and ended with me wearing tights onstage) but I'm still planning on regularly attending anyway and getting up to hijinks.

It's interesting to see how plays work from the inside.
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41 Sharysa22nd Jul 2013 07:28:29 PM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
The local bard
Right now my group is in the most-likely-boring-to-outsiders stage of "getting our first draft of the script together and tightening our portions up" stage.

And then we'll have to work on songwriting and finishing touches.

Auditions for it will be in the fall semester.
42 Sharysa12th Feb 2014 10:58:35 AM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
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Just bumping this thread to say that my script is on the third draft now. It's coming along pretty nicely; we have the music guy in right now, and we're having the choreographer and set designer come in soon.
43 Mukora12th Feb 2014 03:31:22 PM from a place , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Oh hey. This is a thing.

So hi. I like acting. Going to be auditioning for a musical soon, actually.
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44 JHM12th Feb 2014 08:24:30 PM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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I sing and compose things. I also have a little acting training. It's not much...
45 Sharysa13th Feb 2014 09:15:10 AM from Alameda, CA , Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
The local bard
So if I sub for the same actor a third time AND I'm off-book, I get to be her understudy!

Which means I potentially get TWO roles in the play that I helped write! *dances*
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