Monday, September 21, 2009

The Believeable Hen

We have a hen that lays golden eggs in our play Jack and the Beanstalk. The hen is played by an audience member. Our most recent chicken was played by a young girl and it didn't dawn on me until after the show the little touch of realism that the girl added. She came up on stage when the Giant's Wife (me) called her up. Then she sat down on her knees next to the Giant (my husband). When the Giant and Wife left the room, the hen was standing next to the table where Jack (husband) found her and took her home. The little girl followed Jack to the beanstalk and climbed down it with him. Jack's Mom (me, again) entered and saw Jack and the chicken, who was now back on her knees, sitting on the stage. I wondered for just a moment why she kept sitting on the stage. We've had children be animals before and they either drop to all fours (we usually have 4 + legged animals) or they remain standing. My question was answered when Jack said"Lay." The hen handed him a golden egg. She was a LAYING HEN! Of course! The little girl was just doing what hens do when they lay eggs. I mean, really, what hen do you know that lays an egg standing up?

Monday, September 14, 2009


I'm still practicing drawing and adding color. I don't know when I'll call myself an artist; it may be a long while. In the meantime, I ended up with a drawing I liked! I took a picture with my camera to upload this so it looks a bit...interesting. I didn't actually color in a light source; it's just the flash bouncing off the white paper. But I was pleased with the way the original came out. (Yay!)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

In Between

September is an in-between month. Summer gigs are done and Fall/Winter classes and performances are not quite rolling. But In Between doesn't mean not busy. It's time for more marketing, more planning, more business goal setting, and putting it all into action. It's also time to sign the corporate tax return, clean the file cabinets and make sure the Santa suit is clean. I love theater but the theater business has to be worked as a business. *Sigh*

Friday, September 4, 2009

Junior Theatre

I have the opportunity to create a junior theater. Oh, I hope the sponsoring organization will see it as a valuable piece to what they do, and are willing to put in the initial money to make it an ongoing activity!