MA Drama Week 12

Drama Rehearsals in full swing now for the “big” presentation next Wednesday the 7th June at the MA Centre, 19 Denham Street, Surry Hills. Performance at 11 am sharp. We have had a ball rehearsing both the extract from the Bard’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and from Jim McNeill’s “How Does Your Garden Grow”. The scene from Shakespeare is perfect for our needs. It combines a brilliant exposition of one of Shakespeare’s key ideas (“All the World’s a Stage and we are Merely Players”) with a fabulous opportunity to accomodate all our nervousness and hesitancy as PART OF the meaning of the play itself… the unforgettalbe Peter Quince, Bottom, Snug, Snout, Flute, Starveling and the fairies and the rest…. the world would be a much less interesting and joyous place if Mr Shakespeare had not left this legacy for us to perform, enjoy and entertain with…… here are some screen shots of the motley crew IN rehearsal: (Click on all pictures to enlarge-if you wish)
Here are Anissa and Reza pondering deeply their roles as the ardent lover Pyramus and the fearless (terrifed) lion:

Here is Tom as Starveling AS MOONSHINE being prompted into his role by our fearless director John G:

Here is Tania as Peter Quince being drummed by John into being a merciless director for this dissolute crew of actors:

And here is Liza in the background preparing her role as Snout about to play THE WALL.

Here now is Reza, as Snug about to be pushed onto the front of the stage to indeed play the Lion’s part and frighten all the ladies in the audience… but note well on the day of the performance he WILL BE WEARING A LION’S MASK WHICH HE WILL BE TAKING OFF BEFORE THE LADIES GET TOO SCARED: rrrrrroooooooaaaaaaaRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….. squeak!:

And by the way I want to share with you the fact that our oh so terrified and hyper-sensitive lion, Reza is an amazing behind-the-scenes artist. Drawing on his rich Persian background- look what he produced in the back room in the short breaks between rehearsal scenes:

And here is a close up of this amazing impromptu creation:

Here now is the preposterous Thisbe coming in dancing… played by the dextrous John Van Gulick…. twirling his way onto the stage…… the lion bewildered… the director coaxing all into life:

Here in conclusion is the whole class taking a breather before they move into a play reading of their next item: a scene from “How Does Your Garden Grow”… with John VG as Brenda! Tom as Sam, Reza as Mick….

Round the table from left going clockwise are: Reza, Liza, Johannes, Thomas (the tank), Tania, John G (program co-ordinator), Anissa (and yours truly behind the camera!)
Here finally and in conclusion again is the invitation for the show- complete with art work which will form the backdrop of the show itself… art-work produced by residents of MA:

By the way if anyone would like to view more work/ stories/ photos by the cast as presented above then click on the following URLs:
Anissa C
http://anissa-c.livejournal.com/
Tania H
http://tahilder.livejournal.com/
John VG
http://johannes123.livejournal.com
Reza I
http://reza-is.livejournal.com/
Liza D
http://lidavigus.livejournal.com/
Tom M
http://thomasthetank40.livejournal.com/

  50 comments for “MA Drama Week 12

  1. June 1, 2006 at 3:11 am

    I wish i could come, i have an exam!!!! eeeeeeek

    this looks awesome!

    T

    • June 1, 2006 at 4:05 am

      Thanks tizaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa There will be more pics up after the performance… You will hear me talking about this on the radio 2BL Friday at 1.35 and 2UE Next Tuesday at 1.30…..
      thanks for your interest.
      MG

      • June 1, 2006 at 4:05 am

        Thanks tizaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa There will be more pics up after the performance… You will hear me talking about this on the radio 2BL Friday at 1.35 and 2UE Next Tuesday at 1.30…..
        thanks for your interest.
        MG

  2. June 1, 2006 at 3:11 am

    I wish i could come, i have an exam!!!! eeeeeeek

    this looks awesome!

    T

    • June 1, 2006 at 4:05 am

      Thanks tizaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa There will be more pics up after the performance… You will hear me talking about this on the radio 2BL Friday at 1.35 and 2UE Next Tuesday at 1.30…..
      thanks for your interest.
      MG

  3. June 1, 2006 at 3:11 am

    I wish i could come, i have an exam!!!! eeeeeeek

    this looks awesome!

    T

    • June 1, 2006 at 4:05 am

      Thanks tizaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa There will be more pics up after the performance… You will hear me talking about this on the radio 2BL Friday at 1.35 and 2UE Next Tuesday at 1.30…..
      thanks for your interest.
      MG

  4. June 1, 2006 at 3:11 am

    I wish i could come, i have an exam!!!! eeeeeeek

    this looks awesome!

    T

    • June 1, 2006 at 4:05 am

      Thanks tizaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa There will be more pics up after the performance… You will hear me talking about this on the radio 2BL Friday at 1.35 and 2UE Next Tuesday at 1.30…..
      thanks for your interest.
      MG

  5. June 1, 2006 at 3:11 am

    I wish i could come, i have an exam!!!! eeeeeeek

    this looks awesome!

    T

  6. June 1, 2006 at 3:11 am

    I wish i could come, i have an exam!!!! eeeeeeek

    this looks awesome!

    T

    • June 1, 2006 at 4:05 am

      Thanks tizaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa There will be more pics up after the performance… You will hear me talking about this on the radio 2BL Friday at 1.35 and 2UE Next Tuesday at 1.30…..
      thanks for your interest.
      MG

  7. June 1, 2006 at 4:05 am

    Thanks tizaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa There will be more pics up after the performance… You will hear me talking about this on the radio 2BL Friday at 1.35 and 2UE Next Tuesday at 1.30…..
    thanks for your interest.
    MG

  8. June 1, 2006 at 11:24 am

    URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

    Michael

    Love your latest entry on your LJ with the photos of our class rehersals.
    I wish I’d taken one of you popping up from behind the bookcase as Peaseblossom!

    I have just tried to do a trial submission in the system and to be honest, I’m stumped. I tried to email you from here but it cut out with a blank screen as the system overloaded or something.. I need to ask someone how to submit . . .

    I went to a site and there was an old document of mine sitting there, one of the poetry ones “You find it ugly, I find it lovely” so I’m not sure is you had ever received it weeks ago?

    Sorry, I’m really stressed and staying back late to catch up, We have done some rehersing today and I had a talk to Johannes.

    I need to get my recently re-found pictures which popped up in USER PICS when I thought they had vanished into my LJ site.

    I wish I could ask someone here, and I didn’t know that I was not able to work out how to do it until long after Johannes and John Gibson had left.

    If the worst comes to the worst tomorrow, and if the email is working, I could submit them that way.

    Sorry, about all this . . .

    Regards,
    Tania

    • June 1, 2006 at 9:18 pm

      Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

      Tania – please don’t panic… all will work out fine!!!! These new technologies always cause a few hiccups…. so just email the work to me when you can… don’t panic!…..
      Best wishes
      Michael

      • June 1, 2006 at 9:18 pm

        Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

        Tania – please don’t panic… all will work out fine!!!! These new technologies always cause a few hiccups…. so just email the work to me when you can… don’t panic!…..
        Best wishes
        Michael

      • June 1, 2006 at 11:03 pm

        Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

        Dear Tania- did you try and submit your assignment through the assignment box in WebCT? There was a cut off date for yesterday which I have now changed- so you will be able to do it now… but I am also happy to receive it as an email attachment…. I am sorry that this has given you grief!
        Michael

      • June 2, 2006 at 4:11 am

        Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

        Michael

        Thank you for your reassuring message! I will be staying here until late tonight reading, editing and cutting to size my work on the disc.

        I will certainly have another try this afternoon and get in through ASSIGNMENTS.

        Thank you.
        Tania

      • June 2, 2006 at 4:45 am

        Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

        Tania – I have just told John Gibson that I do not mind if you don’t get your essay in until next Monday when we meet for our rehearsal… so please don’t stress… go home and have a good sleep and finish in your own time…. seriously…. Michael

      • June 2, 2006 at 4:45 am

        Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

        Tania – I have just told John Gibson that I do not mind if you don’t get your essay in until next Monday when we meet for our rehearsal… so please don’t stress… go home and have a good sleep and finish in your own time…. seriously…. Michael

    • June 1, 2006 at 11:03 pm

      Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

      Dear Tania- did you try and submit your assignment through the assignment box in WebCT? There was a cut off date for yesterday which I have now changed- so you will be able to do it now… but I am also happy to receive it as an email attachment…. I am sorry that this has given you grief!
      Michael

  9. June 1, 2006 at 11:24 am

    URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

    Michael

    Love your latest entry on your LJ with the photos of our class rehersals.
    I wish I’d taken one of you popping up from behind the bookcase as Peaseblossom!

    I have just tried to do a trial submission in the system and to be honest, I’m stumped. I tried to email you from here but it cut out with a blank screen as the system overloaded or something.. I need to ask someone how to submit . . .

    I went to a site and there was an old document of mine sitting there, one of the poetry ones “You find it ugly, I find it lovely” so I’m not sure is you had ever received it weeks ago?

    Sorry, I’m really stressed and staying back late to catch up, We have done some rehersing today and I had a talk to Johannes.

    I need to get my recently re-found pictures which popped up in USER PICS when I thought they had vanished into my LJ site.

    I wish I could ask someone here, and I didn’t know that I was not able to work out how to do it until long after Johannes and John Gibson had left.

    If the worst comes to the worst tomorrow, and if the email is working, I could submit them that way.

    Sorry, about all this . . .

    Regards,
    Tania

    • June 1, 2006 at 9:18 pm

      Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

      Tania – please don’t panic… all will work out fine!!!! These new technologies always cause a few hiccups…. so just email the work to me when you can… don’t panic!…..
      Best wishes
      Michael

      • June 2, 2006 at 4:11 am

        Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

        Michael

        Thank you for your reassuring message! I will be staying here until late tonight reading, editing and cutting to size my work on the disc.

        I will certainly have another try this afternoon and get in through ASSIGNMENTS.

        Thank you.
        Tania

      • June 2, 2006 at 4:45 am

        Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

        Tania – I have just told John Gibson that I do not mind if you don’t get your essay in until next Monday when we meet for our rehearsal… so please don’t stress… go home and have a good sleep and finish in your own time…. seriously…. Michael

    • June 1, 2006 at 11:03 pm

      Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

      Dear Tania- did you try and submit your assignment through the assignment box in WebCT? There was a cut off date for yesterday which I have now changed- so you will be able to do it now… but I am also happy to receive it as an email attachment…. I am sorry that this has given you grief!
      Michael

  10. June 1, 2006 at 11:24 am

    URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

    Michael

    Love your latest entry on your LJ with the photos of our class rehersals.
    I wish I’d taken one of you popping up from behind the bookcase as Peaseblossom!

    I have just tried to do a trial submission in the system and to be honest, I’m stumped. I tried to email you from here but it cut out with a blank screen as the system overloaded or something.. I need to ask someone how to submit . . .

    I went to a site and there was an old document of mine sitting there, one of the poetry ones “You find it ugly, I find it lovely” so I’m not sure is you had ever received it weeks ago?

    Sorry, I’m really stressed and staying back late to catch up, We have done some rehersing today and I had a talk to Johannes.

    I need to get my recently re-found pictures which popped up in USER PICS when I thought they had vanished into my LJ site.

    I wish I could ask someone here, and I didn’t know that I was not able to work out how to do it until long after Johannes and John Gibson had left.

    If the worst comes to the worst tomorrow, and if the email is working, I could submit them that way.

    Sorry, about all this . . .

    Regards,
    Tania

    • June 1, 2006 at 9:18 pm

      Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

      Tania – please don’t panic… all will work out fine!!!! These new technologies always cause a few hiccups…. so just email the work to me when you can… don’t panic!…..
      Best wishes
      Michael

      • June 2, 2006 at 4:11 am

        Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

        Michael

        Thank you for your reassuring message! I will be staying here until late tonight reading, editing and cutting to size my work on the disc.

        I will certainly have another try this afternoon and get in through ASSIGNMENTS.

        Thank you.
        Tania

      • June 2, 2006 at 4:45 am

        Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

        Tania – I have just told John Gibson that I do not mind if you don’t get your essay in until next Monday when we meet for our rehearsal… so please don’t stress… go home and have a good sleep and finish in your own time…. seriously…. Michael

    • June 1, 2006 at 11:03 pm

      Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

      Dear Tania- did you try and submit your assignment through the assignment box in WebCT? There was a cut off date for yesterday which I have now changed- so you will be able to do it now… but I am also happy to receive it as an email attachment…. I am sorry that this has given you grief!
      Michael

  11. June 1, 2006 at 11:24 am

    URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

    Michael

    Love your latest entry on your LJ with the photos of our class rehersals.
    I wish I’d taken one of you popping up from behind the bookcase as Peaseblossom!

    I have just tried to do a trial submission in the system and to be honest, I’m stumped. I tried to email you from here but it cut out with a blank screen as the system overloaded or something.. I need to ask someone how to submit . . .

    I went to a site and there was an old document of mine sitting there, one of the poetry ones “You find it ugly, I find it lovely” so I’m not sure is you had ever received it weeks ago?

    Sorry, I’m really stressed and staying back late to catch up, We have done some rehersing today and I had a talk to Johannes.

    I need to get my recently re-found pictures which popped up in USER PICS when I thought they had vanished into my LJ site.

    I wish I could ask someone here, and I didn’t know that I was not able to work out how to do it until long after Johannes and John Gibson had left.

    If the worst comes to the worst tomorrow, and if the email is working, I could submit them that way.

    Sorry, about all this . . .

    Regards,
    Tania

    • June 1, 2006 at 9:18 pm

      Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

      Tania – please don’t panic… all will work out fine!!!! These new technologies always cause a few hiccups…. so just email the work to me when you can… don’t panic!…..
      Best wishes
      Michael

      • June 2, 2006 at 4:11 am

        Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

        Michael

        Thank you for your reassuring message! I will be staying here until late tonight reading, editing and cutting to size my work on the disc.

        I will certainly have another try this afternoon and get in through ASSIGNMENTS.

        Thank you.
        Tania

      • June 2, 2006 at 4:45 am

        Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

        Tania – I have just told John Gibson that I do not mind if you don’t get your essay in until next Monday when we meet for our rehearsal… so please don’t stress… go home and have a good sleep and finish in your own time…. seriously…. Michael

    • June 1, 2006 at 11:03 pm

      Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

      Dear Tania- did you try and submit your assignment through the assignment box in WebCT? There was a cut off date for yesterday which I have now changed- so you will be able to do it now… but I am also happy to receive it as an email attachment…. I am sorry that this has given you grief!
      Michael

  12. June 1, 2006 at 11:24 am

    URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

    Michael

    Love your latest entry on your LJ with the photos of our class rehersals.
    I wish I’d taken one of you popping up from behind the bookcase as Peaseblossom!

    I have just tried to do a trial submission in the system and to be honest, I’m stumped. I tried to email you from here but it cut out with a blank screen as the system overloaded or something.. I need to ask someone how to submit . . .

    I went to a site and there was an old document of mine sitting there, one of the poetry ones “You find it ugly, I find it lovely” so I’m not sure is you had ever received it weeks ago?

    Sorry, I’m really stressed and staying back late to catch up, We have done some rehersing today and I had a talk to Johannes.

    I need to get my recently re-found pictures which popped up in USER PICS when I thought they had vanished into my LJ site.

    I wish I could ask someone here, and I didn’t know that I was not able to work out how to do it until long after Johannes and John Gibson had left.

    If the worst comes to the worst tomorrow, and if the email is working, I could submit them that way.

    Sorry, about all this . . .

    Regards,
    Tania

  13. June 1, 2006 at 11:24 am

    URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

    Michael

    Love your latest entry on your LJ with the photos of our class rehersals.
    I wish I’d taken one of you popping up from behind the bookcase as Peaseblossom!

    I have just tried to do a trial submission in the system and to be honest, I’m stumped. I tried to email you from here but it cut out with a blank screen as the system overloaded or something.. I need to ask someone how to submit . . .

    I went to a site and there was an old document of mine sitting there, one of the poetry ones “You find it ugly, I find it lovely” so I’m not sure is you had ever received it weeks ago?

    Sorry, I’m really stressed and staying back late to catch up, We have done some rehersing today and I had a talk to Johannes.

    I need to get my recently re-found pictures which popped up in USER PICS when I thought they had vanished into my LJ site.

    I wish I could ask someone here, and I didn’t know that I was not able to work out how to do it until long after Johannes and John Gibson had left.

    If the worst comes to the worst tomorrow, and if the email is working, I could submit them that way.

    Sorry, about all this . . .

    Regards,
    Tania

    • June 1, 2006 at 9:18 pm

      Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

      Tania – please don’t panic… all will work out fine!!!! These new technologies always cause a few hiccups…. so just email the work to me when you can… don’t panic!…..
      Best wishes
      Michael

      • June 2, 2006 at 4:11 am

        Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

        Michael

        Thank you for your reassuring message! I will be staying here until late tonight reading, editing and cutting to size my work on the disc.

        I will certainly have another try this afternoon and get in through ASSIGNMENTS.

        Thank you.
        Tania

      • June 2, 2006 at 4:45 am

        Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

        Tania – I have just told John Gibson that I do not mind if you don’t get your essay in until next Monday when we meet for our rehearsal… so please don’t stress… go home and have a good sleep and finish in your own time…. seriously…. Michael

    • June 1, 2006 at 11:03 pm

      Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

      Dear Tania- did you try and submit your assignment through the assignment box in WebCT? There was a cut off date for yesterday which I have now changed- so you will be able to do it now… but I am also happy to receive it as an email attachment…. I am sorry that this has given you grief!
      Michael

  14. June 1, 2006 at 9:18 pm

    Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

    Tania – please don’t panic… all will work out fine!!!! These new technologies always cause a few hiccups…. so just email the work to me when you can… don’t panic!…..
    Best wishes
    Michael

  15. June 1, 2006 at 11:03 pm

    Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

    Dear Tania- did you try and submit your assignment through the assignment box in WebCT? There was a cut off date for yesterday which I have now changed- so you will be able to do it now… but I am also happy to receive it as an email attachment…. I am sorry that this has given you grief!
    Michael

  16. June 2, 2006 at 4:11 am

    Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

    Michael

    Thank you for your reassuring message! I will be staying here until late tonight reading, editing and cutting to size my work on the disc.

    I will certainly have another try this afternoon and get in through ASSIGNMENTS.

    Thank you.
    Tania

  17. June 2, 2006 at 4:45 am

    Re: URGENT QUESTION RE HOW TO SUBMIT OUR WORK I TRIED TO DO A TRIAL RUN

    Tania – I have just told John Gibson that I do not mind if you don’t get your essay in until next Monday when we meet for our rehearsal… so please don’t stress… go home and have a good sleep and finish in your own time…. seriously…. Michael

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