Post Reply Life On-Stage (General Theater Discussion)
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This past week I was thinking back to my days in high school (granted they really weren't all to long ago) and i was reminiscing about all of the fun times I had in our theater department. So i figured i'd come to the forums and see if any other members of Crunchyroll had the same experiences

So Crunchyroll, did any of you take part in your school or community theater departments? Are you taking part in them now?

Please feel free to go into as much detail as you like. Talk about friends you've made, people you've met, behind the scenes shenanigans. Did you ever do any of the technical theater work, or were you an actor through and through? List off some (or all) of the show's you got to participate in. Do you prefer standard play-writing or do you appreciate all the showmanship that goes into a musical? Would you consider yourself a triple-threat (singing, acting, and dancing)? Have you ever tried to write a play yourself?

The topics are endless really, so enjoy yourself here as we reminisce about life on stage.

I'll go ahead and put mine under the cut, it might be a little lengthy

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In high school I learned acting for minor parts, but I mostly focused on makeup, fake scars/blood, making hair pieces like beard/ moustache/ eyebrows, how to work the light booth, prop building/setup.

An unsuspecting teacher called an ambulance for me once because I forgot to take a head gash off. Lol
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Oh god, I hated being on stage. My family made me do plays and go to choirs and stuff. To this day, I have an irrational fear of dancing and performing. Hate it all with every fiber of my being.

I'll probably never dance ever again. I didn't even sing to myself anymore until two years ago or so. I'm getting more comfortable singing in my car or shower when nobody is around, but I'm still weirded out by it.
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The only time I was on a stage when I was still in school was when I was in a choir. We won a few medals from contests. I did have access to the community drama, dance and music groups but I never stayed long enough to be put in on of their performances on stage.
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Not a fan of drama. Any kind of it. That said I was forced to participate in a play when I was in middle school.
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flipmane wrote:

In high school I learned acting for minor parts, but I mostly focused on makeup, fake scars/blood, making hair pieces like beard/ moustache/ eyebrows, how to work the light booth, prop building/setup.

An unsuspecting teacher called an ambulance for me once because I forgot to take a head gash off. Lol


Prop building was one of my favorite things we did in stagecraft, we'd get some cash and a list of things that we needed to have for the show and we got to go out to all different stores and figure out how to construct whatever props we needed, although one of my favorites that I had made was supposed to be a bucket of ice-cream, like an old fashioned tub. I made two versions using a one gallon paint can and a five gallon paint can which i hid until our last show. The look on everyone's face when i came strolling in with a massive bucket of ice cream for that scene was priceless
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I was never a part of the theater department when I was in highschool.. instead I was part of the theater section of my highschool speech & debate team.
Funny story is, my intention of joining speech and debate was to do debate because I just wanna know how it is like to argue a topic and I wanna know how it feels like when my father used to be a lawyer. but my teacher said "Hm.. I think you ought to do theater instead" I refused obviously but he insisted and given me a choice to watch theater and debate during a tournament.

I was still insisting on doing debate after I watched both categories.. during the next day at school, my teacher without my knowing entered me to a theater category in the next tournament.. and he just said "A Teacher knows everything, and I know you'll be better off acting"

And I was thankful for that.. He gave me a chance to be someone else instead of me the quiet shy person who sits in the corner of the room trying to be invisible. After graduating highschool, he treated me to dinner with my scene partner and my best friend in the team (both girls XD) and he told me this "I told you so.."

currently, I am going to a trade school for acting on-camera and stage theater.
which leads to a nice decent story, after graduating highschool, I moved to a new place so I have no new friends nor whatsoever.. I did a little bit research for acting school and found one. at once, I auditioned for that school and that school was in the middle of a summer stage showcase which they are doing a stage acting and the show was in three weeks time.. most actors in the showcase has their lines memorized. then one member has to leave the showcase due to another performance, so when the head teacher of that trade school finalize my registration, she said: "i need you to fill in a spot" then I said "but I have never done stage acting before" then she said "Please, the reason why you want to be here is because you have good memorization skills"
"that does not make any sense ma'am" then she said "eh F--- that, you'll be filling in a spot--one of the lead charac--"
me: "excuse me? are you about to say lead character?"
her: "yes, I was about to until you interrupted me"

fast forward to the ending of the showcase she said this to me "I told you so.."

my word XD when I joined the acting world all I ever hear was "I told you so.."
Posted 2/4/16
The only playing I did was with myself.
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When the crowd doesn't respond or just insecure of oneself, resort to slapstick.

Oh, how many times I pretended slipping and tripping on stage?!
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