Hipsters, Jumping, Music and Blogging by Heather:
On the nicest day we’re probably going to get in Ireland, the group did some pretty interesting character work. We tried to stand as our characters would, this varied from strong Lord Capulet, to shy teenagers, leading from every point of the body. After doing a walk that Tyra Banks would be proud of, we explored different spaces that the characters would be in.
With plenty of in-character teenagers in the space, we were all given the task of introducing ourselves to each other. There were some very impolite people, some shy people, Shakespearian people and some rather nice characters about.
Personally, I learned that my character (Lady Capulet) does love her husband, but she is afraid of him, that’s why I don’t rush to help Juliet (Played by the lovely and fabulous Shauna) the second time. She feels the most comfortable in a party in her own house, because she can pretend to be whoever she wants. She feels uncomfortable near her angry husband (My partner in crime Conor plays Lord Capulet)
During breaks and/or lapses of concentration, some of us started singing. We started off with Hakuna-Matata and then got onto the deeper depths of musical fantabulousness. It’s a personal mission of mine to spread good music and try to stop less than great music from taking over the world. (No music is terrible, it’s just… Not perfect)
Since this is my time to shout and rant, I don’t care so shut up and listen!
Because I play a million and one instruments, I think music is very important. The ever-growing list of instruments include: Piano (poorly), Kalimba (Well-enough), Banjo (If I needed to) Bodhrán (Very well), Ukulele, Harmonica and Guitar. So if anyone wants a musical conversation, come find me.
“What does the music we listen to say about ourselves?”-My boring teacher 2012
I have over 10,000 songs on my iTunes, 1,425 on my iPod, dozens of CDs and far too much time on my hands. There are playlists for when I’m happy, sad, when the world seems to be coming to an end and for when I’m supposed to be studying. I’ve now decided that our taste in music does not reflect who we are but how we’re feeling.
Thanks to our insane moods, music is deathly important, it can make me happy when skies are grey, Dance with spiders from mars (or even Lucy in the sky with diamonds), Think we’re rock stars or fireworks, little monsters or Dirty little freaks, we can reach for the stars and even over the rainbow. Sometimes we can even be so excited for Friday that we gotta get down on Friday. (FunFunFunFun)
I now feel the need to tell you some artists/ songs that everyone should hear (and possibly even some reasons! Oh the excitement!)
Lelia Broussard: Hipster Bitch/ Satellite (because you’re probably a hipster/ this one is very cute)
Tegan and Sara (Just in general they rock, Listen to them and you’re on the list of people I love forever)
And loads more, but I have music to listen to so I must finish up. Come talk to me about music, I implore you.
Jumping, Shouting, Scene rehearsal, Character work and some (fabulous but not asked for) singing. Another great day in the youth theatre. I honestly love you all, thank you for existing and making my weeks very entertaining!