I hope you've all had a wonderful spring break and that you're feeling rested and rejuvenated! We're entering the stretch run for this school year, and the next time we're on break it will be summertime! The end of this school year will be bittersweet for me...as most of you know, this is my fourth year teaching at Pebblebrook, which means the current senior class is the first class I will have taught throughout their high school careers, from beginning to end. I will undoubtedly be fighting back tears while reading names at graduation. We still have a lot to accomplish in the coming six weeks, and I look forward to all of us finishing the year strong.
Also, I'd like to take a moment to tell you all how pleased I was with your work on your juries. I'm particularly impressed with the work I saw from Intro. With juries being held earlier this year you had less in-class preparation time than usual, and you rose to the challenge. I'm extremely proud and think the future of our program is undeniably bright.
As always, here's your weekly outline of what to expect in class:
The coming week will be the last week that we spend completely devoted to voice work. We will be adding text to the process, and you may use your jury monologue or the scene you performed earlier this semester. We will also continue our daily vocal warm-up. Though this work will be less physical than the work we did prior to the break, it would still be a good idea to bring/wear clothes in which you can comfortably move.
We'll start the week by reviewing the footage from the last scene we shot before the break. If we keep our noses to the grindstone, we should be able to finish shooting and reviewing the remaining film/TV scenes this week! If you have not yet taped your scene in class, please make sure that you have your lines memorized, your scenes blocked and that you arrive to class with two hard copies of your script. The one exception to our schedule will be on Wednesday, when we will be joined by our guest instructor - Mr. Waters - for a master class in improvisation.
Welcome back and have a great week, everybody!