All Drama Division classes begin at 9:00AM Monday through Friday. The classes end between 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Rehearsals begin between 6:00 PM and 7:30PM and end between 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM. We get Wednesday nights off. Saturday rehearsals are from 1:00 - 6:00 PM and then we get the whole Sunday off.
Classes range from Movement, Voice, Speech, Theater History, Vibrant Traditions in American Theater, Point-of-View, Ballroom Dancing, Play, Improv and Music Studies. If you want to check out the full curriculum click here.
1. Drama Division Photoshoot
Each year the Drama Division schedules a day for all its students to get head shots to be displayed at the lobby of the Stephanie P. Mclelland Drama Theater. This year it was scheduled last Tuesday, September 15. Each student gets 3 minutes to be photographed by Gregory Costanzo. After an entire group (batch) is done they get to have a group shot with Jim Houghton (Director of the Drama Division).
1. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" and "John"
Last September 6 (Sunday), the Drama Division gave us tickets to see the matinee show of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" with Alex Sharp playing Christopher at the Barrymore Theater and the evening show of "John" at the Signature Theatre. The two plays were starkly different from each other in terms of treatment and the acting muscles required to pull them off.
We are the music makers
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world forever, it seems.
Residence Hall Move-in was last Friday (August 28) and Orientation began the day after. I haven’t had time to write a blog entry because my laptop was acting up and I had to have several parts replaced so I was without a laptop for a couple of days. I was also busy with a lot of practical stuff such as setting up a US Bank Account (CHASE) and a US Number (T-Mobile). By this time, I’ve gotten my official ID and I am now a fully registered student at The Juilliard School!
I lent a friend a copy of a script I have. I got it back and found this poem at the back of the scratch paper she used to put my name on. Since it was indeed, a "scratch paper," the author wasn't indicated, nor was the full poem included in the torn page.
Buoin ang ating mga awit
Kulayan natin ng himig
mga kuwento ng pag-ibig
Buhayin at buksan ang isip
at sinisintang baya'y iguhit
Pag-ibig ay wagas"
I am a Graduate Drama student at The Juilliard School from Quezon City, Philippines.