Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A Quality College Education, or, Why is he head of the department?

In case you wondered, I survived January term. I even got an A in the class. And nobody killed each other, which is always a bonus. Now, onto a whole new set of fun and exciting classes. Or boring and repetitive easy A's. We hope. Just to give you an idea of the professors I have to deal with, here are a few direct quotes from my Cults class:

"Look, I'm a sociologist. I don't know a lot of things."

"This one is not true at all. In fact, it's false."

"How many poor people are there? Hundreds."

Yes, I know, I'm back to my old habits of writing down the stupid or silly things professors say, instead of what might actually be on the test. I mean, of course I am writing that down, too. It's just way more exciting to remember the funny things. Who's the next teacher to be quoted? You'll just have to wait and see...

Thursday, January 04, 2007

What is Educational Theatre?

Three weeks in which to write, design and produce costumes, memorize, and rehearse a twenty minute original play in which you have no props or set but the 5 people in your ensemble.

Plus, somewhere around 45 hours of playing theatre games, being critiqued as unfit scrambled eggs, and sitting on the floor.

Plus, development and presentation of an original, solo project for the final exam.

How am I feeling about this?
Pretty excited about the ensemble presentation, for which we have most of a basic script written (after 4 hours of work last night). Not as excited about the theatre games. My hips are not at all excited about so much time on the hard floor. I have no idea what I am going to do for my solo presentation. Sarah hates the one professor, who is mostly deaf and lip-reads, so she needs to stop cursing at him when we are in the same room, or we will all be in trouble. Oh yeah, the members of my ensemble are Sarah, my roommate, and another girl who didn't show up for our first meeting last night.

Is it all going to work out?
I'll let you know when I find out.

Oh, and if you care at all for my sanity, please do not show up for the final presentation. Thanks!