Not to go all Shakespeare on you, but this quote seems to work perfectly for this important post.
A very special thing is happening on Friday this week, something that all PACE should be eager to be part of – not a project performance , but a project audience event.
Friday 25th April is the launch of CHATROOM and BEAUTY MANIFESTO to the PACE Connections World.
A double bill of thrilling youth theatre orientated entertainment – which is doubtless going to very well acted by two amazing young casts of STS performers.
This is a theatre occasion not to be missed – even if you have never seen anything before – it is a chance now for you to be part of PACE connections , part of a bigger theatre picture.
There is always talent waiting to come through the PACE drama doors and after last night’s NEXT STEP and TIME TO SHINE Studio Time audition workshops – it is great to know that PACE will continue to keep moving forward – even when the best of who have been before – find it is their time to sadly move on.
We work positively within the Spires Theatre Scene – to learn ” better” how to entertain – that is our varied function – our drama goal.
OUR TRUE INTENT IS ALL FOR YOUR DELIGHT
We cannot fulfill that goal however with “empty seats” at our STS performances – we need friends and family and youthful PACE supporters to see our creative goals through.
It takes an incredible amount of concentrated effort and harder work to bring a good show to the PACE stage – this has been shown by both these casts to differing degrees through their creative process – but both of these show project experiences need their work to be seen now and appreciated by other PACE members – to feel valued , to feel it was all worthwhile. Otherwise what is the point of any show – when a workshop would do?
We all need that kind of approval don’t we – to feel valued for our artistic contribution , to feel important in the grand creative scheme of things ? To not be overlooked or forgotten for our serious effort – to make our “stage” presence felt in PACE.
When we, as Youth Theatre Directors , see that only half the tickets are sold for this Friday’s “one off” performance it makes us feel a little disappointed , a little undervalued as an organisation , which seeks to promote all that is good in young people in the Arts today. It makes us question whether shows in PACE work at all – if only a handful make the effort to see them.
Many turn to PACE for support in their life , they benefit form our guidance and blossom in an artistic and creative environment that let’s them be themselves and let’s them shine.
We ask little of you but your “passion for theatre and drama” , but we do also sometimes ask that you make the necessary effort to support the performances we stage – to show you – “the right way to go ” for the future.
David, Chloe, Jess and I would hope, as Youth Theatre Directors, to see many “familiar” faces in the audience this Friday night and also some “new faces” that are about to benefit from the better work we do ” when you see the drama light ”
And to any other PACE reading this – your journey begins with us quite often by being inspired by such a show , inspired by a young person who goes out on stage and bears their soul , who touches you in ways you least expect and whose influence spurs you on to a better experience of PACE work to come
Make a difference to these 2 casts – be in the audience on Friday and as you were ” checked out ” for my HERITAGE production – wear your PACE CONNECTS tshirts for these shows with pride. It will make a difference I promise.
To be Great anywhere is to understand Greatness and as Shakespeare meant for us in PACE :
Some get this performance naturally
Some have to continually work at it
And some are given the opportunity to be part of something great and just never look back again
Here is a golden opportunity “to never look back” in PACE – don’t miss ” the last train …”
Buy your ticket now and secure your place before someone else does!
CHATROOM and BEAUTY MANIFESTO – Wynd Centre Auditorium – Friday 25th April 7 Pm – tickets £6 adult / £4 child
(Available now from PACE Box Office)
See you there