Happy New Year !
Welcome to the year of making it PACE BIG…
Every new year starts with resolution:
…and what could you “be ” this time next year I wonder? With just a little TLC ( spires style).
This is the start of a new season in the Spires Theatre Scene. A creative period that always begins with sone colourful new learning and brighter self discovery
The latter – SELF DISCOVERY – is the most exciting thing we can offer you – on the way to being all “grown up”.
Watching TANGLED (as I pen this post) – Rapunzel has a choice to face – to begin her adventure? Or return to her tower and live a more sheltered life?
Now you know how I enjoy a good metaphor …so …if Rapunzel is a metaphor for YOU at the moment in PACE ( be you female or male) then what do you do from here on in ?
Let down your hair ?
or stay cooped up and dare I say it ” a little in the dark ” when it comes to the creative potential of your PACE drama journey?
I’m happy to say that this beautifully animated “Rapunzel” is singing her heart out for dear life and leaping out of her tower for joy…as she begins her search for her “stars” .
Isn’t it wonderful that things always work out for the best in Disney films? …that dreams really do come true… if you wish hard enough and believe in the power of YOU!
Now, I know there is a Disney Princess and …Prince …in all of you PACElings somewhere – you just have to want to step into the light and find your destiny…
PACE can be a fairy tale come true if you untangle your doubts and let your golden luck flow…
And read on…if you are ” up ” for some new magic.
Up up and a way…in our beautiful bright 14 balloon!
There will be 1/2 “potential” performance projects and 2/3 performance workshops this season in STS – our winter/ spring season 14
(Potential because we are unclear on cast numbers yet and suitability for the projects we have selected to play.)
At the moment we are holding the titles of all these secret – a little mystery never did anyone any harm and is always good for generating a creative buzz round your social network ( I know how you like a little bit of “creative ” gossip to chew on – what Drama people don’t? )
There will be auditions for STS involvement , over the next few weeks.
But as our STS Christmas Drama Season recently ended, we will not begin these projects and workshops, for a couple of weeks or so – giving you time to consider PACE this term with other commitments you may have and also to allow you time to settle back into school life for the first few weeks of January.
Everything will hopefully be up and running in the Spires Theatre Scene again by the end of this month. Those returning to Studio Times groups will begin much earlier.
We will however be holding our AUDITION process for all projects and workshops from next week on – please ensure your email/ contact addresses are up to date – you don’t want to miss out on any valuable communications.
(As usual – Contact colleen@pace theatre.co.uk when wishing to be considered for any projects this term.)
What are the 2014 projects?
Project SW ?
Project MFP ?
Perhaps it is enough just to say that CLASS ACTING is well and truly back on the dramatic menu ; and with the National Theatre Connections project HERITAGE lighting the performance trail…there is more than one way of finding your “next stage” this PACE 14 season.
The first round of STS auditions ” next stage ” auditions will be held on Thursday 9th January.
There will be a further round of STS auditions on Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th January.
(You will be contacted soon as to what audition group (session) to attend)
The audition will take the form of a short drama/ performance workshop based on some of the themes to be covered in the projects.
They are to be enjoyed and not worried about!
Look at it this way …If you are right for any of the theatre/ performance work we are doing this term , your light ‘will ‘ shine.
The SPIRES THEATRE SCENE cannot however just be a social scene to meet your friends in…we are already seeing little exclusive groups and cliques forming again that will only inhibit personal progress.
( The former Spires Theatre School ultimately suffered the same sad fate and we are going to be careful not to let this happen again – just because you do one project doesn’t necessarily mean you will do the next)
STS has to be a place you are prepared to “find your self” in for a theatre reason. Somewhere you are ready to give up things for…to learn, to try, to grow…
Studio Times can still offer you varied drama workshops that ask only your weekly presence. Friends are with you more socially and you will be able to work at your own PACE
Spires Theatre can offer you theatrical opportunities that demand your commitment, focus and passion. Performance is with you to make good friends who will become part of your PACE future and you will be free “to be ” …for your future.
There is a difference not in the care given in both these strands but in the objectives we set , the targets we must see you reach and the aspirations you must have for your self within the Spires Theatre Scene projects.
You should consider this carefully before deciding to take up the offer of any of the STS audition sessions this coming month.
STS will never change it’s “stricter” direction but you will maybe have to change “yourself” for it to work more dramatically – for you.
And with this said…I am so happy to hear that “Rapunzel” has seen the light …the fog has lifted and star lanterns all “fill the sky….”
Let your light shine in 2014