“Slow and steady ” said the tortoise
“Full steam ahead! ” shrieked the hare
whatever way you chose to go …it’s going to be a little manic in March !
March is always the one time we have when we can get projects done or at least underway ! Thank goodness we didn’t decide to go for Verona in its first date ( 27-31st ) ?
Could you imagine how mental that would have been ? ( I see the Fireflies immediately running for cover …)
Jests aside . Much better we shifted things and plumped for glorious June . Season of sunny content. Summer skies and happier stress free days …
And saying this , in approaching the next few seemingly crazy weeks of PACE through to Easter . If you’ve given yourself a broader selection of our sweet Spires “acting delights” …then remember …it could have been a whole lot worse !
For Everything is now settling down into PROJECTS and ASSESSMENTS , round our lovely SPIRES and Orange and Green are now included in this heady performance mix !
For we are together :
I Performance Module
And to top it off ….One giant creative Extravaganza
At a glance it looks like this:
( Friday May 13th / Saturday May 14th )
A bespoke version of an original PACE classic from 1995 , performed over 2 nights by members of our “by Royal appointment” ORANGE; ably supported by our finer SPACE
( Friday May 20th/ Saturday May 21st )
A large mixed youth cast of dynamic HUB , ODYSSEY 16 and up-and-coming GREEN who will rally together on the Spires artistic ramparts to present their version of Simon Adorian’s highly contemporary Greek tale.
(Sunday 27th March)
Dramatic Group Choral
Spontaneous Group Physical
(Sunday 24th April)
Devised duologue / scene
(Tuesday June 21st 2016)
An ongoing devised acting process leading to presentation as part 1 of VX1.
(Tuesday June 21st – Friday June 24th 2016)
Verona comes Home
House of Capulet and House of Montague in an ongoing devised theatre project to launch Paisley as a more youth-full CITY OF CULTURE in 2021
So yes …there is a lot going on and The Month of March May start to be PACE ” fuller on” , than some are previously used to .
The trick is not to panic and just assume you’ll not cope .
You will . Easily . It’s all about DETERMINATION to SUCCEED , PASSION for the PERFORMING ARTS and BETTER TIME MANAGEMENT .
So maybe checking in on social media will have to go ” a bit ” ? The worlds not going to reject you because you don’t refresh as often …check in on your group page to fill the void of scrolling .
So maybe fiends may get a bit testy cause your always at PACE ? Better fiends will understand your passion and support you , and you’ll make good ones here too.
So maybe parents may worry your not keeping up in school ? We find that the more you do, the more you prioritise the time you do have to study at home , more effectively . It matters you work when you work , it matters work is done right away or during school . The learning goes two ways : in here and back in ten fold there .
And maybe you’ll have to put ” going out ” on the back burner for a while . At least sacrificing the odd occasion may make parents warm more to the idea of you being here “. A little more than usual ” .
We want you to achieve here and in school . It matters to us that you do well in an all round sense. That’s why we prize the learning and culture behind projects and workshops , because as a THEATRE in EDUCATION COMPANY , we value the education we equally provide .
PACE people are different . SPIRES Theatre innately excellent by broader cultured design .
You’d be mad not to see that.
Anyway. What could be better than hanging out with like minded people , being yourself , not having to pretend or hide , and getting an education of a different variety in the process.
“Slow and steady” , maybe in how confident you become with it in the creative/ acting space
But let’s ” Hare it ” to the showier finish line , to get the most from all these amazing opportunities and experiences before Summer !
I promise your Summer Fest 2016 will be a very different drama affair …if you do …
See! A drama room is as In-sane as you want to make it . Check SPACE in action on Friday as they explored the feelings that go under , between and beneath a shakespear text . It’s not the words you say , it’s the effort you put into staying them that counts .
With our elite SPACE that’s always everything they have to give , even though they are : tired ,stressed , upset , angry , sad ….and every struggle under the sun …..
It is the people in the ” SPACE ” , in any creative “space” who always define what happens …what matters by the end . They know they carry the desriny of the collective in their hands and that the director is only their to guide them. A youth theatre can quickly become a youth club if the group lose their way and forget why they are here .
With SPACE that was to do Shakespeare justice . Even for a few hours on a cold dark depressing February night .
A room full of the shy , the inhibited , the fearful and the lazy will only produce shy , inhibited , fearful and lazy drama – the stuff that makes you want to SCREAM like a robot !
A room full of open , free, brave , and energised youth will , take-in the world , and always come back asking for more !
I want our March , April , May and June to be full of this kind of drama
Braver, bigger , brighter , bolder
More open to every thing … Anything that appears in front of you in a less familiar way .
Free of inhibition and the negativity of teen-age cliche
No doubts , anxiety or feelings of “maybe doing things wrong ?”
I want you all , like the Wonderland “mad hatter” , in your Spires approach … “Crazy is as crazy does…”
And just when you think this is all you can ever get here …come up and ask me for more …
Because there is always more to be had , when you realise ,
“You are capable of anything my dear ”
And if you don’t believe me ….check out these human pylons in Iceland . Now that’s what I call MAD
( mutually acceptable drama! )