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Old 06-21-2002, 03:18 AM   #1
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Have you ever been in a play?

I did drama all through school and used to go to drama workshops when I was younger. Ive since been a drama teacher but nothing beats being on stage.
I haven't done it for a long time and I'm too scared to go and try out at a local theatre.

I have done Australian plays like Summer of the Seventeeth Doll and Away.
I was in class written high school plays and I once played Dolly Parton's role in Nine To Five, where I had to seduce my boss by trying to lasso him(he was a she so it was not fun)
I also was an orphan in the 3rd grade in Oliver and had one line haha
I would love to do the part of Helena in Midsummer Night's Dream or Abigail in The Crucible. I so wish I had the guts to go back and do it.

Anyone done any acting or played director, and behind the scenes roles?
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Old 06-21-2002, 04:52 AM   #2
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Well, I'm fourteen and in Secondary 2 (I think the equivalent is eighth grade). Our school holds a drama festival every two years and I took part for the first time this year. Our play was an original on urbanisation and stuff but unfortunately while our script was good it was a bit too ambitious and we ended up with no prizes. Last year I landed the part of an extra in the drama club's production of Romeo and Juliet. Back in my primary school days I had parts in skits and sketches but they don't count for much. I still need to brush up on my acting though - I always have this irresisitible urge to giggle at the wrong time.
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Old 06-21-2002, 05:02 AM   #3
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I used to run a drama group at school with a group of friends. We were fed up with the lack of Drama so we started our own group. We actually secured drama lessons for all the years, did a petition and everything, lol, them were the days.

As a drama group we toured the local jnr schools. That was fun. I remember some kids coming up after a performance and asking us for autographs, we were only about 13/14 ourselves! lol. Sadly we didn't make it to the west end.

I'd love to do some am dram again, did some community plays a while ago too.

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Old 06-21-2002, 06:12 AM   #4
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Our school did Bugsy Malone when I was 10 and I was a down and out

I've also been a rat in the Pied Piper of Hamlyn and a cat in the stable in the Nativity play, both when I was about 5 or 6.

As you can see I've had some pretty fantastic roles
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I once had to do Shylock's rant (you know the one, 'if you cut me, do I not bleed?' etc). Dunno if that counts as being in a play.

Oh yes, and we also had to do excerpts at school from the novel The Pigman. That was, er, fun. We even created a dream sequence, very Twin Peaks, and very irrelevant to the material at hand. Oh well.
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I was the pompous mayor of Hamelin in a play about the Pied Piper, and Ive also played Mordcha the innkeeper in Fiddler On The Roof.

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There wasn't a lot of opportunities to get involved in drama while I was at my tiny boarding school. But the few plays we did have, I was in. When I came back to the U.S. I was pretty intimidated by the size of the drama department in my high school, so I only ever got the guts up to try out for one play, Little Women. Shockingly enough I got a role as Marmie and top billing. lmao. Twas a really fun experience.
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I was a nun (soprano 1) in The Sound Of Music when I was a junior in high school (I think just about everybody here has seen the pic already!). It was probably one of the most fun things I did in high school!
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I've been in 8 plays but my favorite roles were Flora Latham in "No, No, Nanette" and the secretary Grace in "Annie." Ok, so those ones are musicals, but they still count!
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I was an angeeeel in the nativity play when i was 6 and 7
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every day I go to work Im in a drama scene!
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i used to perform in plays through school too. i 'ed it! you should definitely go for it manda!
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I the stage! I've been an actress most of my life.

I did Oliver and Gypsy twice when I was young, a bunch of stuff in jr. high and high school.

I was in every musical my college had for my last three years, including leading roles of Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. I miss it so much. Hopefully next year, I'll have the time to start auditioning again.
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I was a "dancer" in the Kindergarden Circus, and the shoemaker's wife in the Elves and the shoemaker in 3rd grade.
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Yeah I was...but really amateur plays !
One time at a summer camp where we wrote our own screenplay. I played a lawyer.

The other plays were for some drama class in high school, but it was just excerpts from plays. I played Cyrano, and I also played Desdemona in in a excerpt from Othello. I had various other roles in plays that we wrote ourselves. It was fun !
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