To keep you in the loop of the going-ons here at OAT, we’re working on A Christmas Carol. We use the term “we” loosely here. I have nothing to do with it. Will and Ryan are probably doing an amazing job, though. We’re all very proud of them.
If you wanna know what I’ve been doing, I’ve been reading Dan Bergstein’s Blogging Harry Potter and just wrapped up playing Keyboard #2 for Wilsonville High School’s Suessical the Musical. I cannot stress this enough, high school boys were made to play monkeys. (Coincidentally, I’m also helping with make-up at the Lako Oswego stake play of Fiddler on the Roof. But I think it’s a safe bet to not swing one way or the other about Mormons being made to play Russian Jews, however.)
Other things we’ve been doing is keeping up with the OAT Board Meetings. If you’ve been nosing around at all, you’re probably aware our social media is a tad lacking. You probably haven’t noticed it, because we never use it, so you probably have no idea it’s even there. It’s like a Stephanie Meyer plot. (Zing!)
But you know it’s been a long time since anything’s happened when we didn’t even talk about Halloween! And Ryan even wore a pretty dress! Halloween is a special holiday for any theatre kid. It’s like Santa said, “Fine, I’ll let you get one day where you can dress up and not feel weird about it. But for the last time, I’m not making banana-scented gasoline!” And for one glorious day, we get to be goofy and fun and not pretend we want to recite a script while we’re doing it. So all that aside, it’s been a long, long time.
One idea was to start updating the blog at a regular schedule. We decided every Wednesday, and even that update was supposed to happen two weeks ago. I wish I could say I was fighting off zombies and being heroic, and therefor awarded bravery points instead of frowns of disapproval, but I’m also not about to put my money where my mouth is and start a zombie apocalypse just in the interest of not writing a blog. So here it is! Yay! And published on a Thursday, because my time management is bonkers.
So what do you think? Should we start a mailing list? Should we scrap Instagram and tweet haikus about dinosaurs? When should we run the summer season of Shakespeare in Westeros, where Hamlet is a Stark because he has a knack for making people absurdly loyal at the useless last second, or Iago is a stupid, dumb Lannister because they love to ruin everything? Let us know in the comments!
-Sam (who was Slave Princess Leia for Halloween, baby)
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