Sunday, January 30, 2011

We have a plan!

This past Friday, the Homescool Players voted to continue as one large group. Fantastic! What that means for all of us is a change of plans for this season. We will say "Goodbye" to William Shakespeare for now and "Hello" to.......???? To be determined. The group is deciding which musical they want to perform, so yes, we will be singing and dancing our way through winter.

For those of you who haven't heard yet we also have a new rehearsal location. We will be meeting at the American Legion Hall in downtown Wadsworth from now on. Unfortunately, my living room was beyond maximum capacity as our little drama club has blossomed to 26 participants plus Drama Mamas. This is a record for our group. Amazing, wonderful and BUSY! :-)

If anyone needs directions to the American Legion Hall just use MapQuest or Google Maps. It is located on High Street, Wadsworth and is very near Central Middle School and Dominoes pizza. If you wish to stay in downtown Wadsworth while the kids rehearse I have it on good authority that the Wadsworth Library and Whole Day Cafe are awesome retreats.

As always...any questions or concerns please call or email. I gave each of the kids both of my phone numbers last Friday, so you should be well equipped with contact information.

See you Friday!

Mrs. Spoerndle (aka Regenia)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hello again!

We keep growing and growing and growing! It's great to have so many talented kids to work with this year. I'm happy you are all a part of the Homescool Players 2011 season. I will do my best to make it a memorable season for all. Today, we had 25 members for our group.

Because our little group of 13 has grown exponentially, we are making some adjustments. I asked the kids to consider the following over this next week:

1) Split into two smaller groups and perform two different Shakespeare plays. Each group would meet every other week until school is over for me, early May. At that point we would pick an alternative evening for one of the groups to meet, so everyone could meet weekly. When performance time came we would hold a "Shakespeare Festival" with both performances performed the same evening.

2) Scrap the Shakespeare idea for another year and choose a musical production. We would continue to meet weekly (all together) and be
in need of a location to perform. I am currently checking into options for alternative rehearsal locations as well if we stay as a single group. My living room is large, but......we are currently out growing that. :-)

I am willing to do whatever the majority desires. If we cannot find alternative rehearsal space it might be a problem to stay as one large group with one large production. Although....with a musical you can easily design rehearsals to work on individual components for a short time pulling everyone together at the end.

This may all seem like a problem when you read it, but trust me I am not stressed at all.
Directing the Homescool Players has been an incredible experience for me of things happening that I never dreamed possible. In my perspective, this is divine intervention; testimony of how much God loves His children. I know it isn't because I'm so smart. LOL To see this group grow to this level is testimony that we are all doing something right. I am anxious to see how this year's experience transforms us once again.

See you all on Friday at 4pm!

Regenia (aka Mrs. Spoerndle )

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Welcome to Season 5

Hello Homescool Players and Families!

Tomorrow is the first day of Season 5 of the Homescool Players. I decided to start this blog to chronicle our journey this year. If you ever miss a meeting or can't remember what exactly I said to bring to practice you can find a detailed account right here on this blog. Pretty cool, huh?

And, for those of you who like your privacy, rest assured this blog is only accessible to those I invite which in this case are the current members of the Homescool Players. If you would like to have a grandparent or alternative email address approved, let me know. I will send them an invitation.

We will meet tomorrow at 4pm at Chez Spoerndle :-) Plan that we will spend most of our time getting organized, getting to know each other and learning what Shakespeare is all about.

Looking forward to another great season of DRAMA!!