My last month was dominated by theatre. I spent a week in November helping out with Tokyo Theater for Children‘s production of The Stinky Cheese Man. It was a very funny show, which made it difficult to keep quiet backstage. But I mostly managed to do that.
I spent time learning and teaching the vocal score of “My Son Pinocchio Junior” and “Fame Junior”. I was surprised by the beauty and complexity of some of the songs in “Pinocchio”. It will be a challenge to teach, but so far I’m really enjoying working with the children. Both shows will take place in April next year.
At the start of December I performed at Body N Voice’s annual musical showcase. I had mixed feelings about the music, but it seemed to go all right on the night. I’m hoping that next year we can tackle a full musical, but I’m going to wait until the New Year to start working out just how much it will cost to produce that.
I’m still attending improv workshops and have been to 7 of those since I last blogged. One of them was 6 hours longs, which was incredibly difficult. Not sure if I am improving, but I am starting to understand the underlying principles.
I have no physical theatre training, so I agreed to attend a couple of corporeal mime classes. It is difficult. I have no formal dance training and my body does not want to get itself into some of the required positions, but I will continue to attend in the New Year.