So for my first beyond class assignment, I did a play on Fort Lee called Cinderstien. It's basically this weird twist on Cinderella, but some stuff happens and she becomes one of Frankenstein's monsters. Its supposed to be a comedy and kind of like a play within a play. I personally thought it was great, though the kids drove me a bit crazy. I was actually involved in the play as a part of techcrew. I loved seeing the kids, most of them, grow and develop as a family while learning about themselves and others in this experience. I also learned that I could never be a teacher for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders. Most of the ones I had problems with were in that category. They were a great group overall, and I would definitely love to work with them again.
As I've said in a previous.... few blogs, I want to be a fx makeup artist. So when I heard that Mr. Ellingson, a fx designer, was coming to do a speech at the school, I honestly couldn't wait. Mr. Ellingson has designed things in Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Hell Boy, Blade, Avatar, Casper, and Pacific Rim. He now teaches at VCU. I honestly think that it was a great presentation and really informative. I don't really know if it benefited me in my specific career goal or not, but it was interesting and a great thing to go to.