Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas at Lebone Land

At Christmas time we often start thinking of ways to give back to the community we live in. Through friends I found out that Lebone Land, a local home for Aids orphans and HIV+ children, needed someone to help them do a Christmas play, involving all the children, and to be performed for the enjoyment of staff, their families, benefactors, and interested folk.

I chose "Amahl and the Night Visitors", a very optimistic choice on my part! However the children were all 'Stars' the night of the performance, loving every minute of their time in the spotlight.

It was such a positive experience for me that I am hoping to teach there on a regular basis in the coming year. Just look at those faces! How can you not want to make their lives better!

Please check on their website. There may be a way you too can contribute to the lives and education of these children.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Bloemfontein Academy joins the blogging fraternity

So, this is 'blogging'! Think I'm going to like this!

The Bloemfontein Helen O'Grady Drama Academy finished off the 2009 year with some wonderful Year End plays performed at the Scaena Theater at the University of the Freestate. Just look what can be done with a blank canvas of a black stage, minimum sets, but GREAT costumes and performances (not to mention a fabulous photographer - Thanks Hayley)

Our Academy in Bloemfontein has classes in 5 areas, including 2 Youth Theaters running weekly.

Check out our Teenagers!

Yup it IS as much fun as it looks!

Can't get the photos to go where I want them to, so will add more when I've figured it out!

Till next time!

(Photos by Hayley Pearce Photography)

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