Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Group Classes for Theatre Arts

Mary Aalgaard is forming groups for drama classes in the Brainerd lakes area. Please contact her through primoartspa@gmail.com and let her know what you'd like to see offered for drama classes.

In the past, I've done week long workshops like a day camp for kids. They spend the morning working on acting skills, writing their own play, and designing their own set. We keep it simple, yet interesting. This workshop shows kids how to create a show from their imagination and build it into a performance.

Also, Mary is a playwright and interested in forming a group of actors, and possibly writers, who would like to work on original scripts. One idea would be for older teens and adults where we'd all write a 10 minute play, then perform each others' plays at then end of the session.

Mary wrote and produced Coffee Shop Confessions which was performed in the spring of 2012 at local coffee shops and The Center in Brainerd. She's currently working on more plays and has hopes of getting into the Minnesota Fringe Fest one of these years and would love to have a team all ready to go!

The title of Mary's next play is Grace Notes: Piano Bench Confessions.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Pad Thai and Sock Puppets

Primo Art Spa is kicking things off with Pad Thai and Sock Puppets!

We devoured the evening's activities like a game of Hungry, Hungry Hippos. Joy tried out a new recipe on the four of us, Pad Thai with chicken, rice noodles, peanuts, crushed red pepper, and egg. Krista said, "This is the best meal I've eaten all year. And, I don't mean just since Januaray, but in the last year." Joy served it with a mango and coconut salad and stir-fry vegetables, topping off the meal with her decadent, irresistible and unbeatable chocolate cake. It spoils you for any other chocolate cake.
Joy holding her famous chocolate cake, which she baked for herself on her birthday.
Nobody does it better.
Then, we sat down for some puppet fun. Joy made the socks out of fleece. We decorated them to create characters, and Mary handed out notecards with prompts for creating the character, including name, age, occupation, favorite saying, and quirk. We had a hoot playing a name game, role-playing and acting out scenes.
Thanks, Lisa and Krista for coming to our first Sock Puppet Party for the Primo Art Spa! Your encouragement and laughter from the fun inspire us to plan more events.
If you'd like us to do a puppet party with awesome cupcakes for a birthday party, or any kind of celebration, email us at primoartspa@gmail.com.
In a world of creative constipation, we're here to get things moving!