It's the end of week two—camp is almost over. So today, I wanted to talk to the kids about the roles they've been practicing ever since the cast lists went up.
Last week I interviewed some teens but no preteens because I was too frightened to venture downstairs into that brave new world. But when I trekked down there today, I realized two things:
1. The preteens are friendly and also fully capable of being respectful good listeners (for periods of time, at least).
2. THERE IS AN ENTIRE OTHER DANCE FLOOR DOWN THERE THAT I NEVER KNEW EXISTED, LIKE HOLY COW, I WENT DOWN AND NOBODY WAS THERE BUT I COULD HEAR FROZEN MUSIC SO I TURNED TO THE LEFT AND WHAAAAAAAT
What I did today was ask various students about who they played in their show and what it was like to be that character. Here are the responses some preteens gave me:
I spoke to several teens as well, some who I interviewed in the past and others I just met today. After a while our conversation accidentally morphed into a drawing tutorial...but these things happen I guess.
Here are some responses from teens when I asked them about their roles:
(Some of these quotations have been paraphrased a bit for the sake of brevity and contextual sense, but I didn't change the meaning of any of them.)
Next week is the official start of tech week, though both groups have already begun run-throughs. I, personally, am very impressed at the two shows coming together and will have significant trouble trying to sneak myself into the cast of either one now.
Well! Week two is done. We'll see how much they remember when they come back next week.