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Monday, July 12th, 2004
6:51 am - Black Box Improv Festival

i saw from this community's interests that people here like improv and therefore may be interested in attending an improv comedy theater festival in atlanta for as little as $15 for performance space and workshops or $5 if you just want to see a show. please help me spread the word, particularly to any college troupes that may be interested in coming. e-mail blackbox@dramatech.org for more infornation. Thanx.

~matthew (production manager of LTT!)

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2002
8:06 pm

Hey, just letting you guys know - Stage Door, the show Sam, Steph and I are in, opens next Thursday, 14 November. It's at 7 pm at Lockport High School. Email me if you're interested in going or want directions or whatever. Hope to see you there!

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Sunday, September 22nd, 2002
10:57 pm - Oh look, I'm posting!

So Eric sparked this intrest in me. For all of you seniors (I think that's all of you, right?) what colleges are you thinking of going to? I'm assuming all of you want to major in theater/musical theater/music. Or something, lol. Anyway, yeah, where are you looking at?

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Monday, September 9th, 2002
6:16 pm

I just got elected drama president. SQUEE!!!!!!!! Zach - my tech buddy from way back in the day and still buddy now - and I are co-presidents. Oh, man, life is good. Moving right along...

Anyone know Scott Nice's e-mail address? I'd like to have him in for a workshop at my school, but I lost his address. Please PLEASE let me know if you have it and send it to me. Thanks!

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Friday, September 6th, 2002
4:19 pm

I GOT THE PART! I'm Kaye Hamilton in our school's production of Stage Door. Sam Dubina's in it, too, and so is Steph Sexauer - both from camp. Come see it! We go up at 7 pm on Thursday 14 November and run two other 7 pm shows on the 15th and 16th. Then we have a 2pm (3 pm?) matinee on Sunday, the 17th. PLEASE come see us! Ask for directions as we get closer, but we'd love to see you guys there. SQUEE! Sam plays Judith Canfield, the sarcastic one, and Steph plays Mrs. Orcutt, the woman who runs the boarding house we live at. Me? I play the quiet one. Go figure. *squee*

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Sunday, September 1st, 2002
10:23 am

Hey! Let's get some talking going on over here. How about your favorite camp memory?

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Saturday, August 31st, 2002
10:34 pm

Hi! How is everyone!?

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Friday, August 2nd, 2002
10:57 pm

So I have many many pictures of you lovely people from camp. If you'd like to see a few, give me a holler!

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Sunday, August 4th, 2002
8:28 pm - Today was the bestest day ever!

Well, close enough anyway. I went into Chicago today to see the show "Midsummer Nights Dream" at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. I was really excited...it's such an intimate theater and the audience is always apart of the show. It's so beatiful in there and they always have the most talented of people acting and the most amazing scenery. And not to mention the costumes! Anyway, I took the train in with my mother and since we were early mum decided to spend some money on me to take me clothes shopping. I got two pairs of pants and a duster...I always wanted one and now I have one! I feel like a real hippie...but I'll keep shaving my airpits, don't worry.
After that we walked to Navy Pier. The distance between Navy Pier and Union Station is 8 miles! I didn't know that...but it was fun, I just love being in Chicago. Then we got to the Pier, and i dragged my mother as fast as we could up the stairs to the theater itself, just to find out the doors weren't open yet. So we went up to get our tickets that we reserved, and since we didn't get the tickets till a few weeks before the show I thought we would have balcony tickets. WRONG! Dead wrong. We had front row tickets, and I was right next to the middle aisle where alot of the entrences and exits are made. So I was excited, and they finally opened the doors and I practically bounced into my seat. I was sitting there trying to kill time when this lady named Cathy walked up to me...she worked at the theater. She asked me if I was Ashley Davis, and i said yes. She said, "I just wanted to say hi, you sounded really nice on the phone when we talked earlier!" and we started talking Shakespeare. She asked how many shows I saw at the Shakespeare theater and I said ...uh...eleven. She asked which one was my favorite and I said any with Timothy Gregory! She laughed and said that he was rehearsing earlier that day for "Love's Labors Lost" and said that if I write him a note she'd give it to him. So I did...and she's going to give it to him! *bounces*
Then the show started...I was impressed by everything, but I was blown out of the water when Puck made his entrance. He emerged from a hole in the floor of the stage, and his costume was awsome. Bright orange and black pants, orange high top sneakers, no shirt *hubba hubba!* and this huge orange wig with antenna on his head! Then he started dancing...it was just freestyle but it really expressed the youthfullness in Puck's character. Plus the guy was hot :) Anyway, the show was awsome, some highlights was when Puck pulled out a remote control and winked at me (I winked right back) and when he made one of his exits out through the middle aisle he turned and did a pelvic thrust thing right in my face and made a funny face...I was cracking up laughing. But the best part was when Puck had just turned Bottom back into a human, and he had the donkey's hat in his hand. He was then taking pictures of Bottom and Titania with a small silver camera. THen he exited out the middle aisle, but he stopped, turned, put the donkey hat on my head, then took a picture of me with the donkey hat on! I was crying I was laughing so hard.
When the cast took their curtain call, I was the only one who gave Puck a standing ovation. Hmmmmmm...I was also the only one to give Mistoffelees a standing ovation...I think I just became a Puck groupie. Anyway, during the post show discusion I turned around...and guess who was 2 rows behind me? ERIC! My bestest friend in the whole world! I totally flipped, it was so cool seeing him there. I missed him! So afterwards we had lunch and hung out at Navy Pier till his parents dragged him away. :( I guess that's what parents are for.

OH, and Eric? I asked for a copy of the picture that Puck took of me, but they sadly informed me that there was no film in it. But I actually got to talk to Jason, who played Puck! He gave me his e-mail so we could keep in touch, and I'd promise I'd go see his show again. He said as long as I sat in the front row he would still pick on me, and I said don't worry, I love being the center of attention! I'd rather be onstage with you guys. He laughed. He's got a cute laugh. So I'm going to go see Jason again next week! *bounces around*

current mood: bouncy

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Friday, August 2nd, 2002
10:47 am - Is...

Is anyone else experiencing the same phenomenon I am? At theater camp I learned that communication is a practiced art, and one that involves two people, not just one. It involves listening and responding, and my family just doesn't get that. I'm so careful about the way I communicate now I'm driving my family nutz. When I tell my mother something, and she doesn't respond, I repeat it again because I think she didn't hear it. Then she yells at me for repeating it....why don't you just respond so I know you heard me? It's all what communication is about...and she looks at my funnny and leaves the room. God I love theater camp.

current mood: contemplative

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Wednesday, July 31st, 2002
9:05 pm - This is for all my friends....

When you have no light to guide you,
and no one to stand beside you
I will come to you
When the night is dark and stormy
you don't have to reach out for me
I will come to you
Sometimes when all your dreams may have seen better days
when you don't know how or why, but you've lost your way
Have no fear when your tears are falling,
I will hear your spirit calling
and I'll swear that I'll be there, come what may
Cause even if we can't be together,
we'll be friends now and forever
We all need somebody we can turn to
Someone we know is understanding
So if you feel your soul is dying
and you need the strength to keep trying
I'll reach out and take your hand
I will come to you.

Today I went to Ronda's funeral...and as I sat there repressing my tears, I thought that if it wasn't for all you guys, I would be lost. I dedicate this song to all my friends, beacause this is how I feel about all of you...and I hope you feel the same for me. I love all of you! *huggles everyone* Eric, tell me when I can drive to your place...your virtual hugs just aren't the same *sad smiles*

current mood: blah

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Monday, July 29th, 2002
12:43 am

All right. I joined. For Eric. Even if I didn't go this year.
I get the Shawn William's part, but you're going to have to explain the rest of the name to me.

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Sunday, July 28th, 2002
11:39 pm - My first year at camp

At camp, I learned new things about people I already knew - both good and bad. I met loads of new people, some who ignored me and some who welcomed me with open arms. Every single person there had some sort of amazing talent that set them apart from the rest. Some sang, some danced, some acted in a way different from the rest. Everyone had a unique quirk or charm. We were all the same.

And yet we were all different. Some of us were quiet, some loud. Some passive, others aggressive. None of us were stereotypes. No one fit into a mold or a label. We were too complex, too human for all of that.

I miss everyone. We simply must plan events to get together during the year.

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10:51 pm - So, this is my first post....

I decided I'll just post that e-mail that I sent everyone...I think it says what I feel very well.

"Hi. Another week at camp is over for me. In just one week, some much has happened to me, and I've felt so many feelings. Sometimes joy, sometimes disgust (with the food, of course), plenty of love, lots of hope, and very rarely lonely. In just one week, thanks to all of you, I've grown more as a person than I have in the last year. In just one week, my entire view of the world has changed. And after such a wonderful, all too short week, I feel like a new person, with a new chance to start over again. Thank you all for making me feel this way. Thank you for listening to me, for talking to me, and for caring about me. Thanks for making me feel like a rock star, and thanks for all the hugs. You are my best friends, and I love you all. I will miss you."

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