"Director Rhonda J Soikowski maintains a brisk pace throughout, focusing on Chafee’s aim to have the plot “driven by memory, lust, and hammering doubt.” The Strawberry Theatre’s mission aims to promote “conversations at coffee shops, bus stops, classrooms and play fields.” With this work, Soikowski and her talented cast can proudly claim “Mission Accomplished.”
Privileged to have been invited to work with the Red Eagle Soaring community this summer.
Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre exists to empower American Indian and Alaska Native youth to express themselves with confidence and clarity through traditional and contemporary performing arts.
SIYAP - Seattle Indian Youth Arts & Performance - is Red Eagle Soaring's premiere Native American two-week summer intensive dramatic arts program that, this year, culminated in a special performance of THE WOMAN WHO MARRIED A BEAR, a gifted adaptation of the Tlingit legend, directed by Rhonda J. Soikowski at Daybreak Star Cultural Center on August 18th, 2017.
For more information about Red Eagle Soaring, link to their website HERE.
Functional training for the vocal artist!
I spent July focused on expanding my knowledge of the voice, so I can be of better service to students - especially students who endeavor to fill heightened character, and who sing in their belt for musical theater. I became acquainted with many like-minded artists, scientists, and instructors - relationships that will continue to enrich my practice and that of my students far into the future.
Stacking Levels I, II, and III was a lot - I'm sure I'll return to refresh my understanding down the road - but I have a new directive now in the structure of my coursework, and recommend this training for voice teachers without hesitation.
For information about the LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework℠ at Baldwin Wallace University, check out this link to The Voice Workshop.
[ABOVE: Certification Ceremony with Jeannie LoVetri, Lecture with Dr. Adam D. Rubin (The Vocal Pitstop), BELOW: New friends and colleagues - Level III]
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