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Memory Lane [26 May 2006|06:57pm]

I just went back and read every entry posted in this journal. Aww, the memories. And, I don't know how I forgot about this, but Kris...thanks again for posting that birthday post for me. You're amazing! Does anyone know what plays are in mind for next year?
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kathy bates [12 May 2006|12:54am]

so tech crew cleaned out the costume closet tuesday afternoon. in it they found a HUGE (i mean easily 7 lbs, wooden binding and 4 inches thick) scrapbook that seems to cover thespian club at wshs from about 1957-67ish. so kathy bates is in it of course. after some begging and pleading i convinced regan to let me take it home to scan some pictures.

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upcoming TM auditions [26 Apr 2006|08:22pm]

okay 1581ers.
i know some of you have been talking about auditioning for things at theatre memphis, and i got my email today about upcoming auditions for the season. here they are, in case any of you are interested.

first dates are the AUDITION dates
second dates are the RUN dates

My Fair Lady ** See Below
May 13-15
Aug 25 -Sept 17

Jun 17-19
Sept. 22- Oct 8

Little Shop of Horrors
Jul 8-10
Oct. 13- Nov. 1

A Christmas Carol
Sept 16-18
Dec. 1-

Sept 16-18
Jan 12- 28

House of Blue Leaves
Nov 4-6
Feb 2- 18

Musical of Musicals, the Musical
Nov 11-13
Feb 23- Mar. 11

To Kill a Mockingbird
Nov 4-6
Mar. 16-Apr. 1

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
April 6-22

Apr. 27-May 13

Odd Couple
Jan. 27 -29
June 8-24

** the my fair lady auditions are by appointment only. they are looking for men and women ages 16-75, but you need to call amy to make an appointment. ask me for more details if youre interested.
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Lovely Followers of Dionysus, [23 Apr 2006|11:07pm]

I'm considering doing a summer newsletter or something. Just to update people on any plugs or theatre related stuff our spartans are involved in over the summer.
I may also use an email list to anounce things throughout the year.
if you wish to receive an email newsletter this summer or anytime next year
please email me at


Thanks a million and Love to all

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[23 Apr 2006|10:16am]

below is my letter from the 1581 scrapbook that kristen made, which totally kicked ass.

To my dear Troupe 1581,

Spending these past four years amongst your ranks has been the single most rewarding choice I made during my high school career. As a freshman I was inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication shown by President Joseph Marino. As a sophomore I witnessed the shortcomings of President Olivia Hine, an amazing actress but a lackluster leader. As a junior I saw President Molly Phinney revitalize this troupe with thespy spirit and ITS validity. How would I measure up to these three, I asked myself over the year? Could I match Joseph’s insanity and kindness? Molly’s generous nature and thespian pride? Or would I become Olivia, giving a farewell address full of apologies and regrets?

Though I have tried, it seems I cannot compare myself to any past president. I did my job as best as I could and will leave office not with dissatisfaction or self-condemnation but with hope. I hope you get t-shirts someday. I hope a booster club is formed. I hope you get to keep your hard earned money and spend it as you see fit. I hope you get to do more service work. I hope you have more fun. I hope you get a newsletter. I hope that club cards will never again be lost. I hope that movie night becomes a long lasting tradition. I hope you never get in a wreck on the way to Ck’s. I hope you get a new curtain. I hope you all learn to love this troupe not only as a society for those dedicated to theatre, but for what it really is: a big ole’ family full of acceptance and superiority complexes and spatulas.

And that is what this troupe has really been for me: a community. I would have perused my interest in theatre one-way or another. I would have still been in plays and dabbled in tech work had I never come to White Station or never set foot inside the corner theatre. But I truly, honestly believe that my high school life would have been the definition of the word suckiness had I not been inducted into this chapter of the International Thespian Society. I would never have met some of the people who have undoubtedly changed my life. First off my best friend Blake. Although we may be at each other’s throats half the time, your friendship and support have meant a lot to me. My dearest Lena. I could not have survived a single day of this year without you. You have been my crutch, my scene partner, and my friend; and I am elated to have you as my successor. Russell, Jen, Ruth, Kristen, Sarah you have all helped me immeasurably this year and I thank you. Ms. Regan, thanks for believing in me and helping me figure things out along the way. I would also like to thank every one of this years newcomers, freshman or not. You have been the best, most sincere neophytes I can recall. I know you will all continue to work hard for this troupe and for White Station theatre.

In your honor I present to you an anonymously written poem:

Here's to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.

They're not fond of rules

And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,

disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing that you can't do is ignore them.

Because they change things.

They invent. They imagine. They heal.
They explore. They create. They inspire.

They push the human race forward.

While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.

Because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can
change the world, are the ones who do.

For all the thespians past and present that will read this letter please remember the 1581 troupe of 2006 as the most crazy, most passionate, most dramatic group of people of all 1581 history. Though we may not have earned that title fully, I am sure it was our goal, and we have not fallen very short of reaching it. We actually managed to perform an entire Shakespearean play. We tried our hardest to recreate La Vie Boheme in the Thespian Conference cafeteria. We earned over $2,000. We sang “Lola” karaoke style to a crowd of three. We livejournal-ed like crazy, and most of us looked damn good while doing it all!

As Woody Allen said, “It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.” I think we all know which category we fall in to…

Sunny Franklin

President, 2006
Historian, 2005
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[22 Apr 2006|06:21pm]

Krystals came to campus last week and recorded a friend and I telling a story, sent it to nationals, and then we got a call a couple of days later saying they loved our story so they filmed us for real the other day. It was great! I got hair and make-up done and everything. The director said I was a natural in front of the camera and that I was full of energy. It's just a Krystal commercial but still -- be on the lookout for me on tv cause they're using it!
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[22 Apr 2006|05:27pm]

So I know about Lena and Lilla but who else got offices/awards?
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Offices? [11 Mar 2006|02:52pm]

I'm just wondering...who all is running for everything?
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[11 Mar 2006|09:25am]

hey, if you have pictures post them herrrrre, email them to me at kristen_inabox@yahoo.com, or give them to me when we get back from spring break.

i've begun to steal pictures without knowledge of the owner's, but you'll be thanked. i promise.

say, from sunny.
and lauren(lifehouse pic)

love love love kristen.

p.s. anyone have pics from romeo and juliet?
either i was freaking out or didnt care too much to take pictures then....

pss. i want to be treasurer! ah!
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[04 Feb 2006|07:28pm]


*falls over from stress*
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hello! [09 Jan 2006|09:11pm]

[ mood | thespified ]

Hi everyone!! I hope all is going well in the wonderful world of 1581! I bet you're all excited about this weekend. After all, it's the best holiday of the year (along with musicfest and christmachaunkwanzaakuh). Fabiani won't be there again this year but I'm sure I'll hear about a hot boy nonetheless. Tell me how everything goes and I can't wait until the one-act festival!!!!


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[20 Oct 2005|05:30pm]
Hey actors! Do you think you could possibly do a favor for me? Please?

Deangelo Williams, RB for The University of Memphis, is on the ballot
for the Heisman trophy which is an amazing honor in the world of
football. However, in order to take the next step and win the trophy,
he must have all of YOUR votes! Please take one minute out of your time
to vote DEANGELO WILLIAMS for the Heisman!!! Thanks!


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[29 Sep 2005|08:29pm]





friday, august SEPTEMBER 30, 2005

jason sullivan's house (i dont know where that is to tell you...)

6:00 in the pm

bring food!


yeah? did i forget anything? leave comments or post a new entry.


OH! and who else is excited that clubs start next week? i know i am!!!

-lauren huddleston.

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*evil grin* [05 Sep 2005|09:55am]

[ mood | giddy ]

yay, i'm excited about all the new little neophytes and torturing them. ya'll can't forget to make them something hell week if you have any classes with the little neophytes. yay

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Thespians Own It [18 Aug 2005|04:11pm]
If you have a myspace and you're into theatre, you more than likely received an invitation from me to join Thespians Own It. Check out the group pictures, because I uploaded a lot and you might even be in one. Michael, Jason, Hattie, Jenee, Taylor, Sunny, Sam, Russell, Lindy, Blake, Lena, Davis, Shaleen, Meredith, Sam G., and Sarah are in there for sure. I uploaded just about all of the theatrical pictures I've scanned so if you're not in one, I'm sorry! You can upload your own though if you go to that option. Oh, and invite anyone else you know that would join! My facebook group is the biggest one for theatre people at Memphis, and I want to make this one the biggest theatre group myspace has ever seen.
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It's Official! [06 Aug 2005|10:55pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

Ok, I was going to wait for somebody else to say something, but I feel this community is mostly dead in the summer. Anyways, How many of you received your ITO Membership card? I know for last school year's seniors, it's just a widdle late. Better late than never, I suppose.

So How many of you are OFFICIALLY Thespians?

*Raises ITO Membership card* ME!

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[06 Aug 2005|08:12pm]

I'm gonna be a thespian next year!...maybe. Who knows?
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The Thespians are going to MEXICO!!!!!!!!! [11 Jun 2005|08:11pm]

[ mood | mexico, here we come! ]


ok, not really, but their shirts are! i'm leaving for mexico on a mission trip tomorrow morning, and the mandatory attire for the whole trip is t-shirts. so i shall most definitely be showing my thespy pride with all of my t shirts! these shirts include: the gray theatre shirt from last year, the official green thespian shirt from this year, the "vote for blake" shirt from conference, and one i picked up at my first conference.

i hope everyone is having a great summer. i miss you all, and i will be thinking about you as i alert mexico of how awesome we are!

see ya next year!

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[11 Jun 2005|03:42pm]

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