Hey all! Kim Greenawalt, your friendly RDA checking in! (I’m probably the one they called home to complain about when I gave them a physical theatre warm up that made them work harder than backup dancers in a Paula Abdul music video.) Lia and Adrienne asked the RDAs to blog and this bit of free time is one of the first nights I’ve had the energy (thanks to a quick Starbucks run) to write something. We keep a similar schedule to our 29 intrepid campers, getting up before them to make sure they are up by 7:30am and begging them to get to bed at 11:00pm and sleep. We accompany them to meals, rehearsals, workshops, and performances, acting as their mentors and advocates to the best of our ability.

Today was Lazy Day–a camper favorite! Most everyone checked out a key to explore downtown Staunton at some point before dinner. Some campers who live locally went out with parents for breakfast or lunch. Most everyone also worked in some capacity on their respective shows. All of the casts had a speed through (sitting around and running lines as fast as possible) in the afternoon and Henry 4 put some extra time into their opening song–an epic rendition of [REDACTED HIGHLY SECRET INFORMATION THE WORLD IS NOT READY TO KNOW YOU’LL HAVE TO COME TO THE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL TO FIND OUT]. Torrow, I will be missing lazy day as we return to the usual grind, yet hopefully with renewed energy with anticipation of Saturday’s sonnet night and Sunday’s performances.

All my best,