Being in Jubilations
By Melissa Starkey
Being in Jubilations, one of High Park’s CTF challenges was a very fun and interesting thing to be in. It was a huge learning experience for everyone. I personally thought it was just memorable to say the least, We learned about many things like, how to be compatible with others, how to remember lines and scripts and much more! During the experience we got to do many fun activities like, expressing your voice, during that time we would stand in a circle and practice speaking louder and exaggerate more than the person to our right. We also went to Memorial Composite High School and saw how they set up the set and how they got ready for their performances, I thought that was pretty cool! During our rehearsals we found ourselves to become close with each other because, we had to work together to gets out scripts to our optimal level. After we got our roles in the performance we started rehearsing every day one for eighty minutes, so once every four school days!
The play was called Princesses Vs Winches, it was a huge amount of effort for everyone involved but worth it in the end. During our rehearsals we worked hard to stride for our best, first we worked in small groups with our scene members for the first few days ones, it was pretty cool to pretend you’re someone else while acting. The last few days before the main performance we worked very hard and even stayed after school until 6:00pm! The performance was split up into three main scenes, there was also three performances in all. The day of the performance we all had to be at school by 7:30am so we could set up, get into costumes, and warm up. Our first scene went very well for the grade 7, 8 and 9 Jubilation students, when we were setting up for the next scene the interior design students and parent volunteers served pancakes and oranges to all the students, if you think about all the students that’s a lot of pancakes! After the second scene was over all of the jubilation students would go out in their characters and interact with all the students, but they couldn’t break character!
All in all, I thought that all the performances went very well, it was probably the funnest thing we’ve done all year, I hope everyone who has a chance to be apart of a group like this. When you’re apart of a group like that you meet new people that you thought you may never have talked to before and it ends in long lasting friendships and an experience you’ll never forget. It was also really cool to know our production caught the attention of our local newspaper.