troupe 2757 goes to scotland
our journey to edinburgh
Pardon the cheesy Beatles reference, but we're feeling very British lately, as our departure for London is only16 days away. Luckily for us, our tour begins in London and I know a lot more about the music scene there, it's difficult to allude to bagpipe music.
I digress though, the sole purpose of this post is to make sure that everyone knows the easiest way to give us funds to help us over our final fundraising obstacle. We could still really use $15,000. Yes, that's a lot of money. We are trying to focus on what we've already accomplished, which is raising $85,000. Wow, in one year, we've fundraised $85,000, pretty impressive!
If you would like to contribute either for the first time, or as a repeat contributor, please e-mail me at email@example.com. I will then send you an e-card that makes it very easy to make a direct donation to our adventure.
If you'd like to donate to us in person and see our show for the last time on U.S. soil, please join us on July 24th for our Scotland Send-off.
It's so hard to believe that we leave for Scotland in 23 days! Something that has seemed like a dream for much of the year is becoming more and more real every day. Yes, we are going! And, yes, we are still fundraising. Our accomplishments are remarkable and we HOPE we make it over our final hurdle ($19,000 to go).
Our current fundraiser is called "Adopt an Actor" and as we were kicking off this campaign, I asked the cast to write short bios for each other. We have become quite the tight knit group over the course of the year and through all of our events, the bond is pretty remarkable and heart warming. I'd like to share the photos and the bios here, as you read them, you will see how much respect these guys have for each other. If you're interested in "adopting" one of the actors, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. 7 of them are adopted and 7 still need a sponsor. The "adoption" fee is $200 and will help to impact the life of one of these kids forever!
ARMON MAGEE is the most thoughtful person I know. He is such an amazing actor, who can portray any character. Armon has so much love and devotion for what he does and it encourages everyone to want to achieve more.
MADDIE WHITING is an incredibly hilarious person to be around on stage and off. Her love for acting is truly inspiring and I can't think of a more deserving, hard working individual. She takes her characters to a whole new level and embraces her role. Not only is she an incredible actress, but she is a butt-kicking volleyball star and an amazing friend.
ANTHONY APONTE is a very funny person, extremely easy to hold a conversation with. He will always make you feel loved, especially when you're having a bad day. He is a very strong person and loves to help others, he is a natural born leader and is a great person to be around. On stage, his presence is definitely felt and he owns the stage when he needs to. ANTHONY WAS ADOPTED BY ERIN LOSCHINSKEY
MAYA COLEMAN is an intelligent, committed, and inspiring student. She has brought many positive qualities to VVHS Drama by putting on powerful and eye-opening performances, especially in the With Their Eyes Cast. She is talented and focused and applies those qualities to other clubs on campus. She began drama as a Sophomore and is now a senior, that will be graduating soon, but has definitely left her mark. MAYA WAS ADOPTED BY JAMIE AND BRIAN CARLSON
JEANCARLOS CARIAS is a very happy and enthusiastic person. He is so much fun to be around and is a great leader. JC can portray any character he is given, and can always connect with his character. You can always see his love and passion for acting in his eyes. JEANCARLOS WAS ADOPTED BY JEN PARSLEY
BIANCA SERNA is a true testament to the growth as both a person and an actress that can occur through participation in VVHS Drama. She is a joy to watch perform. She is the most caring, loving and beautiful person inside and out. BIANCA WAS ADOPTED BY EMILY AND NOE RUIZ
MYIA SESSION Is possibly one of the greatest actors I've seen perform live. She has such an incredible talent and passion for her work; always understanding that there are improvements to be made. Myia cares for her fellow cast members and is an extremely supportive individual. She understands the importance of loving interaction in a production. MYIA WAS ADOPTED BY MARY MURRAH- ALEXANDER
It is difficult to put the correct words into sentences to describe Roseanna Timoteo. She is such a dedicated, hard working actress. When this girl performs, she puts on a show. There is no other person that I know that is as kind hearted and open minded as Roseanna.
RAELEEN WATSON brings good vibes to rehearsals. She has a positive attitude that brings energy to the cast. She is an all-around fun person to be around and is very motivated when she wants to achieve something.
VANESSA GARCIA is a driven and motivated young woman. She is wise beyond her years and carries herself with confidence and poise. She is always enthusiastic, dedicated and caring. Vanessa has a strong command of the stage and makes an immediate connection with her audience. Vanessa shines on stage and off. VANESSA WAS ADOPTED BY ASHLEY BRINEGAR
SHELBY COLE-PRETTY is a very fun and outgoing person. She is very shy when you first meet her, but once you get to know her, she is the loudest girl you'll ever meet. She is an outstanding actor. Any role or emotion she has to portray, she dedicates her all to it. Adopt her!
MARQUIS HARRELL is so confident in his own skin. He can put a smile on anyone's face, even if he doesn't have a smile on his own. He's never afraid to speak his mind and always goes for what he wants. He is truly one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. He works hard to portray his characters, and anything that needs fixing he will keep working on until he gets it right.
RAFAEL ROMO is a dedicated and tenacious actor. You'll never get bored when you are around Rafael. His passion for drama is one that can not be matched by anyone.
SEAN TODD is a very funny person, and I absolutely adore him. He takes acting very seriously. He's just an amazing person to be around, and is such a great performer and director. SEAN WAS ADOPTED BY XAVIER AND CHRISTINA GAMEZ