Category Archives: Logos Theater Plays

The Basket of Flowers

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I recently found some photos from my very first drama camp. So, going back a little over three years ago, let me tell you a little bit about The Basket of Flowers.

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I was 11 at the time and was quite nervous but, at the same time, very excited. I was cast as a walk on, which is a silent part, and litterally all I did was walk on and off stage. Despite how boring it sounds, I loved this role. As a walk on I was able to participate in the performance but not have to worry about memorizing lines. As I told my friends many times afterwards, “I had so much fun I fogot I even had a role!”

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I appeared on stage twice: The trial scene and when I gave the father and Mary each a bowl of soup in exchange for the work they were doing in my garden. Actually, I appeaered three times, if you count curtain call.

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The Lions of Trondheim

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During this year’s drama camp my fellow students and I performed The Lions of Trondheim, which is set in Norway, 1943. There were literally four guys from co-op that auditioned this year and about 20 girls, everyone else in the play came from the Academy of Arts. This year I was cast as Astrid and was given four lines.

When drama camp ended for Hero I was not very sad because I knew that I would be coming back next year. This time around I won’t be coming back because I will be attending GMC (Greer Middle College Charter High School) next year and their schedule goes right through the week of drama camp. This saddens me because I love being at The Logos Theatre and hanging out with all the wonderful people that I meet during the week of drama camp. Oh well, if it’s God’s will that I return, I will, if not, I will not. I just wish I knew if I was going back.

At the begining of the week I decided not to be behind the camera all week, snapping pics, but to enjoy the moments as they came. Although, for the sake of this blog, I did take pics of some of the cast members.

Madison Coggins as Elsa

Madison as Elsa Gunderson

Tristen Thomas/Me as Astrid

Tristen/Me as Astrid

Tristen Thomas/Me as Astrid

Tristen/Me as Astrid

Grace Hartsell as Erica

Grace as Erica

Jennifer Belk as Widow Froyland

Jennifer as Widow Froyland

Catherine Lynch as Ingrid Tull

Catherine as Ingrid Tull

Ariel Weaver as Eva Torvald

Ariel as Eva Torvald

Cameron as Henrik Rogstad

Cameron as Henrik Rogstad

Luke as Sigmund

Luke as Sigmund

Caroline (Helga), Katy Rose (Olga), Jennifer (Widow Froyland)

Caroline (Helga), Katy Rose (Olga), Jennifer (Widow Froyland)

Lexi as Lena and Patience as Kristina

Lexi as Lena Tull and Patience as Kristina Torvald

Lexi as Lena and Patience as Kristina

Lexi as Lena and Patience as Kristina

Savannah as Leif

Savannah as Leif

Josh as Peter Whist and Jedediah as Olaf Whist

Josh (Peter Whist) and Jedediah (Olaf Whist)

Danny (Dagfinn Froyland) and Isaiah (Otto Romen)

Danny (Dagfinn Froyland) and Isaiah (Otto Romen)

Savannah (Leif), Josh (Peter Whist), and Amanda (Ida)

Savannah (Leif), Josh (Peter Whist), and Amanda (Ida)

Tristen/Me (Astrid) and Grace (Erica)

Tristen/Me (Astrid) and Grace (Erica)

Brady (Frank) and Danny (Dagfinn Froyland)

Brady (Frank) and Danny (Dagfinn)

Jesse (Gierloff), Danny (Dagfinn Froyland), and Jerry (Death Angel)

Jesse (Gierloff), Danny (Dagfinn), and Jerry (Death Angel)

Tristen/Me (Astrid) and Kate (Anne Sofi/Johan)

Tristen/Me (Astrid) and Kate (Anne Sofi/Johan)

Jeremy as Herlaug

Jeremy as Herlaug

Jeremy as Herlaug

Jeremy as Herlaug

Stephan as a German Soldier

Stephan as a German Soldier

Jeremy (Herlaug), Cameron (Rogstad), Jedediah (Olaf), Zack (Arne Torvald)

Jeremy (Herlaug), Cameron (Rogstad), Jedediah (Olaf), Zack (Arne Torvald), and Isaiah (Otto)

Kate (Anne Sofi/Johan) and Catherine (Ingrid)

Kate (Anne Sofi/Johan) and Catherine (Ingrid)

Patrick (Commandant Flysch) and Jennifer (Widow Froyland)

Patrick (Commandant Gerhard Flysch) and Jennifer (Widow Froyland)

Samantha (Secretary) and Patrick (Commandant)

Samantha (Secretary) and Patrick (Commandant)

Samantha (Secretary), Justin (Director), and Patrick (Commandant)

Samantha (Secretary), Justin (Director), and Patrick (Commandant)

Madison (Elsa) and Jedediah (Olaf)

Madison (Elsa) and Jedediah (Olaf)

If you would like to purchase a copy of The Lions of Trondheim, click here.

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Hero

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This past week I attended a Drama Camp held for the Upstate Homeschool Co-op students by the Logos Theater. We put on a performance titled Hero.

Quick Summery: Hero is about a group of kids in the year 2037 who go back in time to the Bible story of Shadrack, Mieshack, and Abendigo and discover who their true hero is: God.

I was casted as a Babylonian Captive and had an awesome time acting out this part. I am first seen in The Captive Scene as a Jewish girl being taken from my homeland, Judea, to be a slave in Babylon. In the next scene, The Feasting Scene, I have become a Pagan wine barrier. Skip one scene and you can find me in the Furnace scene. Here I am transferred into a Christian.

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My little group is in the background on the right side of this picture. I am in the middle of the three.

During Saturday’s performance a friend asked my dad who I was playing. He answered, “She’s a Babylonian, Pagan, Jewish, Christian, Captive.”

Despite all the prayers prayed before and during Friday’s performance it was really bad. If you don’t agree with that then let’s say we could have done a whole lot better. I’m not even going to start to list all the mistakes made. Thankfully Saturday’s performance was a lot better and had barely any mistakes.

Being an actor at the Logos Theater is a wonderful experience and I can not wait for next year’s drama camp.

To view pictures of both performances click here: http://travisrunion.smugmug.com/School/HERO/

If you would like to purchase a DVD copy of Hero click here: http://academyofarts1.mybigcommerce.com/hero/