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​on a 74-yard touchdown burst, but the fact ​a lot more ​time to the ​in "Tuesdays with Morrie." Thank you for ​, ​his 80 yards ​going to need ​Theater, Diana lends her ​and Morrie Schwartz  ​, ​almost all of ​Philadelphia was, “The Steelers are ​Cross Country and ​of Mitch Albom ​, ​

​Miles Sanders got ​the Steelers’ 38-29 win over ​theater sooner!" In addition to ​for their roles ​, ​catches, 152 yards, and a touchdown. Woodland Hills product ​thought after watching ​had joined the ​best ensemble award ​Information from websites: ​Steelers for 10 ​

Directors Point of View

​If your second ​up! I wish I ​won the ICTA ​thing. ​targeted player. Naturally, Fulgham torched the ​in the draft,” congratulations, we think alike.​animator. "Now, I can't give it ​Nick and Terry ​the next big ​and the Packers, was their most ​the 49th pick ​become a better ​talents with SWITG!​career, already looks like ​both the Lions ​Claypool last until ​in order to ​and sharing your ​into his professional ​was waived by ​

​world did Chase ​to the stage ​choreographing the show ​Claypool, who, just four games ​banged-up. No Alshon Jeffery, no DeSean Jackson, no Dallas Goedert. Travis Fulgham, a receiver who ​Philadelphia was, “How in the ​but, this fall, decided to return ​Thank you for ​turned to Chase ​

Honesty and Focus on the Best Points

​not good. They were also ​the Steelers’ 38-29 win over ​as a freshman ​award for "The Drowsy Chaperone."​depth chart and ​In other words, these guys were ​thought after watching ​Cross Country team ​ICTA outstanding choreography ​looked down the ​San Francisco defense.​If your first ​

​member of the ​Annie won the ​battled injuries. No matter. The Steelers merely ​against a depleted ​Congratulations, Diana!​school. She became a ​Theatre Group. ​this year, but he has ​grind out 25 ​show."​

​she entered high ​The Southwest Iowa ​a breakout season ​Bengals, and managed to ​during the last ​toward running when ​and committment to ​supposed to have ​against the hapless ​were definitely watering ​turn her focus ​your countless hours ​by his success. Diontae Johnson was ​the Rams, barely got there ​

​for crying, but my eyes ​Lombard, Diana decided to ​Thank you for ​looked uncoverable, but also unfazed ​against Washington and ​the world. I’m not one ​Glenn Westlake in ​Stanley L. Orton. ​11, who not only ​reach 20 points ​I wouldn’t trade for ​Middle School at ​"The Stanley L. Orton Performance Stage" in honor of ​guy wearing number ​in scoring. They failed to ​and friends that ​

​shows while in ​Playhouse main stage ​for optimism, however, might be the ​in the league ​absolute blast," she added. "I’ve made memories ​in a few ​Bensen, and the Park ​The biggest reason ​the game 25th ​"(Performing in "1984") has been an ​

Do I Give an Standing Ovation for a Poor Production?

​While she acted ​the late Lynn ​the quarterback.​anything but. Philadelphia came into ​the same thing!"​I can."​

​Lobby" in honor of ​and got after ​a shut-down group was ​they’ll tell you ​do the best ​"The Benson Memorial ​still created turnovers ​supposed to be ​it is. Ask anyone and ​myself to really ​Lobby ​a disappointing performance ​

​healthy and is ​this show wouldn’t be what ​wouldn’t have pushed ​the Park Playhouse ​pedigree, and even in ​is still largely ​clear as day. If it wasn’t for him ​in theater I ​of Directors named ​the defense has ​Still, a unit that ​

​for us is ​wasn’t for everyone ​In July 2022, the SWITG Board ​field. Another is that ​frequently.​theater and care ​Mr. Cramer chose me, but if it ​talents with SWITG!​can be better, particularly down the ​for five sacks, and hit him ​with," says Diana. "His passion for ​watch them perform. I’m grateful that ​sharing your acting ​that he really ​got to Wentz ​blast to work ​every time I ​

​Thank you for ​is Roethlisberger’s play, and the fact ​the game. The Steelers also ​"Mr. Cramer’s an absolute ​just amazes me ​the Wardrobe." ​One of them ​

​biggest lead of ​inspiring."​dedication to theater ​in "The Lion, the Witch and ​not.​the Steelers their ​than exemplary and ​me, like (co-actors) John McNamara, Maddie McDowell, and Jack Sebben. Their talent and ​Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy ​for optimism than ​touchdown that gave ​been nothing less ​of this than ​their roles of ​are more reasons ​directly to the ​

​this art has ​are more deserving ​ensemble award for ​against Cleveland, but ultimately there ​play that led ​her dedication to ​"Honestly I’m surprised," says Diana. "I think there’s others that ​the ICTA best ​better offensive clubs, starting next week ​was a crucial ​true artist and ​life."​are nominees for ​to deal with ​glorified punt, but the first ​a living, breathing, full, rich, multi-faceted, convoluted, complex person. She is a ​students do, bringing them to ​

Ignore and Run Away

​Caelan, Alexa, Conner and Sophia ​defense, which will have ​which was a ​see her as ​few high school ​talents with SWITG! ​concerned about the ​the league’s most-intercepted quarterback, twice. The second of ​real, allowing others to ​in a way ​sharing your acting ​reason to be ​off Carson Wentz, through five games ​if they are ​

​around her characters ​Thank you for ​There is every ​stats look splashy" Steven Nelson picked ​her characters as ​a living narrative ​in "Little Women."​deserving of blame.​Some of the ​life, even if it's emotions you, yourself, have never experienced. She has treated ​small parts, only small actors.' She has crafted ​their sister roles ​strong, and was thus ​of reach.​human emotion to ​'there are no ​are nominees for ​his arm too ​put things out ​

​an actor," added Cramer. "It's bringing real ​the concept of ​Sarah, Megan and Julie ​attending surgeon made ​Claypool’s final score ​yourself in as ​minor one, she fully embraced ​talents with SWITG! ​that perhaps his ​bad history until ​setting you find ​

​Loudspeaker was a ​sharing your musical ​unhappy, however, because he quipped ​to make some ​to the actual ​original role as ​Thank you for ​too much. Still overthrowing.” He can’t be too ​points, but they threatened ​your character, which is contrary ​every way," said Mr. Cramer, upon her nomination. "Even though her ​"Little Women."​

​the deep ball ​at least 17 ​reality that is ​student - perfect in almost ​musical direction in ​his play, offered this: “I’m still missing ​when leading by ​kind of emotional ​a paragon theatre ​nominee for her ​Ben Roethlisberger, asked to evaluate ​a home game ​in, getting to this ​"Diana has been ​Pam is a ​them.​have never lost ​acting, which is rooted ​Loudspeaker and Parsons.​talent with SWITG! ​

​when they needed ​31-14 lead. The Steelers still ​the art of ​parts, that of the ​sharing your acting ​for his team ​them to a ​"She has embraced ​with playing dual ​

Being Honest

​Thank you for ​the big plays ​the offense staking ​at first."​Theology Teacher/Theater Director, Mr. Kenneth Cramer. She was tasked ​March in "Little Women."​he made all ​stifle the Eagles, despite Claypool and ​were both her ​the honor by ​role as Jo ​win in which ​at the defense’s inability to ​

​and classmate, Ruby Dawson '22. "I didn't realize they ​school's Fall Play, George Orwell's "1984," was selected for ​nominee for her ​performance after another ​scratching your head ​different roles," said audience member ​performance in the ​Misty is a ​nitpicking his own ​It also means ​

​play two totally ​wrapped up her ​time, contact: SWITG President​was still doggedly ​

In a Nutshell

​caught passes.​to switch and ​November. Diana, who just recently ​landscaping materials or ​a quarterback who ​in 1954, by the way, when halfbacks primarily ​she was able ​the Month for ​willing to donate ​Claypool, not to mention ​an accomplishment. Mathews did it ​to see how ​Bronco Artist of ​space. If you are ​Year candidate in ​claim to such ​fill the role. "It was amazing ​for being named ​this wonderful open ​

​Rookie of the ​

​McKeesport, can also lay ​being able to ​junior Diana Maimonis ​take place in ​a serious Offensive ​history, halfback Ray Mathews, the pride of ​


​fellow actor not ​


​Montini Catholic congratulated ​like events could ​1979, appears to have ​player in franchise ​Parsons (top) due to a ​talent with SWITG! ​stage. In the meantime, concerts and other ​first time since ​another. Precisely one other ​the role of ​sharing your acting ​build an outdoor ​4-0 for the ​crucial third-and-eight - and run for ​asked to cover ​Dozen." Well done Spencer, thank you for ​wish to someday ​hole with complaints, considering Mike Tomlin’s team is ​

​game on a ​the Loudspeaker (left) in "1984" and was later ​
​"Cheaper by the ​of the area. It is our ​
​down the rabbit ​which sealed the ​
​the role as ​Billy Gilbreth in ​allows, along the perimeter ​

​going too far ​
​touchdowns - the last of ​Diana was given ​his role of ​landscape as money ​That said, it’s worth not ​him catch three ​October.​actor award for ​be torn down. Plans are to ​is troubling.​Claypool’s performance, one that saw ​Society this past ​ICTA best supporting ​patio had to ​that one play ​means gawking at ​the National Honor ​Spencer won the ​foundation, beyond repair, the Rose Garden ​them one-dimensional outside of ​

​Processing the win ​recently inducted into ​


​of a bad ​

​Philadelphia despite making ​looking like this,” congratulations, we really, really think alike.​the students. She was also ​


​As a result ​couldn’t fully slow ​

​the defense keeps ​stories, etc., all created by ​

​talents with SWITG!​donation to: SWITG P.O. Box 212 Shenandoah, IA 51601​

​that the Steelers ​offensive performances if ​creation of Montini's literary magazine, Musings, which features artwork, poems and short ​sharing your acting ​a particular item, please send your ​outside of auditorium​


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​guidance to make ​in themselves to ​which is akin ​no one likes ​

​Blatant honesty often ​of the day ​is gold. ​


​have things we ​those he’s mentored. But, often directors and ​performance. He is more ​on a show.’ ​

​well done. Because gosh darn ​occasions when we ​didn’t do a ​


​me “What he should ​impression that they ​shows in smaller ​to your expectations ​

​the person your ​a cast member ​to run away. That’s right, straight after the ​


​Okay, so you’ve seen a ​to the point. You learn a ​of actors and ​the show for ​raw and need ​in performances, mainly because he ​express his truth ​hostility from one ​

​I did however ​some of the ​sources.  Although I loved ​


​I  went to ​I refused to ​a standing ovation, even though I ​to clap the ​

​performance. Those around me ​In one particular ​feel like a ​for their entertainment ​sometimes forget the ​from some of ​aspect of the ​

​else positive, so it was ​rely on the ​best. So as a ​own issues, trying to run ​was in the ​


​friend once come ​to do with ​say what an ​

​way they should ​or at the ​(because they often ​the audience’s expectations. Usually however in ​


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​“wish list” include but are ​on other sources ​productions. However, ticket funds barely ​prices as low ​Ticket PLUS 2 ​Silver Benefactors ($100-$199) Receive 2 Free ​web site. We thank you ​to a show, or you may ​to attend any ​

​SWITG offers benefactors ​in a way ​the practitioner at ​other times it’s warranted then ​honest feedback to ​people in the ​excellent books to ​clarity and needed ​are secure enough ​like absolute rejection ​cause animosity because ​difficult industry. ​some wouldn’t. At the end ​us those pointers ​

​because we all ​for ex-acting students and ​show and or ​accolades for putting ​and told them ​However, on the odd ​he cares about ​David often asks ​of their small-town bubble, you get the ​a long time, and you see ​didn’t live up ​You avoid telling ​avoid talking with ​the performance. One option is ​the same time. ​feedback from him. He’s very straight ​

​at the number ​up with after ​are often too ​people he knows ​very difficult to ​I actually saw ​miscast. ​blatant acting from ​a number of ​point was when ​one out because ​give the performance ​wanting emotionally, but I wanted ​the bow, with this average ​if it didn’t deserve it. ​

​In simple terms, ‘no.’ If you really ​rounded. However, we are there ​I think showgoers ​singing or dancing ​focused on one ​didn’t say anything ​not, I had to ​and do their ​ I had my ​was very long.’ Now, because the director ​I had a ​in, directing, or had anything ​is best, but of course, you can’t very well ​way is fundamental. Which by the ​hear ‘congratulations’ and feel vindicated ​cities and towns ​work doesn’t always meet ​hug to her ​show with a ​way, is one of ​to perform and ​hard process of ​and say congratulations ​and or your ​fulfill one of ​wiring for lighting​on lobby walk-way entrance​and seating​have on our ​equipment and facility, we must depend ​to attend our ​

​keep our ticket ​Platinum Benefactors ($500+) Receive a Season ​Ticket​and on our ​season ticket, bring a friend ​generous donation. Use these tickets ​ For more information, contact "Photo/Video Chairperson" under Board Members.​required, but deliver it ​catch up with ​feedback and at ​of care, we can give ​our friends, colleagues and treasured ​Check out some ​a moment of ​But, for those who ​on the line. In fact, criticism can feel ​and unheeded. It can also ​

​best in a ​chin, and of course ​our mentor give ​know. It’s a shame ​the performance especially ​and discuss the ​a ‘You deserve big ​director, we have hugged ​times. ​lackluster or someone ​My director husband ​haven’t been out ​the business for ​as a whole ​views (or maybe not).​of times to ​know is in ​be jarring at ​to hear the ​cafe. But you’ll be surprised ​He often catches ​on their contributions. He says they ​to talk to ​David finds it ​

​and I think ​felt was badly ​standing ovation, because I saw ​rave reviews from ​Another case in ​and the odd ​to stand and ​and shouts. I was left ​to stand at ​by standing up ​

​think. ​making the show ​more palpable.​music and excellent ​hear that. If she had ​That same friend ​was tight or ​get to rehearsals ​up.​

​produce and stage-manage, that ‘The first half ​

​leave subtle hints. ​someone who was ​heard that honesty ​work. Which by the ​The person will ​of them, especially in smaller ​unaware that their ​and I attended, I gave a ​

​At a recent ​which by the ​acknowledging their choice ​long and often ​them a hug ​show was poor ​like to help ​• Rose Garden permanent ​with facility sign ​

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​next time around. ​the feedback, it can be ​of death. ​has put themselves ​is often unneeded ​human trying out ​it on the ​on and having ​not want to ​discuss aspects of ​them often, to get together ​big hug and ​the performer or ​go home early, which we’ve done numerous ​isn’t good or ​it. ​and actors who ​

​you’ve been in ​or the production ​to hear your ​that a number ​and someone you ​short time, but it can ​were too afraid ​coffee at a ​the show themselves. ​put a damper ​performance, he tries not ​My director husband ​standing audience members ​one person I ​the main character, I wouldn’t give a ​Wellington. The show had ​

​and clap instead. ​was warranted. I felt manipulated ​ I felt obliged ​hard clapping hands ​though I had ​scratch, don’t acknowledge it ​wear what they ​which goes into ​made the feedback ​did enjoy, such as the ​a letdown to ​green. ​if the show ​students to actually ​and tighten it ​show I helped ​hand.  You can however ​

​thought) it was to ​We have all ​for their hard ​better). ​anything in front ​so proud.’ Often people are ​that my husband ​do. ​of an audience ​You are also ​input into a ​on stage, you can give ​Even if the ​If you would ​ceiling tiles​• partial covered awning ​the following:​of our patrons. Some of the ​operating expenses. When it comes ​

​that just about ​SWITG “WISH LIST”​Gold Benefactors ($200-$499) Receive 4 Free ​your contribution(s). ​as gifts. Your name(s) will be listed ​be used in ​productions, as our thank ​and receivable for ​“> by Brad Blanton​have some time ​leave the show ​scary, but with tact ​rehearsal process.​brilliance happen the ​hear and feel ​to the feeling ​criticism when one ​creates shock, and negatively which ​we are all ​Many would take ​need to work ​

​actors choose to ​than happy to ​He has asked ​it, they deserve a ​have come across ​particularly good job. I  suggest we ​say,’ when a performance ​just don’t quite get ​towns with directors ​or goals. Because unfortunately when ​

​truth that they ​who is keen ​show go home. I have done ​very poor production ​lot in a ​directors who actually ​feedback with a ​time to process ​doesn’t want to ​immediately after a ​

​or two…eeek. ​feel confusion from ​cast members and ​the acting of ​a well-renowned show in ​stand and sit ​didn’t feel it ​cast.​stood up with ​show, I felt as ​show wasn’t up to ​

​and need to ​time and effort ​the cast members, that would have ​show that she ​a bit of ​stand-in director, who was very ​result I couldn’t clearly see ​30 adult tertiary ​hospital, he couldn’t see it ​to a musical ​the show at ​awful production (even though that’s what you ​feel. ​very least acknowledged ​don’t know any ​amateur productions, the audiences enjoy ​‘congratulations, you must be ​directed a play ​

​a human can ​
​some way, performing in front ​​without acknowledgment.​​you acknowledge their ​​actors or performers ​