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« Reply #240 on: June 23, 2018, 06:47:18 PM »
Thanks for letting us know, Yas, and sorry for your loss. My mom passed away a few years ago, and we try to spend more time with my dad now, so I understand completely. Family first, always! And know your RP family is always here when you need us.  +heartu+

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« Reply #241 on: June 24, 2018, 01:30:48 PM »
Just a face for a name. This is Ivan Vasiliev, whose face I am borrowing to portray Alexei Barinov, currently an NPC and guest dancer with the Shanachie Ballet Company.


Alexei Barinov

And this is him performing in the gala - https://youtu.be/PIb3RnBlGZs

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« Reply #242 on: July 29, 2018, 10:32:37 AM »
Just FYI, I haven't forgotten that I promised icons for the gala! Just delayed in getting them back from the DM peeps. I will be distributing them as soon as they arrive in my Inventory. Thanks for your patience and continued participation, everyone! :)

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« Reply #243 on: August 13, 2018, 01:24:50 PM »
I am so sorry my posting has been all over the place for the last few months, folks! I have no excuse, not really. I have updated the first post of the Calendar thread, for anyone who wants to see what's coming up. Fingers crossed I won't forget to open the auditions in a couple of weeks!
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« Reply #244 on: August 31, 2018, 06:36:12 PM »
Last chance to audition for the 2018-2019 season roll call - the thread will be locked when I get online tomorrow. Two things I need to point out, however;

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- Any child character who is in STARS is automatically considered to be on the Roll Call, and does not need to audition. Just PM the character's name and age, and I'll add them to the STARS list.

- After paying closer attention to the timeline of shows and rehearsals, I am putting my foot down. A character can be a regular in one of the companies only. They can guest in two, but not if they are already a regular in one. There are two exceptions to this rule, because they have plausible circumstances that allow them to manage it.


To clarify, if you are a regular in the Theater or Rep Company, you are committed to two weeks of long days of rehearsal followed immediately by two weeks of performances (for the Ballet, the rehearsal time runs over a month, and the performances three weeks). Rehearsals and performances for the differing companies overlap. It is just not possible for most people to be able to attend rehearsals and perform a different show in the evening. I know on Rhy'Din that anything is possible, but Mataya would never forgive herself if she let someone burn out through over-work.
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« Reply #245 on: August 31, 2018, 09:09:34 PM »
Okay, I'm done. I've been polite. Polite apparently doesn't cut it.

It seems as though a few things need to be made perfectly clear here.

I do not just run the Shanachie Theater. I created the Shanachie Theater. It is my setting, and I open it up to others to create playable situations.

So what does this mean?

Well, it means that if you give me attitude, I can and will prevent your attempt to join the Shanachie's Roll Call. If you message me expecting to be given special treatment without offering even a modicum of respect in your approach, you'll be lucky if I allow your character's audition to remain on the board. Anything that I deem inappropriate posted in the Shanachie Theater forum boards will be deleted.

No, I am not punishing anyone. No, I am not singling anyone out. I am trying incredibly hard not to be bitchy, but push harder, and I may not stay that way inclined. Since it needs to be explained, here is the explanation.

It takes a lot of time and energy to put on a production in a theater. The Rep and Theater Companies would, in the real world, be signing up for two weeks of intensive rehearsal for every single show they're in - long days, not just a couple of hours and then home. The Sunday between rehearsals and first performance would be the longest day of all, set aside for technical and dress rehearsals - during which anything could go wrong and set time back another hour or more. Some technical and dress rehearsal days I have been a part of have not ended until 4am. The Ballet Company rehearses intensively daily - that's every day, regardless of whether or not a performance is being prepped for. Performers are expected to be in the theater at least an hour before the curtain goes up, sometimes more dependent on costuming and make up. It is a massive commitment to be a part of just one of these companies.

If you have a child character (NPC or PC), you can sign them up for STARS with a simple PM to me, and they are automatically on the Roll Call for any production that requires children. They do not need to audition, or be on the official Roll Call list, in that case.

That is my logic when I say that you cannot have your character be a full member of more than one company, and even guesting in another company is dodgy from a pure time point of view. These are the exceptions I will make;

- A full member of the Ballet Company may be able to guest for the Theater or Rep, provided they are content with taking minor roles in their guest places.

- A full member of the Theater or Rep Companies might be able to guest for the other (not the Ballet), provided they recognize that - should they have roles in adjacent productions - their roles will be minor in both.

- If you feel your character can do more, and can explain how to me in a way that doesn't condescend or suggest that I have to do what you want, then feel free to PM me so we can discuss it.

Write ups and casting take a surprising amount of work to get sorted. Yes, I know I have been lax with them in the last few months, but surprise, surprise, I am an actual person. I have my own problems to deal with, which no one is entitled to know the details of. If I choose to share those details, it is with people I know and trust.

My setting, my theater, and my time are not yours to piss about with as you wish, or to s*** on just because I'm not bending over backwards to make you feel special.

I hope this is now clear to everyone who seems to have a problem with my stipulations. If you feel like PMing me to bitch, don't bother. And I'm sorry this is an angry post - I'm really not in the mood to be messed around right now.
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« Reply #246 on: September 02, 2018, 04:01:24 PM »
Ladies and Gents: Icons for the 2018 Summer Gala have been disbursed. Please let me know if I forgot anyone, and thanks again to everyone who participated. I hope you all enjoyed it, and hopefully, see you all again at next year's gala! :)

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« Reply #247 on: September 02, 2018, 08:26:03 PM »
[quote:b56ad82bb5="Anthony De Luca"]Ladies and Gents: Icons for the 2018 Summer Gala have been disbursed. Please let me know if I forgot anyone, and thanks again to everyone who participated. I hope you all enjoyed it, and hopefully, see you all again at next year's gala! :)[/quote]
Nice icon!
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« Reply #248 on: September 03, 2018, 01:29:37 PM »
[quote:f1a6d01040="Eeva"][quote:f1a6d01040="Anthony De Luca"]Ladies and Gents: Icons for the 2018 Summer Gala have been disbursed. Please let me know if I forgot anyone, and thanks again to everyone who participated. I hope you all enjoyed it, and hopefully, see you all again at next year's gala! :)[/quote]
Nice icon![/quote]

It's just the gala poster in miniature, but glad you like it. :)

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« Reply #249 on: September 08, 2018, 10:26:53 AM »
Hey, all! The majority of the new Roll Call is up, as is the new roster for STARS (which I have been shamefully lax with, I do apologize).

There won't be any acceptance letters going out this year, purely because I'm struggling enough right now without adding more work for myself! ~chuckles~ What you need to know is -

- If you're Theater, rehearsal starts on Monday 10th September.
- Repertory, rehearsal starts on Monday 17th September.
- Ballet, group training building to rehearsal in the fullness of time begins 8th October (but you are encouraged to make use of the facilities before then).

Love you guys - should be an interesting year!
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« Reply #250 on: September 17, 2018, 07:51:04 PM »
Just a quick note of praise. Really loved the new post with Anya and Tony. I have very much enjoyed reading the way their relationship has evolved over the last few years, as well as the very true to life relationship struggles they are facing that are threaded throughout the piece. Very well done! <3

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« Reply #251 on: September 18, 2018, 06:57:53 PM »
[quote:3b3b6bad91="Josette Wheeler"]Just a quick note of praise. Really loved the new post with Anya and Tony. I have very much enjoyed reading the way their relationship has evolved over the last few years, as well as the very true to life relationship struggles they are facing that are threaded throughout the piece. Very well done! <3[/quote]

Thanks, Josette! It was just a little impromptu scene that got away from us a little bit. Probably about as close to an argument as Tony and Anya are likely to get. Glad you enjoyed reading it, and thanks again for the praise! :)

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« Reply #252 on: September 20, 2018, 10:09:36 PM »
[quote:4656a32487="Anthony De Luca"]Thanks, Josette! It was just a little impromptu scene that got away from us a little bit.[/quote]

Those can be some of the best scenes ever.  :D

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« Reply #253 on: December 08, 2018, 01:53:04 AM »
I'm sorry it took me a minute to post. Real life, yanno?
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« Reply #254 on: December 09, 2018, 09:18:34 AM »
[quote:08f408a6e0="Jakob"]I'm sorry it took me a minute to post. Real life, yanno?[/quote]

Don't worry about it, Jakob! I have a lot going on, too, and have been very remiss with my posting. We love reading everyone posts, however few or many! :)