Friday, September 18, 2009

Summer School

Hey, you guys? Remember that movie called "Summer School" starring Mark Harmon (now of NCIS fame)? Yeah, neither do I. But what I do remember is Cassie Sparkman's incredible rec room show by the same name.

Cassie brought together writers & actors to interpret the writing of the students she works with. In some cases, writers used the students' poems as inspiration, writing responses or imitations of that work. In other cases, people performed the actual student work, giving us a glimpse of the kind of talent that most of us wish we could harness in ourselves.

Thank you to Cassie and Jenny for bringing this show to rec room. You work with amazing and talented kids, and it's really nice to know that they have the support of mentors like you to encourage them. And it's nice to know that we have awesome friends like you, too.

Bottoms Up!

I didn't want to list performers for this show because it was unlike our regular shows. There was no separation of audience and performer; we were all just guests. Nic invited each of us to come out that night and give a toast to whatever we wanted to toast. And even though she asked us not tom, how could we help but toast to her?

This summer rec room has said goodbye to some very close friends. Nic flew off to the mountains of Colorado, and Meg packed up and moved to New York. We wish them the best of luck in their new homes, and seriously, we miss them everyday.