Failure is Success

Failure is successs… we have misled people into thinking that you succeed by being successfully each time you do something… WRONG!!!! YOU FAIL!!! YOU FAIL AGAIN!!! YOU GO OUT THERE AND PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE TO SUCCEED… THOUGH YOU CAN JUST AS EASILY FAIL! To fail is a major part of being successful… […]

What’s Your Passion?

I try to remember to ask people, “What’s your passion?” We all are taught to ask, “What do you do?” Mostly so that we can judge them, put them in a certain box and know if we’re better or worst off then them. I joke and say I ask kids, “What do they want to […]

Santa Visits Salem On LIVE TV

Santa Visits Salem Whitney M. Woodworth | Statesman Journal 7:20 p.m. PT Dec. 17, 2016 Santa [Father Yule John Rakestraw] braved the frosty weather and icy streets and made a pit stop Saturday in Salem by [the] CCTV studios to meet and chat with visitors on live TV. Children were able to ask Santa questions, […]

Snap That Selfie

Snap Snap, Smile, Say Cheese… Never retake a selfie again with these easy tricks for snapping amazing selfies every time. First… Have someone else take your picture. Turn to your friend, a family member, even a stranger on the street and have them take your picture. Most times it will be better then the one […]

Santa Claus Should Live in all of Us

Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Father Yule, Kris Kringle, Santy, or simply Santa… Santa Claus, that brilliant mythical figure, with historical origins who, in many Western cultures, brings gifts to the homes of well-behaved, “nice” children on Christmas Eve (24 December) and the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December). A […]

Eagles and a Hawk, Great Totems

Eagles and a Hawk, Great Totems | First Night of Blocking… | Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, staring Father Yule John Rakestraw | Elizabethan Era Had A Total Different Thought & Thinking Process | The Actor and his Text | Old Fart Goes Back to Doing Live Theatre! Eagles and a Hawk, Great Totems. Last […]

The Fun of Acting and the Reality of Being an Actor…

The Fun of Acting | Living the Part | Introduction | Monologues | Tools of the Trade | Owning the Space | Voicing the Character | Roleplaying as the Character | The Voice at its Best *New* Santa Improv: Living the Moments Class # One – It’s called show business, not show art… I truly […]

First Night of Blocking…

First Night of Blocking… | Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, staring Father Yule John Rakestraw | Elizabethan Era Had A Total Different Thought & Thinking Process | The Actor and his Text | Old Fart Goes Back to Doing Live Theatre! Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, staring Father Yule John Rakestraw Our great director Rob […]

First Read Through of Midsummer

First Read Through of Midsummer | Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, staring Father Yule John Rakestraw | Elizabethan Era Had A Total Different Thought & Thinking Process | The Actor and his Text | Old Fart Goes Back to Doing Live Theatre! | We had our first rehearsal tonight on top of Skinner’s Butte in […]

Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, staring Father Yule John Rakestraw | Elizabethan Era Had A Total Different Thought & Thinking Process | The Actor and his Text | Old Fart Goes Back to Doing Live Theatre! | Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, staring Father Yule John Rakestraw as Egeus/Peter Quince, in a park on top […]