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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Elizabethan Era Had A Total Different Thought & Thinking Process

Elizabethan Era Had A Total Different Thought & Thinking Process | The Actor and his Text | Old Fart Goes Back to Doing Live Theatre! | Old Fart Goes Back to Doing Live Theatre! When doing Shakespeare, we forget that people back in the Elizabethan era had a total different thought and thinking process then […]

An Actor and His Text

The Actor and his Text | Old Fart Goes Back to Doing Live Theatre! | The Actor and his Text by Cicely Berry This is an excellent book which opens actors up to the idea of studying the text of the play through the action of the words, the beats and the throughline of the […]

Getting Wedding License

Getting Wedding License In Oregon Nuptial Rites | Traditional Nuptials | Handfasting | The Marriage Broom | Getting Wedding License in Oregon Father Yule John Rakestraw Non-denominational Wedding Officiant I’m available as a Wedding Officiant through Gigsalad.com ​ In Oregon your marriage license can come from any County and be good in that or any […]

Bushy Bearded Santa

Bushy Bearded Santa, because not all hair on the face is created equal. Beards are like people they grow in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Some are wonderfully short and well-kept, others are long and wispy, some irreparably patchy and then there’s the other kind… Bushy! Today, we’re here to talk about the fuller […]