Hi I’m Corey. P. I’m 16 years old and a member of Islington Community Theatre (who run the Oracle Project). I’m also working as the Project Assistant for the IAMS Oracle.
Together again, after a long Christmas, we had yet another great session this week. We were busy welcoming back each other whilst encouraging team work and collaboration. We were trying to do all this whilst building on previous work we’ve done to do with time (some of which I sadly missed due to injury). We played 4 games!! First, ‘zip zap zoom’ for rhythm, focus and energy, then a game called ‘Change the action’ which requires a great deal of focus but proved to be, just a little, more difficult than expected. Following this game was one named ‘Bomb and Shield’, rest assured it was only explosive in energy, finally we played ‘falling trees’ to enhance the trust within our overall IAMS Oracle Family. Everyone was so focused and responsive. Then we got stuck into working on the theme “I wish time could speed up!”, splitting everyone into families (poor Jordanne having to join another as her fellow ‘Speedos’ weren’t present) where we each focused on different elements of a play showing this emotion: roles included Musicians, Playwrights/ Dialogue Writers, Soundscape/Environment Creators and Narrators. It was so interesting and exciting seeing how these linked together and could go towards our final performance!
Everyone really enjoyed the ‘Bomb and Shield’, and really seemed to take well to the trust involved in ‘Falling Trees’. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see a group take the role of physical actors as not enough people/ groups were present. Get well soon guys and get back ASAP!! We Miss you!!! The session gave us some great ideas for our show. One thing that was really effective was the fact that a soundscape could actually tell the story without us seeing a thing; the narration also really made us imagine the story and setting. But, timing was Amazing, with an, ever so slightly, late start, we managed to get through everything with relative ease.... Go Ola!! Next week we greatly look forward to seeing some more familiar faces! As if that’s not enough, we’ve all already moved up a level in our skills, but who will get the most House points? Finally, it has to be said.... Welcome back all!! What will the New Year bring?