Most people think the New York Yankees’ new $1.5 billion stadium is pretty great. Where in New York to find the best shredded pork, empanadas and tres leches cake. Not only does it commemorate the historic miracle that Hanukkah celebrates, but it also offers Yidden metros a sense of New York Citys Jewish community at a time when it seems the entire city is festooned with Christmas lights and Santas. Whether theyre scrambling to find eggnog for a last-minute shopper, parking cars for holiday sightseers or fighting fires for someone who left the space heater on, for many New Yorkers, Christmas is just another working day. While playing with my college team at the annual New York Rugby Sevens Tournament, I realized that while I have largely given up my cleats and shorts for the pumps and skirts of adulthood, rugby itself has also become more mature and polished.
Byron Reese, a 36-year-old entrepreneur from Texas, created the Happy News Web site in response to people telling him they were tired of hearing only negative news. Move over, Amateur Night at the Apollo now New Yorks undiscovered performers are making their debut in a New York City public hospital. A New York Press writer, Matt Taibbi talks about his new book, playing sports in Russia and Mongolia and his travels around the world. Falun Gong demonstrations became a common sight for New York pedestrians this summer as followers of the practice, which originated in China, set up exhibitions in prominent New York City locations. Now Falun Gong has spread to a new locale even closer to home than the village streets: the Kimmel Center at New York University.
Even on a student budget, you can sample plenty of great New York restaurants if you eat lunch out rather than dinner. Though the bestselling novel The Nanny Diaries focused on New York City parents exploiting their babysitters and forcing them to be surrogate mothers, many New York babysitters enjoy the chance to experience a taste of the high-life.
Comedy, Cancer, and Cannabis: Alan Park’s Wild Ride
By all accounts, things were going well for Alan Park in the mid-2000s. The primetime cable show, which kept tabs on the minutiae of the country’s political and cultural inner workings, saw Park become the regular face of many of the show’s political impersonations, from former Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the United States’ Donald Rumsfeld, and even Barack Obama. Park would continue working with Air Farce for these specials, although soon, to the dismay of his fans, it appeared as if Park had dropped into near oblivion. As he reveals in Green Crush with Alan Park, the weekly podcast he launched earlier this year, the comedian got some not-so-good news that saw him indefinitely sidelined from the comedy acting and writing gigs he loved dearly. Park’s acerbic wit underscores a fearless attitude perfectly suited to someone who’s twice beat stage-four cancer.
On Green Crush, the comedian-turned-podcaster talks about cannabis’ cancer-fighting benefits and attacks cannabis myths spread by the government. Where Royal Canadian Air Farce mocked the little details of Canada’s political goings, Park does the same with Canada’s legalization plan and the ballooning costs that law enforcement officials they say they’ll face. A frequent target of Park’s is Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, especially since her ministers announced that the province would restrict all forthcoming sales of recreational cannabis to 150 government-run stores and one government-run website. His voice sounds much more gruff than it had on Air Farce, and the acerbic wit he now employs underscores a give-no-fucks attitude that only someone who twice beat stage-four cancer could have. The whole angle Park brings to the show is one of a conspiracy-theorist radio host.
Now, Park is doing that with cannabis, becoming a sort of Canadian-marijuana Alex Jones. There’s no stopping Alan Park-on every episode of Green Crush he cites some of the science behind the notion that cannabis may treat cancer.
Skits, Plays, & Scripts
The Topic: Skits, Plays, & Scripts Easier – A play is a story that is written to be acted on a stage or in a theater. Acting is to perform, to play a part, to pretend to be a character in a play for theater, a movie, television or radio. Harder – Theater happens when an actor or actors perform on a stage while an audience is watching. These four essentials – – actors, audience, space, and performance – – are theater. Major areas of concentration are: theater history, theater terms, theater games, resources, an original skit, and a tour of a real children’s theater.
Us/mccormick/rt/RTHOME.htm Reader’s Theater involves children in oral reading through reading parts in scripts. Visit several of the websites to insure that you understand the concepts and procedures that define Reader’s Theater. Thinkquest.org/21722/ Study the history of western theater from the time of ancient Greece to the twentieth century. Htm Here are guidelines for students creating scripts for Reader’s Theater. Then students research and report on a present-day theater form.
Html Students will read and/or listen to the English folk tale, perform as a Readers Theater piece,respond to writing prompts, identify basic drama literary terms, compare/contrast with another Cinderella variant, and create a graphic response to the story. Html play skit script scriptwriting poetry drama puppetry makeup storytelling blocking acoustics sound effect backstage cue dresser house lights footlights company spotlight dress rehearsal debate prop technical rehearsal proscenium arch stage right dance pantomime stage manager role stage left cast audition set Kabuki costume sound check Globe Theatre dialogue house character stage direction theater theater monologue ad-lib antagonist actor mask ‘break a leg’ scene choreographer protagonist radio soliloquy acting improvisation Broadway entertainment tragedy writing Created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 1..