December 2017 events at Red Room


故事分享之夜 十二月號|Read Aloud : December
Friday, December 15 at 7 PM – 9 PM
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Repose, Visual Dialogues
Hosted by Lutetia露特西亞 and Red Room 紅坊國際村
November 17 – December 15 2017
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Stage Time and Wine XCIV 紅緣寄詩酒 94
December 16 2017, Saturday from 6:30 PM – 10 PM


Junior Improv!
Hosted by Red Room 紅坊國際村 and Stage Time and Juice at the Red Room 家庭聆聽分享會
December 23 2017, Saturday at 3 PM – 4:30 PM


Kind of Red XIV : 紅酒爵士夜 第十四場
December 29 2017, Friday, December 29 at 8 PM – 10 PM


The Juice Players Workshop: Green Eggs and Ham 兒童劇團:綠火腿和蛋 1/3
Hosted by Red Room 紅坊國際村 and Stage Time and Juice at the Red Room 家庭聆聽分享會
December 30 2017, Saturday, December 30 at 1:30 PM – 3 PM


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9 Sept 2017, Junior Improv! at the Red Room 兒童的即興劇

Saturday, September 9 at 10 AM – 12 PM

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Workshop: Junior Improv! at the Red Room
Time: Sat, Sept 9, at 10:00-12:00 pm
Location: The Red Room, TAF
Age: 7-12
Class Size: 4 students minimum, 16 students max (if cancelled, decision will be announced on Sept. 7, midnight. Any payments will be fully refunded)
Fees: NT 800:
**Special Discount for Previous Participants in Ruth’s workshops NT 600

Join a lively 2 hour Improv Drama Workshop hosted by Sharon Landon at the Red Room, just for the younger Juicers, from the ages of 7-12. The class will begin with warmups, and an introduction to Improv techniques which will then be applied in a series of games.

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/DOvcVVG6SSG1LSl63

**Benefits of learning improv techniques:

– Can help to nurture your developing personality and enhance your memory through improvisational techniques and games.

– Is a supportive and positive outlet for your creative energy.

– Helps a person learn to act quicker and improve their imagination and storytelling abilities

– Great for focusing the attention of extroverts and for bringing out the confidence of introverts.

– Improv at the Red Room is a way to make new friends and meet new people in a safe and welcoming environment.

– Improv will help you learn how to work with others as a team.

Improv will help improve listening skills including non-verbal elements of communication like gestures, facial expressions, body language and tone of voice.


About Sharon Landon:

Sharon studied drama and theater at the University of Hawaii and has trained with respected acting coaches in America. In addition to her film and commercial experience, Miss Landon has acted in several stage productions at the Robert Kaufmann Theater and Pasadena Theater Co. in Maryland, The Lab Space and Umay Theater in Taipei. Recently, she also played 5 different characters in the children’s theater production “Cry Wolf”.

Sharon is one of the core volunteers at the Red Room, and you may have also seen her appear before on the stage during Stage Time and Juice.


兒童的即興劇在紅房!

時 間|2017/09/09 星期六 11:00-12:00
人 數│16人
年 齡│7-12歲
費 用│800元(如已參加過Ruth課程再次報名可享優惠價600元)
語 言|英文(全程將使用英文方式進行)

由Sharon Landon專門為7-12歲青少年定製2小時的即興劇活動!
課程將從暖身開始、介紹即興技巧,然後將其透過遊戲方式讓青少年深入了解。

一整週中最好玩的在這裡!不需要任何經驗!

報名: https://goo.gl/forms/DOvcVVG6SSG1LSl63

學習即興劇技巧的優點:
*可以幫助培養發展個性,並通過即興技巧和遊戲增強您的記憶。
*是輔佐正面積極發展創意的渠道。
*幫助一個人學會更快的反應力,提高他們的想像力和講故事能力
*非常適合外向型的人集中注意力和引出內向者的信心。
*即興劇是在紅房安全和溫馨環境中認識結交新朋友的地方。
*即興劇將幫助學習團隊精神和其他人一起工作。

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關於Sharon Landon:
於夏威夷大學學習表演戲劇,
並在美國受過知名演藝教練的指導。
除此之外她擁有的電影和電視廣告經驗,
曾在馬里蘭州的 Robert Kaufmann劇院和Pasadena Theater、台北的實演場和烏梅劇院表演。
近日她也曾在遊戲英語工作坊的”大野狼壞壞”扮演5種不同的角色。

Sharon是紅房的重要志願者之一,
您可能也會在家庭聆聽分享會活動中看到她出現在舞台上。

23 August 2017, Teen Improv Too! at the Red Room 青少年的即興劇

Teen Improv Too! at the Red Room 青少年的即興劇
Wednesday, August 23 at 2 PM – 4 PM
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Workshop: Teen Improv Too! at the Red Room
Time: Wed, Aug 23, at 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: The Red Room, TAF
Age: 12-18
Class Size: 4 students minimum 16 students max
Fees: NT 800:
**Special Discount for Students of Aug. 2 Teen Improv! NT 600

Sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/ZD4fQdnnCS3oYaDT2

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Join a lively 2 hour Improv Drama Workshop hosted by Sharon Landon at the Red Room, custom tailored for teens from the ages of 12-18. The class will begin with warmups, and an introduction to Improv techniques which will then be applied in a series of games.

🎯 Warm up exercises from the first session will be repeated with slight variations, and then some new challenges will be introduced. 🎯

The most fun you’ll have all week! No experience necessary!

**Benefits of learning improv techniques:

– Can help to nurture your developing personality and enhance your memory through improvisational techniques and games.

– Is a supportive and positive outlet for your creative energy.

– Helps a person learn to act quicker and improve their imagination and storytelling abilities

– Great for focusing the attention of extroverts and for bringing out the confidence of introverts.

– Improv at the Red Room is a way to make new friends and meet new people in a safe and welcoming environment.

– Improv will help you learn how to work with others as a team.

Improv will help improve listening skills including non-verbal elements of communication like gestures, facial expressions, body language and tone of voice.

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About Sharon Landon:

Sharon studied drama and theater at the University of Hawaii and has trained with respected acting coaches in America. In addition to her film and commercial experience, Miss Landon has acted in several stage productions at the Robert Kaufmann Theater and Pasadena Theater Co. in Maryland, The Lab Space and Umay Theater in Taipei. Recently, she also played 5 different characters in the children’s theater production “Cry Wolf”.

Sharon is one of the core volunteers at the Red Room, and you may have also seen her appear before on the stage during Stage Time and Juice.

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青少年的即興劇在紅房!

時 間|2017/08/23 星期二 14:00-16:00
人 數│16人
年 齡│12-18歲
費 用│800元(如已參加過8/2課程再次報名可享優惠價600元)
語 言|英文(全程將使用英文方式進行)

由Sharon Landon專門為12-18歲青少年定製2小時的即興劇活動!
課程將從暖身開始、介紹即興技巧,然後將其透過遊戲方式讓青少年深入了解。

***活動流程我們會比照上一場做些微的變動並增加新的挑戰!***

一整週中最好玩的在這裡!不需要任何經驗!

報名: https://goo.gl/forms/ZD4fQdnnCS3oYaDT2

學習即興劇技巧的優點:
*可以幫助培養發展個性,並通過即興技巧和遊戲增強您的記憶。
*是輔佐正面積極發展創意的渠道。
*幫助一個人學會更快的反應力,提高他們的想像力和講故事能力
*非常適合外向型的人集中注意力和引出內向者的信心。
*即興劇是在紅房安全和溫馨環境中認識結交新朋友的地方。
*即興劇將幫助學習團隊精神和其他人一起工作。

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關於Sharon Landon:
於夏威夷大學學習表演戲劇,
並在美國受過知名演藝教練的指導。
除此之外她擁有的電影和電視廣告經驗,
曾在馬里蘭州的 Robert Kaufmann劇院和Pasadena Theater、台北的實演場和烏梅劇院表演。
近日她也曾在遊戲英語工作坊的”大野狼壞壞”扮演5種不同的角色。

Sharon是紅房的重要志願者之一,
您可能也會在家庭聆聽分享會活動中看到她出現在舞台上。

Monkeying Around at The Red Room, May 2017

The Story of the Monkey King

On May 20, at the Red Room, we had a performance. The name of the play was “The Monkey King.” I was one of the monkeys. My sister and many others were also there. The Monkey King was played by Max.
The story happens in ancient China, thousands and thousands of years ago. There was darkness and chaos. Then, the earth, the moon and the sky were created. On one of the mountains, there was a pregnant stone. One day, it split open and gave birth to a monkey. This monkey made friends with all the animals. Later, the other monkeys made him their king.
It was much fun!

By Petru Luca


Monkeying Around at The Red Room

On a Friday night, as my dad was checking his Facebook, he found some info about “The Monkey King,” a Red Room play for kids under nine. When he told Petru (my brother) about this, he was quite excited. I sighed quietly, because I love everything about drama and plays—but I am twelve, so I couldn’t be part of this show.

Two weeks later, things began for real. We went to the Red Room for Petru to practice. There we met Max, a smart kid, always in high spirits. There was also Victor, a shy boy, Adam, his father, Esther and Minka, Rachel, and also Cindy and Sharon. I thought that this whole play thing was pretty childish (that’s because I was really jealous, of course) … until Ruth, the author of the script and the director, asked me to join in. This made me feel fantastic! Then, during the next rehearsals, I was really into it. I shared some of my ideas with the class. I tried my best to memorize the lines. It was fun!

Finally, after much work, performance day came. I was nervous. Then, I thought that I shouldn’t be that stiff! After all, this was for fun and we wanted to make the kids coming to see us really enjoy themselves. And then the play started! Alas, it also ended much too quickly! We got much applause and people kept on saying: “I totally loved it!” At the very end, Ruth had a surprise for us—tiny little crowns! She put them on our heads and crowned us as princes and princesses!

This is, dear readers, my short account of those wonderful days. Now the curtain must fall, and so this is

of my text.

By Alexandra Luca

The Word from R4

The Monkey King at Stage Time and Juice XXIII (May 20, 2017)

Six kids, aged 6 – 12 plus two fathers plus two adults with performing experience joined forces to depict the opening scenes of the epic legend: The Journey to the West.
With words, our expressive bodies, music and a few found objects, we presented a rendition of the origin of The Monkey King from the ancient Chinese tale.

The children creatively used their bodies and voices in expressive interpretive dance to depict Chaos (before the Earth was formed), then the planets and, finally, the Immortal Stone from which the Stone Monkey was born. Then the players transformed into the animals who greeted the Stone Monkey and then again into the monkeys who eventually became the subjects of the Handsome Monkey King.

Full album can be viewed here:
Stage Time & Juice 23:Monkeys and Mischief

According to legend, as the monkeys played in a stream, they wondered where the water came from. They followed the stream to a waterfall. We used a length of pale blue fabric, leading it out across and around the playing area. The fathers held one end up high to create the image of a waterfall while the children ducked under: playing in the “water”.
Most of the spoken words came from our Narrators but the children had key lines that gave the performance life and moved the story along.

Our music sources were recordings of traditional Chinese bamboo flute and guzheng, contemporary Japanese sound-collage and the Big Band (1940’s American Swing) classic “Sing, Sing, Sing.”

The young lad who took the title role, wrote the following reflection on his experience:

It was mind boggling to mEEE just dancing around and actually be King and do this amazing stuff! My favorite parts are jumping in and out from the waterfall and when they say “Long live our great king!”. It was fun in many ways! The top three of my favorite things in this Monkey King production are: 1. Muffins, 2. Rehearsals, 3. Having fun doing everything. I like Ms. Ruth shows us how to do teamwork, we had a good team. I learned how to remember lines and do the theatrics. I also learned how to move around projecting my voice. I love to share my ideas with everybody, too. Of course, I love to do this again, because there were cupcakes and muffins, AND because I can participate in the performance. I like to perform, and I want to do another performance in the next one. ~ Max

Two additional performing Juicers wrote about their experiences. You can read them here…”

And, finally, a drawing by Juicer Charlotte Jade

And that’s the eNews for May 2017
from the Red Room, the culture of listening and sharing.

Hello from the sound crew of the Monkey King!

The March Hare, STJ April 2017

There is no predicting how a Stage Time and Juice show will come together. We usually start by throwing around themes that have to do with the month. Alliteration is always a plus. Sometimes we will approach someone to do some sort of activity or performance within the show, and we will build around that. The theming is not always central to the event, but on the occasion where the separate participants coalesce around it, magic begins to take place.

Let’s not feign total innocence with the selection of last month’s theme of “The March Hare”: we knew that Ruth Landowne Giordano had staged the Reader’s Theater production of “A Mad Tea Party,” Chapter 7 from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland in the past. We had a sneaky feeling that if we dangled the title in front of her, she wouldn’t allow this opportunity to slide by. As it turns out, not only was Ruth game to revive it, but she wanted to update it with a twist: by incorporating some Juicers as readers. As she explained, “I think the addition of the children will make the production quite sweet.”

Once the decision of hosting a mad tea party had been set, we transformed the event into a British high tea by serving up scones made from KP Kitchen’s wonderful mix, decked out with clotted cream and jam. We also provided “Drink-Me” punch, a concoction whose recipe is known only to the alchemists of the Red Room. Unfortunately, the punch was a grand failure: none of the Juicers changed their shapes or sizes, although it may have had some contribution to transforming some of the guests into performers.

A few weeks before the event, we received a most unusual request: a mother was wondering whether she could hold a birthday party celebration at Juice. This gave us pause: we had never thought to combine our stage event with a private celebration. On the other hand, the temptation of holding a real birthday party within a staged tea party was too much of a temptation to resist. The Mad Hatter and the March Hare would have appreciated the flipping inside out of the situation. Once we had acquiesced, mom Nomita signed off with the curious remark: “I like this theme.”

Photo by Jean-Jacques Chen

It turns out she is an artist who sculpts in cake and fondant: she showed up with a remarkable stacked tower of a cake, covered with Alice in Wonderland motifs. It took her two days to shape and paint it. Needless to say, the Juicers demolished it in minutes. Unfortunately, that’s the way it goes with us: we know a good thing when we see it, and we consume it.

The show itself began with our open mic lineup. There were many first-time visitors on the stage, who tenuously shared poems and jokes. One boy performed a spectacular Indian dance, complete with cool dude sunglasses. Two siblings introduced a game, and invited audience members up on the stage to get slapped on the hand. Another sang a sad love ballad while she played the guitar. One girl played a musical piece on the keyboard.

Constance Woods tried to teach us how to dance the Pata-Pata in five minutes. Due to our failure to fully grasp the subtleties of her performance, she has agreed to return and get us all wash wiping and hopping in proper South African form in May.

The show ended with the performance of “A Mad Tea Party.” We were amazed at how polished the junior Juicers looked next to their talented R4 counterparts.

There is a link to the YouTube of the entire “A Mad Tea Party” performance and some footage and photos of this special event on our Stage Time and Juice Facebook page. Although it’s nice to look at pictures to try to understand what is going on, we heartily recommend that you to come to our events in person to experience for yourself the indescribable.

And that’s what you missed at Stage Time and Juice!

Carol Yao