Days 3 and 4 of my trip for the Lamplighter Guild were an absolute blast. Between going to Letchworth State Park for morning worship and hearing Andrew Peterson preform a concert for us, it was an awesome time!
Click read more to get my written account of both days. :)
The next day was Monday. Monday was the first full day of classes and sessions. After the opening session, all the dramatic arts people went over to the school to rotate though each of the classes - including stage and voice acting, script writing, sound design, and music composition - to determine which one they wanted to take. I was originally planning on taking scriptwriting and that's what I settled on in the long run. That night my roommates and I played Uno again but this time for not as long so we would actually be awake the next morning. xD
Then it was Tuesday. On Tuesday we all woke up real early so we would be ready for the shuttle pickup at 6:15 to Letchworth State Park which is also known as the Grand Canyon of the east. We had devotions and worship on a beautiful patch of grass that overlooked a huge part of the canyon. Honestly that was one of my favorite parts of the entire week. After that, we headed over to a waterfall and then split into our respective classes to get to work. (It was around this time when it started literally pouring rain) Unfortunately it took the writers and I a while to find a place for our class because the rooms we had planned on using at the nature center were already occupied. Eventually we found a nice conference room at an administrative building where we could work in peace. It was here that we split into groups of two students each and picked which scene we wanted to write for the audio drama that all the Dramatic Arts students would produce as their project. I worked with a girl named Marisha on the movie theater scene. Then for lunch, the rain had mostly subsided and we headed over to a large picnic area to eat after which we took a pretty (but very muddy) hike down to some more waterfalls in the lower part of the canyon. After that, we boarded the shuttles and headed back to Lamplighter Headquarters to do some more work on the script there. While in class at the school, I got really hungry again and remembered that I had put some food in my backpack that morning before we left. The entire class burst out laughing when I randomly pulled pancakes out of my backpack with no plate in the middle of the afternoon and started shoving my face. Shortly after, I pulled a folded plate out of my backpack that had a corncob and part of my sandwich from lunch which made the student next to me and I hardly able to contain our laughter because it was so random. I feel sorry for Mr. Matthew our teacher because we really were trying to listen but it was just so hard. After that it became a running gag to try and guess what sort of random food I'd pull out next. Since the rest of the week was at Mohonk which is very high class, I didn't really get to do that again but it was still fun to joke around about it. After dinner we enjoyed a concert by Andrew Peterson (who unfortunately wouldn't play my favorite song he wrote which is about Mexican cheese dip because he had retired it :( ) followed by Mr. Patrick (the acting teacher) taking auditions for the audio drama. Those who didn't audition themselves just watched. Then we headed back to the bread and breakfast to go to sleep so we'd be ready for the next morning.
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