FeatureFriday

Feature Friday: Nola

We’re starting off our 2022/23 Feature Fridays with a spotlight on Nola, who has recently rejoined the ESG team as an adult after participating as a youth for several years. Welcome back Nola!

 

What is your favourite ocean animal?

The leafy sea dragon [a seahorse] because the camouflage seems supernatural or fantastic, but it actually exists!

If you were a superhero, what would you want your super power to be?

Teleportation, it’s practical.

 

What is one thing you take away from your time at ESG?

It’s just fun. It’s why I came back too. ESG is a fun, playful place.

GuildFridays

We’re back for an exciting 2022/23 Season!

Welcome back to the ESG community for another exciting season!

Guild Fridays have been back in session for a few weeks and they’ve been jam-packed with energy, excitement, and creativity! Cast members are currently exploring character development through a mixed media art project, while continuing to play and hone their performance skills.

This season we will be back with our Feature Fridays to highlight ESG team members, so stay tuned for that!

Events

What an Amazing Performance Weekend!

Thank you to all our actors, volunteers, staff, and audience for another AMAZING performance weekend! The cast blew us away with their fantastic performances Saturday night and Sunday morning. Have a look through some of these memorable moments from this past weekend.

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FeatureFriday

Feature Friday

While the cast are working hard on the upcoming performance of Magnificat! We are here to bring you another edition of Feature Friday: a chance to get to know some of the fantastic people who are part of the ESG community.

This week we spoke with: Theo

How long have you been involved in ESG?

This is my first season

What’s your favourite thing about ESG (other than snacks!)?

The games, especially Look Up Look Down, because you get to die dramatically

What has been your favourite ESG performance?

I haven’t really seen any before!

If you could play any fictional character, who would you choose and why?

I would want to play Hermione from Harry Potter because she’s really smart.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next Feature Friday!

FeatureFriday

Feature Friday

While the cast are working hard on the upcoming performance of Magnificat! We are here to bring you another edition of Feature Friday: a chance to get to know some of the fantastic people who are part of the ESG community.

This week we spoke with: Sadie

How long have you been involved in ESG?

Five years

What’s your favourite thing about ESG (other than snacks!)?

The theatre games – you do a lot of movement and I love the questions.

What has been your favourite ESG performance?

Probably this one! There are so many different elements [We’ll leave it at that, since we don’t want to spoil it for any of our readers!]

If you could play any fictional character, who would you choose and why?

Lin Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) in Hamilton, because he’s awesome.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next Feature Friday!

FeatureFriday

Feature Friday

While the cast are working hard on the upcoming performance of Magnificat! We are here to bring you another edition of Feature Friday: a chance to get to know some of the fantastic people who are part of the ESG community.

This week we spoke with: Rosemary

How long have you been involved in ESG?

I was around at the beginning, but I haven’t been involved every single year. I’d hav to look back. I’m pretty sure it was before 2001.

What’s your favourite thing about ESG (other than snacks!)?

It’s changed over the years. There have been times when it’s that time in Room 8 before the first presentation when the kids are are getting their notes and there’s all that energy. At other times my favourite part has been when the children serve communion at the end. I’ve often been very moved by that. 

What has been your favourite ESG performance?

Jacob’s Ladder, when two kids were hip hop dancing/wrestling. Gilbert and Oliver portrayed Jacob and Esau as the twins fighting to get out of the womb, hip hop dancing/battling to get out first.

If you could play any fictional character, who would you choose and why?

Gandalf. He has a lot of power, but there are just some really wise things he says in the journey. He GETS the journey. 

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next Feature Friday!

FeatureFriday

Feature Friday

While the cast are working hard on the upcoming performance of Magnificat! We are here to bring you another edition of Feature Friday: a chance to get to know some of the fantastic people who are part of the ESG community.

This week we spoke with: Nienna

How long have you been involved in ESG?

This is my first season!

What’s your favourite thing about ESG (other than snacks!)?

Acting – I just like acting!

What has been your favourite ESG performance?

When the birds came down the aisle and down the steps. Someone said something really funny. [Family Tree, 2018 Immersive fall performance]

If you could play any fictional character, who would you choose and why?

A horse named Sasha who finds out she can fly.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next Feature Friday!

FeatureFriday

Feature Friday

While the cast are working hard on the upcoming performance of Magnificat! We are here to bring you another edition of Feature Friday: a chance to get to know some of the fantastic people who are part of the ESG community.

This week we spoke with: Jemma

How long have you been involved in ESG?

Eight years!

What’s your favourite thing about ESG (other than snacks!)?

It’s all chaotic, and then everything just fits into place. It’s just really amazing to see it all come together like that.

What has been your favourite ESG performance?

Sampson and Delilah. They tied it into the pipeline story that was happening at the time. It was such a powerful performance. I’m just remembering being so impressed (and I was only 8 at the time!)

If you could play any fictional character, who would you choose and why?

Jo, from Little Women. She’s everything that I want to be. She had a progressive mindset for her time, an amazing strong woman in a time when women did not have a lot of power.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next Feature Friday!

Events

Save the Date! 2022 Performance

On May 14th & 15th

Magnificat! The Story of Mary

Saturday May 14th  6pm

Sunday May 15th  10:30am & 4:30pm

We can’t wait to welcome you back in person!

Eastside Story Guild members are excited to be diving into rehearsals, making sure we all remember which is stage left and stage right after all this time. We can’t wait to welcome you back in person this May!

We look forward to presenting the story of Mary, mother and disciple of Jesus, to the community in the spring:

  • Saturday May 14th  6pm
  • Sunday May 15th  10:30am & 4:30pm

More details to come closer to the date!