Thursday, April 20, 2006

I'm a mess...

my arms are bruised, I have HUGE bandage on my leg and a small cut on my finger. I look like I have suffered some sort of abuse. The students are loving looking at my bruises...my falling off a ladder is the talk of the campus. It's really funny...everyone is all worried about me (which they should, but not for falling with the ladder).

The stiches are scheduled to come out on Monday. Although when I look at them it doesn't look like they will be ready to come out by then, it all looks pretty bad. I should post pictures of my arms...it's pretty scarey. And to top it off new bruises keep popping up. But all in all I'm healing nicely and have a really good story to tell.

On another note: why do drama students think that just because something doesn't offend them it won't offend anybody? My class is working on a playwriting project, which is really fun and the kids get to write about what they want for the most part. Today I actually had a group try to convince me to let them write a play about a girl who comes home from college a lesbian and gets disowned by her family. Now, I personally don't have an issue with the subject matter, as a public school program I can not let them use this script idea. It was really hard to get them to understand that just because it doesn't bother me and it doesn't bother them, it might bother someone.

Question: why do drama students feel they have to push every social boundry they can find?

2 comments:

Chatty said...

Oh, it's not just drama students, believe me. I have kids writing scripts in English to be done as old time radio shows. I've run the gamut of policing their stories! Mine are 8th graders so it takes a bit longer to explain why. lol

DISCOM said...

3 WORDS: BECAUSE THEY CAN!!!

SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE, BEING BOTH IN DRAMA AND COMPETIVE SPEECH, IT IS JUST IN YOU BY NATURE.....IT MAY PUSH YOUR BUTTONS BUT BE GLAD YOU ARE HELPING RAISE KIDS THAT WANT TO PUSH THOSE BOUNDARIES - NOT JUST SETTLE!!