Yesterday (June 21) was officially the first day of summer! School is out, long days are ahead, and the world is your oyster!
But wait… something’s looming in the distance… it’s the great, gaping jaws of THE BOREDOM MONSTER!
Fight that monster off! Here are five ways to have fun and stave off boredom… summer style!
1. Go see a show.
There are TONS of shows going on in the summer! In the London, Ontario area alone, here’s just a taste of what’s going on!
- American Idiot at OKTC (June 18-27)
- The Big Bad Musical and Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Musical at OKTC (July 24-August 2)
- Stratford Festival
- Shaw Festival (Peter and the Starcatcher!!!!)
- Port Stanley Festival Theatre
- Drayton Entertainment
2. Go to theatre camp/dance camp/vocal camp.
Or there’s this one (but it’s already sold out for summer 2015 — I think that says a lot!).
Note: There are lots of camps out there, and they’re awesome. Do a quick Google search and you’ll find lots of great ones. I’m just partial to Camp OK and Kamp Kidlets. What can I say?
3. Write a show for next year’s Fringe festival.
The London Fringe Festival is over for the year (*sniff, sniff*) but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan ahead! Your brilliant idea is no good to anyone being stuck in your brain. So write it, why don’t you?! Having a due date really helps to force you to get your work out there and into the world! Check out the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals as well to see what other Fringes you could enter your work in! (Maybe you could tour your show someday… how cool would that be?)
4. Find some new plays/monologues/songs.
Don’t get stuck with the same dull monologue that everyone else is doing. Find something new, fresh and original! MTI usually has the newest musicals available. And to find some new plays, get to your local library, or do a search online! Here are one, two, three, four, five sites to get you started! (Just remember, don’t pick the first monologue that comes up in your search — guaranteed that is the same monologue everyone else will pick!
5. Adapt this list of things to do.
Here are 50 (count ’em!) more ideas! Just turn the winter ideas into summer ideas! If you’re still bored after all that, then there’s something seriously wrong going on!
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