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Theatre Art Appreciation Final Project – Creative Presentation by Diane Letulier

For my final project, I chose the play entitled “A Dog’s Life” by Diane Grant. I think I would produce this play to be performed in a small community theatre.This play is about a company of a playhouse in New York, so in light of that I think it would be best in a small theatre so that the audience feels they too are part of the play. I would have a small theatre in the round, or an audience configuration in a small theatre where the players or actors go out into the audience during the play. This would be essential, since the story is about a theatre company and is set mostly on stage in the theatre. Much of the dialogue is while the cast members are rehearsing and communicating with the director of the theatre. Below are my images of theatre ideas for this play. ImageImageImage

In each of the above images of theatre audience areas, they are small and intimate, and the audience would feel part of the play, especially if it was performed with the cast members going out into the audience area.

Here are the actors I would cast in the play:

Hildy : Stage Manager – played by Meg Ryan

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Meg would be perfect as Hildy, she is a vivacious and bubbly actor, and has the sarcasm the role needs as Hildy has spunk! .

Margo – Business Manager and George’s love interest  – Played by Sandra Bullock : Image

Sandra would be excellent as Margo, as I picture her being able to create Margo’s character perfectly. I immediately pictured Margo as a brunette.Margo bickers with George alot and has a strong presence.

Mimi – Arnie’s daughter, spoiled and entitled – played by : Emma Roberts

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Emma did a fantastic job as a bratty very powerful witch in American Horror Story last season.

She would be remarkable as Mimi who is spoiled, bratty and has substance abuse issues.

Pookie : The Musician – Played by America Ferrara

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I think America would be great as Pookie. Pookie doesn’t have a very big part in the play,but American seems like she would be a good artsy type for the role.

Rowena – The new girl – Played by Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth is who I have envisioned to play Rowena, as Rowena is very graceful talented and kind. I imagine Gwyneth being able to pull of that type of role as she usually does play these types of characters.

 

 

 

George Mercer – Theatre Director – played by Alec Baldwin

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Alec did great as the wacky diretor manager in the film Rock of Ages. He would do very well as George.I think he has the ability to play this quirky sarcastic funny character wonderfully. Brian Boffin – The artist – Played by Rupert Everett

Image Rupert would be superb as Brian Boffin the stuffy British stage actor. Rupert is British and so versatile with his acting that he would be perfect for this part. Arnie – The investor – Played by : Stellan Skarsgard

Image Stellan was wonderful in Mama Mia, the film and played a very funny role as a father. I envision him with this part as I imagine him doting over his daughter and flaunting his wealth and wisdom in this role.

Tom – The Playright – Played by Mark Fauerstein

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Mark would be great as Tom the playright.  He has the nice guy studious look, and I love other roles he has played as a character actor in movies. He was in one of my favorite films, Practical Magic.

Billy – The Method Actor – Played by Zac Ephron

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Zac has that handsome young sharp look and he would be a perfect person to play Billy, the starry eyed playright. Zac has been in some very versatile roles, comedy as well as drama.

Yevgeni Platov – The Landlord – Played by Rade Serbedzija

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Rade has been in several films, and being of Russian decent. He has a great accent. I loved the move The Saint that he co starred in. I love his acting skills and think he would be great for the role of the cranky foreign landlord.

 

May 4, 2014 at 10:02 pm Leave a comment

Scrapbook 4 – Web Graphics

Scrapbook 4 - Web Graphics

I chose Meagan Fisher’s website/blog page:http://owltastic.com/…

This site confrmed my belief that graphics and grabbing the viewer’s eye is very important. I think graphics should be used to attract attention to the viewer in a certain manner. The viewer should want to click through each page hungry for more and more appealing fonts images and colors.

I found this website to be pretty dull and find that there should have been mores use of color, more eye catching font and alot more graphics. I feel that space was wasted with me having to scroll down to numerous posts that could’ve been consolidated more into fewer pages.

I found the colors to be literally and virtually pale, and would have brighten them up with more vivid shades. I can barely read the font in some of the post as it is too pale. The links such as “Site News” also once clicked through have very pale fonts as well.

February 8, 2014 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment

Scrapbook 4 – Web Graphics

Scrapbook 4 – Web Graphics

I chose Meagan Fisher’s website/blog page:http://owltastic.com/…

This site confrmed my belief that graphics and grabbing the viewer’s eye is very important. I think graphics should be used to attract attention to the viewer in a certain manner. The viewer should want to click through each page hungry for more and more appealing fonts images and colors.

I found this website to be pretty dull and find that there should have been mores use of color, more eye catching font and alot more graphics. I feel that space was wasted with me having to scroll down to numerous posts that could’ve been consolidated more into fewer pages.

I found the colors to be literally and virtually pale, and would have brighten them up with more vivid shades. I can barely read the font in some of the post as it is too pale. The links such as “Site News” also once clicked through have very pale fonts as well.

February 8, 2014 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

Project 1 Part 3 Media Redesign

Project 1 Part 3 Media Redesign

For my Redesign site, I chose http://www.mileycyrus.com/
This orginal site is such a disaster, I didnt know where to begin. had trouble with the software I chose for my site map so I’m sorry in advance!
I think less chaos on her original site would be better, and therefore I aligned the links more symetrically along the left. I chose less images to decrease the confused mess on the front page.

February 6, 2014 at 7:12 pm Leave a comment

Scrapbook 1

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http://www.facebook.com – I check my friends posts and business page messages daily here.

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http://www.gmail.com – I check my email here daily and correspond with my clients here,

 

 

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http://www.mammothmountain.com – I love the snow condition listed here and the live web cams of the mountain.

 

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http://www.myvcccd.edu – I check my financial aid and course content here.

 

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http://www.verizonwireless.com – I pay my cell phone bill here and turn off my kids texting when they misbehave:)

January 15, 2014 at 8:29 pm Leave a comment

Scrapbook 1

My five favorite sites include the following:

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http://www.verizonwireless.com

I use this site daily to monitor my children’s text and data usage, and to turn off texting if they are misbehaving.

 

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https://my.vcccd.edu/cp/home/displaylogin

I use this site daily to check my course content and homework assignments.

http://www.gmail.com

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I use this site to check my email several times per day.

http://www.facebook.com

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I check my facebook daily for message and posts and also check my business page.

http://www.mammothmountain.com

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I love this site to check the snow conditions and love the live web cam of the different lodges and mountain sites!

 

January 15, 2014 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment

I Just love this link! Very Informative Regarding Bookkeeping Errors!!

Common problems people have in bookkeeping

Continue Reading June 12, 2009 at 3:15 am 3 comments

QuickBooks Download Tools for Credit Cards and Banking Downloads

Happy Friday!

I find this information extremely useful so I though I would re-post it:)

Have you ever gotten so frustrated with the download methods available to you with using QuickBooks?

Quicken products have been programmed  for very simple and easy use with downloading credit cards and bank accounts for some time now.

However QuickBooks downloads have been a bit of a challenge for most people. When you download from most banks and credit cards in IIF format, once you are back in QuickBooks, you have to click on each item one at a time to enter it into your QuickBooks registers which wastes precious time.  With that method there is no button to click “accept all” for them to import all at once…

NOT ANYMORE!!

I have found the most wonderful tools that have saved me countless hours of time re-entering client’s data into Quickbooks. A company called Big Red Consulting, has a multitude of tools for downloading and copying transactions for QuickBooks.

My most favorite is the QIF to IIF convertor. You can download data, seamlessly into QuickBooks this way and it just flows right into your QuickBooks banking or credit card registers so smoothly,  like butter!!

Another great tool is the Transaction Copier, which can copy entire general ledgers or invoices, etc from one QuickBooks for to another.

Each tool runs about $59, and is a fabulous investment that will pay for itself many times over!

www.bigredconsulting.com

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Diane Letulier

The QuickBooks Guru

www.gotquickbooks.com

June 12, 2009 at 3:09 am Leave a comment

Accounting Tips 101

Whatever the industry your business falls under, its sole purpose is to earn maximum profits. The question is what are those actions you can implement to earn profits and have highest returns? Simple, either by increasing revenue or by reducing costs! Increasing revenue demands a lot of brilliant strategies put into practice, whereas cutting costs will require a much little effort on your part. Here are some simple tips that can be extremely useful in cutting costs.

Cost cutting approach for small or newly setup businesses: Being a small business, your goal should be to stretch your dollars as much as you can, so you could embrace all the activities within those financial limits. You have to stop your money from flowing outside the door as much as possible. The following actions may to help you avoid overspending:

� Spend your money only on items that you need most, avoid expenses on unnecessary items.

� You may have many expenses, but know when to spend and when to save.

� Always try to get things at the most economical rates. Bargain before settling on a certain price. Sometimes, getting things in bulk can be a good way of lowering costs.

� Prefer using fax and email to disburse important information, this will save you from costs of paper.

� Monitor the correct usage of office supplies, such as electricity, telephone, stationery etc. this may save you the extra buck too!

Outsourcing accounting tasks

Outsourced accounting services can be a great help for businesses. They are not only cost-effective but also makes businesses gain more accountability and transparency and better manage their overall labor resources. With the latest accounting software in use, accounting tasks can now be easily and safely outsourced by any company. It has been noted that the savings companies make and the costs they reduce through outsourcing are extremely amazing.

Increase accountant efficiency:

Another thing you can do to lower your accounting costs is by organizing and properly arranging all the data that needs to be handled by the accountant. Many companies pay accountants on hourly basis-so the less the fuss, the less will be the hours, and ultimately lesser will be the costs. You can manage the data on the computer in form of tables, spreadsheets, charts etc.

Hire professionals:

Many would suggest you to hire temporary bookkeepers and accountants because it will not cost you much. The fact on the other hand is totally opposite! It’s always better to let professionals handle your numbers. Firstly, it will avoid you from wrong calculations and secondly, it will save you from many legal penalties which in case of latter might cost you too expensive.

June 12, 2009 at 3:07 am 1 comment

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