Author: James Ao

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a rule


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It began on a Saturday, when the world slowly spun into chaos. The news of the coronavirus became more and more unavoidable, as much as you would want to escape it, it would catch up. It was the Saturday before the spring break everyone had mixed feelings about. My friends and I were rehearsing in

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Lady Bird, Take These Broken Wings and Learn To Fly


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James Ao Lady Bird, Take These Broken Wings and Learn To Fly  Christine slams shut the passenger car door—after she gives her mother, Marion, a look of helplessness and anger—as Marion drives away from the airport. The sun flares on the camera lens as the audience watch Marion intimately. She got into a fight with

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5 essential secrets for an actor


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Acting is a form of art that is incredibly confusing to tackle at and super hard to talk about. Many people have given it a try and many also had given up. Whether it has to do with finance, schedule or interest, it takes a brave, risky decision to even give it a try. For

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week twenty


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This week was a fun one. First of all, I took this week off of work so that feels really nice. The reason why is that I had to help out with the middle school musical and it was their tech week. I have to say, the kids right now are so talented. They have

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every brilliant thing


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Every Brilliant Thing, a play written by Duncan Macmillan, is about a young boy’s effort to help his mom who is battling with depression that leads her to hurt herself. The boy tried to list every brilliant thing in this world to live for his mom. There was something about this play that captured me,

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