A blog post by Clare Hardin, former Washington Revels child, teen, and intern. She tells of her experience in the Washington Revels community, and why she thinks your children and teenagers should come and revel with us.
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A guest post by Emilie Moore, Washington Revels Teaching Artist. I love experiencing traditions that I learned about as a child in Washington Revels through my Revels Kids eyes; I love witnessing that fascination and that thirst first hand. We sing songs and play games that were brought into my life because of Revels, and sharing these gifts with them brings me immense joy.
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A Guest Post by Patrick Malone. Attending The Christmas Revels each year with my family was probably my very favorite tradition. I remember vividly riding from our home in McLean, over Key Bridge, past the sparkling December lights of M Street, and stepping into the warm glow of Lisner Auditorium. Attending the Revels was more a part of our holiday ritual than anything else, and the final notes of the Sussex Mummers Carol would reverberate within me for the rest of the season. The rest of the year, even.
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It’s July. It’s 85 degrees outside in a hazy, sluggish world full of Nature’s brightest greens, yellows and oranges. Of course no one is thinking about Christmas and December, right? Wrong.
This article, written by Mary Swope eighteen years ago for the then-print newsletter Revelations, shows how some aspects of Revels are timeless. As we are deep in the middle of the upcoming 2015 show, we all appreciate seeing the overlap — Piffaro, a medieval castle, Mark Jaster, Roberta, Rosemary, Mary Gene and other aspects still bring endless spirit and energy to this year’s show, but we all also enjoy knowing how fully different the result will be than it was in 1997.
What Revels offers to all of us, parents and children, happens many times in every month: it’s the building of a moral compass, a value system, and a joyful map of humanity. If we carry that map with us every day in school or work, to the grocery store or the doctor’s waiting room, or to family celebrations, we will find the Revels joy will serve us well there.
Greetings, Revelers! My name is April and I am so honored to be a new event planning intern at Washington Revels. I’m finding myself in a treasure island full of wonderful people and magical discoveries. I’m under passionate and inspiring hands from such a welcoming community who are so willing Read more »
The average Christmas Revels takes A LOT OF STAR POWER to produce. Between the performers, production crews, and backstage crews an awe-inspiring amount of time is donated to the Washington Revels. Last year about 750 volunteers donated roughly 12,000 hours of their time. An adult chorus Read more »