The Gathering of Eagles workshop is designed to hone the skills of the actors that portray the elite core of the Confederate command staff as portrayed by Lee's Lietuants. The workshops are a chance to practice character development of the persona that each member portrays. The workshops included "Movement for Effect" and "Voice Projection and Enunciation". Both critical to captivating the audience during a living history presentation. The workshops were led by Ken Elston, Chair of George Mason's Department of Theatre. Following a day of intense work was a formal dinner and ball. My thanks to Al Stone for allowing me to sit in.