Students learned the Rules of Improvisation and then put the rules to practice by performing short, improvised 2-person scenes.
Students dissected their monologues today (worth participation points) and were given time to begin memorizing their monologues. To end class, we played a new game called "Props." Students were offered the opportunity to bring in props for classroom use tomorrow.
We spent most of the day in the auditorium completing exercises to help create our characters, including Walk Acrosses, and tone/projection practice.
Today students selected monologues for their first solo performance and then filled out GOTE sheets (due at the beginning of tomorrow's class for 10 points).
Students performed their contentless scenes today. To end class, we reviewed the next assignment: performing a monologue.
Students took a 33 point Stage Terms/Jobs quiz, then were assigned a contentless scene with a partner. They will perform these scenes on Monday in the auditorium.
We took notes on the final element of the Actor's Toolbox: Imagination. In the auditorium, we completed our vocal activities from yesterday.
Students took notes on the Actor's Tool, voice. Then, we did a few activities in the auditorium, including: speaking individually on stage, tongue twisters, and 1-2-3-4 scenes.
We discussed the Actor's Toolbox today and focused specifically on using our bodies to portray a character. Students took notes on this and then we did some accompanying activities in the auditorium: pantomime ball, mirror, and stage drills.
After filling out peer review forms for our group wiki projects, students were given a list of stage terms and then taken on an extensive tour of the auditorium, including a walk through the orchestra pit and on the catwalk. It was a fun hour!