We reviewed the Do's Don'ts of performing monologues.
Students rehearsed in small groups with rubrics in the auditorium.
We played a whole-class improv game called "Long Freeze."
Good luck working on your monologues over the weekend. Looking forward to your performances on Monday!
Today, we rehearsed our monologues in the auditorium. After warming up, students did some body work by doing "Walk Across." Then, we worked on voices by saying lines with different emotions. The remainder of class, students worked in small groups rehearsing their monologues.
Today, students took the Stage Terms quiz. After, students "dissected" their monologues and then shared me their work for 10 points. Once complete, students had the remainder of class time to work on memorizing their monologues.
Today, we reviewed memorization techniques as a class. Then, students filled out GOTE sheets for their monologues and turned them in for 10 points. The last 15 minutes of class, students volunteered to perform two-person scenes from our improv book.
Students learned about the monologue assignment (see handout on main class page). Monologue performances will be next Monday (October 1st). Students selected their monologues today, then the class played the theatre game, "Complaint Department."
Today, students learned how to play a new improv game: Pockets.
Today, we took a tour of the auditorium, which included going on the catwalk and into the orchestra pit. As we went, students learned a variety of new stage terminology which they will be quizzed on next week.
We practiced our improv skills today by playing 3-line improv and taking turns with partners performing scenes with a given scenario. Everyone did an amazing job!
Today, students created a slide show in groups. After, we went over the basic rules of improvisation, then practiced some of these techniques with the game "Park Bench."
Students took the Actor's Toolbox quiz. Afterwards, we played 2-line improv in the classroom.