After 2+ weeks in theatre 1 I feel I have changed because now I am more comfortable with my classmates. In my relation with myself after 2 weeks I am doing things I normally would be afraid of doing and I feel calmer, I have anxiety so it is hard to just be....and be around a crowd and the idea of starting school terrified me. But in this class there are people who make me feel....I don't know how to describe it but the feeling is "safe"/comfortable, in a way. Further changes I am hoping to see in myself are to control my anxiety so that I can volunteer and participate more and just have fun. Also to get closer with others. I also want to see myself smile:) a lot more.
My group Mime performance went well but there were some parts that did get messed up a bit because the play got changed before I came. My group thought I was not going to come the day we were performing, so they quickly changed the play, but then I came so we kept our first idea. But even with the mistakes most importantly we kept going and overall it went great and the play brought laughter to the audience. The rehearsal and the performance process was awesome because my group was funny, we laughed a lot and it was fun and i enjoyed having the people in my group. I would like to work with them again. By being apart of the audience I got to see the other groups ideas and plays come to life.
Regarding your monologue: I feel that more preparation could have aided in your performance. Your voice was too quiet for the space, making it difficult to hear you. Additionally, with your head down reading your script, it kept the audience from getting to see any facial expressions you might have been doing to bring your character more to life. Dig deep into the truth of your script so your audience can feel that with your character.
Considering my monologue what I am doing to prepare myself for my performance is making sure my monologue is worded correctly and that it sounds good. How I will bring physicality to my character is by showing emotion. What I would like feed back on is on my performance.
The experience of performing my monologue for the class was frightening because when you perform with a group, you have others with you but when you perform alone it is just you, and everyone is staring/focusing on you. I believe I could have performed better if I got into character. This experience let me step out of my comfort zone and it is not something I would volunteer to do.
My experience of this project was great. I drew inspiration for my collage. I used the frozen movie setting and space for star wars and I put the characters and setting into present time. My stage was a theater room/ movie theater and it was playing a movie which had the star wars characters and the characters from frozen come from a portal into present time... things did not go well and war began. I used my stage project to inspire me to make my gobo.
My puppet character is a prince. In my perspective he looks amazing. He is dressed like how i imagined him to be and Im happy with the outcome of it. My puppet in personality is a nice guy, he is a gental man. The fabric my puppet has is a crown, ropes/ awarded badges types of things, furry boots, curly hair, fancy color, and a silky suit. These will attribute my character because his fancy dressed suit shows "royalty" and his ropes/awarded badges show how committed he is to his job.
I put a good amount of time/work into my puppet, Prince Charming. The problem I had in the process of making my puppet was when I dropped the hot glue gun onto the floor and without thinking I tried to clean it up right away. I tried to wipe it off using my finger and the burn was extreme. it took one and a half weeks to heal. thats what dissapointed me with the whole process of making my puppet. Also making the shorts/bottoms for my puppet because I put to much stuffing into the that the glue would not stay to glue the two sides of the shorts together. And because of that it was hard to flip them back from the inside to the outside.
The part that stood out to me as the greatest was his color and his ropes/badges because they completed the whole look and his suit because it looked as if I bought it not made it. These parts came about with me gluing fabrics together and taking different pieces of fabric and using my imagination to create them.
With my puppets appearance I think he looked amazing but I know I could have done better with my puppets performance such as the voice and the focus.
but overall our performance went well. My favorite performance yesterday was the Malibu crime one there performance was good and focused and it was straight on.
Good luck on your performance tomorrow break a leg , well not actually lol but i hope you been studying
Some people try so hard and they get recognition for it and many enjoy it so I believe one person's work can be so highly acclaimed. I feel good on taking one of shakespeare's work.
A collection of student reflections over the course of Introduction to Professional Theatre