After two+ weeks in Theatre 1, how do you feel you have changed? In relation to your interaction with others? In relation to your interaction with yourself (inner monologue)? In relation to school? What further changes are you hoping to see in yourself?
I personally feel like I have opened up a little more and am able to feel more comfortable around strangers. With others for ex. in my class, I can understand them and not break character. For myself, I am understanding the concept of Theatre and its opportunities. To school advantages, it opens up more paths. In the future, I am hoping to be more open with my actions in front of people.
Reflect on your Group Mime Performance. Consider the rehearsal and performance process as well as being a part of the audience.
I think that our group did fairly good. We did not have any errors or miscommunication and followed the story.
From creating my monologue to presenting in class was very nerve-racking. I had many ideas but none of them really stood out as much as I would've liked. During the presentations, I noted some things in my head like moving around the stage, eye contact, and staying in character. I had not really practiced much at home but i was very confident with what I had in mind. B/c this was my first time being in front of an audience and acting, i was extremely nervous as soon as i stepped into the lights. As I was reading through my monologue, I began to feel more comfortable and felt more in character. However i did notice some things I need to work on such as memorization, being more fluent, and to loosen up on stage.
You seem very reflective on about your process and performance. This is the only way to grow so I'm glad your recognizing thE strengths and weaknesses of your work. You had very natural intonation throughout your piece, though I'm wondering if that same natural vibe could be applied to your pace. At times you moved very intently, but at others, you seemed stuck or wandering. Be sure your capitalization is tied to being in the moment. With your low voice, be sure to project, even in quieter moments.
For my performance I studied my monologue and practiced at home by myself. I also asked a couple of friends if I could act in front of them. This gave me confidence before going on stage. For my character, I made it seem informative like I am intelligent and telling my audience about the robots.
Presenting my project, I felt pretty comfortable and open with it. I felt like I gave good information with how I started as well as finished and how i got the idea of the unrealistic set. At first, I was a little nervous but as i started to explain more i began to feel more comfortable
Describe your puppet character in looks, but also in personality. What physical things (fabrics, accessories, details) are you going to consider for your puppet creation that will help us to know and understand the character? How and why will these attributes have a deeper meaning for your character?
My puppet is a simple alien dressed up in a suit and tie. I feel like this will bring attention and meaning to it by making other people who see it wonder about it.
Consider the work you put into creating your puppet. How did you go about it? What did you struggle with along the way and how did you problem solve those moments? What parts of your puppet really stand out to you as great? How did those parts come about?
At first, I was confused as to what my puppets cloths were going to be. I had chosen an Alien and I did have one option in mind. A spacesuit. I later realized it would be a bit difficult so i chose to make a suit and tie for my Alien puppet. The cloths really stand out to me as well as the eyes since there is clear nail polish to make them glossy.
Reflect on your Puppet Play Performance (focus manipulation, voice, story, etc.) Also, describe your impressions of the puppet plays of other groups.
I was a little unprepared with my lines on the script. I think our went Okay but we could've improved a lot more. Other groups did really well and had interesting and funny stories.
You have likely studied Shakespeare prior to this class, or at the least were introduced to him and his work this week. Reflect on why you believe one person's work could be so highly acclaimed and how you feel taking on one of his famous scenes for your next project.
I think his work was looked upon on because of his language and plot changes. He surprises the audience by throwing in a tragic scene in his plays.
Describe the two costumes you're designing for "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Which characters are you designing for and how are you making their clothing an extension of their character? Consider describing the line, shape, silhouette, color, fabric, and accessories that are making your design interesting and thoughtful.
I am designing an old gladiator warrior armor for Pyramus. I am going to make a chest piece as an extension. The shapes are precise and the colors are bright but dull. the fabric is stretchable for the character to move freely around.
For my performance as Pyramus I feel like I could've done MUCH better. In the beginning i felt confident with over more than half my lines memorized but I started to get nervous and forgot them. Memorizing my lines was pretty hard as well. I did remember the stage directions though and followed those through.
Submit a Creative Process Reflection for your Final Scene explaining what your performance piece is about, how you’re putting it together, and what some of your thoughts and influences are as you’re constructing the performance. What are you hoping the audience takes away from your performance? BE DETAILED AND THOROUGH WITH YOUR RESPONSE
My performance is going to be about a man who is lonely and trying to achieve a goal in his life by finding a girl and settling in. I want my performance to give the audience a mixture of moods. I am studying a monologue and memorizing the lines.
A collection of student reflections over the course of Introduction to Professional Theatre