1. Who is more important... the playwright or the cast and crew? Defend your assertion with your logic and some examples.
2. Also, how did your first performance in class go? What did it feel like before, during, and after?
1. The cast and crew because you cannot have a play without characters or actors. Yes the playwright is important but a playwright is only good if you have a cast and crew t execute it.
2. I think that my performance went pretty well. It was very nerve racking at the very begging. Towards the middle was a little bit better and I wasn't so nervous. At the end of the play I was just ready to get of stage. After the play I realized all the things I could've done better and things I should've changed.
I'm glad you've considered areas of improvement upon reflection of your performance. Performing is one of the only ways to know what we need to do to get better - because it's hard to tell just how our body is going to feel once we're up there. Your animal 's physical characteristics were very stopping. No i'd like you to consider connecting to the moment in the scene. Listen, watch, and react in real time. You're off on the right foot!
1) How did you begin? Did you brainstorm, get struck by a spark of imagination, or begin with by recounting a personal story, etc?
2) Has thinking about spine, objective, and tactics aided in your writing of an interesting story? Give an example of a tactic your character is using...
3) What theatrical gene would you apply to your monologue at this point and why?
1) I begun by brainstorming.
2) Yes because the spine and objective is important to creating any interesting story.
3) I would add a tragicomedy genre because it shows that even in a tragedy you can always do something to lighten the mood or even find the brighter side of tragic thing.
Share out about your experience this week attending "As You Like It" at Sacramento Theater Company. Indicate evidence that supports your opinion.
Additionally, consider your monologue... what are you doing to prepare yourself for the performance? How are you going to bring physicality to your character? How might you apply what you saw in live theatre this week to inspire your monologue performance?
I had a wonderful experience when I went to see "As You Like It". The play was great and all of us had fun.
I am preparing myself by not thinking about it so I will only freak out in the moment. I made my character allot like myself so it won't be hard to bring on the physicality of my character. After going and seeing the play, it showed me that everyone makes mistakes and yeah people may laugh but no one will really be mean about it. It is all just fun and games.
Question: Describe the beginning concept for your set design. What elements of your inspiration collage did you draw upon? What is the basic stage scene you're setting in your design? Is there a strong design concept yet it regard to style, form, texture, color, etc.?
Answer: The begging concept is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. I used all the food from my collage. There will be allot of texture and color from all the details in the food, such as ice cream cones, hamburgers, etc.
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? What about your puppet's personality are you hoping to bring about through your voice?
I just went with it. I had troubles with creating his big ears and nose. I went about this with just winging it and try my hardest. Just the fact that he really does look like the character. I just went with it and tried my best. I'm hoping to bring out a soft and friendly personality through his voice. I want him to be the person everyone loves.
Describe your Shakespearean experience over the last weeks: What was it like performing a work written over 400 years ago? How did you approach your costume and makeup/hair designs for the scene? Why do you believe Shakespeare remains relevant to audiences to this day?
No it was not like performing a work written over 400 years ago. I kinda just winged my costumes and went with what I felt was right. I think Shakespeare remains relevant to audiences to this day because its entertaining to watch and people like it.
Reflections on studies and perfroamnces