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. I believe that the cast is more important because some of the cast members can switch between scenes and help keep things in check for everyone else. The cast can also improvise the story in stead of having the playwright.
2. I think it went awkwardly. I felt like it could have gone better the whole time we were acting it out.
Please share more next time about the performance experience. It will help me be able to help you! My impression is that you were super embarrassed at first, but as it moved forward you gained confidence and were doing pretty solidly by the end. Where you were breaking character a lot at the start, you ended with focus and commitment. You did grow as a performer in that short little bit. Next step is to build from that point on, rather than starting form the point of embarrassment each time you're up in front of others. Good first go!
1-Q) How did you begin? Did you brainstorm, get struck by a spark of imagination, or begin with by recounting a personal story, etc?
2-Q) 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-Q) What theatrical genre would you apply to your monologue at this point and why?
1-A) It took a lot of brainstorming to find out what i was going to write about mostly because it was hard to find something to write about that would interest me.
2-A) The tactics have helped a lot. I cant really think of a example just yet.
3-A) Drama and Action...
1) Share out about your experience this week attending "As You Like It" at Sacramento Theatre Company. Indicate evidence that supports your opinion.
2) Additionally, consider your monologue...
a) What are you doing to prepare yourself for the performance?
b)How are you going to bring physicality to your character?
c)How might you apply what you saw in live theater this week to inspire your monologue performance?
1)I didn't go but from what i heard it sounded interesting.
a)I'm going to practice in front of my family. Might get laughed at but its OK.
b) i honestly dont know
c) Again i didnt go but i have a feeling i would do ok.
My monologue was very very short as you noticed and was so worried that me turning not part of the play, spooked my self become i thought i was going to black out but i just played along with it and went on the floor. (Maybe i shouldn't be acting in the first place.) :)
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.?
I got some inspiration from a few pictures on my collage. It's just about a thunder storm that grew into a tornado. It's also very dark...and kinda spooky since its almost Halloween.
Doing the show was a nice experience.Even though i didn't finish my puppet i felt like it was fun.
Reflections on studies and perfroamnces