The mime performance was incredibly awkward and I felt as if that effected the timing of our skits, wanting to get off stage ASAP to spare from embarrassment.
FOR UNIT 2 QUIZ: Both are very important, but the thing the crew is working on wouldn't exist without the playwright. Without the crew it is a story on paper we can read. My performance was awkward and something I would prefer to avoid doing.
UNIT 3 QUIZ:
1. I looked into something I enjoy looking up (plant symbolism) and built off of that.
2. I need to put more of that, my character seems confused and as if they don't know where they themselves are going, Mumbling to themselves to find out what went wrong.
3. I'm not exactly sure what genre I would add, it all seems out of place. Most likely a tragedy, but if I wrote it out more maybe tragecomedy or melodrama.
MONOLOGUE: Performing the monologue, I felt entirely unprepared in the moment I went up and I feel as though I focused more on the people watching than my monologue, which ruined the quality of my acting. I was also shaking. Like, a lot.
Watching other people perform was nice, everyone did so well! The main problem that showed up was emoting further and keeping open, but besides that everyone was great.
My set design was based off of a Halloween object that I had cut out. The design itself is just a haunted house, and I'm using darker colors and over-the-top classic Halloween objects for my set.
Over the span of time we've been working on our set designs I managed to make something presentable for the class. The hardest part was trying to find a direction to go in for inspiration on the set itself. After that everything was pretty easy, and I enjoyed choosing paper for wallpapers that went well together in both design and color scheme.
Making the puppet was interesting, the detail was hard to capture with the lack of prior skill in the field. It was fun trying to make an outfit that looked cool and it was hard making a face that I could be proud of. Over all, I enjoyed making it and hope I can make the puppet look good on stage!
I'm hoping I can create a voice that matches the character and portray how she's supposed to be a sort of stereotypical rude female character.
The puppet play itself wasn't as nerve-wracking as the monologue, and the puppets went well together! I enjoyed working with my friends to make this and I hope everyone feels the same way!
It was fun choreographing movements to bring the character to life, along with certain parts of the monologues. It was an interesting and new experience. My costume designs were inspired by fashion of 14th century France and 18th century Austria. I believe Shakespeare remains relevant because of how his plays survived over time and the new ideas, mixing comedy with tragedy and such.
My final performance is a mix of multiple things, the performance itself being singing and choreographed movements. I started by choosing a song, Cecily Smith, and listening to it for inspiration. I asked Zoe to join me for it and explained the idea. From there on we listened to the song, worked on memorization, and started choreographing. We chose the decade to base it in and found outfits that fit the period of time for the performance. We worked on where we would put props, fitting them in to our plan. We eventually decided on the movements and when, using the song for ideas on where to move when. Now we have finished creating it and have been rehearsing it occasionally, preparing for the final performance!
I feel like my final performance went well, along with the two I was an extra in.I felt like the three performances were the best they could be with the resources we had. Overall, all the skills we learned in class were extremely helpful.
Reflections on studies and perfroamnces