Origin Story: Monologue
Reflect on the process of working as a creative artist: from nothing to something! Consider recalling the first steps of coming up with your "brainstorm" and using that to develop a story. Tell about your process writing and revising. Then inform us about the process of scoring, rehearsing and ultimately performing your monologue. Discuss moments of trouble through to Ah-has, and the take-aways you'll be moving forward with.
2/7/2022 08:47:37 am
my monologue is amazing but i need some more ideas & putting it at a google docs but as always it takes time
2/7/2022 08:47:49 am
It took me a couple days to come up with an idea for my monologue and I ended up scrapping that idea and decided to tell a story of what happened to me a while back which was a last minute change. But while performing my monologue I didn't feel nervous or anything as I thought I would. But overall I had fun doing this project 👍
2/7/2022 08:48:16 am
The process of writing my monologue was actually kid of difficult. Every time I had something I thought I liked, I rehearsed it and ended up rewriting the whole thing. I rewrote my monologue about three times before I felt good about it. When I was rehearsing, I found out I preformed better without my script. I really let myself be the character instead of reading a bunch of words on a piece of paper. Overall I really liked this project and I think I did a good job.
2/7/2022 08:48:58 am
It was interesting cause not really other then like 3rd and like 5th grade or sometime around their did I write anything that was creative and not fully have guidelines of how to write them. When it comes to writing I'm not the most creative person but for this project I got it started and then just let my mind wonder to stuff that makes sense. It was tricky starting and coming up with an idea but I enjoyed this project though.
2/7/2022 08:49:50 am
I really liked getting to perform and see others perform as well. The writing process was hard at first, I didn't know what to write about, but it was a little easier once I had an idea of what I wanted to write about. It felt different to actually perform it instead of just rehearsing. But I still really enjoyed it.
2/7/2022 08:49:57 am
I feel like the monologue really helped get to know people like for my monologue I wrote the story about some of my emotions, I really wanted my story to be deep because I knew that it would fit me best. I feel like once I rehearsed it, it became real. I think I had some struggles on figuring out what I wanted I say cause I felt like I was just repeating myself. Overall the project was fun.
2/7/2022 08:50:13 am
I see myself as a "some what" creative person, but I wasn't a big fan of writing. But when I found the perfect focus, the words just flowed. I made a monologue that I was so proud of and I think the focus is what helped me.
2/7/2022 08:50:32 am
The process of writing the monologue was pretty difficult. It was difficult for me because I had no idea what I was doing, so I just wrote something down and then at the last day I changed that as well, so there was lots of revising and editing. I liked watching other people's monologue's and seeing how they did theirs and what their ideas were.
2/7/2022 08:50:38 am
Honestly, this whole monologue assignment was harder than I thought. Being a writer, I thought I'd be able to finish a draft in just a couple hours, but it's a lot more difficult when you're not writing for just yourself, by yourself. Also, I tend to make it harder for myself by switching topics less than a week before said project is due. :) In the end, it was worth the effort, and it was cool seeing what other people wrote. In summary, a bit stressful at times, but fun
2/7/2022 08:50:47 am
I was really comfortable writing my monologue, I did struggle a bit getting it the way I wanted but the writing process overall wasn't new to me. I like writing, I do it a lot so this wasn't too hard for me. Presenting it is where I struggled, I'm not an actor I don't seriously perform anything ever because I have super bad stage fright. I'm fine with presenting and public speaking but acting and performing is what freaks me out. I didn't even do it live but I still struggled recording it because it gave me so much anxiety. I really enjoyed seeing other people perform and seeing how they chose to present their work, it was really enjoyable to watch. Overall it was interesting to have to present but I don't think I'd ever do it again on my own I rather just stick with crew.
2/7/2022 08:50:56 am
The process of me working on my monologue was a bit hard because my mind was blank even though i had the brainstorming ideas until my friend helped me with it and gave me an idea to write my monologue. Rehearsing it wasn't so hard because i had most of it memorized. When I had to perform it i preferred to do it by a recording i just didnt like hearing my voice or the way it sounded when i had to present
2/7/2022 08:51:07 am
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2/7/2022 08:51:43 am
For my monologue I mostly wanted to go for more of a funny approach instead of a serious one and I wanted to tell a relatable story to help people understand and get my story.Scoring was easy for me to put jokes in and help myself get some laughs to help my self esteem.Rehearsing was weird speaking to nobody but yet helped practice what i wanted to say and Performing was kinda nerve racking but I still did it and felt good doing something out of my element.I do have to work on myself on being calm and helping myself breathe but seeing all my classmates preform definitely helped me because it made me think "If they can do it,I cand do it".
2/7/2022 08:51:51 am
When I made this from scratch I was really confused on what to do and to be honest it wasn't easy cause you had to make things about one topic and had to make sure you didn't flow off. After thinking about all this and seeing the end revolution of this monologue.. I've come to the decision that I at least put effort into it, yes it might've been something where I think I could've done better but it was a first for me so yeah. The monologue was actually interesting too because you had to think why you wrote this and how it could relate to others who might have gone through the same thing. However, from this experience I now know how it feels like to in front of a crowd speaking and I got to say it was quite nervous-recking but the faster you get it done the less pressure there is.
2/7/2022 08:52:11 am
When we first started answering the brainstorm questions for the monologue I felt like there was NO WAY that would become anything that I could present. Then the process of writing my monologue and just coming up with ideas of what to write, I felt kind of nervous and already didn't want to present. When It came to actually rehearsing it and scoring...that is when I started to actually HATE this. I felt so nervous and didn't want to present. Then when we came to then theatre and some people decided to present early, I felt very comfortable and ready to present. After I performed my monologue I realized that I was nervous for nothing and that it was actually really easy. :)
2/7/2022 08:52:21 am
The first steps of brainstorming, I didn't know what I wanted to do at all. The first assignment, I mainly just did it because I had to. It took me a while to complete the assignment where we had to put what it was about because I didn't know what I wanted to do. All I could think of were sad stories, and I didn't want that. Then, one time I just laid on the floor of my room and looked up at my light and thought of the sun. That's how I got my idea. I knew some elements of what I wanted to write, but not how to put it all together. I was procrastinating on putting it together in the end. I finally wrote, and then scored it very little. On Thursday night, I rehearsed it a lot in my mirror and realized how I wanted to perform it. When I was performing it, I was shaking a lot, and hopefully it didn't show. I messed up the tiniest bit in the beginning of performing, but the rest of it went really well. Overall, I really liked the experience. More the rehearsing and performing than the writing, but still really fun in the end.
2/7/2022 08:52:44 am
I ready made this story around 3 years ago to this day. It has given me another start to where it goes and continues in the story. It also shows me that the story makes more sense and doesn't fall off to a random problem or event like before, I couldn't understand anything. It also shows the emotions I put in it to make it sound like a good actual story I've been carrying around for years. The more conflicts I realizes this world holds with all its ups and downs the more I try creating my story into something way more than just characters existing.
2/7/2022 08:53:05 am
I really enjoyed telling this story because it's so similar to actual events that happened in real life. This entire piece was made from all of the pressure I was feeling at that time, just a few months ago. When writing the monologue I wanted to be vulnerable because being open makes for great writing, but I also didn't want to make this about me. I think that really shows in the way the character (Mark) acts. What I learned from the whole unit is that I need to think deeper about each line said and how they need to be said. I also need to practice more and not rely so heavily on the script.
2/7/2022 08:53:20 am
Writing this monologue was pretty interesting because it went from a couple ideas that I had jotted down in my notebook, to a full on performance. Brainstorming was a fairly easy process because I just got to splatter my thoughts everywhere, but finally honing in on an idea was a little challenging. Once I figured out exactly the story I wanted to portray, the rest of the performance came sort of naturally. Scoring my monologue was honestly really quick since I had an idea of how I wanted to perform it. Rehearsing was really fun because I got to just shout out what a wrote and see what ever tone fit. I liked trying it out in different tones and volumes. When it came to the actual performance, I really enjoyed performing live and it was definitely a new experience. I also liked watching other people perform, so all and all, this project was very fun.
2/7/2022 08:53:29 am
When brainstorming I came up with a lot of ideas. Some good some bad, all part of the process. I started writing. Just putting words on the page, letting it free flow. When I got a feel of what was written I went on with it. I wrote some and thought I had it but then I found a better idea I wrote much easier on, so I went with it. I soon had a script. I started reading though, I looked around other peoples scripts and that helped me reflect on mine.
2/7/2022 08:54:19 am
I think my monologue turned out well. I struggled at first because I was unsure of what I wanted my monologue to be about. I thought my topic wasn't going to be as serious or dramatic as everyone else. I realized that it was okay because I made it and that is still important. My monologue turned out the way I wanted it to be. I enjoyed being creative and I had fun trying something new. I think I gave my best performance for everyone and worked hard so that is all that matters to me.
2/7/2022 08:58:12 am
The first steps of the brainstorming process was tough. You have to figure out what you want to do, how you want to do it and what characters need to be portrayed. You need to get into a headspace and jot down anything that comes to mind. Then you have to create a story from nothing. I'd say that it was hard for me to think of interesting topics. I wanted to do something that an audience hadn't seen a lot of, and piecing it together was hard. For instance, I had a really good topic and what seemed to be a good story, but once I read it aloud, it sounded choppy and all over the place. Eventually I decided on an argument I had with my mother several times before, and I thought it would be funny for the audience to experience that with me. In the end it comes down to the execution of the monologue. You could have a really good monologue written and revised to perfection, but executed wrong, or you could have an average monologue, performed to perfection, and have it be really good. I think the experience was something outside of my comfort zone and performing it was nerve-wracking, but in the end you get to dive deeper into your creative mind.
2/7/2022 09:00:52 am
When I was first doing my monologue I was trying to make it about my life but I couldn't think of anything so I made up my own story. it was much easier to write a story than to write about me so I just went with the made up story. I didn't revise much of my story because it was how I pictured it. The writing and editing part of the monologue was really easy. Scoring was a little bit hard because I couldn't decide what I wanted to do. Rehearsing was hard because I didn't like re saying it over and over again. But I think that the performance went really well. An aha that I got from this experience is that you should go for what ever monologue flows really well for you first.
2/7/2022 12:10:54 pm
When working on the assignment it was easy. I didn't know what to write until I got some ideas. Once I started writing it was pretty easy after. Everything was fine until I had to present. I don't really care much for presenting a slideshow but this was different, but once I was up there I was fine.
2/7/2022 12:11:02 pm
The assignment was definitely challenging, i was very confused and wrote a not so great monologue then i heard people perform and i stayed up all night rewriting an even better monologue. It was a long process but in the end it was really fun.
2/7/2022 12:11:41 pm
I found this experience so interesting. We all started off in the dark. Our ideas and our experiences led us to make something amazing for each of our monologues. It was so much fun to collaborate and work through problems. We all ended up on stage and the best part about it was it didn't feel hard, or like a big challenge. It didn't feel like a chore. This assignment was fun, and I enjoyed the outcome.
2/7/2022 12:12:02 pm
Being a writer and loving writing myself, i thought this would be a super easy assignment. Turns out writing a monologue and script is harder than writing a book or a poem. It's a lot harder when you're talking about yourself and your instead of some made up character. Overall though, this assignment was very fun and I really enjoyed it. I also think doing it will help me with writing in the future, so I'm very grateful for getting to do this assignment. :)<3
2/7/2022 12:12:36 pm
During the process of creating the monologue, I was a bit nervous. I had a ton of ideas that flowed, and I could choose from, so deciding was the toughest part for me. I enjoyed creating the monologue the experience was very fun and interesting. I would for sure do it again. I did not perform it, but i think the process of recording it will be a little scary considering I'm sharing my own personal experience, and writing , which is a very vulnerable thing for me. Overall the process was enjoyable.
2/7/2022 12:13:19 pm
When I started my monologue I was all over the place, I never knew what I was going to do, but as I progressed and found a deeper meaning to why I chose the topic I chose in the first place, it got me somewhere I liked. The brainstorm for me for me was easy, and so was the scoring. Writing the monologue was different, I had negative feedback in my head which made me really not like my monologue, so I had to push it away. Scoring really helped me not act the monologue out like I was doing popcorn reading, but it helped me humanize the character and make her seem more like us, more dependable, more human. Acting it out in the audience was tough but it really made me confident afterwards. You have to just go for it, and do the performance. In conclusion, this creative pathway really brought something more of me, and it was really fun.
2/7/2022 12:13:45 pm
The thought of making a monologue I was willing to share was kind of difficult, but then I thought of some of the small things that happened to me, like having the absolute need to have all As otherwise I panic. So getting a bad grade on something and being upset was something I could relate to in some kind of way. Then I started with the first thing I do when I panic is i ask questions, and i question my self, and i doubt myself, but in the end i practice i got some great criticism and in the end i think i did good.
2/7/2022 12:14:05 pm
When I first started my monologue I tried to make ii something I could to relate with... Then I gave up, BUT I ended up trying to read from a script, which gave me my final product ("Why Are You Here"). I literally stayed up all might the night before it was due to finish the monologue and record it because I was behind due to covid, but I think I did pretty ok for my first go at this stuff. I literally just turned a sad script about mental health into a kind of funny where I'm angry at some loser. The rest of it was pretty easy for me, I did ruin my vocal cords because of how many times I rehearsed my lines, but it wasn't too bad. A take-away I got from this was, maybe don't rehearse my lines so many times in one night.
2/7/2022 12:15:17 pm
In the beginning, I didn't really know what I was going to write about, but I wanted it to be emotional. Soon I figured out my topic and it really resonated with me because it almost felt like a journal entry. It was really nerve-wracking reading it to someone for the first time because I haven't acted in front of anyone while using dialogue before. The editing and scoring of my monologue was pretty easy and felt confident doing that. I feel like I could've rehearsed a bit more, but overall I am happy with my performance. It felt freeing to let out those emotions in the form of art. Watching the other students perform was very inspiring, so many of them are so talented and it made me really excited to perform my monologue. I loved hearing everyone's stories, whether they were true or not or funny or emotional, it was such a fun day.
2/7/2022 12:15:26 pm
My monologue experience was really stressful, I felt like I couldn't get it right. I really needed an example at first, I didn't want to end up sounding stupid, or stuttering on my words. But it was really fun watching other people preform. I loved all the emotion people put into their monologues.
2/7/2022 12:15:31 pm
I did not get to perform or record my monologue, but I hated the process of writing the monologue. I found it so hard to be creative while writing and I was always worried about what the audience would think. I also felt like I wasn't portraying the emotion right. Overall I did not enjoy writing my monologue and I wouldn't say that I am proud of my work
2/7/2022 12:15:39 pm
When I was first creating my monologue, I was completely stuck, for I had no clue what to write about. At first I was leaning more towards a serio-comedy monologue, but I still had no clue what to write about. It wasn't until the week that we had to start scoring our monologues when I finally knew what I wanted to write about. I wrote my entire monologue in twenty minutes with no break and no revisions. Once we started scoring and rehearsing our monologue I then wanted to change my entire story. Since my monologue was a comedy monologue and I wanted to perform live, I was afraid that I wouldn't get any laughs. It wasn't until the night before when I decided to just go through with performing my monologue despite my nerves of getting no laughs, because even if others didn't get the jokes, I knew that I did, and I was proud of my work in the end.
2/7/2022 12:15:45 pm
when i was performing i was really nervous but once u start doing it the hard part is over with and it becomes easier.
2/7/2022 12:15:50 pm
So what I first had to brainstorm was what I wanted my monologue to be about. I decided to make it about my life as we had already done an assignment digging deeper into ourselves. After that, I just started typing out my monologue about myself and that's how it came to be. In order to edit it, I just kept rehearsing and changed the parts that didn't feel right. Being an audience member was a lot better than actually performing since as an audience member I could get caught up in the story but I didn't prepare well enough for performing so I got a little freaked out about it.
2/7/2022 12:16:03 pm
At first I was thinking on what to write about because I did mine last minute, but than I figured out what to say so I wrote some things down than I rehearsed it, but the thing is I'm indecisive so it takes me a while to actually write something down that I would like so I guess I liked my scripts although it was pretty short. I did like everyone else scripts they expressed their emotions while acting it and that was really amazing.
Writing and directing my monologue was by far one of the most fun and most creative works of art I ever made. I'm well aware of the criticisms of this sounding more like a trailer to a movie, or an actual play, but my performance was to capture the essence of a theatre play with a monologue performance present. As well as the fact that the second character "The Father" was added to bring out the main character's feelings emotions, and set all the points for your standard monologue. Along with the voice acting, it was fun adding sound effects and music to really capture the drama and bring this audio alive. With how this turned out, I don't really see myself doing a monologue in a different way.
2/7/2022 12:16:38 pm
When I first thought of what to do for my monologue was based on real life situations that happen with every teenager. To me it was in some kind of comparison to what dealt with in my teen year now. A lot of this stuff is based round a high school where most of the teens have know each other for a long time and had problems with school like friend, teachers, and parents. When I was reading it I've noticed that I did use a lot of but plus a lot of and's. A aha was that when you do it the first time so do not wait until the end to do you monologue.
2/7/2022 12:16:55 pm
Doing this monologue was scary because it made me a little bit vulnerable and made me doubt my ability's and the things that I can do. I felt as though I wasn't ready to have people watch my monologue and I wasn't ready to preform it. I was pretty scared and nervous about showing it up until I was doing it and then my fears started to become more about what people would think. I was very critical about how I preformed my monologue and I redid it a bunch of times. I wanted it to be perfect so that when other people saw it they didn't have anything negative to say but I don't think I achieved that level of perfection because unfortunately wanting to go to sleep won the battle of whether to keep refilming or go to sleep and submit the best take I already filmed.
2/7/2022 12:17:07 pm
When starting the process of creating a monologue, it was quite difficult. I didn't have an idea on what topic I should do for my monologue and I was stuck for 2-3 days on this. After that though, it was smooth sailing from there. I finished the writing and revised the script to fit better for the performance. I put tick marks for words that I really wanted to emphasize and for when I want to pause. While rehearsing for the performance, I tried to be in the mindset of my character and act frustrated and sad while reading my script. Overall, the project was a great learning experience and I got to know more about what I want to do in the future.
2/7/2022 12:17:59 pm
I had a lot of fun doing the asingment. at first the whole brain storming thing was hard for me and i couldnt think of anything. but then I started working with some other people and we all conected our monologues. once i had an idea it wasnt that hard to write the actual script. It was hard to do the scoring part because I wasnt sure how to show the emotions that my character was feeling but once I thought about it for a while i was able to do it. Once I got to the performing part I was nervius and i acsedently messed up but i think i did ok over all.
2/7/2022 12:18:19 pm
The process was differant because I have never done anything like it before. It was difficult brainstorming what to write about. i just wrote what came to my mind and went from there and came up with more ideas to write about. My monologue turned out okay. Overall writing my monologue was a good experience. I have never really acted anything so rehearsing my monologue was interesting.
2/7/2022 12:19:53 pm
I ended up making my monologue about a random person named Jess. With my monologue I did add some personal touches which when I practiced readiny the monologue came into play. Im not sure if others could tell but I could feel me being a little more vulnerable talking about some of the things in my monologue. At first I tried making it like a very stern straight foward speech, but with a monologue you need feelings to be involved so I ended up editing it and putting that all together. The experience of writing the monologue was new and very fun, I enjoyed riting and because this way of writing was newer for me. Mainly because I had relateable things I talked about so it wasn´t my favorite thing to be vulnerable but I think it may be good to open up a little.
2/7/2022 12:23:41 pm
I enjoyed being able to watch people preform there self written monologue. as I was watching the plays I peeped how actors were showing true emotions with there character as they were acting.
2/7/2022 12:46:13 pm
it was good to seeing people doing there monolog sharing there express they feel
2/7/2022 07:10:09 pm
The writing process was not an easy process, but nevertheless it was enjoyable. I find peace in reflecting on my life, to then pulling pieces of me to formulate a story. My monologue originated from a secret desire, something I want to pursue, but am always hesitant to reach towards. I then found ways to connect this struggle to feelings that overwhelmed me as a younger child in order to find relation within my work. My monologue tells the story of me, today, speaking to my younger self with the intention of being a push for her. Years ago I never paid enough attention to my needs and passions, I was always one to overlook myself in order to look out for others. A distraction. My monologue speaks a message or ridding self-doubt and allowing self exploration. Unfortunately during performance week I was sick and did not have the opportunity to complete the steps following the writing portion of this project. I am in the process of finalization now and can't wait to share what I've created.
2/7/2022 09:41:25 pm
Writing this monologue was cathartic in way because i got express how i felt towards my exes. Writing and preforming the monologue reminded me how much i love acting and the theater.
2/10/2022 10:21:56 am
The process of writing my monologue was very difficult. It was hard at first to come up with ideas about what to write, but once I had an idea going it all kind of came together and just started to flow. The brainstorm was the hardest part but after that it did get better. I did not get to see anyone preform or preform myself, but from what I did see I liked how every ones stories ended up coming together.
2/11/2022 11:14:43 pm
Writing and creating the monologue was definitely not easy but I took a passion that I have an used it to write a monologue that I'm proud of. I started off with nothing to something great.
3/11/2022 12:48:11 pm
I knew that from the start I was going to write my monologue about an old woman. But when I started I wasn’t really sure what it was going to be about. Then I joined the group of other people and we all connected ours and it made it a lot easier. I’m the end I thought it was really fun and a good experience!!
4/8/2022 06:17:19 pm
My creativity comes from my clothing choices, the creativity starts in my head then I can execute the idea onto a project.
2/13/2023 08:46:26 am
My creativity comes from my clothing choices, the creativity starts in my head then I can execute the idea onto a project.
2/13/2023 08:46:34 am
The process of creating my own monologue was very fun. At times it was difficult to think of what to write or if the audience would enjoy the story, but in the end it all came together. I was nervous to perform my monologue but after watching fellow classmates do it I didn't feel alone as much and as I was walking up to the stage my fear left and I did great!
2/13/2023 08:46:47 am
i thought writing my monologue was fun. i liked being able to share a deeper side of myself.
2/13/2023 08:46:48 am
My monologue is good, I just need to put some more things like I need to get more ideas for my script. The writing was a bit hard, I just didn't know what to write about and what the topic was gonna be like. Also presenting the script to people felt really embarrassing because I don't like talking in front of a lot of people anyways so I got a bit scared when I messed up on a couple of words.
2/13/2023 08:48:44 am
The monologue helped me channel my feelings into theatrical work and to preform it in a way that I would want to express it on my own. The scoring helped me to remember where and when I needed to express certain things. The creative writing itself was fairly easy to do in my opinion but the acting part was a little difficult. In the end, I did do really well, but preforming it in a way helped me focus more on the script then the audience.
2/13/2023 08:48:50 am
The writing process was probably the most difficult because I didn't really know where I was going with the story and I changed it up a couple times. My monologue was going to be based on a thing that actually happened to me, but then I scrapped the whole idea and made up a new story. Scoring was pretty easy because I knew what emotions I wanted to convey, and rehearsing was easy because I did it with a friend. I did a recording because it seemed like it would be less stressful, and I stand by that.
2/13/2023 08:48:56 am
I knew I wanted to do a monologue about the waves and surfing and "upbeat" or happy. But I didn't know what message I would give. Then I came up with the idea, of doing something that makes you relax and feel good. I feel I was actually more nervous to rehearse it, then actually perform it. I did my own little spin on my own monologue. So I came up with a a lot of lines on the spot and they just all kind of flowed together and I was happy with it in the end
2/13/2023 08:49:08 am
I feel like this was a very new experience for me. I am very used to writing speeches and used to using emotion but to the extent of this. But I wrote about something that I am very passionate about and something that I knew that I can proficiently write out and complete. I wasn't nervous when I had to perform, I was excited. Something about performing made me just happy and excited to once again talk in front of people. I did mess up on a sentence so it did not make sense, but I acknowledged it in my head and just continued. Because if I didn't just let it go, I would've stumbled and things would have been 10x worse. Overall I feel like this was something that I would love to do again and hopefully can continue to do with ease!!
2/13/2023 08:49:17 am
When I was writing this monologue I kept trying to think how I was going to act it and hw long the writing would be. there was a lot of scoring and cut out from when I started performing it. The actual performance was nice and easy because I couldn't really see anyone because of the lighting. It was overall very good, I'm glad that I got to at least practice before going and getting feed back practicing.
2/13/2023 08:50:05 am
Writing my monologue was very difficult but I made my way and got it done. my Monologue is about a man that is eating and get done and isn't able to pay so a old man payed for him. The monologue was like a movie for me i thought of it as a way express my way of thinking through a scripted
2/13/2023 08:50:10 am
In my opinion my monologue was creative and something unlike the other students but One of my many thing I need to work on it that I need to memorize what I need to say. I also need to work on time, I think my monologue was longer that 2 minutes. When writing my monologue I thought a lot about history and what people went through during ww2. I had to think about how my grandma would talk to me. That's how I wrote this monologue
2/13/2023 08:50:15 am
Writing my monologue was a little difficult because I had so many different ideas and I didn't know which one would be the best to do. I had my whole monologue ready, but then I decided that I had a better idea so I re wrote the whole thing. At first I was a scared because I didn't know if it was good or not , but with a lot of practicing and re reading I began to love it. I think that writing my own monologue made me more creative in a way.
2/13/2023 08:50:40 am
When I first started my monologue, I had my doubts. It was, at first, messy, uncoordinated, and unplanned. Until, I compared my monologue to the real world, and it started to improve. Before I knew it, it was a fleshed - out, well - done monologue. When I performed it, however, I was nervous at first. I was always wondering; "Will people like it?" "Will people think about it?" Turns out, I had nothing to worry about. It may seem nerve-racking at first, but once you're on the stage, most of the fear usually goes away... And you give it your all. Overall, I really liked my monologue, and I liked everyone elses too.
2/13/2023 08:51:42 am
When I was first writing my monologue I wanted to make is serious instead of funny. When I started writing I realized that maybe telling they way I feel when I have to talk to new people and how I often over think in a funny way would be better. So I did just that but told it through a made up characters eyes. I wanted the character to not 'get over their fear' because sometimes you can't, and that's ok. I'm still barley able to ask to go to the bathroom, only done it once last semester.
2/13/2023 08:51:51 am
When I first started writing my monologue, I had no clue where to start or how it was going to go but I decided to write it about something common and funny. I wish I had gone with a more calmer role because when I started to preform it I realized I don't like preforming and it didn't go well.
2/13/2023 08:52:24 am
When I was told that we were suppose to make monologues I was nervous since I didn't know what it should be about since I had so many ideas. I eventually found what my monologue was going to be about but I really put so much words that I could've probably made a book of it. What I had trouble on was acting it out, I couldn't really put a lot of emotion into it during rehearsals but when I was performing it; I put more emotion into it. I should still work on being the character when I'm performing it though, either way I still loved doing the monologue.
2/13/2023 08:53:06 am
The writing and creative thinking process really helped with getting out my ideas and fixing it up so it would'nt be rough. The acting part was the fun part even though it was scary at the start. over all a really fun project.
2/13/2023 08:54:48 am
First starting my monologue, I wanted it to be a tragedy but I didn't want to overshare. At first, I didn't know what to write about but after asking others, I got my basic idea of what my monologue was going to be about. When I actually got to writing my monologue, I didn't know how to actually write about my topic. Because of this, I made many revisions to my monologue. I went through this process many times before coming up with a comedy. However, this made me a little worried that mine wasn't going to be as good as others after hearing a few people's because theirs was sad or dramatic. I still stuck with my monologue and it ended up being pretty good. During and before my performance I was nervous and my heart started beating really fast. When I finished that feeling was still there but it felt good.
2/13/2023 08:56:00 am
Work on my emotions and talk to group of people
2/13/2023 09:07:39 am
There's this memories that had with my mother and somehow related to my fear so I just make them into a story and make the character do what I wouldn't do in that situation. The character "Abbey" is actually a female version of a character that was made by me a while ago named Adam, they have similarity in personality with short term frustration and anger. At first, I started my monologue with describing a little less on the weather and surroundings but my completed monologue still describe little to no about surroundings but I did describe more about the weather, cloudy (so it can gives a hint more of what kind of mood the story should have). In the starting preforming I wasn't going to yell that loud and just go for a passive anger but as I yell I felt that anger overflowing like I was THE character that felt it soo it wasn't me, it was the character that yelled.
2/13/2023 10:40:57 am
Doing this felt like opening up a bit about how I want to live my life and telling people how I felt about everything. I thought my monologue was long and stupid but I performed it and people liked it.
2/13/2023 10:42:26 am
i took forever on this monologue i barely started writing it the night bbefore it was due becxause i had no idea what i was doing or what i should. I think what i wrote though good enough for a monologue because i added details even though i didnt wanna share some things i did.
2/13/2023 10:42:51 am
Working on my monologue was pretty fun to do. I had the ability to write about whatever I wanted and present it to the class. I'll admit that it was difficult when choosing a topic, but I had fun with it overall. The best part was seeing what other people chose to do with their monologues.
2/13/2023 10:43:03 am
I overexaggerated a lot of my story but for more drama. After I wrote I went back and i thought in my head what emotion my character would say the words with and I said it with that emotion. I procrastinated a lot of this project.
2/13/2023 10:43:13 am
The monologue just came to me, I got into my own head and closed my eyes, thinking of a scenario. I ended up performing the same Monologue I took to Lenae, I am happy with how it turned out, And I feel proud that I was able to able to experience something as special as making a monologue.
2/13/2023 10:44:08 am
The first unit of theatre was not what the word theatre promised me, I have expected more acting and advanced things because of the name, "Professional Theatre" but even though I got a package I did not order, I am fine with the outcome and that we had at least one act.
2/13/2023 10:44:24 am
my monologue was was something that happened but made it a little more exciting and interesting.
2/13/2023 10:44:37 am
Coming up with ideas for my monologue was difficult. I had a lot of ideas, but didn't know how to write any of them. It took me a few days to finally be okay with my topic of choice, and I almost immediately started writing so that I could write some good lines while I was still feeling connected to the idea. I wrote the majority of my monologue in one day, but ended up making some minor changes before turning it in. Being able to share it with the class was also hard, and I kind of let my nerves get the best of me. I hope to be able to give a live performance next time, as I was only comfortable recording for this first time. I didn't rehearse as much as I should have either, as I was nervous about giving a performance in front of a live audience. I hope to gain more confidence as I receive more assignments so that I can perform without worrying about the audience watching me.
2/13/2023 10:46:19 am
My prosses was slow. I didn't really know what I wanted to write about, I had to many ideas. Then one of the questions was "what is your biggest fear?" I thought at first that it was what I had already been going through. I thought it was getting hurt and not being able to do all the things I wanted to do anymore. But after facing that possibility and coming out of it on the other side with good news I realized that I am not ready for the real world which seemed so crazy to me because I have always wanted to grow up and live on my own terms. I wanted to break free from school and to get a job and have fun. So I wrote about being stuck because that became my new fear.
2/13/2023 10:47:51 am
I couldn't think of what to write about so Mr.Hanks suggested to write about my Cheto. I didn't rehears it because i just didn't. i just read the script to Mr.Hanks during launch. A takeaway it that Mr.Hanks has too high of expectations.
2/13/2023 10:47:56 am
I had a lot of fun writing my monologue. In general I love writing but I thought it was fun writing something I was going to preform. I started off with the idea that I love to travel and branched off from that and it turned into the monologue "Lost in Rome". I have been to Rome before so this is where the main idea came from. The writing process was pretty easy for me because I write a lot in my free time. I kind of thought of where I wanted to go with the story and then "brain farted" on the page. Then I went back in a revised a ton and boom done. Then it was time to practice. My character "Cassidy" is actually my cousins name. She was 12 at the time we went to Italy and I'm not going to lie she has some attitude. So I tried to incorporate that into my character. Overall it was a fun project.
2/13/2023 10:48:05 am
The reason why i wrote a monologue was to show what i can express about myself, like writing about me and my friend and writing about the character, the process of writing a script was very fun, i liked writing about character, expressing the emotions my character had and also talking about what the character was saying, What I learned from this monologue, was writing it, performing it, practicing my script a few times, it helped think about what thoughts i had, brainstorming new ideas
2/13/2023 10:48:24 am
I really had no idea what I wanted my monologue about, but as we continued to work on it, I knew it had to something I was passionate about. I ended up changing by focal point dozens of times and only settled on a final script a few days before performing. I never was really done revising as I continued to fix all the way through rehearsing. Looking back I still want to fix a bunch of things. My monologue was different from most people's as it wasn't told as a story, but as a description from me to the audience. I knew I was going to be an odd one out but I still enjoyed this project we did. I really had a lot of fun with this project and can't wait to see what comes next.
2/13/2023 10:48:55 am
I've never put this much emotion into a monologue before so this was very new to me. I know it was an origin story monologue, but I just went with what was easy to write about. To be completely honest, I barely rehearsed this monologue more than 5 times. As time goes on, I will eventually have to perform on stage instead of using a mp3 file, so this will be kind of hard.
2/13/2023 10:49:10 am
When I began brainstorming my monologue I wasn't sure what to write about. I had ideas for what I wanted to say but nothing felt right. I changed gears a little bit from wanting to have my monologue set as a story I was telling, to it being a snippet of my life, but as if I was older. This idea came much easier and didn't follow much of what I originally planned, but that was the beauty of it. I was able to have more freedom and felt like my story was a reflection of myself rather than a separate piece. Writing was pretty simple for me and I got it done fairly quickly. Scoring on the other hand was tougher. In my monologue I was constantly changing emotions and had a hard time knowing when to slow down and be louder or quieter. But, when I finally found my rhythm It was much simpler to practice and I loved my script more and more. When it came time to perform I was very nervous, but I was able to push through and I felt good about my performance. I messed up a little bit, but overall I am happy. I loved the process of brainstorming, writing, and performing, and am very proud of how it turned out.
2/13/2023 10:49:18 am
For as a Student coming up with The Remembering I wanted a s little story mixed with The Giver and Hunger Games emotions and explosions and common things about doing My first Monologue and when I kept writing about more and more but Mr. Hanks suggested that I could fix a little things before I submitted it. I got a great scoring but I am little bit puzzled about Mr. Hanks scoring on Motivation but I understand that I wasn't towards to the audience as I should hope for.
2/13/2023 10:50:47 am
Writing my monologue was a little challenging at first since I didn't have a clue what to write. When I did figure out what to write and got some sentences done, then I realized that I didn't really like the way it was going. So I changed it into something completely different. Also when I received advice about what I could do, I took that into account and fit it into the monologue and made it better than the original. Even when I went to perform the newest one, I changed it and I like the way it turned out in the end. Will I always say it the same, probably not but that's okay.
2/13/2023 10:50:54 am
In the beginning I was worried that I wouldn't do a good job in this class because I didn't know much about theater. But Mr. Hanks gave me time until I was really ready and content with my monologue which was a big help because I was so indecisive with my work. The making of the monologue was difficult in the beginning but I got the hang of it thanks to Mr. Hanks patience he is a good teacher.
2/13/2023 11:05:09 am
I'm proud of my monologue! The monologue's final idea is much different than the original idea. While crafting my script I wasn't confident with my ideas and word choice. The majority of my uncertainty came from my fear of the audience. The script had humor in it, I was afraid the crowd wasn't going to respond the way I intended. On top of that, I struggled to display my character's personality as I wrote formally. But of course I altered the script so the final product allowed my speech to flow.
2/13/2023 07:59:42 pm
I came up with starting typing my story in but I thoght of my story by remembering how I learned to play basketball. I didn't practice before presenting to the class. when I got infront of my class to tell my story, I felt a little bit nervous but I felt great. I lerned from telling my story that if I practous I will feel more confident.
2/14/2023 09:24:08 am
In the beginning I liked football so a made a football monologue and I thought about changing my monologue but I just kept it the same I didn't want to present because I was really nervous
2/15/2023 04:26:32 pm
When I was first brainstorming about my monologue I was thinking of being a motivational speaker. I always loved hearing those types of speakers and their amazing stories and I felt if I added a funny backstory it would be more interesting and it did. But I kept wanting to change the story line because so many new ideas kept popping into my head but I kept my original idea and it turned out perfect. The most nervous part about this process was definitely going up and performing. But after a while of being in character you get used to it. And at the end of the day I loved my monologue and hope it inspired others as much as it inspired me.
2/16/2023 12:15:46 pm
the process of writing my monologue was actually kind of difficult because i didn't really know what to write and that made it harder to make a story but i got through it. Performing was hard for me because i'm not really a social person or the kind of person to get up on a stage or perform in front of a lot of people.
For me it was hard to actually get my ideas out on paper, because I'd plan out everything I wanted to say and then forget immediately afterwards and couldn't write anything. Eventually I started writing as I was brainstorming and only wrote it down in chunks, so like red light green light? I also wrote in where I normally stutter or stall based on how I'd act it out, and color coded everything so that I'd know what emotion in my voice/how I was supposedta be speaking and where. I also wrote words how I speak em
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