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?
I feel the playwright is more important because without the playwright the cast and crew wouldn't know what to go off of. This would cause confusion and the cast and crew to have to break character. I feel my first performance went pretty well since we all knew our roles and what we had to do to make the play the best it could be. I never really felt that nervous while we were doing much of the performing or even before it.
Reflect on the process of writing your monologue this week:
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 objective and tactics aided in your writing of an interesting story? Give an example of a tactic your character is using...
3) What theatrical genre would you call your monologue at this point and why?
I started my Monologue off with something I was familiar with so I went with a baseball coach trying to motivate his team in a game. Thinking about tactics helped my writing a little bit since its gonna have me go for different tones while reading it out. I would call my monologue a melodrama since its leading up to one big point in the story where we are on our heels to learn whats going to happen next.
Consider your monologue... Give a synopsis of your story and the character you're going to portray. What are you doing to prepare yourself for the performance? How might you bring physicality to your character?
My story is about a coach who is trying to motivate his team to go when the most important game of both the season and his and his players life.To prepare myself for this I'm thinking of all the talks coaches have gave me and what I have seen in movies and putting that into my performance. While up there I'm gonna be looking as if everyone is gathered around me and I'm going to be scanning the crowd.
Reflect on your monologue performance. What it like in preparation and anticipation? What was your experience during the delivery of your monologue? What parts do you feel went really well. What parts so you know you'd want to improve upon? Also, what was it like being an audience for your peer's monologues?
I feel I did okay on my monologue performance. I was pretty nervous and not quite ready for when it was my turn, so when i got up there I didn't know what to do. I wish I knew my script a little more so i could have put the paper down while I was performing it and could have added more emotion.
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 really started my design in my head with an idea I had been thinking of. I got the idea of doing the Kwik E Mart since i had grown up watching the Simpsons and had just recently been to Universal Studios where they have the Kwik E Mart. My main scene's in this setting would take place in the parking lot of the store and have the kids such as Bart and Millhouse having fun and messing around on their skateboards while Lisa reads a book in front of the store.
Reflect on the creative process of working from inspiration through to presenting your set design. What were the ah-ha moments of inspiration and the challenges you had to be creative to overcome? What's your overall impression of the growth of your creative muscle through the process of this project?
Through the creative process I had many ideas go through my thought process. I had changed what I wanted to do three different times but with different angles for each. Some of the inspirational moments I had in this project was that the night before I started the actual project I was watching the Simpsons and I got the ideas. I thought a lot about how I would actually do the project when I was watching the show and i finally settled on this.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.