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 think the both are equally important because without a playwright that cast would be acting in the dark. They need a background a setting, and a conflict. Also a playwright needs a cast and crew because without its just a story. You need a cast and crew to bring it to life.
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?
The character I'm going to portray is a person who is desperately trying to prove her innocence. I am using emotional recall. I am going over my lines so that i remember them. I could use hand gestures in order for people to know my actions as i move
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?
Overall I don't think I did horrible. I went over my lines over and over again and yet i was still able to mess up a tiny bit. My experience was okay i think i just overreacted . The beginning i killed it. I believe when i mentioned the lizard i got stuck and had to look at my paper. I think i could have used more practice. I really enjoyed being an audience for my peer's because it was a peek inside of how their minds work and a little piece of who they are.
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.?
The beginning of my set design i didn't know where I was going with it. I was having trouble with actually creating a set design even . I saw the golden Gate Bridge and i saw how green it was on the bottom so i thought of forest and i had also cut out zombies so i thought zombie sin the forest. I made sure it was all foresty and camp like I added a tent and an old campfire.
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?
An ah-ha moment I had was when I was in the middle of creating my set design because I had a really hard time coming up with a sketch of my set. This was an eye opener to me because it shows that I am more hands on when it comes to things. And there are things I know I can work on when it comes to art but I thought it was a great experience to let my imagination run wild when it came to using the collage as inspiration
Tell about the process of creating your puppet. Give two examples of how the character you were creating influenced design choices such as painting the facial features and costuming.
Also, reflect on your puppet play performance. What was challenging and what went well? How do you feel your voice performance went? How did you enjoy watching the other puppet shows?
The process of choosing what i was going to do was easy.Creating the costume and i how i was going to design it was the difficult part. An example of how my puppet influenced my design was because of who i chose. Also just by knowing That Lock is wearing his devil masked it made me choose red clothing.I think the performance went okay. I know we could've done better. My voice was mediocre because i feel like if i was comfortable wit the people around me i could've done better. I enjoyed watching the plays because it was a great way to see how talented my peers are
You have likely studied Shakespeare prior to this class, or at the least were introduced to him and his work this week. Reflect on why you believe one person's work could be so highly acclaimed and how you feel taking on one of his famous scenes for your next project.
I think one person's work can have a big impact in theater because of how they use their words. It can have a big impact if you know how to peak someone's interest. I feel very nervous to remember my lines because of how it written , there are a lot of words to remember
Reflect on your "A Midsummer's Night Dream" scene performance. Offer insight into what it was like taking direction, memorizing lines, and performing a famous Shakespearean work.
Overall i know i did really well. My group did okay. It was a little
hard to know when to go on stage but the script did help.It only took me a day to memorize my lines. It was very fun to actually perform a a shakespeare play
This reflection should explain what your performance piece is about, how you’re putting it together, and what some of your thoughts and influences are as you’re constructing the performance
Our performance is about two teenage boys going to a concert but on the way their they hit a few bumps in the road but eventually make it to the concert. We have kinda just threw ideas out there until were satisfied. We do have inspiration for our performance that have definitely influenced the script. without it i dont think we would have a script right now
You will provide a Self-Evaluation Reflection on your blog following your performance basing your comments on the Evaluation Rubric’s criteria: Acting, Use of Space, Text, & Process.
Also, take a moment to reflect on the full semester. What's something you gained from this class that you feel you'll take with you?
It definitely took a while to be happy with what we were writing we went through many ideas.then we finally decided on Jonathan and Lucas, two teenage boys trying to do something for summer and they have a concert to go to.and they are going through so many obstacles and eventually dont really make it.. Something i gained from this class is actually using my imagination and creating something. Also remembering lines and performing in front of an audience.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.