Today we completed our drama terminology term list! Hallelujah!
Thank you to the students who paid attention to the "rules" of actors doing improv. Remember that we are learning to TRUST each other professionally while in this class. We will be writing together, reading together, and performing together. If this isn't done with respect and with unity, the entire point of this class is SHOT.
Suggestions from today from your loving teacher:
1. Be sure to move around the stage more often. You have an entire area and are not utilizing it to the best of your ability.
2. Keep focused as a character. You have an objective in mind, and, if you disregard it, you are throwing the audience and your fellow actor for a loop. It is harder to understand the "plot" when the two actors are not on the same page.
3. Today, Sierra heard something in the audience that had been unexpected. Instead of being freaked out and dropping the plot or her character, she USED that moment to tie into her story. GREAT JOB, SIERRA!!
4. Keep in mind that you are staying focused on your fellow actors, not on the audience. I noticed a couple of you drop character a bit to make the audience laugh or to laugh at yourself for something you did in character. When you stay in character, you are actually being MORE sincere and MORE funny than when we can tell you are "showing off" for us.
5. When one person "messes up", use it as a learning opportunity and try to determine better ways that the situation could have been handled. I have noticed that, for the most part, you have been connecting as a group, and I appreciate your camaraderie. I see that you are helping each other with vocabulary and with keeping on task during any given "drama project". Keep up the good work, and continue to encourage each other.
Have a great night!
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