Monday, October 1, 2007

Class on Thursday was great. That is more along the lines of what i thought we would be doing in this class. Not that anything we have done so far was not fun. I am a little sad that we have to wait till this Thursday to do it again but i guess good things are worth waiting for.

Class Cancelled! Tuesday, October 2 - PROJECT ASSIGNED

Hello Students, I will be off-campus tomorrow, October 2 in order to work on a last minute project. (I will tell you all about it when I see you onWednesday.)In lieu of class, I am giving you an assignment. It is due thisWednesday, October 4. It should not take you more than an hour to anhour and a half to complete.Assignment: In prepreparationr viewing the Ashland University Theatreproduction of EXPECTING ISABEL, I would like each of you to use the internet to research and write a 1 to 2 page paper on Lisa Loomer (theplaywright) and what characterizes her work. Again you are to hand-in this assignment on Wednesday, October 4 at our regularly scheduled time.
I agree, class was a lot of fun on Thursday. It took my group forever to decide on our relationships to the person on stage. Once we decided we saw other groups and changed it right before we got on stage b/c ours had been done. It was especially fun to get on stage and be able to show a little emotion in what we were doing....I expect big things tomorrow!
I really enjoyed class on Thursday. Most classes have been interesting, but this one was really fun. It was hard for me not to laugh the whole time. Everyone was so into their rolls. It still feels somewhat weird to be someone I am not and add a whole story to what is going on, but I think I am getting more used to it.

Filling In The Blanks

The last activity that we did in class on Thursday gave a hint of the pure freedom that some forms of acting can offer. In the position that I was in I had to attempt to figure out the situation that i was dealing with. It made it very interesting as to wondering (prior to them coming on stage) how the 3 others would relate to me. As I watched Blaine mow the grass he had some down time with the others on the stage while they were just observing something else on the side of the stage. I expected mine would be somewhat similar, where i would see them before i could hear them type of thing. I was not given that luxury of time, the first i knew of anyone being on stage I heard Ashley's angry voice. I have to admit i was pretty surprised and it made it pretty difficult to try to patch together what was happening; it happened so fast. I just had to fill in the blanks with the information that i was able to pick up. Once I got it everything seemed to flow well and the freedom of improv acting took over. I think that it was great that in an attempt to keep it as real as possible that we covered for each other. For instance when I began to laugh Ashley just incorporated it as a part of the act and it was covered up without a pause. I hope that we do more activities just like this one, very fun.