Hey guys, this is a review of everything that I said on Wednesday before class. Even if you remember what I said, I’d like you to reed through this again. I want y’all to practice and think about this stuff this week and come back and do an even better job. 1. When you’re acting, always make sure that your feet are pointing to the audience. Even if you are facing a different direction, at least one foot should point toward the audience. This is called cheating out. 2. Bring pencils to class and use them to write in your script. Make as many notes as you want. Write down your directions. 3. Learn the stage directions. The side of the stage farthest away from the audience is upstage. The part closest to the audience is downstage. Stage left is to the left OF THE ACTOR. Stage right is to the right OF THE ACTOR. 4. Any emotion, expression, gesture, etc. that your character is having/doing needs to be exaggerated. Remember that the audience doesn’t have the play memorized like you do. They don’t know how your character is supposed to be feeling. Convey the emotion to the audience. 5. Create a personality for your character. Your character does not have the same personality as you. If you might do or say something one way, your character might do or say it another way. Think about how your character would act. If you have trouble creating a personality for your character, come talk to me. 6. Remember that if you feel stupid and awkward while acting, the audience will feel stupid and awkward. Give more than 50%. Give 100%. The audience WILL KNOW if you are only give 50%. 7. BRING YOUR SCRIPT. I know some of you already have some of your lines memorized, but right know it’s more important that we lay down the foundation. Bring your script so that you can write down directions. Don’t rely on your memory. All that being said, I think you guys are doing a good job so far. We’ve had dramas in the past, but we really want to take this drama to the next level. It will be more fun for us and for you. This week it is most important to me that you guys think about how your characters would act. Is your character really arrogant? Maybe they’re always scared of everything. Think about how they would act and develop a personality. If you have trouble coming up with ideas, let me know. I have ideas for all your characters, but I also want you guys to have freedom to come up with something that YOU like. Also, just a reminder that everyone needs to off script by October 21. That’s over a month away, but if you take a long time to memorize, then you need to start working on your lines now. Make sure that you know your cues as well as your lines. Cues are really important, and sometimes people forget about them. Take this passage. Matthew: I trust everyone slept well. Delores: Considering the circumstances. Mimms: Coffee anyone? In this case, Delores needs to memorize her line, but she also needs to remember that she says it’s after Matthew says, “I trust everyone slept well.” Anyway, I think that’s everything. If you have any questions, let me know.