Presentation on theme: "REHEARSALS. I. Finding A Scene Finding a scene depends on requirements given by teacher, contest rules, audition rules, etc. Here’s an example of."— Presentation transcript:
I. Finding A Scene Finding a scene depends on requirements given by teacher, contest rules, audition rules, etc. Here’s an example of possible characteristics of a good scene: Is fairly short It has characters that you and/or your partner(s) would like to play Has only two or three people in it Has a definite beginning and end Builds to a high point (climax)
II. Researching and Creating Your Character Before you can play your character honestly, you must get to know them: learn who they are and why they became that way (background, circumstances, relationships, goal, obstacle, course of action).
III. Rehearsing Your Lines Rehearse – to practice, to recite, to say over, and over, and over The more you rehearse, the better your performance will be.
IV. Blocking Your Scene Scenes should be blocked and blocking should be rehearsed so that the movements can become more natural. Your lines should sound natural, honest, and motivated. Practice like you will perform!!!
V. Memorization Tips Memorize aloud Memorize the thoughts behind the lines first, then the exact script As you recite your lines, continue to make the connections between the lines you are saying and the thoughts behind them. This will make your performance more natural Recite your lines as fast as you can say them (alone or with a partner). If you can say them quickly, you will be able to say them easily at a regular pace. This also helps to pick up the pace of your scene.
V. Memorization Tips (Continued) Move through your blocking as you practice your lines. Record the last few words of your cues (the lines before yours). Play them back to practice giving your lines on cue. Have someone read your cues and give your lines back to your prompter. Record your lines as well as your cues.
VI. Introducing Your Scene Sometimes you may need to introduce your scene before performing it. Here are some tips: A. Prepare an attention-getting introduction B. Tell us only what you need to know to understand your scene. You don’t need to introduce the entire play. C. When possible, keep the introduction under 30 seconds.