Monday, January 9, 2012

Still Workshopping: Blocking

Today you will have the opportunity to roughly block your play scripts with the actors. It is helpful when writing a play to see how actions and stage business fit together--whether the scene is too slow or too fast, whether what you have written is working, etc.

As you watch the rehearsal, please take note of what is working and what is not working. Is the scene too static (nothing going on) or too frenzied with activity (too much going on)? What might the actors bring to the script that you haven't considered? Where are the weaknesses of your script? What is working well? Pay attention to these things so that when you return to the lab for a rewrite, you will know what to fix in your script.

HOMEWORK: The forum post for Beckett is due today.

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