Friday, September 20, 2013

The Vagina Monologues & Performance

MODULE 0 should be completed by Sunday, September 22 by 11:59.

This morning we will be screening Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. As we watch the performance for HBO, pay attention to the effectiveness of how an actor can bring a script alive. Other key EQ to note are:

1. Interviews can be an excellent way to find authentic voice (particularly when dealing with contemporary topics)
2. If you are a writer AND a performer, you can make a living off your writing.
3. You never know where your writing will take you. Take risks. Write about what is NOT being said.

When examining an actor's performance, look for:
--a good memory
--a good voice (a well trained voice)
--good health (ability to move)
--expressive facial expressions, gestures, & voice
Look here for a more detailed summary of what it takes to be an actor.

HOMEWORK: Please read the play "Monster" by Dael Orlandersmith and complete the signposts to turn in Thursday, September 26.

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