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Latest 2021 Playwriting and Performance ECS Posts

March 19, 2021

Final Days

On our second to final day of the ECS we spent the early morning doing our final run throughs of our scripts and tried our best to make them sound as good as possible before the later rehearsals. From around 9:30 to lunch each group had the opportunity to rehearse their scenes. Each group was allotted around 20 minutes which allowed us to make slight adjustments to our performances which will hopefully improve our final performances on Friday. The groups that weren’t rehearsing or making final...
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March 17, 2021

Zooming and Booming

Monday was a pretty relaxed day because there was a snow day. We logged onto zoom at 8:45 a.m. and Dr. Longo explained how the day would work. We worked on finishing scripts. During a 20-minute check-in with Dr. Longo, he read one of the character’s lines and we read the other part. Then he told us what he liked, and what he thought we should change. Hannah decided that her characters, Dorothy and Bella, would break the 4th wall and talk to the audience. This was really helpful in making...
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March 09, 2021

Monologues and More

On Monday, we started the day off when we arrived at the Westside Community Center, immediately jumping into the famed car wash dance. We then practiced moving by leading with different parts of our body, which ranged from simple tasks like leading with the chest to ridiculous, creative scenarios like leading with the left heel.We then played a game where we tried to advertise a product to our viewers (the rest of the class) without explicitly saying what we’re selling, and then opening to...
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March 05, 2021

A Day to Remember

After having fun with theater games and working as groups to try and come up with two actor scripts, it was time to see what we could do, acting wise, with our creative scripts. That is when we headed to the Westside Community Center to put our acting skills to the test. All of us were definitely up for the challenge because we had been grounding our improv skills. This was not a simple day. It was filled with a lot of acting, which was truly fun in my opinion. The skills that we worked on...
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March 03, 2021

Understanding Dialogue

When exploring theater, one thing comes to mind: acting! And that’s exactly what we did Tuesday morning. Dr. Longo started us off by giving us a very basic script that could be interpreted in many ways. With the script we were given, we acted out the gaps of the story that were missing by creating scenarios and characters with detailed backgrounds. We did this by changing the tone and expression in our voices when reading the lines. This activity was an excellent way to emphasize the...
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March 01, 2021

The Introductions

After a run-through of the expectations for the next three weeks, we arrived at the Westside Community Center for some improvisation. We started out with doing the carwash, then we did some other small improv games. After that we started with a one-word story game where we all went around and said one word to make a sentence. The story ended up making zero sense. We got into small groups and made our own and different parts of the story to add to it.At lunch we headed back to campus, and we...
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February 17, 2021

Playwriting and Performance ECS | Course Description

Playwriting and Performance  Essential Question: How does an exploration of the fundamentals of dramatic performance inform and inspire original writing for the stage? Course Description: This course introduces students to the various aspects of theatrical presentation, such as mise en scene, staging, dramatic conflict, etc. as a stimulant to the writing of brief theatrical pieces of the student’s own choosing. Students study successful theatrical scenes from famous plays,...
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More recent posts

March 17, 2021

Zooming and Booming

Monday was a pretty relaxed day because there was a snow day. We logged onto zoom at 8:45 a.m. and Dr. Longo explained how the day would work. We worked on finishing scripts. During a 20-minute check-in with Dr. Longo, he read one of the character’s lines and we read the other part. Then he told...
» read more
March 09, 2021

Monologues and More

On Monday, we started the day off when we arrived at the Westside Community Center, immediately jumping into the famed car wash dance. We then practiced moving by leading with different parts of our body, which ranged from simple tasks like leading with the chest to ridiculous, creative scenarios...
» read more
March 05, 2021

A Day to Remember

After having fun with theater games and working as groups to try and come up with two actor scripts, it was time to see what we could do, acting wise, with our creative scripts. That is when we headed to the Westside Community Center to put our acting skills to the test. All of us were definitely...
» read more
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