"Building a Scene"
Activity: BUILD A SCENE -Improv Game: "Four Corners”
Students should divide the group into four actors and assign one corner of the scene to each actor.
THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE SCENE (to build a complete story)
Each actor enters the scene and adds to it once the actor before them makes it clear what they have added.
BREAK OUT: "Theater Productions" students go to the library and cut a short scene from a one act – develop, type, print off scripts for tomorrow. Prepared for in class performance.
Review – (Drama I concepts) – mini lecture on the terms and then a quick example of “raisin the stakes” to make the scene more interesting and more important.
Students are given an example of each in a scenario demonstrated by the instructor.
example: A person is hungry
(Objective: "I want a cheeseburger...or I'll die of hunger!")
That same person sees someone on a park bench with a hot'n fresh cheeseburger
(Hurdle: The man that is about to eat the cheeseburger is a very big muscle man and he looks mad)
(Tactic: Run over and take the burger and then run away!)
Lesson Objective: students will show that they are able to create and perform a scene that has their character working toward an objective (the want), hitting an obstacle (the hurdle), and coming up with a tactic (the strategy) to get what they want.
1.) Students get into small groups or pairs
2.) They are given a "want" for the group (they must share the same want)
3.) Students then come up with a scene
4.) Each student is to try and play their own tactic (each of them will try to get the want).