From the Rehearsal Studio – Week 3
Week 3 is done! I think everyone planned what to wear for our third session- look at them all in pink/red! We had a bigger studio too, this session, so we had a lot of space to move around. We definitely like this studio better!
Let’s see… what did we do in Week 3? We completed blocking for Act 1 and practiced reciting the poem too. So much already done! We have 3 more acts to learn, plus we also need to start making our costumes, backdrops and props.
While the older kids left to read and recite the poem, the younger kids sat down for a game. First, we learned to recite the whole poem. Next, we learned to recognize the words line by line. Our coach mixed up the words and we had to re-arrange them! It was a little difficult as there were long words that we didn’t know how to read. We learned to recognize the first and last few letters in each word; from there, we could complete our mission! Nice!
After our tough mission, we recited the poem in many ways- fast, slow, softly and loudly. We have to memorize the poem, plus our lines in the play too. So, repeat, repeat, REPEAT! Repetition will be our best friend in the upcoming weeks. Let’s do this!
Of course we can’t forget this in our staging process: designing the backdrop(s). It was so fun to discuss ideas and put them down on paper. Next step is to create the physical backdrop- please look forward to it!
We also spent a lot of time rehearsing Act 1. There are so many things to remember: when to enter, where to stand, our lines, when to say our lines, when and where to exit. We must also remember to face the audience at all times! No one would like to see our bums, would they?
Next session, we’re starting on Act 2! Perhaps that is where we will recite our poem too. Oh no! More things to remember! I think we’ll be receiving scripts for Acts 1 and 2 soon. Can’t wait! But since some of us are not fluent readers, we will need our parents’ help. Parents, please be patient with us!
This has been J, reporting from the rehearsal studio.