Wouldn’t you know, last week three people brought cameras and took pictures. This week we had none. So, no pictures this post.
Class was smaller, counting in at 21 people (yeah, that’s a “smaller” class), and that included two people new to the workshop. We started with Character Intro, and then did two rounds of Enemy Defender. Next came a simple version of Pass the Clap, and then right into One Word Story, this time everyone in one big group.
Next came the Short form stage work, and we started with Story, Story, Die. We switched to Story, Story, Shame when we had new folks trying it out, which is a version without the competitive elimination component. When someone misses a transition, the audience shouts out “shame” rather than “die”, and we then identify the problem for the player. People familiar with the game prefer the competitive elimination version (DIE!)
Counting Words came next which went pretty well, followed by Irish Drinking Song. After that we had about 20 minutes left, so I decided to finish with a 3 Line Drill. We haven’t done any open form work for awhile, so it was time to bring it back, and introduce the newer players to this way of starting scenes. It’s also a way to hone the skills of experienced players, and yes, okay, right off the bat I screwed up and never established a relationship! DO AS I SAY, NOT…