GETTING STARTED. Start early; the worst thing you can do is wait to the last minute and HOPE for the best. Have a few options planned; sometimes things don’t always work out the way you think they will.
Pros of working in a group;
- more ideas, fun to brainstorm
- more fun working together
- a wider variety of plays is available
- can split up the research
- you won’t be alone on stage on the big day
Cons of working in a group;
- organizing schedules for practice sessions can be tricky
- different working styles can clash
- not everyone takes schoolwork equally
+ find a play (TONS in the cje library)
+ do the background research needed
+ read the play over for content, character, and language
+ assign roles
+ block out the scenes
+ start to internalize the text
+ find props and costumes and special effects
4. Put the most organized person in charge of reminding the other members of their duties.
Actors should face the audience as fully as possible, at least full profile.
Ahhhhhhh.Take a deep breath!!
All anyone can ask of you is to do the very best you can.
Try to have some fun.
Be sure to congratulate the other group members for doing such a good job (no matter what happens, find something positive to say.)