MOVEMENTS TO MATCH EMOTIONS Write each scene out. Add blocking that helps portray the emotions given. Once you have finished the scenes, go back to your scenes from Friday and add what emotion you believe your added blocking gives to the characters.
Leah: (angrily) Why are we still waiting in this stupid line? I can’t even see the front. Cara: (thoughtfully) Well, It is really hot. Someone up front may have passed out. Leah: (skeptically) Wouldn’t we have seen paramedics? Cara: (in agreement) Yeah, I guess you may be right. (thoughtful again) Maybe the ride broke down? Leah: (worriedly) Oh great! You just had to tell me that one. Now I don’t even know if I WANT to be in line anymore.
Tyler: (excitedly) Jon, guess what? Jonathan: (distracted) What? Tyler: (happily) I got tickets to a Lakers game for my birthday and… Jonathan: (bored) And? Tyler: (confused by Jonathan’s lack of care) I thought you might like to know you’re invited to go with me. Jonathan: (matter-of-fact) I appreciate the offer, but you know I hate basketball. Tyler: (wounded) Ouch. Not cool.
Irene: (giddily) Ooooh, Cara. I think Tyler is going to ask me out. Cara: (disbelieving) No way. Really? Irene: (excitedly) Yeah, isn’t it great?! Cara: (sarcastically) Yeah. Wonderful. Irene: (confused) Wait… what’s up with you? Cara: (weakly) Nothing.