Notes on today’s acting class. Theatre 126. University of Kentucky. Fall 2016.
Professor Matthew J Schneck. These incomplete notes are not endorsed or
proofread by Prof S or UKY.
More Couples Perform
Doing the same exercise as the class on September 20. Two people go on the
stage and improv together. Three lessons:
Do what you know. Keeli and I did a scene at the bus station. She had bought
a ticket to Eastern Kentucky, but forgot to print it, she had a receipt. I was
the clerk and I wouldn’t let her on the bus because I secretly liked her and
didn’t want her to leave. (If she missed this one then she could get on the
next one in two hours, and she’d hang here until then.) On Friday I dealt with
annoying Greyhound clerks and Keeli works at a book store and deals with
helpless customers. So we both somewhat knew our roles. It made doing the scene
easier and work more smoothly.
Large casts are fun. The first round of Couples Perform, we completely
followed the rules and only had two people on the stage at a time. Today,
Schneck would send in new characters mid-scene to mix it up. (e.g. a couple is
arguing and the man’s mother enters) This was a lot of fun.
We have gotten worse at Count to Twenty. This is something we did at the
start of the year, we got lucky and counted to twenty together a couple times.
We did it again today because we had extra time and we only got to seven. Hard