We started the session with a vocal warm up. It involved counting up to five and then back down to 1. It sounded simple enough, but it had a twist! Every time we did it we cut out a number. However we would have to silently count that number. For example we would count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Then we would cut out the number 5 and go: 1, 2, 3, 4, [beat], 4, 3, 2, 1. We went through cutting out numbers until we only had the number 1 left. I enjoyed this a lot because as well as warming up our voices it also warmed up our minds.
Going through the scenes was quite challenging as we weren’t used to reading the lines from a script. Also, a lot of people hadn’t brought their scripts and hardly anyone had learned their lines so it was difficult. However we did get through the scenes and it was fun to act in the new space we had chosen for the performance as the other clearing had too many midges. We spent a while working on staging so that the entire scenes could be seen from the audience. It was fun to work on some scenes that we hadn’t been too confident on before because they’d been mainly improvised
This week I improved my script working and staging skills.
– Dillon, senior group Youth Theatre member.