Attendees: Emily, Mike, Will, Lupe, Spencer, Hollis (SA)
-Review of Code of Conduct and Student Expectations
What is Level 2 Improv?
Goals for class:
- Discover ways to find and play “the game”
- Create strategies for heightening scenes
- Different ways to edit scenes
- Getting all team members on the same page
Peas in a Pod and Voice of Reason:
Pea: Mindless but unified. Shenanigans and plot matter less than shared attitude. Can stem from physical or emotional traits.
Voice: Audience representation. Presents a counterpoint to the peas. Finds justification in “crazy”.
Tips/Things to Consider:
- Where do you trend? Are you a pea or a voice?
- How can a scene play out when the characters present are peas in a pod vs one pea and a voice of reason?
- The voice of reason can act from an “in universe” place to keep the scene moving forward
- There is always a decision point within a scene after the voice enters, connected to how scenes can heighten (more to come).
- Discovery: a support character for the peas who don’t match their behavior but feed it.
- Whoosh, Bang, Pow
- Sound Garden
- Pass the Face
- Matching Crazies
- NAP (Name, Adjective, Profession)
- “Everything I learned about cows I learned from the internet”
- Squirmy biologist
- Demented cereal box designer
- “Felicia! Let him! He’s in love!”
- “I’m just a girl, Merriam Webster, growing up in the south.”
- “Oh I just love my animals, they are all wonderful, and they are all on SALE.”
- Big P Energy