Project Description

Practice pushing the limits of spontaneous response.

Although not the same game Numbers Change in the book. (pg. 407), Viola had us play this game several times. The aim is to enhance your impulse to respond instantly. I think also it gets everyone used to working at pace faster than the head can deal with, which makes making mistakes fun and part of the game.  (nothing you should bring up to players though as ‘a lesson’ lest you put the focus on accepting failure and not just having a really good time) A great warm-up and really fun.

Definition: BREAKTHR0UGH: The point at which a student’s spontaneity arises to meet a crisis on stage; the moment of “letting go” resistances and stet is frames of reference; a moment of seeing things from a different point of view; a moment of insight into the focus; trusting the scheme; the moment of growth.