Refining Awareness 2017-08-14T23:01:25+00:00

Singing Dialogue

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Singing Dialogue Viola Spolin was aware that singing uses another area of the brain and is important to help 'unhook' your dialogue from the meaning. New rhythms and patterns emerge and can also help memorized dialogue in scripted material, as a rehearsal technique Singing often descends into sing-song or reciting dialogue in a monotonous scale. [...]


Contrapuntal Argument

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Contrapuntal Argument A, B and C Two players and a timekeeper and a scorer. Contrapuntal Argument A The players begin an argument involving both of them, with both developing and unfolding his own theme. They are to talk simultaneously and without pause. The object is for each player to avoid letting the other interrupt his argument. [...]


Orientation Game #3 Part of a Whole adding Who


Add to an Activity and add WhoThis short example is enough to show how it's done. Coach players to bring on their relationship along with an activity. Coming on and just announcing who you are is telling. Asking questions is permitted as long as it is apparent that Who is established without telling. [...]


Viola Spolin coaches Lone Wolf

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Converge and Redivide variation: Lone Wolf Viola Spolin in a rare video conducting a workshop in Utah in 1972. Here she has three groups do Lone Wolf a version of Converge and Redivide. Her coaching is wonderful to watch.


Slow Motion Tag

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 Playing in Slow MotionSlow motion is a great sidecoach to use when you are feeling urgent or panic in a scene.  Coaching slow motion re-focuses the players and they have more time to see without stopping .Understanding the difference between true Slow Motion and Moving SlowlyAs in the evaluation you ask players were you in slow motion [...]

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