Drama: Final Thoughts

Drama in general was quite interesting this year, as we were able to explore both naturalistic and abstract techniques through two completely different units of study. Certain techniques like fragmented monologues or double takes were not covered last year, and so I found it amusing to experiment with them and perform. In addition, the course exposed me to the concept of non-naturalistic theatre, which is completely different from what I imagined it to be. I found out more about the styles of theatre online (e.g. epic theatre), which completely threw me off as…Read more …

Design: Waste Not, Want Not

¬†Usually fruits shouldn't need packaging, but for the purposes of this design project, we've come up with one after 20 minutes of *hard* work. For a package to be successful it needs to satisfy a variety of criteria, including (but not limited to): protective, appropriate size, light, durable, accessible, etc. Due to time constraints and a limited supply of resources, we weren't able to satisfy all of these criteria. Originally we had come up with a double-cone design, but after several unsuccessful attempts at creating the net of a cone we modified it.…Read more …

Drama: The Drama Toolkit Performance Reflection

The Criterion B assessment - my first assessed performance - has come to an end. After working together with my group, we retold the story of Little Red Riding Hood.¬† The most effective non-natural technique that I've learnt this unit was arguably the conscience alley. I think that, if used effectively with the 4 P's (pitch, pace, pause, power), a good conscience alley can be interesting, dynamic, and can leave a profound impact on the audience. During our performance, we used a conscience alley when the wolf was deciding whether to eat Little…Read more …