1. How do you feel about your product (the performance)? Write 3 adjectives (describing words) that summarize how you feel and then discuss in depth.
I am glad because our performance went very smooth with almost no mistakes. Before our performance I was so nervous because I thought I was going to mess up but I think we had practiced our lines and every part of our performance so many times that choreography, lines, expression and movement almost feel natural and I didn’t have to think about what to do or say next. I am proud because our group spent so much time practicing and planning for our performance and we worked really hard
2. What part of the process do you feel you were strongest at? Explain and give specific examples of moments in rehearsals to back up what you are saying.
During our practice we spent a lot of time practicing projecting our voices and made sure instead of just reading our lines we added the four P’s
Power, pitch, pace and pause
Because we rehearsed the 4Ps a lot, in our performance I think our lines sounded like they had a lot of expression.
3. What parts of the process did you struggle with (NOTE: this is not the performance). Again, give specific examples.
We had trouble making the fight scene because e couldn’t decide on what to put in it.
4. How did you use feedback to help you get better? Did you use the comments your teacher gave you to reflect upon? Did you seek out feedback elsewhere? It is a REQUIREMENT that you show that you responded to feedback and used it to get better.
We got feedback from Mrs. Pierce saying that we did not have any expression when other people were in our group were talking. I found it really hard to add expressions while others were talking because I had already heard the lines so much I couldn’t act surprised. I solved this by going through out each Line and what my expression would be. Then I memorized and practiced those expressions
5. Were you proud of the end performance? Which parts in particular?
I was proud about our speaking because we included the 4Ps making our speaking entertaining for the audience.
6. Did things go wrong in the performance? How did you and/or you group cope with this? Did you learn anything by having this happen?
During our performance we skipped half of our fight scene probably because we were nervous onstage. To fix with this we added in the parts that we missed at the end.
7. What are the biggest skills as a drama student that you think you have learnt during this Unit?
I learned a lot about expressions in drama. But I mostly learned a lot about what is mellow-drama and the standard characteristics of hero’s, villains and damsels.
8. Look back at the goals that you set at the start of the Unit. Have you reached them, started to reach some or totally smashed all of them!? What other goals could you set yourself?
I accomplished working with people in the class who I don’t know. I think that drama is a very good subject to meet and work with new kids in the class. I also think that during our group project I wasn’t very bossy compared to how I usually am in a group work but I can still be more open-minded. I am still not ready to be in a play because I am not confident enough because I was really nervous performing in front of the class, I can’t imagine performing in front of a couple hundred people.
9. Closing Comments: Conclude with a short paragraph discussing if you enjoyed the Unit and any suggestions about how we could make it more effective next time.
I think the unit was well constructed because not only did we learn all mellow drama but part of the unit we learned stage basics, blocking and expression. The only way the unit could be more effective if we saw a real example of mellow drama