Before the unit begun I was partially excited and nervous for the improvisation unit because I think That improvisation is a very important skill that can be used not only in drama but on the other hand I was bad at quickly coming up with a story. At the beginning of the unit I was very bad at creating ideas on the spot so I wasn’t able to give my partners an offer also even if I did think of an idea I wasn’t confidant enough to say it because I was to scared of it being bad. But through out the unit I slowly go better and better at creating ideas from scratch and being confidant with them.
I think that one of the biggest failure moments I have had in the improvisation unit was at the starts of the unit when we played a game where the whole class told a story where each line had to start with the letter after the person before you had, starting with “A”. I was third person, which gave me the letter “C”. The two people before me where talking about school but then when it came to my turn I had no ideas what to say so I panicked and said “Chocolate is Good”. This was a huge failure because it was completely irrelevant to the story we had created and it did not develop it at all. Now at the end of the Unit there are a couple of ways I think I could have fixed what I did. First, instead of just rushing to say a line I could have stopped, taken a breath and let myself think, because if I stopped and thought for a second I think I could have come up with I good line that was relevant and started with C. Second, I could have made a sound that started with C that could be used before any sentence.
One of the success moments I had was when I was working with Kowin and he brought up Chinese noodles and started talking about cheep deals that you could buy noodles. Because Kowin and I had not planned any of this I had to quickly plan out a response to Kowin. Instead of saying yes that seems like a good discount I further developed and added a bit of the twist to the story by saying that I run McDonalds and that we where moving In to the Noodle business and were going to sell noodles I lot cheaper then the price Kowin had said. I think that this was my success moment because it was the first time that I spontaneously came up with and offer that developed the story.
After playing the park bench activity with Bianca Mrs. Pierce gave me the feedback saying that I was bulldozing too much and should have accepted what my partner was saying. I think this was because instead of improvising on the spot and listening to what my partner was saying and developing from that right at the beginning of our skit I created a story in my head and tried to carry it out without even listening to what Bianca was saying and just trying to follow through with the plot that I came up with.
Since the start of the unit not only have my improvisations has greatly developed but also my self-confidence. At the start of the unit one of my problems was that even if I did come up with and idea I wasn’t really confidant enough to say it because I was scared that it would be bad but bow at the end of the unit i am confidant with my own ideas.