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Acting Class Performance Script

Acting Class Performance
RPCC Celebration

[Russell starts with a count. 1, 2, 3, 4]

It's all about life, liberty, and the persuit of ... Acting!

We welcome you to the first offical performance of the first offical Acting Class at River Parishes Community College.

Among the mnay hoops an acting student must jump through, the diction exercise is always important.

Every class starts with vocal warm-ups and...

Betty Botter!
Betty Botter bought some butter
But she said, This butter's bitter
If I put it in my batter
It will make my batter bitter
So she bought some better butter
Better than the bitter butter
And she put it in her batter
And it made her batter better

But that's only the beginning. Actors must work together on stage, and a whole series of exercises are designed to help actors do just that...

Work Together!

Here is an exercise called The Machine. Let's build one.


The Machine
Consists of each person taking a repeating motion and then having the next person do another motion related ot the last person until everyone is doing a motion in a smoothly running repeating thing.

And no acting class is complete without the use of improvisation. Here the actor is thrown into a situation wout prior planning. Actors themselves much provide both character and back story. For instance...

You've been standing in line at an airlines ticket counter for an hour. Lights up!

[insert improvisation]

Our acting class is based on a series of performances, each one designed to work through a particular acting problem. Presenting Devan and myself in a scene based on simple conflict.

[insert conflict scene of the two as old ladies who end up fighting over a remote]

Here is the River Parishes Acting class doing monologues.

[Insert monologues in the following order: Catherine, Matt, Brandy, Russell, Laci, Devan, & Monique]

The role of the imagination is always being explored, so actors are always being asked to turn a cup of water into delicious hot chocolate or a 2 dollar hat into a priceless crown. To practice these, we do an exercise called "the blod." Ready?


[Russell grabs a wrapped towel from the side of the stage and toss it into the middle. Towel becomes: Two day old baby, Heavy log, Largest chocolate bar ever known to man, and a five-hundred year old turtle

Well all the world is a stage, and we've enjoyed giving you just a little insight into what acting is all about. If you're not confused enough already, we leave you with one more vocal exercise which just might shed light on the matter. It's called "To sit in solumn silence"

To Sit in solumn silence in a dull dark dock.
In a pestilential prison with a life long lock
Awaiting the sensation of a short sharp shock
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block

Good Night!

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