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The Autobiography of Russell
Life from a different perspective
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Acting Class Performance Script
Acting Class Performance
RPCC Celebration

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

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

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

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

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

Everyone
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
Yeah!

Russell
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...

Everyone
Work Together!

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

Everyone
OK

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.

Devan(?)
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...

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

[insert improvisation]

Monique
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]

Matt
Here is the River Parishes Acting class doing monologues.

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

Catherine
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?

Everyone
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

Russell
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

Everyone
Good Night!

Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: Some country song on the radio

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From: daniele160 Date: April 16th, 2004 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)
WOOHOO....I remember that I have an account over here now! Hope you have a great weekend!
zimzat From: zimzat Date: April 16th, 2004 06:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Some of these names are misspelled because I never saw their names spelled before. I got a copy of the overall program and I'll correct their spelling probably when I get home this weekend.
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