Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Work with that

Imagine. Believe. Breathe. Start: it is OK to be exactly who you are.


Who are you? 

Work with that.

-- doug smith

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Urban Prompt

You've been asked to design a city. Why does it look like and what is it like to live there?

- doug smith

 

Monday, January 30, 2023

Say it

If the whole world had to listen to you talk for one hour, what would you say?

-- doug smith

 

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Start Now

If you were asked to do a one-person show, how would you begin?

- doug smith

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

music wheel

One person spins the wheel and whatever "rule" emerges the ensemble follows. Spinner may also write the rule largely on a white board, or alternatively, hold up a large card with the choice revealed.

CHOICES:

voices only

pentatonic

no key

major key

minor key

melody

refrain

recitative

percussion

whole notes please

low as you can go

softly

classic-ish

romantic

12-tone

minimal

show biz

folk

funk

freaky

left

right

center

bulbous

zapparific

horns to the moon

marching band

polka

reggae

tough

genre bending




Scene Prompt: Slipping By

Two characters share the stage with one rule: no talking for at least one minute. 

Oh, and no pantomime! They may move actually objects. They may move each other. They may pace, stare, and show that they care, but no talking for at least one minute. 

Acting is more than words. Improv is far more than comedy. 


Thursday, January 13, 2022

More Than One

I keep thinking that I have to be as good as everybody else in everything else that everybody else does, but I don't. And, neither do you. That's why -- isn't that really WHY there is more than one of us? 


-- doug smith