Thursday, February 12, 2009

Trial.

After an e-mail to Pete and a chat with Nikki and Dennis, I think I may have figured out a way into tomorrow night's long-form that doesn't involve a trip through my head.

I've been focusing on pieces of narrative—bits of the story—as I've listened to monologists. Instead, tomorrow night I'm going to listen for four things:
  • Emotions or emotional themes
  • Status contrasts
  • Relationship dynamics
  • Any references whatsoever to animals
There are people in my troupe waaaaay better at bringing smart thematic twists on the stories into the piece without it seeming awkward or forced. So I'm going to let that go and focus on what works for me.

Fingers crossed.

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