Topic 5 Blocking and performing

Now its time to start practicing your monologue by standing up and trying it out!

Blocking: This refers to the choreography of movement you will do. Where will you move to, where will you stand or pause, whether or not you will sit down somewhere. Typically this changes throughout the rehearsal process.

Tips to remember when you are practicing your monologue:

  • Boldness is always rewarded, you can tone it down later but do not be afraid to try out different things
  • Rehearse the monologue in different ways ( focus on different emotions or objectives) to see what it sounds and feels like
  • Remember your context, where you are and who is around you. What has just happened?
  • To help you focus your gaze, add some tape to a wall and perform to it

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