Been cleaning my house, of late – a bit tardy for spring but in truth, I haven’t cleaned since the spate of grants, readings, workshops, and productions began (3 years? I should be blushing but what the hey).
Digging through piles of papers, old mail (luckily neither bills nor checks, at least I was that efficient), and suchlike, I found a cheat-sheet I was given by a Director-mentor some years ago.
A scene should follow this pattern:
- Adventure (a foray into the unknown)
Then, on the page, is the word
and the advice
The director must help the actor indirectly to find so much inner feeling during the preceding scenes that the supercharge will be in the reservoir at the play’s climax.