Minutes for Female Driven Thriller 10/16 meeting
written by Chris LoDuca, actor (writer as well)
OK, here are the minutes to last weeks meeting, Thursday, October 16,
THRILLER: Threat to losing something of value.
-Ticking clock threat
In life we participate in a various number of games.
Theatre is one of those games. Could we use games for development?
Card games could inspire a moment when we find ourselves stuck.
Example of a card game:
Find a place where a the presence of a video camera could present a
-We decided that a bathroom would be a place and we played out a
little improv to prove that point.
-Don’t tell the whole story
-Editing can Juxtapose a reality
-Truth and Lies are blurred
-Everything seems to be covered by Video
-Skews memory of events
-Would be interesting if there were a stalking character that always
appeared on someone’s surveillance tapes or pictures.
Who would be the villain? It could be the person owning the camera
Makes us feel uncomfortable if we don’t participate
-ie: Standing for the National Anthem – it makes a person feel
uncomfortable if they don’t do it. The collective conscience expects
you to stand.
Someone mentioned the movie ‘Wave’ made during Hitler’s reign. I think
it was Bob.
EDWARD R MURROW:
-Used video to undo a person (Senator Joe McCarthy) by allowing his
true self to emerge on camera. (I kept calling him Eugene McCarthy,
but I meant Joe McCarthy – sorry).
We all agree that Negating in an improve is BAD.
Bob: Researches and uses random facts to write a play. Thus the
He feels that doing homework makes the process seem like “ours”
Craft more than 1 character (2 minimum)
Show 4 facts about that person
Show pivotal moment in time that formed that Characters beliefs,
personality tics, etc.
Choose from the following:
Give Bob feedback about how you think the meetings are going.