Acting 1 By: Katelyn Meer

Acting one has been a new adventure to me. Overall, I have really enjoyed acting. At the beginning of the trimester I was really nervous that I wasn’t going to be able to juggle acting and my other classes. The first main project was the prop talk. It ended up being a lot easier than I thought, I had to bring each kind of prop; hand prop, costume prop, and stage prop. I was very nervous because I am not a big public speaker especially in a new class.

Each time I learned about a new project like a dialogue or pantomime I started to become very nervous. I would rehearse so much for each performance that I would end up not even remembering the information. Most people think that since I am a dancer that I like being in front of an audience. But, the truth is I don’t I become very nervous and want to just run off the stage.

Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 6.22.45 PMActing is not just about performing in front a of an audience but, becoming the character that is in your script. ¨Becoming the character does not just mean saying the lines and dressing up as the character. It means transforming into what you think the character will be like. I think that Mrs. Figg chooses to quiz us on our lines but then, doesn’t for the actual performance because we need to put our own twist in the character and the lines. Working with someone for almost all of the projects helped me see how others understand what the teacher is directing.

The most challenging thing for me was the monologue. With the monologue came having all of the pressure put on you and only you. I had to remember almost two minutes of script which may be seem easy but, it really isn’t. You have to rehearse and really change into character. Having friends help you makes it a lot better. You are able to let it all go and just have a good laugh. I was especially nervous because all of my classmates had to write a good and a bad corrections for me. I could feel all of the eyes staring right at me. I only ended up having one or two little mistakes which wasn’t that big of  deal.

Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 2.54.49 PMI think my favorite project is the final movie. Even though we are still working on it right now I am having a blast. We started by picking a character, prop, and a a genre. My group got a guy named lil’ Marko, cereal, and the genre of romance. I think my favorite part was being able to write our own script but also have to follow a few guidelines. Currently, my group has finished filming and we are editing. Editing is really fun because we are able to watch what we have been working on for a few days. I am looking forward to seeing what our final movie will look like and what the rest of the class will say when they see our movie.

Going into acting i was scared but, now I can talk about how much fun I had. Meeting new friends from different grades was nice but, also getting to see other people I knew but, in a different setting. I would recommend acting one to everyone because it really brings you out of your shell and it is just fun to have. I wouldn’t say that acting one is easy but, as long as you try and look for extra opportunities you will finish having had a great time and being successful in the class.

Written By: Katelyn Meer
3rd Trimester 2015
Acting 1 Hour 2

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