Acting Interactive Theatre: A Handbook

Acting Interactive Theatre: A Handbook

by Gary Izzo, Gary Azzo



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780435070380
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 01/13/1998
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Gary Izzo was one of the first directors to experiment in the interactive theatre genre and has trained hundreds of actors in interactive and participatory theatre. He recently started up a new company, Interactive Artists, where he works as a freelance director, writer, producer, and teacher. He is the author of Acting Interactive Theatre: A Handbook (Heinemann, 1998), the companion book to The Art of Play.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE REHEARSAL PROCESS Chapter 1 - Preparation and Casting

Creating Ensemble - Directing Interactive Theatre - Preparation - Casting - Orientation - Starting Rehearsals

Chapter 2 - Play Phase

Noncompetitive Play - Freeing the Imagination - Period Style Workshops - Attractions Rehearsals

Chapter 3 - Preparation Phase

Discovery of Performance Elements - Discovery of Character Elements - Freeing the Imagination Continues

Chapter 4 - Choices Phase

Development of Character Choices - Development of Semblance - Improv Scene Work

Chapter 5 - Development Phase

Advanced Character Development - Scene Work in Character - Background - Improv Narrative Skills - Scenario Rehearsals

Chapter 6 - Technique Phase

Interactive Technique - Developing Character Lazzi and Endowments - Advanced Improv Skills

Chapter 7 - Performance Phase

Building Character Relationships - Building a Mythology - Building Encounters - Opening


Chapter 8 - Maintaining the Ensemble

- Group Trust - Adding New Ensemble Members - Backstage Behavior

Chapter 9 - Maintaining the Technique

Skills Rehearsals - Maintaining Character - Character Relationships - Maintaining Style

Chapter 10 - Maintaining the Performance Elements


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