#5 Two custodians have just discovered an envelope stuffed with dozens of $100 bills in a wastebasket. It’s late at night; no one else is around. The scene. should start immediately after they money has been found. A. You need the money. You want to split it with your friend and not tell anyone else about it. #5 Two custodians have just discovered an envelope stuffed with dozens of $100 bills in a wastebasket. It’s late at night; no one else is around. The scene. should start immediately after they money has been found.
B. You want to do the right thing and report what you find to your boss. I’m A 1.What are the Given Circumstances of the Scene? WHERE is this scene taking place? WHEN is this scene taking place? What time of day exactly, i.e. 2 PM or 2 AM? What month/season/year/era? Is it a special occasion, i.e. a birthday or Valentine’s day? etc. etc. WHAT is taking place in the scene? Where are your character’s IMMEDIATE CIRCUMSTANCES? What has happened to your character before the scene begins? 2.What does your character Want in this scene from your scene partner, i.e. what is your character’s Objective? Examples: I want them to give me $100. I want them to give me a hug. I want them to leave the room. I want them to respect my authority. I want them to forgive me. I want them to share their lunch with me. I want them to ask me out on a date. I want them to drive me to the mall. I want them to marry me. etc. etc. 3.What Tactics (also known as Actions) will your character use to attempt to achieve their Objective? What will your character do to get what they want? What is your character’s “strategy”, as stated in verb form? List at least four tactics (in verb form) that you, as your character, have already attempted in rehearsal(s), or will attempt to employ during your next rehearsal(s) and/or the presentation. Examples: to flatter your partner, to distract your partner, to horrify your partner, to tease your partner, etc. etc. Note: Choose the most physical and vivid verbs that you can for your character. For example, if your character wants to make your scene partner feel awful about themselves, you might try to flatten them, or stomp them, or demolish them with your character’s lines/behavior. 4.What is an External Obstacle that you could add to escalate the conflict, or “Raise the Stakes”, of your scene?
Decide on one with your partner, and try playing the scene with this External Obstacle now included. Examples of External Obstacles: One character’s parents are picking them up in five minutes. The test you are both studying for is not just any test, it’s the freaking LSATs. It was supposed to be a sunny day for this picnic, but it’s just started raining. One character is on crutches. etc. etc. 5.What is a potential Inner Obstacle for your character, i.e. what is one of their Secrets? Avoid sharing this with your partner! Examples of Internal Obstacles: Your character has terrible social anxiety. Your character has always had a little bit of a crush on your scene partner. Your character has never been on a date before. Your character has road rage. Your character still sleeps with their baby blanket, etc. etc.