Today I got to spend some time with a girl who started at CoolioSchoolio this quarteras a junior, and we worked through her Drama piece for speech. This child is full of joy, and I will admit that I cherry-picked her when we were assigning students to coaches.
Sunshine Of My Life was working on her character analysis while she waited for the desperate slackers who are trying to make up 8 weeks worth of work in the 5 days we have left of the quarter.
The monologue she chose is right about 6.5 minutes currently (time limit is 8), which actually excites me, because it means that we have 1.5 to play with while we keep cutting and forming. The piece did not really impress me at first. I was afraid it could go the way of awful drama, which sounds like country songs without a melody (my wife left me, my dog died, and now my truck's broke).
However. We started talking about what's really going on with the character. I talked a little about determining the character's Victory/Goal for any given action. SOML asked me if we could pause for a second...while she got her notebook.
Friends, the child took notes.
I did not tell her to do so.
DO YOU HEAR THE LITTLE MERMAID SINGING!?
Anywho, the discussion continued, and we got to the idea that the crisis is the rational woman versus her depression.
It's gonna be good.