Outline of Rehearsal on Thurs.

1.  outline of rehearsal
A.  Introduction and collection of lunch slips, distribution of masking tape and writing names on piece of tape.
B.  Call in lunch order for 12:30.
C.  The Lord’s prayer.
D.  Brief description of play.  Talk a little about acting. 
—–projecting
—–articulating
—–what to do if you mess up your line
—–what to do if someone else messes up their line
—–who to turn to if you panic
E.  Practice lines that were learned.  Casting of parts. 
F.  Learning stage right, stage left, up stage, down stage.
G.  Learning to read the signs, and where the choir will be (play acting choir, and audience for those not yet chosen).
H.  Run through Act 1 and Act 2 (up to arrest).  Switch and run through with kids exchanging roles.
I.  Discussion of violence –  good guys and bad guys.  Everyone has God’s image in them, and our job as people of faith, is to help that image grow in every human being to prepare for God’s kingdom.  In order to tell the story of what happened, several scenarios are going to be presented in the play where people are going to have to play "good guy" roles and "bad guy" roles.  We all want to be good.  As an actor, being able to play the "bad guy" role well demonstrates range.  Remember, this is a teaching tool — as an actor you are teaching the audience about what happened.
So, let’s talk about the violence that happened in Paul’s life.  Paul supervised the stoning of Stephen.  Paul was beaten.  Paul was slapped.  Although we don’t really know how Paul died, we know he was martyred.  In the play this is depicted as a stabbing.
Form groups of X people.  Read through the violent parts of the play.  Now, every person present come up with a different way of handling the situation that would have prevented that violence.  Each group is responsible for coming up with several different options, and answering the following questions about the violent scenes.
If someone asks you to do something that you feel uncomfortable with, what can you do?
— ask yourself, would my parents feel comfortable seeing me do this?
— ask yourself, would my teachers feel comfortable seeing me do this?
— ask yourself, do I have friends that are different?
— ask yourself, how would my friends who are different feel about this?
— ask yourself, how would I feel if someone did this to me?
— ask yourself, what would I do if I saw someone else do this?
Presentation of options, and summary:
If you feel uncomfortable, then you can:
a) use a cell phone.
b) have a buddy system, where the people in your group have a plan in the event that there is a problem.
c) talk to the person about what makes you uncomfortable.  Offer to pray with the person.  Say no to what makes you uncomfortable.  Walk away.
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