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Coach's Corner

Exercise: hidden back story

Submitted By: Hal Peller

Skills:

Working with self-imposed limitations
Steps
1:

Two players decide on a back story for their relationship - AA member and sponser; met in prison; one married the others girl/boy friend.

2:

Act out a scene eating dinner at a restaurant and do not talk about the back story.

3:

Audience trys to identify the back story and relationship.

 
Additional Tips
1:

Show us the relationship without talking about it like a Pinter Play.

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Luke Tourville

Actor

Recent credits include WORKING with STAGEWEST and CULTURE SHOCK 1911-1922! with HORIZON THEATRE REP. He recently contributed to the NEWMEDIA webseries THE LIVES OF S as well as the short film THE CURRENT. He has a BFA in ACTING from DRAKE UNIVERSITY.

 
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