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Unheard Voices ‘Word Splurge’ (week 1)

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7 June 2012

The first thing I learnt was: East Asian theatrical community is small. Very small indeed. At first I thought everyone knew each other. (They didn’t, it just felt intimidating. Like on the first day of school and you don’t have a best friend to hold your hand yet.)

This week we did an exercise which I will refer to as ‘word-splurge’. (No, that’s not the technical term but I don’t know what is!) It was interesting how some words encouraged an emotion that affected how I interpreted the next word. Some words would pull me out of whatever (funk?) I was in and sometimes it took me in a surprising direction.

Lovely stuff!

Words included: YELLOW; LOVE; CHAIR; BLUE; RAGE; HEART; BLACK; JOY; FLOOR (or FLAW); RED (or READ); PAIN; MOON; GREEN; BUZZ; PHONE; ORANGE; DOUBT; CAKE; OLYMPICS.

Why don’t you try it out for yourself?

This week’s homework was to develop one of the phrases into a mini scene and read ‘Blue/Orange’ by Joe Penhall.

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