Best Speech Evaluation

Well this blog post was supposed to be posted like about few months ago so its not about a recent thing.. so yah

In drama class we made two speeches. One was about our passion and one was about our important person in my life. I thought I did a better job on the speech abput my important person in my life because I was able to speak more smoothly because we had palm cards to help us remember what to say. That made it easier. Even though I didn’t look at the audience as much as in the passion one, I thought it was better. I tried to look at the audience too. To improve, I should have put expression, spoke loudly and also clearly. I needed to practice more. I also should have changed the pitch so that it will be more exciting to listen and also change my facial expression.

This is my speech:

I thought Satono’s speech was good and here is her speech:

I thought Satono’s speech was good because she spoke in a loud and a clear voice. She spoke in a good pace too. Also it was easy to understand.

Singing in the Rain (Gene Kelly)

Have you ever watched the film “Singing in the Rain”? The video below is one of the famous scenes in the film “Singing in the Rain”. And in this scene, Gene Kelly who is the role of Don Lockwood is singing the song called “Singing in the Rain”in the rain.

~Props~ ~Rhythm~ ~Expression~ ~Moving through space~

I thought he used the props to express his feelings. I felt that he was in a happy mood because he was smiling and walking in a good mood. He used a lot of props like the umbrella.  He used the umbrella as a cane but didn’t use it for avoiding getting wet. I can feel that he didn’t care even if he got wet and that made me think that he is in a great mood. Sometimes when people are sad, they feel like getting wet but I knew he was happy because he was dancing and splashing water. I thought the rhythm was not very slow and not very fast and it was good. I thought it matched the scene. He was walking in a quite fast speed and he used the space very well.

1min speech in Drama

In Drama, we wrote a 1 minute speech about the thing we like, or like to do and presented to the class. I talked about volleyball because it is one of my favorite sport. I thought I should have practiced more because when I standed in front of the class, I kind of forgot what to say and got mixed up. And I think the solution of that problem is to practice. Even though I got mixed up, I thought I did a pretty good job beause I was able to speak for a minute. Here’s the video:

6A Drama: 1 Min Speeches from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

Improvised Storytelling

In Drama, we did a game called Die Story Die. In this game, there is a conductor and he/she choose a topic for the group and conducts them. In this game, I learned these skills:

  • getting ideas quickly
  • listening to others
  • being prepared anytime

I used these skills by talking when it was my turn with no hesitation. I listened to the others and tried to prepare what I will say next. I tried to not stop and not be stuck. In performances, we can use these skills when there is no script and we have to think of something in a hurry or very fast. Also, maybe when somebody forgets a line and has a hard time, if we were listening to her/him, we could continue it and it won’t be a problem.

This is a video of my group doing Die Story Die. It wasn’t my best one but I made it to the end 🙂

6A Drama: Co-op Storytelling from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

Improv Tournament

For the last 3 months in Drama, we have been working on games that will help us practice offering ideas, accepting ideas and basic stuff. Today, we did a Tournament and chose 2 games we wanted to do. We got into groups of 4 and did it infront of the class. I thought I did a better job on a game called Space Jump which I did at the first. I offered ideas by saying that I found a coin and asking my friend how much it will be if I will sell it. I accepted ideas when my friend, Ashley said she was hungry(in the scene) so I pretended giving her cookie and ate it together. I thought I could improve by thinking more quickly, use facial expressions, and modulating voices. The skills we used in this performance are offering, accepting, thinking quickly, and making a scene from any start. This is my group’s video playing the game called SpaceJump.

6A Drama: Improv Tournament from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

In the Criteria:

You will always offer ideas and accept other’s ideas- I thought I got a 8/10 because I offered ideas and accepted all the ideas.

You will always share the story/scene with other players- I thought I got 7/10 because I shared what I want to do to other players but not all the time.

You will always name the object or introduce the situation so other players understand- I thought I got a 8/10 because I introduces the object for example what I found and told the ideas of the situation.

You will always keep the story going to a logical conclusion- I thought I got 6/10 because I was really bad at ending it and continuing to the end.

You will always create and keep being a believable character in a place that matches the character -I thought I got a 7/10 because I stayed in the position I was and then didn’t go off topic and I acted a character that matches to the scene.