Fire Drill

Here’s a nice little experiment;  (learnt from Ari Voukydis)

Instructor calls out two people to do a one minute scene.

As soon as they are finished call out two more people until everyone has performed.

Repeat except for a 30 second scene, then 15, then 7, 5, 3.

Note: different scenes each time, this is not like half life.

Then ask everyone two questions.

-As a performer, which scene length did you enjoy the most?

-As an audience member, which scene length did you enjoy the most?

Discussion below fold…

My experience of this game has been that people enjoy watching scenes at about half the length of scenes they enjoy performing in.

I don’t know exactly what it means, but it’s interesting none the less.

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One Response to “Fire Drill”

  1. jill bernard Says:

    I think this one is originally from Joe Bill too. I don’t mean to imply he’s the source of everything, but he is a genius in this one little corner of the world.

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