Jones, Schechner, Bogart, Clurman
Jones talks about how everything that is happening on stage is a part of the play. Basically, lighting, form, the colors, costumes, movements, everything has a voice that sometimes speaks louder then what the actual actors are saying. It will be interesting to see how we can incorporate the elements of this into our play. The costumes will be extremely important for setting up the personality of each character.
Bogart's article put me in an interesting direction. If we need to emotionally dive into our play, I would say that it would have to be from a comedic level for sure. We want our play to be as humorous to the audience as possible, and I feel like we're making great progress towards that. When the play starts, it's going to start off with a funny sort of summary of what has been going on so far to get the audience up to date with the characters.
Schechner makes the point that during the making of a production, the interaction between the audience and the play can be fiddled with. For example, any play ever written can be changed to include the audience more or less. The script is only a guideline to follow. We are actually planning on adding our own scene at the beginning to set up the whole play for the audience since we are jumping right into the middle.
The theme, according to Churman, must bind everyone together. The comedic theme of our play will definitely bring us together. Also, along with all of the physical contact between most of the characters, it would be hard not for us to bind in some way or another. This is a very physical play and in order for us to be comfortable with that we must trust each other on stage. The physical nature of it and the comedy of it will definitely bring us together and closer to the audience.