Holy Crap. I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything since the Moneyball review. I have been BUSY, ladies and gentlemen! Time feels like it keeps speeding up. I’ve been completing assignments the day before they’re due, staying up past midnight, despite having to work super-early in the morning at the Career Centre.
It seems in each class, we’re working on major projects. There isn’t really one in which we’re working less hard than the other. It’s crazy! The workload is by vastly greater than last year, but folks, I am loving it.
I’m working on a chauvinist male “bro” character called Brian for my Acting class. It’s both liberating and challenging to portray the type of male I absolutely despise.
I’ve written and submitted the first draft of a 10-minute play (more dramatic than comedic) play about a soldier of the First World War who visits a French brothel. Apparently, I’m feeling very nostalgic about my time spent in France. Like it or not, talking about hundreds of thousands of dead guys for 5 months straight two years in a row really gets into your head.
We’ve completed our clown pieces in physical comedy and are now moving onto different techniques.
In sketch writing, we’ve been working on two major projects: a parody of a TV show (I chose Star Trek, obvi) and a monologue script based on a person we know upon which we’ll be building characters.
In stand-up, Larry’s teaching us what it would be like to work in a writing room, working on a late-nite host’s monologue. The humour is very topical, news-related, so it’s been helping us with the LaughDraft news as well (which we will be filming this week after a long hiatus!)
Finally, we’re working on writing a sit-com. I won’t reveal too much about that at the moment, in case anyone reading this blog decides to steal my class’ ideas and prevent us from ever working on this project in the ‘real world.’
And then there’s all the ‘outside school’ stuff… and work…
Life is crazy!!!
…Just the way I like it.