The Role of the Performers

The members of the group who will be performing the piece selected by the two directors also have several obligations. They must visit Web CT to download their instructions before the workshop. They should then consult these carefully and read the selected section of script thoroughly (i.e. three or four times).

The group is expected to follow the directors’ instructions and to put as much into their performance as possible. However, it should be made clear that none of the group are expected to be particularly good performers. No one is expected to be an excellent actor or actress, and no one is expected to learn their lines off by heart. Remember that it is the directors, not the performers, who are being assessed. Nonetheless, it is important that the group give the performance their concentration and commitment, not least because they will need and expect such commitment when it is their turn to be directors.