3rd Summer Workshop


Another hugely successful workshop. Many thanks to Holly McKinlay (Playwright and Drama Coach) for facilitating a really interesting session on ‘units of action’. Stanislavski believed that each scene in a play could be divided into units of action. In each unit of action, each character has a sub-objective and its actions help them to achieve this goal. Units of action help to give an overview of how tension is used in the script. Every unit of action contains a certain topic of conversation, movement, etc. Units of action usually end when the conversation changes topic, mood or movement, or are indicated by entrances, exits of characters. Holly helped us find passages to practice with, and in pairs we worked on small dialogues to see how the characters actions and reactions were dependent on each other.