As we saw last Monday in Wandering, we had to figure out the who, what, where, when, why and “How does that make you feel?” Tonight we continued with that in setting up a “back life” for the character. We were asked to bring in photos of people, maybe from our childhood. The exercise was to pass around an interesting photo and tell a story of who, what, where, when, why and “How does that make you feel?” Each aspect of my story is based on “my point of view”. In character development you take that information, put yourself into the story and most importantly Own it!
Also I was paired up with Ryan to do a scene from Born on the Fourth of July. In this scene I played Timmy, a childhood friend who also served in Vietnam and was wounded. In this scene Ron Kovic and Timmy discus baseball and all their friends on the team and how they died. We will work on this for the next few weeks.