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Cindy Tonkin June 24, 2016

Sneakrets from Tara and rance

This is a teaching tool created by Tara de Francisco and rance rizzutto. Half of the cast got a sneakret  (something they had to do once in the show).The other…

Cindy Tonkin June 24, 2016

Fun harold

Fun harold.1. Création2. Exploration 3. Collision Set up some fun peopleHeightenShow that everything is the same

Cindy Tonkin June 24, 2016

Seinfeld is a harold

Shows and movies whose creators have acknowledged using harold in writing it. SeinfeldMagnoliaLove actuallyCurb your enthousiasmeCrash Plus others which we assumeParks…

Cindy Tonkin June 22, 2016

Sears tower

Just saw two great Harolds in a row.They were good because they were playful, got to the emotion of the piece early, mucked around with ideas, came full circle,…

Cindy Tonkin June 22, 2016

Solving

Del said :We don’t have to solve the show. We’re supposed to let the audience solve the show.

Cindy Tonkin June 22, 2016

Harold ideas

Let each scene breathe. If a group game starts let it happen. It’s like jumping down a rabbit hole (Alice in Wonderland style)Let the roller-coaster rin on…

Cindy Tonkin June 22, 2016

Harold 2

“Don’t worry audience, none of this will make sense”. And then suddenly in the 3rd beat it all does make sense. The harold is a net to catch us.…

Cindy Tonkin June 22, 2016

Openings

In openings look for TED ThèmesÉmotionsDétails Dont make first béats montages. It will go too quickly to third beat feelOpening is not considered…

Cindy Tonkin June 22, 2016

Second beats

5 kinds of second beats1. Character dash (la ronde) same character in different place. Show more of their world. The Chicago rule: one or none.  This means…

Cindy Tonkin June 22, 2016

Funnel

Every good harold opening feels like a funnel. Narrowing and narrowing till it is just 2 people in a scene.

Cindy Tonkin June 22, 2016

747

Del close:Harold is like building a 747 mid-flight.

Cindy Tonkin June 22, 2016

More Harold ideas

When elements from 1a repeat on 2a the players from 1a feel honored and heard. The more the second beat is WEIRD the better the 3rd beat is. The more you just do…