- Let the walls tell our stories
- Write fast
- Write big, open up the wing of the arm,
- Hold the writing instrument like a paintbrush, try different markers, graphite, colors
- Press your heart onto the paper, on the walls, on the floor.
- Close your eyes.
- Listen to instrumental music.
- SHOVEL LINES to dig deeper into the text. 11 rounds
- PHRASEWALK take a phrase from the cave and walk with it, in an iambic pentameter walk. Vocalize the phrase over and over like a mantra, til the words circle in on each other, the last word seems first… Let the phrase jump into surprising rhythms. Work with a phrase with different physicality. As your heartbeat and breath change so will melody and rhythm.
- MINING THE CAVE: observe the artifact of the cave, heiroglyphs of the psyche, the drawings, lines, words, look at their placement in relation to each other. honor what is there.
- Invite someone else into your cave. Have them spontaneously perform from what they read on the walls.
- Invite three people into your cave. Direct them in an improvised choral reading / singing.
Make artistic choices about how to identify what can be mined from the walls. What’s a potential lyric? What’s the beginning of a litany? What stories are there? Characters? What is missing?
SCORE THE CAVE:
find a stage direction
find a choreography
find clues to blocking
find something to sing
- find a physical challenge
- find a character
- write several sketches of scores that you can work on as a solo show