Building a Scene sandboX creation process
It's an exercise we call The Flow.
Free writing to generate text and structure
Images to create heightened movement and pleasing shapes
Talking Statues to find dialog and turns of phrase we didn't know were inside us.
Each Station lasts but a few minutes before rotating to the next. There is no time to dally or overthink, it's all about doing.
What is beautiful, what inspires, what stirs...
Examples of composition Givens: change of power, change of levels, moments of stillness, unison speech, 10 seconds of silence, invented language, grand uses of space, etc... It's all about stretching yourself and thinking outside your internal edit buttons.
A list of Givens can range from just a few to fifteen or more. As always, the purpose is to create the unexpected, so rules are often meant to be broken.
Popcorn time; immediate feedback... what we liked, what made an impression, what moved us...
From a mountain of material, the cream always rises.
Risk it, expand it, take it as far as it can go.
Special moments have a way of revealing themselves.
Photos & text by Matthew Glover for Sandbox Theatre.