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Falling Short - Year 11 Drama Performance

11 June 2021

Year 11 Drama performed their production Falling Short in the Prince Philip Theatre to the Prince Alfred College community in Term 2 Week 8.

Falling Short is a collection of raw and gritty realism-style twentieth century American Drama performances written by Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard, David Mamet and Edward Albee. The performance showcased portraits of men, each experiencing a momentous situation and on the brink of transformation.

The Year 11 Drama class demonstrated a strong level of sophistication in their characterisations and they profoundly understood the nuance of their circumstances. Their delivery as a result, was convincing and outlined thorough research into script analysis and the intentions of the playwright. The class explored their character’s physicality using leading centres, Laban and Frankie Armstrong’s Archetypes. They experimented with their character’s intentions behind their lines and explored pause and pace to deliver the tension in the dialogue. Throughout their process, the class worked with professional performer Nathan O’Keefe in a masterclass acting workshop and explored their scenes by experimenting with varying character objectives.

The tech crew worked on creating linking film transition to embody the mood and tone of each character through close up shots before the action took place. The music connected the ideas of each performance and carried the emotional tone of each scene.

The Year 11 Drama class should be congratulated on their outstanding execution of Falling Short. They worked professionally throughout the process and demonstrated excellent ensemble skills.

Well done Year 11 Drama!

Rebecca Hassam
Senior Drama Teacher

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