|Staged Reading of IN SEARCH OF A BETTER LIFE WITH ELVIS |
at Wake Forest University by Virtual Theater Project.
There are three general categories of workshop levels:
Concert Reading: a reading of the play from a stationary point. Sometimes actors are seated throughout, sometimes they stand when their characters have “entered” a scene. Usually there is a formal aspect to the actor’s placement, indicated by a stand to hold the text of the play. Stage directions denoting major actions, descriptions that are not apparent or actable by stationary performers, and scene changes are read aloud.
Staged Reading: a script-in-hand staging of the play. Minimal props, lighting, sound effects, and suggestions of costumes are present. The dialogue is read, but most of the stage directions are omitted unless some action is impossible to perform in the context of the staged reading (an elaborate dance sequence, a large set requirement, or some other aspect unable to be evoked through a minimal staging).
|Concert reading of ARIADNE ON THE ISLAND|