Middle schoolers face a tornado of questions every day. What do I wear? What if I wear the wrong thing? What is she wearing? What do I look like? Stop looking at me!
Hoodie examines image and appearance in the vignette style and poses what may be the most difficult question of all – Do I stay in the clump or do I stand alone?
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Other schools who produce the play often tell us that working on the Clump is the most challenging part of the play. But it’s also the most important. The Clump represents the fears of every middle school student with regards to standing out. At some point, every middle schooler feels it’s better to remain unnoticed in the crowd than to stand out as an individual.
To that end, the Clump needs to practice moving and speaking as one. Easy to say, hard to do! Repetition will be your friend and it will also make a stunning visual for the audience to see this “clump” in action.
And if your Clump is feeling like they’re not important, make sure to nip that in the bud. Here are some ensemble building activities and exercises to get your entire cast on the same page:
A vignette play is a collection of short scenes on a theme. You'll love working with the variety and flexibility of the scenes. Your actors will love the fast pace and fun characters.
There's more. Every Theatrefolk vignette play holds the unexpected. A showcase monologue. A dramatic moment. A change in form. A left turn.
Ideal for classwork, competitions, and more!