Day 11 of the 14 Day Solo Show Slam: What's the difference between an impression and the psychological gesture?
Day 11 of the 14 Day How to Write a Solo Show Slam
The psychological gesture.
What's the difference between an impression and a psychological gesture?
One comes from the inside out
The other comes from the outside in.
Psychological gesture comes from the character's fears, what they're not saying, what they're afraid of, what life lesson they are currently struggling to learn?
Impressions are concerned with imitating behavior, not becoming another human being.
Watch an excerpt from one of the most brillant solo performers I know and tell me in the comments, what is the psychological gesture she's using for Fontaine and where does it come from?
What is Fontaine's biggest fear?
What is Fontaine not saying that he's feeling in every moment?
What does Fontaine need to feel protected, loved, human?
Post your answers in the comments and I'll respond.
April Yvette Thompson