Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Speech Debate and Drama Club

Girls congregate in the room’s center; boys fall out to occupy the corners, leaning back in chairs, glassy-eyed.
Jordan, our resident thespian, needs no cue. He has already launched into an animated soliloquy on the elements of drama.
DICTION, he scribbles furiously on the board. Close behind are ARTICULATION, VARIETY, PROJECTION, and what only Jordan could have so whimsically dubbed SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC PHYSICALIZATION. He is scanning the audience for any hint of a response. Nothing.
“E-mo-tion,” he enunciates, “is the heart of the theatre. And I never thought I’d say this to students at Diamond Ranch, but you ­ need to be more emotional.”

EB, Crystal Springs

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