The Date — Rehearsal #1 (Dec 3rd 2021)

  • what did you accomplish today? did you get through everything on the agenda? what did you not get to finish and why?

We were able to thoroughly discuss our 9 questions. This enabled us to get a better idea of what all of us thought of about this scene. We also read through the script once only but we were able to add a bit more emotion to our actions as we understood our character better.

  • what is your plan for each ensemble member between today and the next rehearsal? what should everyone be doing to prepare for the next rehearsal?

We planned to somehwat memorise our lines for the first few pages so we have more time later on to create and polish our blocking ideas. We also planned to divide the scirpt into 5 sections in the next rehearsal so we can be a bit more organised.

  • what is YOUR OWN personal plan to prepare for next rehearsal

I plan to read the script several times and memorise my lines in the first few pages so I can be prepared for the next rehearsal. I will read the script several times to see which way of reading my lines sound better as well.

Uta Hgen’s 9 questions – Process Journal


  1. Who am I?
  • Ray
  • 16 years old
  • Black hair, brown eyes
  • Does decent in school but doesn’t really enjoy it
  • Does not like school except for PE
  • I am the only child and my parents, and I have a good relationship
  • I like basketball
  1. What time is it?
  • It is around 6pm and the sun is setting
  • Evening
  • October (Halloween, horror)
  • Fall/autumn
  • The darkness makes everything scarier
  1. Where am I?
  • Claire, Minnesota (America)
  • In Chris’ backyard (Jinny told Chris to meet her there)
  1. What surrounds me?
  • Chris’ house is behind me
  • There is a table set up with four chairs and some snacks (looks sad)
  • Candles on the table
  • Cloudy, humid, chilly, and dark
  1. What are the given circumstances?
  • Jinny/Elizabeth has had a crush on him since 1st grade and we all (Felicia, Chris and I were weirded out) (Past)
  • Felicia and I find out that it’s a double date with Jinny/Elizabeth and we end up getting killed (Present)
  • Jinny will continue to live her 1 good year and loves the attention she is getting because of her looks (Future)
  1. What are my relationships?
  • Felicia: my girlfriend (I enjoy being with her a lot)
  • Chris: my best friend (He only has me as his only friend but I also love hanging out with him/known him for a very long time)
  • Jinny: acquaintance (thinks she is hot)
  • Elizabeth: I make fun of her because she was obsessed with Chris
  1. What do I want?
  • I want Chris to date Jinny officially because I was surprised that she asked him out
  • I want this double date to go well
  1. What is in my way?
  • Felicia (a bit suspicious of Jinny)
  1. What do I do to get what I want?
  • I ask more questions?
  • I continue the conversation