Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Prologue

The prologue is 660 words. It is the initial soliloquy of Trudeau and I deliver all of it. It is in rhyming couplets and there are six "walls." "Wall" is my term for a cue-less transition. It is "cue-less" in that nothing preceding the transition foretells the transition, so when I am on stage, these walls are my biggest challenge.

Each one has a key word. If I "hit a wall," you can tell me that single key word and I then can deliver every single word until the next wall. There are seven walls in the opening soliloquy alone.

I say it out loud. I say it out loud. I say it out loud. Over and over and over and have hope. It is great to begin with the hardest part.

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