The delicate but powerful relationship that a performance builds with its audience relies on trust.
Trust allows us to take the audience on a journey, and the stronger trust, the greater the risk an audience is willing to take--often for immense emotional payoff.
"Setting a Contract" is terminology that is used in the Margolis Method. Trust, expectations, and a mutual understanding of the shared experience amount to what we call the contract we set with an audience.
Today, we’ll discuss what makes a strong contract and the importance of intentional versus unintentional choices in creating a performance.
In This Episode, You’ll Learn About:
- Various theatrical elements that comprise a contract
- Why setting a clear contract is important
- How the lack of a clear contract affects the audience
- Creating a safe environment for the audience
- When and how the contract is first set
- Understanding how you want to affect the audience
- Identifying missed opportunities
- Defining different kinds of contracts within a piece
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