Week 2 was significant for our group because we introduced our students to the script. After showing them clips from She’s the Man so they could better understand our act and the show as a whole, we gave them scripts to look over. We played a few games with them to try to help them get into their characters, even switching genders around so they could step out of their comfort zone.
We had each student (three this week) read a passage from Act V to see how well they understood the language and what their reading abilities were like. Some of them struggled. Hopefully this is something we can improve on as time goes on. We have discussed the possibility of working one on one with the students if the numbers allow it to. This would give us the opportunity to help improve their reading skills and to be able to go more in depth into each character. It is clear that some of the script will have to be cut down again to make it easier on everyone.