What is a dramalogue? The term dramalogue was created by Phil Kinen. The first part of the word is drama. According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, drama means a piece of writing that tells a story and is performed on a stage. “Logue” comes from monologue. This is a speech in a play by one actor. Mr. Kinen combined these terms to mean a short dramatic moment that is created by an actor as a director to learn about the importance of external elements on acting. A dramalogue is a 1 to 3 minute “drama” or very short scene that is created, written, directed, and produced by a student in class. We work on creating this project in class for several weeks.
Objective: To create a short “moment” of acting that communicates a specific emotion or feeling to an audience. Working as a director, a student will create this emotional “moment” of acting by controlling all of the external elements that create mood for actors in the scene. These external elements include concept, script, casting, staging/blocking, costumes, props, lights, & sound.