Quite a fascinating exercise in the "emotional experience" department, yo.
Last night, for all you outside blog readers, we met as the characters at a mock-Esprit night, to deepen a bit of the experience of what would the dynamics be like with these characters on previous/other/unscripted Esprit nights
Some things worth noting. The GENUINE desire to comment, critque, and share ideas based on what was presented was fascinating.
What was great in doing this were the questions it raised:
are there members who used to come and don't any more?
how do we deal with that?
each character looks on comment/critique with different comfort levels... what is mine?
what pushes my "creative-person" buttons as a hot topic when it comes up? what offends me?
when is it correct/incorrect to speak?
when have I simply judged the party who is speaking to be not worth my effort?
when could I no longer hold my tongue (positively or negatively)
Another thing that took on a life of its own: SIDE CONVERSATIONS
Do I know what's being said? Am I aware of how I am perceived? Do I deny, invent, overhear other's comments?
What was good for y'all, yo?