DUO

101: Theory

This first lesson breaks down the event of Duo Interpretation for beginners and the approach they should take when deciding to put up a Duo. It argues that while Duo borrows a lot of ideas from other interpretation events in terms of literature, what makes it unique is its focus on relationships given it’s the only event in forensics that mandates the use of two competitors. If you’re thinking of putting up a duo for the first time or are curious about the mechanics of the event give this lecture a watch. 

102: How to Make a Cutting

When cutting a Duo together it’s important to keep the emphasis on the relationship you’re creating. This 2nd lecture aims to guide newcomers to the event on basic story structure as well as getting into the theory of cutting duo for more seasoned competitors. This lecture also goes into detail about how to structure a performance-based argument in your intro, cutting for transitions, and the different theories behind cutting programmed duos.

103: Blocking and Subtext

Once you’ve got your literature selected and your cutting and intro finalized it’s time to block and stage the Duo. This third lecture maps out the approach to blocking for beginners, while also delving into the different theories behind blocking for poetry, prose, drama, and programmed duos. It also discusses subtext and performance when having a partner. It argues that in order to be vulnerable with another person in front of a room of strangers you have to do the work together. Duo is never about one person, it’s about the relationship.

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