Beckett-Inspired Meisner Scene Study – Toddler Theater.

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Toddler Theater is a true record of spontaneous dialogue meant for the free theatrical study for daily lives of characters in various forms. All text is copyright for educational use and comes out of nowhere.

Toddler Theater Presents:

Scene 1: Beckett-Inspired Meisner* Scene Study
Performed by RS & EG Hewitt

While walking. Character A spots something in the distance. They stop. Character B responds with a stop of his/her own. They look. They alternate speech lines. Suddenly, Character A:

What’s that? (points)

What? (looks)

That.

What? (scans horizon)

That. What’s that?

What’s what?

That.

That?

That.

That.

No that.

That.

No.

That?

That.

Oh, that?

That.

That.

THAT.

Oh, that?

That.

That’s a digger truck, remember? Dig, dig, dig! (arm demonstrates)

Dig, dig, dig. (copies arm)

Dig, dig, dig.

Dig, dig.

Yes.

What’s that?

That?

That.

A light. Lamp post.

A Yight. Lamp post.

“Light.”

Oh “Light.”

Light.

“Lamp post.”

Lamp post, yes. Good remembering!

Good remembering! Yeah! Awesome!

Awesome!

Awesome!

Awesome!

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Wild scream. RUNS.)

Character A erupts without warning into breakneck speed forward, uninhibited. The joy is something beyond the natural. Character B abruptly responds with matching speed to catch up out of primal need to keep Character A alive.  Danger could be ahead. Possibly discovery. They cannot be separated.

End scene.


 *For more information and background in either the Meisner Technique or Samuel Beckett, click their names in this line.

Contribute your own toddler-, infant- or child-original-generated scenes in any style or structure by commenting below. May be subject to republication with full credit given to contributor.

 

 

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