How to show myself off in 5 minutes.
March 13, 2011 11:34 PM Subscribe
Help jumpstart my creativity for a five-minute long performance piece about ME.
posted by stray to grab bag (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So I have what amounts to a job interview in a couple weeks (for a very public performance oriented job). And as part of the interview, they want candidates to present a 5 minute long prepared 'introduction' piece - it can be done in any way. We can probably use small props, too, anything we can bring ourselves (no multi-media type stuff though). Music, movement, anything that tells them about ME, and shows me off a bit.
So I perform, sing, play some small instruments - but I'm at a total loss. I've started ranty, whiny pieces about my childhood, descriptive hokey stories of fond memories, lists of my favourite things and most embarrassing moments - but nothing feels QUITE RIGHT - and I feel paralyzed by the freedom of the parameters.
Have you ever seen a great little introduction that concisely told you something about a person?
Do you have any ideas for a framework for this kind of thing?
Do you have any creative exercises that might help me get out of my autobiographical rut?
I don't want anyone else to make the piece for me, but I figure someone here might say something that'll set off a spark for me! HALP!