Ask young actors to try five of the memorization strategies in this tutorial, and choose the one that worked best for him/her. Have them write a paragraph about each technique detailing their process and experience with each method, citing the reason they chose the memorization technique that they did.
Have students rehearse and perform these funny 911 calls with a friend. Ask students to record their ‘calls’ and play them back and listen for how ‘believable’ they are. Have students re-record until they are happy with the result.
Ask students to imagine that they are at an audition, and doing the WORST job possible. Have them come up with ten different ways to deliver a bad performance, and then practice each idea and choose one to capture on video.