Gestus like the rest of us
Bertolt Brecht was a German political theatre practitioner who found it strange that people didn't seem to notice the injustice around them. He created a unique style of acting that emphasized the social status of a character to get audiences thinking, rather than feeling.
In Gestus Like the Restus you'll participate in some of the same acting exercises Brecht himself led his actors through:
• The Car Accident Reenactment (An exercise used to teach the concept of "astonishment" and demonstrate how audiences place blame on characters)
• Status Stroll (Using Gestus [or the physical embodiment of social status] to build a character)
• The Photo Exercise (Creating tableau scenes to show the social status of every character)