i asked them about 40 questions tonight for the characters to answer in a 1st person, stream of concsiousness way. This is my favorite Ken Washington exercise. Questions ranged from "what role does romantic love play in your life?" to "describe a time when you were happy with your family." to "What's your last name?" Gives the actors more to think about and create a fuller life for their character which inevitably makes what happen on stage deeper. It also blurs the line between actor and character in a farily vivid way.

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