On a recent Monday morning in Drama 103: Beginning Improvisation, two students sit on stage as their classmates watch. They’ve volunteered to act out an exercise about “status.” For example, a British lord would probably play “high” status, while an indentured servant most likely plays “low.” Standing on the side, teacher Dan Klein instructs the two to try to “one up” each other in status. They begin discussing their majors. “Oh, you’re a psych major?” the girl asks, one knee crossed over the other haughtily. “That’s so cute,’” Klein suggests. “That’s so cute,” she utters sweetly, rife with condescension. The class laughs, marveling at the transformation of the (otherwise kindhearted) student.
Why choose just one thing to love when there are so many options? (Sidenote: that could be the motto of college kids everywhere). We decided not to choose and in the spirit of all things lists, here’s a medley of things we’re loving this week. Other than college kids, of course.
The first part because I like food and getting off campus. The second because a list of restaurants seemed quite drab, and I happen to be in the mood for role-play.