splash
 n.— «The technique, called “splash,” is something director Beate Pettigrew has employed in the classroom (she’s an adjunct professor of acting at JCCC) and wanted to try in an actual production. She began using it in class as a simple way of addressing a chronic problem. When she assigned scenes to individual groups of actors to rehearse and perform in class, a problem would arise when one of them failed to show up. So she decided to assign one scene to the entire class, but nobody knew whom their partners would be in performance. Actors, in a sense, could be interchangeable. If one person didn’t show, another could step into the breach.» —“JCCC play keeps cast members on their toes” by Robert Trussell Kansas City Star (Kan.-Mo.) July 31, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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