Acting 11/12: Intro to Playwriting

Dec. 11: You are a playwright. You’ve been hired to be consultants in a cross curricular play project.

Think that’s impossible?

“I’m just one hundred and one, five months and a day.”

“I can’t believe that!” said Alice.

“Can’t you?” the Queen said in a pitying tone. “Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.”

Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.”

“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

  1. We will now start this year’s playwriting unit with collaboratively created scenes involving 6 impossible things before breakfast. To be performed today! Let’s get the imaginations going.
  2. Tomorrow you will work with what makes a great one act play, and you will get to read a series of one act plays for play analysis. You will be taught by Mr. Barrington.
  3. The next day, you’ll use Writing Prompts to practice writing dialogue for each other. You will be taught by Mr. Barrington.
  4. On Friday, we’ll play a game called Title Pitch and another game called Random Lines, before we work on writing original One Page Scripts, together.

HEY FREE LUNCH! Wednesday, Dec. 12 – FREE Pizza Lunch with your English 12 collaborators at 12noon. They are going to write short plays and you are going to help them then act in their plays!

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