Today we did a couple of exciting things.
First we went over a list of basic tips on writing classical theater. For many of the other theater styles we observed (Modernist, Absurdist, etc) these rules go out the window but for most theater these rules apply.
After reading them, we did a writing prompt to put them into practice.
STEP 1 to 3 on a loose sheet of paper.
Invent two characters. Give them names and a few distinct personality traits. What is the relationship/history of these two characters?
Pick a location for these two characters to inhabit
Come up with an event that is coming up soon in the lives of these characters
AT THIS POINT YOU WILL EXCHANGE YOUR PAPER WITH SOMEBODY ELSE
Write the opening of a play using the information provided by the sheet you are handed. Try to give us all this information as indirectly as possible.