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Learning Goal:  We will create a short scene using this script as a basis to create characters interacting in a setting. 

Success Criteria: I can...

●    work with my partners, making creative decisions that work for both of us 

●    develop three contrasting characters based on the script below

●    rehearse the scene on it’s feet, paying attention to sightlines (i.e. where the audience is sitting) 

●    remember to face the audience and project my voice/movements towards the audience 

●    write lines of dialogue that make sense within the context of the scene

Task:  Working with your group, bring this scene to life.  The setting and the relationships are given to you.  You will need to decide what the conflict is in the scene and define the characters’ relationship.  After you decide upon these things, make the scene come to life using physicalization, voice and movement to show the audience what’s happening in the story. 

Creative Extension:  There are moments where the character is not assigned a line.  Using what you have decided upon for the conflict and relationships, add in a line that will make sense for your character. 

Creative Challenge:  Try to perform the scene using minimal props if possible.  Use physicalization to bring your setting, characters and conflict alive for your audience. 

Setting:              A park, afternoon, summer. 

Conflict:             You decide (someone doesn’t want to go home, someone is hiding something, etc.).  Also decide on character ages.  

Relationship:            Everyone has known each other for awhile, but not always friends.


B and C are sitting. B is really engaged in an activity.  C is day dreaming. After a moment, A enters the scene. 

A:                Hi. 

B:                Hi.

C:                

B looks at A and then a C.  Pause.  B goes back to what B was doing before A entered. 

A:                Hi. 

C:                Rain? 

A:                Umbrella.   

B exits.  C pulls out sandwich and offers to A. 

A:                

C:                No worries. 

B enters and bumps A.  A reacts.  C reacts.  B apologizes without words.  C reacts.  A reacts.  

B:                

A:                Just another day. 


More Minimal Scripts

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Download PDF Script Two                        

Download PDF Script Three

 

Script One: 

A:                I've been waiting. 

B:                Thanks.

A:                So.

B:                So.

A:                So?

B:                So! 

A:               Typical.

B:                Just say it. 

A:                How are you?

B:                Fine. You?

A:                Fine. 

B:                Good. 

Script Two:

A:               Hey!

B:               Hey!

A:               Do you...

B:               Nah.

A:               How about?

B:               Yeah. 

A:               Cool. 

B:               Nice night. 

A:               Yeah.

B:                Yeah. 

A:                Want to?

B:                Sure! 

Script Three:

A:                Wait.  

B:                Oh no! 

A:                Did you?

B:                Oh no! 

A:                Okay. 

B:                Okay.  I think - 

A:                Yes! But - 

B:                Don't say it. I know. 

A:                Okay. Good bye. 

B:                Okay.  Wait!