A Story is Born – The Plot Thickens (Video)
From intricate opera character relationships, a story is born. Conflicts, directly transferred from our collective lives to our original characters, come to life and create a storyline sure to make us think. The process for writing our scenario begins as we determine how our primary and secondary conflicts develop and are resolved in our setting, a train station. Why are the characters at the station, together? What events and activities take place that enable us to see the conflicts played out in a believable fashion? What is logical? How do we see these situations in our daily lives? How do we show connections to our theme and thesis throughout the story? What is the central message we wish to deliver to our audience?
These questions guide us as we improvise, discuss plausible possibilities and carefully weave together our powerful thoughts and ideas. A combination of individual contributions through homework, partner work, small group discussions and whole group sessions provides the creative framework to produce a profound and meaningful story.
See how eight-year-olds make this happen.
Imari and Lauryn discuss action between characters:
Daylon, Raneem and Elliot improvise fake injury for scenario:
Small groups discuss possibilities for scenario: