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I need prompts! Let's play Playwriting Mad-libs!
February 9, 2015
12:50 pm

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I need to meet a 25 page deadline by Friday, and i don't know what to write about, so i thought i'd give this game another go!  The way it worked in my class was: we started by writing a setting, folded the paper over, and passed it over to someone else.  Then we would write characters on the new paper we got, then pass it on again.  then theres a prop, pass it on.  finally we wrote a line, and unfolded the paper and had our prompt.  

Heres how it can work here...

There are a total of 4 prompts i need filled, and you can only pick one to fill out.  

The prompts are:

Setting: Where does the play take place?

Characters: give at least 2 characters (no more than 4).  You don't have to give a name, but you must give a description like "a talking cat who lived in Italy". 

Prop: At least 1 prop that will appear and be used in the play. 

Line: A line that has to be spoken in the play.  

 I'll take one idea from each prompt, and put it all together for a play.  I did this for the class and ended up getting:

Setting: A gated community in california

Characters: a talking cat, a witch who can only make bubbles, a grumpy person with a toothache, and a small child that likes tormenting creatures.

Prop: Baton

Line: "the pirates!  they stole the popcorn! we're doomed!" 

I ended up with a 14 page play about babysitters and small children that attempted to be a playwright and dragged their friends into taking their newest creation for a test drive.  

Thanks everyone!  


"He who does not know can know from learning"
February 9, 2015
2:57 pm

Points: 4245
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hya, u may want to put this subject in the essay department ha ha, but ok I have two characters in mind, man and woman, prop is a park bench unrelated,

line is " I come here every day, but never again"


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