Friday, October 23, 2009

Using Dialogue to Create Dialogue

Right now, our work together is all about creating the story for our play.  This play is intended to stimulate dialogue among  students and community members who see it.  We hope to address issues like: healthy dating behaviors, bullying, gender double standards, cyber-safety and discrimination. 

We spent time earlier this week sketching out ideas for characters, identifying key issues we want to address and finding plot points that could help us get there.  We brainstormed ideas and decided to focus in on 3 central story lines.

Last night, we turned our focus toward creating dialogue.  Students broke out into groups and each took responsibility for a different part of the piece.  Then, they began rough drafts for their scenes.  

Toward the end of the evening, we shared the dialogue we had created.

Conversations about creative choices can build skills in communication, teamwork and problem solving.  Look at us go!

Sometimes, working too hard makes us silly!

Or shy . . .

more to come!