Create to Connect

Create to Connect, Day 16 – Conversations with Character

Today’s challenge is from the Synergy Theatre Project, who work across theatre and the criminal justice system towards the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners, ex-prisoners and young people at risk of offending.

Do
Can you write a short conversation between two people who have been in the same space together for a long time? Perhaps the people are experiencing self-isolation together, or they might know each other from prison. Perhaps they are on a voyage into space, their car has broken down or they have got lost. What do we learn from their conversation? How does their situation impact their relationship, or what they might be saying?

If you have more time … 
Develop your short written conversation into a short script. What would a play based on your ideas be about? What would happen next?

Think 
How does the current ‘lockdown’ situation make you re-evaluate the idea of being ‘locked up.’What are the differences?

Share
Share your work in a way that works for you – online or offline. You could join our friendly Facebook group, keep a journal, share in a WhatsApp group, with your friends and family, or on social media. The choice is yours.

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Online: synergytheatreproject.co.uk