The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge, 1st June 2020 – Playful Plays

We’ve created our way through May, and now The Weekly Challenge is back!

Degenerate Fox are a London based theatre company who do things quickly! ‘The Dirty Thirty’ is a collection of thirty original plays which they perform in an hour – and this week’s challenge is your chance to learn about, and practice their speedy style. Starting today, they are releasing a playwriting activity everyday for 7 days. The programme will offer you the tools and ideas to create in a new way, and will leave you with a number of original 2-minute plays after 7 days! You can sign up for more, more, more here.

Create your own two minute play. Be playful with your play – you can use whichever characters, setting or inspiration you like. Degenerate Fox use certain ingredients to help them start their plays. Could you think of a gesture or shape that a character might use? Could you write a list of the things that you can see, and include all of the words in your play? Think of a way somebody might move through a room. What sort of character moves like that? Have fun with it and see what happens. Perhaps you could even write your play in just two minutes…!

If you have more time … 
Sign up to receive a daily prompt for the next 7 days from Degenerate Fox. You’ll have created a number of original 2-minute plays after 7 days!

How did you approach this challenge? Did you play end the way you thought it would? Did you get playful with your play?
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