By playing this game, you'll learn how to develop a plot. You'll learn how to take your characters from the first scene to the end of the play.
Chose a song from your favourite genre and band. A good source of songs is songbooks (go figure)--especially ones with old or traditional songs. Use the entire song or only a few lines. Once you've selected the songs--or parts of songs--string them together to form a story. Don't hesitate to rewrite the song--if necessary.
Inspired by Celtic music, I created a four-scene musical.
Three actors: an older woman, a younger woman, and a man
Costume: The women wear worn clothing -- think old Irish dress--long skirts and shawls. The man wears a suit jacket with a knit vest and high, leather boots.
three actors on stage
The two women stand together, stage left.
The man is at stage right.
A fiddle and tin whistle playing in the background.
The older woman pushes the younger woman to the centre stage.
The younger woman dances as the older woman sings...
(photo by Leanne Dyck)