Ten Minutes or Less

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To conclude a study of script writing, young dramatists are instructed to create their own one-act play. Designed to be performed in 10 minutes or less, the scripts are to include stage directions, scene and character descriptions, as well as action-driven dialogue.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Film and upload performances to YouTube
Classroom Considerations

  • The scripts for "Your Mother's Butt" and "The Blueberry Hill Accord," as well as YouTube videos of the plays are available on the Internet
  • The referenced Idiots Guide is available as a pdf

  • An outline worksheet and peer review sheet are included

  • Minimal scaffolding is provided by the assignment
  • The rubric does not detail expectations