This is the third activity on devising. This activity can be used as an immersion. You can find more activities on devising here.

 

DURATION

30-60 minutes

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Does not matter.

MATERIALS

Props may be used.

PREPARATION

Groups are made up. Numbers in each group should be equal but
exact figure can vary.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ACTIVITY

To create and perform a 4 part narrative structure.

DESCRIPTION

Groups are asked to devise a play of 4 parts. The first part should be
based around establishing the environment the actors are in. The
aim of the second part is to get across the relationship between the
characters. Stage 3 is the part of the play in which a problem is
introduced. Finally, stage 4 should contain a resolution to the
problem. Each stage may be different in length but each should come
together to from a 5 minute performance.

REFLECTION

The reflection can be short for this activity. The thought patterns of
the performers and the method they used to devise should be
discussed.