Week 2: Bake-off Exercise
(cake I found on the sidewalk in Portland, OR. 9/10/11)
This exercise is inspired by Paula Vogel's "Bake-Off" playwrighting exercise. We're going to start off simple this week with three ingredients. You can use these prompts in any way you'd like. Since we're already a week into writing, you can use these to inspire the scene you're working on or the next 10 pages you write, however you'd like to use them. You can also use them as "seasoning" and sprinkle them throughout your work today. It's not required that you participate at all. The exercise is intended to serve as inspiration and maybe a way of jumpstarting you if you're stuck. Enjoy!
- Someone occupies a particular place, person, object or moment in time or is occupied by a particular person, place, object or moment in time.
- The revelation of an object. Think about the suitcase in Reservoir Dogs, that kind of thing. But it can be a simple, beautiful thing too. Just see what comes up.
- This song.
Rules: Don't delete, don't look back. Write.
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