Playwriting: Turn up the heat

Turning up the heat in two parts (one take a movie, identify the central conflict, then explain the ways the director turned up the heat on the conflict, then identify the climax, and the resolution. We then took this frame and applied it to our plays.

Two examples:


(There are three plays on what happens to kids and communities when a school closes).


This is going to be a great play! Two characters played by the same actor, each dealing with standardized tests but in different settings, one urban, one suburban.

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