Murphy's Law in Halloween: educational theatre's example.
Hi! Everyone. Today I'd like to show you an example of an educational playwriting play titled 'Murphy's Law for Halloween'. This class is for 8th graders and involves making unexpected situations that occur on Halloween into a play.
Students can create one-act situation plays by writing about unexpected problems in their daily lives and using them to create storytelling.
Creating unexpected situations for a one-act situational comedy. Unexpected situations include sudden incidents, unintended misunderstandings, unresolved conflicts, unexpected mistakes, and responses that cannot be prevented in advance.
Situation: For Halloween trick-or-treating, I dressed up as a witch and went out into the street carrying a basket.
The teacher divides the students into five groups of three each, brainstorms for each group, and then has them present in a relay format.
Group 1: I visited a house, and as soon as I opened the door, a large scary-looking dog bit the hem of my costume.
After Group 1 finishes presenting, Group 2 continues Group 1's story.
Group 2: My clothes tore while pulling on the hem of my costume. I tried to get the candy, but the dog kept barking at me.
After Group 2's presentation, Group 3 continues the relay.
Group 3: I left home and fell while running. All the candy in the basket I was carrying spilled out.
After Group 3's presentation, Group 4 continued the presentation. After other teams' presentations, each team member must discuss how to create their own story.
Group 4: I was about to give the candy, but suddenly it started raining. I couldn't pick candy any more.
Group 5: We went to the house next door to avoid the rain. But the door was locked.
Students will act out one-act situation plays based on five situations created on the rehearsal day. The teacher records this by filming it on video.
Myungja Anna Koh