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Created by 10x10

Presented at workshop:
Anatomy of a Ten-Minute Play
December 2, 2014

All photos copyright 2014 Matt Goertz. Used by permission.
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Structure

Published on Nov 18, 2015

Exploring the structural elements of a ten-minute play.

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Structure

ten-minute play
Created by 10x10

Presented at workshop:
Anatomy of a Ten-Minute Play
December 2, 2014

All photos copyright 2014 Matt Goertz. Used by permission.
Photo by zhamed

Burst out of the gate!

(page 1) CREATE COMPELLING CHARACTERS IN CONFLICT

Show the world we're in

Introduce central character

Grab & hold!

(pages 1-2) CLARIFY QUEST

Reveal the dramatic question

Twists & turns!

(pages 2-6) COMPLICATE

Unforeseen event?

Introduce a new character?

Change of heart?

Sprint to the finish!

(page 7) RESOLVE CONFLICT

Restore balance

STRUCTURE

  • BURST OUT OF THE GATE!
  • GRAB & HOLD!
  • TWISTS & TURNS!
  • SPRINT TO THE FINISH!
BURST OUT OF THE GATE!
Create compelling characters in conflict (page 1)
- Show the world we're in
- Introduce central character

GRAB & HOLD!
Clarify quest (pages 1-2)
- Reveal the dramatic question

TWISTS & TURNS!
Complicate (pages 2-6)
- Introduce an unforeseen event?
- Introduce a new character?
- Character has a change of heart?

SPRINT TO THE FINISH!
Resolve conflict (page 7)
- Answer the dramatic question
Photo by zhamed

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