I know some people in these situations like to have a notion of what they’ll do if the thing doesn’t happen – a back-up idea that they can feed in to the play and paper it over with a few ‘street’ phrases here and there – but I believe the participants should do the work. I simply steer them in the right direction: no preconceptions, no limitations, no backup. It means they have ownership and pride in the piece. You just have to believe it will work, eventually.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
On the Guild website I've posted Darren Rapier's article from the most recent issue of the WGGB magazine UK Writer about a writing project he led with young offenders in London.