1. The class will be divided up into groups of approximately 4 – 6 students.
2. Each group must decide on a city (Toronto, New York) or a place (high school, the mall) as
the backdrop and focus of the piece.
3. Each individual in each group must decide on a character that represents some aspect of life
in that location, with the help and approval of the group. For example, characters such as a
police officer, a struggling actor, a street beggar, a mafia leader, and a Wall Street business-
person may be appropriate for the city of New York.
4. Once the group has decided on its cast of characters, each actor is responsible for the
writing and performing of a monologue that suits his/her character, and is 2 – 4 minutes in
length. You will be submitting your written monologue to the teacher.
5. The group must somehow connect the individual character monologues into a single,
cohesive piece. The group must decide on a way to string the monologues together in one
show (theme, emotion, meeting, same destination, tableaux, dialogue into monologue, etc).
6. The entire piece should have a running time of approximately 10 – 20 minutes.
7. You will have class time to create, memorize, and rehearse this piece. You may want to
spend some time at home rehearsing and memorizing.
8. Costumes, set pieces, and props are required. You may want to include sound.
9. As a group, you will submit a title page for your anthology with your names and the title of
your show, pages with an overall summary of the show, character descriptions, and the
monologues (which should be marked for voice and actions).
You will be evaluated on your submitted script package, voice/character, technical elements,
preparation, and group process and product. Please see the attached evaluation sheet for details.
Marks are both individual and group-based. You will be completing a self-assessment after your