Here's How to Write a Play:
1. Pick the characters and the location the action is taking place. Try using just three or four characters from the show.
2. Decide what you want happening to the characters. Are they on a treasure hunt? Are they spending the afternoon at the beach? Are they trying to solve a problem? You decide.
3. Choose the main character of the play. This is the person who the play is about.
4. On a piece of paper, write the names of the characters, the location, and the basic story.
5. Start writing the dialog. It'll look something like this: Main Character: Say this. Friend: Say that. Other Friend: Say something else. Main Character: Finish the conversation.
6. Make the actors move. Write in something like this: (Main Character enters the kitchen from outside).
7. Add props that fit the action, such as a beach ball and towel for a beach scene.
8. Reach a good conclusion to the action.
9. Proof read the play. Correct spelling, grammar. Add ideas.
10. Ask some friends to play the parts.
11. Put it on for your family and friends.
12. If you think it's really great, send it in to one of the kids' variety shows.
1. Read it and read it again, then read the play again. Give it to someone else to read for ideas for what the actors say to each other.
2. If you think you're better at writing short stories than plays, go ahead and change it to a short story!
3. Submit the play or story to one of the kids variety or reading shows.