Posted on | January 30, 2012 | 20 Comments
Imagine a play: the dialog written entirely on Twitter.
Each participant would play, not only a character, but a part in shaping the plot, scenes and structure through dialog on this blog.
The emphasis would be on quality, not on deadlines. Having determined a schedule, i.e., an objective for a dialog with assigned parts, each participant (character) would contribute their lines in turn. Each line, of course, would have to be under 140 characters, but with more to say, an * at the end of a line would indicate another line to come. The natural flow of the work should keep it progressing well enough.
The play would grow organically over time, neither slavishly following our initial plots and plans, nor the dialog, but allowing both to grow as they will.
Each character`s dialog would be written on twitter addressed to a new twitter account, by the person who takes responsibility for that character.
I propose that dialog would be in verses similar to a Shakespearean play, with rhyming optional, but it is open for discussion.
The final intent is a play that could actually be produced on stage. The ownership of the play would be shared equally by all participants.
My suggestion for the working title, subject to change once the project has more definition is: Socialized Media. Feel free to offer working titles of your own.
Important Note: If you are like me, you are busy with many things. At times one or another of us may not be able to devote a significant amount of time to this project all at once, but I must ask you to devote small portions of time consistently. This means 5 minutes every other day to catch up and let the rest of us know you are there. Obviously, when you are up at bat, i.e., contributing dialog, participation needs to be greater, but we should be able to schedule things to suit people where necessary. After all, the most time-consuming aspect is the thought behind the words, and that can be accomplished washing dishes.
List of Players to date:
- Bauke Kamstra
- Ann Dulhanty
- Rachel Cooper
- Connie DiPietro-Sparacino
We will temporarily stop recruiting at 7 people until we determine how many players we will eventually need.
Welcome to the Twitter Play.