Focus: When saying “I love you” has a devastating effect.
In this exercise, playwrights create a scene with two characters in which one tells the other that they love them. The statement of love should in some way have a devastating effect. That is, the result is something very negative.
The scene should have a beginning, middle and end and it must be properly formatted.
You may download the exercise here: Playwriting- Devasting Love.
One character must utter the line “I love you” at least once.
Keep it real
About 4 to 6 pages
Exercise Contributed by Paul Mroczka
Paul is Director of Educational Resources for BroadwayEducators.com and serves as Director of Theatre at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH.