ACHF Arts Access
Anderson will create a compelling, entertaining script to examine the current state of life in the arts via a diverse array of perspectives. A public reading will be held, after which the audience will be encouraged to discuss the script's portrayal of a modern arts community and to share their own experiences. 2: Anderson will collaborate with local actors to develop a writing method that will increase the quality and complexity of his screenwriting. Through the reactions and input of the Twin Cities arts community and general public at the script reading as well as interest in the finished script on the part of studios and film investors.
My collaborators and I created a script that authentically portrays the experiences of an increasingly diverse community at this moment in time. Due to time constraints, instead of holding a formal Q and A, we encouraged participants to discuss their reactions with us and respond more fully via an emailed questionnaire. The questionnaire asked for overall reactions, any elements participants found particularly compelling or entertaining, any elements participants found irresponsible or false, as well as general thoughts and comments. 70% of participants completed the questionnaire. Responses tended to be in-depth and well thought out. 2: I developed an effective collaborative approach to story development via one-on-one discussion, group discussion and group improvisation. Discussion after the reading as well as the completed questionnaires, as detailed above. In addition, the workshop experience was, by all accounts, uniquely artistically satisfying and rewarding for all collaborators involved. Due to the early stage of the script, the decision was made not to invite potential investors or producers to the first reading, however as the drafting process continues, I will be pursuing possible avenues for a future production.
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