The Genesis Project
Moderator: Fr. Dominic Garramone OSB (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Description: The Genesuis Project takes its name from St. Genesius, an actor who was martyred around 303 A.D. for refusing to perform in a satire that mocked Christian baptism. The purpose of The Genesius Project is to create 10-minute plays for production at Fall Theatre. We might also perform at the Illinois High School Theatre Festival in January. Each participant is expected to keep a journal for research, reflection and brainstorming. Our sessions will include writing exercises, the use of affinity charts and improv to develop dialogue. Sometimes we partner with a college or professional writer to develop or edit the scripts.
Membership Requirements: Academic eligibility
Meeting Frequency: About once a week, from spring until October
Past Activities: We have produced over a dozen scripts for Fall Theatre, one of which has been published by Dramatic Publishing.
Organization Goals: Produce original scripts for Fall Theatre; Develop students writing skills; Enhance student collaboration skills.