By Ishnaa Goenka
Death of a Drunkard is a play written by the 8th graders of Ascend International School.
“Usually, you don’t get to see the behind the scenes of a play. This video shows the work put into the act and you get a gist of the play from the main characters”
As a part of our murder mystery unit, we made an original murder mystery play. We analysed books, movies in the same genre and wrote a low production play that was twenty-minutes long. We performed it at our 2nd annual MYP concert. The play also has four songs which made it into a mini-musical. Three out of the four songs were written by the 8th graders and one was written by our music teacher, Mr Andrew. The class put in a lot of effort and hard work into bringing this play to life. We learnt how to write a script, act and coordinate a play. We had a few teachers to help us and a guest teacher, Mr Raj who is an actor from the UK who helped us improve our performance. Overall the play turned out really great and all the hard work of months of writing and editing the play to learning our lines and performing it. The class really enjoyed the process of making the play.
The video linked is the behind the scenes video of the play, a few actors also share their experience.