The heart of a community is a doctor's surgery. People can bond over who their favourite doctor is/who they think isn't 'thorough enough'. It is the less scary and more personal version of a hospital, ushering in life and preventing or explaining death. And sitting in the waiting room is the perfect place to people-watch and feign anonymity when in fact you always recognise someone else there. It may not be the happiest place but it's one of the most important. A bad doctor's surgery reflects a bad community. There. I've said it.
• Stage 1: try and fail • Stage 2: throw out the story • Stage 3: write and plot • Stage 4: scratch / playtest • Stage 5: full theatricality
Compelling collective narrative Incorporating the consequences of individual’s own stories and play
• West Side Story • The Tempest • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern… • Jaws • 2001: A Space Odyssey • East is East
Verbs of gameplay Dynamic Challenge Obstacles or conflict
• Verbs • Dynamic • Event • Space or Place • Number of players • Communications & Instructions