Due: sometime on Sunday, Sept 28 in a .docx (or similar) format
Find your name and your assigned character below
Each character is:
Realizing its the birthday via Facebook
Getting a call telling them what they need to do
Going about that
Messing it up somehow
Ends with: 9pm, they show up.
Write a screenplay for your character, format does NOT need to be perfect
Below are descriptions that were intentionally left fairly vague -- decide the details of your character yourself!
The final scene will come together next week
Email me if you have any questions
(Mary and CJ) Person 1: scheduled, organized person → wake up, see schedule, day is filled up
Neatly organized desk/room/calendar → wakes up calmly to her to-do list
Control freak (they order a highly specific breakfast/coffee), anxiety-riddled but wants everything to work out but is easily distracted by test/clock/worrying
Distraction: everyone is distraction, incompleteness of planning → day is so busy
What they’re doing: elaborate routine, constantly looking at the clock
Has GRE/LSAT/MCAT coming soon → is constantly reminded of it, adds to anxiety and the little mess ups
They need to: cleaning the room, get the cake , etc → menial shit, buying tiny plates like plates, cups
Store has only has really small cups? The broom breaks? The balloons all pop/she just can’t blow them up and she weeps
How it GOES WRONG: they have so much to do that everything is going slightly wrong, they think the cake is the one thing they have down
(Danny and Wilson) Person 2 - goofy fuck up
Wakes up somewhere...odd (lawn? someone else’s room? some random house?) → highly disoriented, possibly lost their phone (someone gives it to them on the street) or they don’t check it → either way, very oblivious then they realize and they’re oh shit
Spontaneous, impulsive, focused on the moment → pretty chill doe, funny and like insane
Distraction: STD test/drug test → awaiting a phone call (negative→ changes outlook to something more positive, but in their anxiety they still fuck up whatever they’re doing)
Entrusted with something seemingly unfuckupable and they fuck it up anyway → purchasing party favors? lose them on the bus?
(Aishvarya and Kiara) Person 3 - a ditzy person whose ditziness = clumsiness and awkward social interactions
Always has food on his/her face?
They need to: buy “refreshments” -- is highly unsure of what that means, can’t really decide, gets really strange things
Their whole day is: figuring out what refreshments means, then deciding which ones people would like, freaking out, buying weird shit
Birthday person likes the weird…