SOAP BUBBLE. On set at a LIVE television soap. (3-6 players) ROLES Everyone owns: - A Character - An Actor who plays them. Other roles are shared. SETUP Agree: - Setting, theme. - Set location. Each player creates: Director: - One trait. Character: Role. - One relationship with another Character. - Plot: a question the soap is answering about them. - What happened to them last episode. Actor: - One personal desire. - One aspiration for their Character. - One relationship with another Actor. A DAY ON SET One round / player: 1) BRIEFING. The Director describes a scene to film, what’ll happen, key lines. 2) Bonus scene(s) (see below). 3) FILMING. Actors improvise a scene as their Characters, following (or ignoring) the briefing. 4) Bonus scene(s). 5) Rotate Director role. Anyone may call bonus scenes: - MEDIA. A media personality spotlights the show eg. interview/article. - BLAME. Director provides feedback to Actor(s). - CONFESSION. An introspective, egotistical monologue by one Actor. - SOCIAL. An Actor interacts with other Actors/NPCs. DAY END Each player describes audience reaction/speculations about one Character. EXAMPLE SETUP - Iron Throne - Setting: fantasy kingdom - Location: Ireland - Director: Erika Smasher (LOUD, maternal, sarcastic) - Characters: Repressed King, ambitious princess, greedy knight. - Actors: Ageing thesp, sex symbol, child star.
Inspired by Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.