SKITTLES: skits as a creative tool to connect

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SKITTLES: skits as a creative tool to connect. Imagination is more important than knowledge……. To ‘see’ is not possible with words alone……. WHAT IS A SKIT?. Dictionary.com defines a skit as [ skit ] Origin skit    / sk ɪ t / Show Spelled [skit] Show IPA noun - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • SKITTLES: skits as a creative tool to connect

  • Imagination is more important than knowledge..To see is not possible with words alone..

  • WHAT IS A SKIT?Dictionary.com defines a skit as[skit] Origin skit /skt/ Show Spelled[skit] Show IPA noun 1. a short literary piece of a humorous or satirical character. 2. a short theatrical sketch or act, usually comical. 3. a gibe or taunt. 4. British Dialect . a joke or prank. Origin: 156575; of obscure origin _____________________________________________________

  • HOW TO CREATE A SKITWhat do you want to demonstrate? E.g. the effects of gambling, how people gamble, types of gambling? This will become your theme?When you think about the chosen theme, what are the ideas that pop into your head? Write them all down and then chose the one that feels right for you? Or at the least the one you feel most confident about writing about.

  • HOW TO CREATE A SKITWho is the audience you are planning to target? Young, old, specific, E.g. drug and alcohol workers, youth workersCreating characters if basing on real life people for this keep it anonymousWhat is the key emotion that will help share the story? Sadness, fear, hatred, despair, hope, happiness, or loss. Dont choose too many to demonstrate as this will confuse the audience.

  • HOW TO CREATE A SKITCreating characters if basing on real life people for this keep it anonymousWhat is the key emotion that will help share the story? Sadness, fear, hatred, despair, hope, happiness, or loss. Dont choose too many to demonstrate as this will confuse the audience.

  • OTHER HELPFUL HINTSKeep it short that way you never give anyone time to get boredMake it punchy it needs to be effectiveUse emotion to connect people. Use humour only if appropriateUse your experiences to write the scriptIf shy do not talk, just act and use signage

  • OTHER HELPFUL HINTSKeep props to a minimum or it will make it too difficult to travel with and you will be less inclined to use itIt does not have to cost anythingGet feedbackDecide on set script or free playUse language suitable for the target audience E.g. slang may be ok for young people but not mature group. Beware of cultural considerations.

  • AN EXAMPLE OF A SKIT

  • DISCUSSION

  • GROUP WORKCreate your own skit..

  • PRESENTATION OF SKITSIts show (skit) time

  • THE ENDThe fat lady is singing..time to rap up!