EarThe latest project from the group, EarCandy is an audio drama project from a web-platform.
You can listen to all the plays and watch interviews with the writers at the Earcandy website

EarCandy is a audio drama project created by the Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s Writing for Performance Group featuring 12 short plays recorded in Aberystwyth Arts Centre and in locations around Aberystwyth.

The plays are available from a web-platform and the project also includes social media interfaces of additional material including interviews with the writers and interviews with characters from the plays.

The 12 plays written by 13 writers, include over 50 characters played by the 15 performers.

Cursed by Sandra Bendelow, Lost by Branwen Davies, The Planning Stage by Matt Christmas, Blood in Brecon by Christopher T. Harris, The Constant Hunger of the Troll Under the Bridge by Catrin Fflur Huws, The Extension by Carmel George, Surge by Tracey Goddard and Julie Grady Thomas, Burn The Rich by Tony Jones,  My Mother Told me by Rachel McAdam, Duck by Debbie Moon, Starlings by Sarah Taylor, Rules are Rules by Dean Scott.

Follow the project www.facebook.com/earcandyaudiodrama or @earcandy_plays


Getting Started – 3

We now need to expand the story and the plot of the play.

Find a large piece of paper (A3 at the very least) and take 20 minutes to answer the do the following. Again do this quickly. Answer one then move on quickly.

Draw a time-line across the centre of the piece of paper. Answer each question then put it onto the time-line

  • What is the central event?
  • What has happened five minutes before?
  • What happens five minutes after?
  • What happens 10 minutes before?
  • What happens 10 minutes after?
  • What happens 30 minutes before?
  • What happens 30 minutes after?
  • What happens 1 hour before?
  • What happens 1 hour after?

Depending on your time scale. You can do whatever time you want to?
One day, one week, one month, one year?  Draw out the time line according to the time line of your play.

Now look at your central point on the line – think of three other things that could happen rather than the event you’ve chosen. Go through each point and do the same.

By the end of this you should have a story and a plot of your play. You may find that the start of the play is different to where you previously thought.