Home Made - Don Quijote

Your home becomes a stage of "Don Quijote" story
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Duration
45-60mins
Theme
Things to do on weekend
Group up to
30
Price range
$25-40

Overview

The "Home Theater" show is a concept that reproduces a classic novel into a hand-made circus show with everything available in the house and your unique performance. No need to produce the entire novel into a circus show: just reimagine some of the captivating chapters or scenes of the novel with a performing art and use "Kamishibai (picture story show)" format to give the story and narrative in between of live performance while interacting with audiences.

Key points:

  • Make sure to clear the use of copyrights. It's safe to base classic novels that are public domain.
  • Only watching a full show for 45-60 mins via screen without any interactions is not easy for audiences. Make sure you have an interactive segment where audiences can anticipate and participate in the story.
  • Kamishibai is a traditional paper story show from Japan. Get inspired by it and make it to next level with your creativity and performance.

Experiential Components

Here are a couple experiential components you can package to create this online live project.

Introduction
MC and storyteller
Live performance
Storytelling
Quiz
Stage set up

Storyboard

Here is an example of how you can package this project into 60 mins experience.

Duration
Description
10-15 mins

Introduction

Opening note and introduction of your story to let audiences get to know you. Ask each audiences to make a short introduction and get to know each of them while waiting every guests to join.

Also, give a brief instruction of how to use Google Meet for audiences to participate the project (how to mute/unmute, pin the screen, open a chat screen, give an emoji, etc.)

5-10 mins

Prologue (Kamishibai)

Use "Kamishibai" style (slide show or actual paper show) to invite audiences into the story. Have some moments to interact with audiences asking questions such as "Do you know what happens next?" and flipping to the next slide.

5-8 mins

Scenes to life: Your performing piece

3D Kamishibai: perform a scene with your creativity and imagination.

5-10 mins

Story development (Mix)

Use "Kamishibai" style (slide show or actual paper show) to invite audiences into the story. Have some moments to interact with audiences asking questions such as "Do you know what happens next?" and flipping to the next slide. You can mix with Kamishibai and live performance to build up the story.

5-10 mins

Closing scene

The last chapter/scene of the story.

10 mins

Talk & Wrap-up

Small talk to wrap-up the novel, and ask audiences to leave a review for the experience and invite their friends to support your project.  

How to set-up

Things to prepare:

  • Built-in camera (your laptop) or good quality webcam/Stand alone camera in a stable/fix position where it can capture the whole stage that you perform;
  • A screen where you can see and interact with audiences;
  • Space to perform
  • Paper slides or slideshow


Master Google Meet

  • Take a first 5-10 mins to let Guests in by clicking “accept” while using this time to do an introduction and warm up your audiences. Make sure everyone enters before a show starts.
  • Ask audiences to pin your screen, mute when you are performing (vice versa), or turn on their camera during activities or Q&A. Use this excuse to interact with audiences.
  • You can use tiled layout to see and interact with all audiences. Open a chat room as well to see their comments and reactions.
  • Are you performing at your home or training center where there is background noise? Use https://krisp.ai/ to cut noise for better user experience.

Make an experience flow seamless and engaging. What matters is not how sophisticated the show is but how the audiences enjoy and value the experience.  Tailor each project with clear target audiences in mind so that you can meet and exceed the expectation. Technical shit happens, but be always calm and entertainers as you are on stage.

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