Private Plays is an illustration/theatre project that allows individuals to download theatre scripts and perform short plays. These scripts are approximately 1000 words in length and can be performed by male or female participants. An audience does not need to be present and the performer does not need to be an actor. More information on the project can be found on the Private Plays website.
I am highlighting this project on the Comic Book Poems blog as I am the illustrator for Private Plays and the project bears some resemblance to Comic Book Poems. The illustrations I complete for Private Plays are experimental in nature and make use of different media and styles.
I approach illustrating Private Plays in the same way I illustrate Comic Book Poems. Sometimes an image comes first and I devise a play script around this image. Mostly however I have a story and I look to find different ways to express the story from a visual point of view.
Private Plays are similar to Comic Book Poems in the fact that the content gets collected together and published online as a downloadable zine. As with the collected Comic Book Poems, the collected Private Play Zines can be viewed on tablets, computers, kindles etc.
Please see the Private Plays website for more information and more images. In the coming weeks on the Comic Book Poems website I will be posting links to the downloadable PDF Zines for the Private Plays Series.