The XONR8 theater project was the second part of the whole project. The first part we used mostly biology for the project and now in the second part it was about writing the play and acting. That had to do more with humanities. This was an interdisciplinary project that used both biology and humanities to have a better understanding how the criminal justice works and what happens when it does not work.
Every student got to perform at the Onstage Playhouse in Chula Vista on December 8th.
We didn't just perform but we got to be historians, playwrighters, and actors. We got to tell stories that have never been told before and helped the audience see another perspective of the wprld that they have never seen before.
We had about 2 months to accomplish this project. From October 27th to December 12th when we closed the project. Now in those 2 months we didn't just write scripts and start acting but we went to a play to learn and have ideas of how we can do our own. We also had an actor come in to our school and talk about how acting is and what actors do before shows.
It was a really long process. I thought my group was never going to finish. We started by emailing Alissa en Alex which were the lawyers that had Edward Contreras Case. After the interview we started the interview map and getting pieces from the interview that were useful to create the script. Each group member also had to create an outline of how we wanted the script to look like. After when we decided what we wanted to include on the script we had to transcribe. Transcribing took about a week, but we each split the transcribing and turned out to be faster. After transcribing we all came together and started writing the script. When we finished the script we got both our teachers and some students to listen to our play. We edited and practice. The day of the play we kept editing some more until we finally thought it was perfect.