Top Steps to Direct an Impact Junior Drama.

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Drama and theatre is a great and fun way to learn language. It gives pupils a genuine experience of using language in a given context. However, producing a drama is a bit of a hard work but when you have the script, the half of the work is done. Today, we are going to discuss some practical theatre basics to develop a junior level drama.

First, we need to figure out the basic structure of a drama. We call it a plot and its development. The story should have a start and development and an end. Most drama starts with an elevated incident and it develops until it has a highest point, that may be the most important incident in the drama which may create a twist in the story. The story may ends giving solutions for that twist of the story. Usually in a junior level drama we find a roller coaster path like story line development.

Start of the play

Usually the start of the play should be clearly noted. The audience should know that the drama has started. For that, the start should start with an elevated action, music or movement. Once you grab the attention of the audience, it is the time to unveil the story on the stage. We usually see a narrator to narrate the background of the story, about the characters and things to happen. In some plays, you will find the narrator introduces a character and the main characters are kept elevated in the position as well as we see the usage of intensified music.

Dramatic Situations/Conflicts.

Basically, drama is called a conflict. These conflicts create dramatic situations which develops the story to the highest point which we call climax. Small incidents which intensify the flow of the drama creating interest, suspense and keep the audience involved in the drama. In certain plays we see how the dramatic situation create tense and involve the audience to see what is to happen next. Increasing the pace and the music and the actions can create such dramatic situations high.

Breaking the monotony

Humor is a great tool which dramatists utilize to change the flow of the drama. Breaking the flow of the drama can break the boredom and refresh the audience. We can use some flashbacks or dancing as well as some stunt according to the story line.


The story in the drama should have a decisive point which may decide the direction of the story. It is the highest point of the conflict. We call this as the climax; the apex. The audience should be able to see how the conflict developed up to the peak point. The climax should be clearly shown using an appropriate dramatic technique. We normally see the freezing to illustrate a photographic pose to let the audience picture that incident in their minds.  The elevated actions and the music can be utilized to intensify the moment. If the climax is not clearly planned, the audience will have to strain through the drama which would be a disadvantage.


The story should have a proper ending. It should resolve the conflict in the story. If it is a detective play, the problem can be solved and culprit can be brought to punishments. Naturally, junior type dramas end with a positive result. The tragic ends are often seen in senior level dramas. In this play, we see an adaptation of ending to create a positive resolution to the drama.


As the opening, the ending too should be marked as it creates the final impact. The director can use a creative ending according to the drama. The characters can appear and bow to the audience as the final curtain fall. Here too the director can use his creativity using various shapes and demonstrations to please the audience. Remember, the result of a good drama is always reflected on the response of the audience.    

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