Theatrefolk - The Drama Teacher Resource Company

Playwriting Exercise: Picture Prompts

When I was in San Diego I found a lot of interesting plant life and a number of objects that just struck me as great inspiration for writing. So let’s get to it.

Each picture contains a non-human thing – tree, flower, bike and so on. Look at the picture and decide, if this thing were human what kind of character would it be? How would it talk, move? What kind of personality would it have? What job would it have? Write a monologue in which this character is sharing something with their significant other. It can be in relation to what they may be doing in the picture, or take on the life outside the frame. The choice is yours!


Related Articles

Playwriting Prompts: Western Taglines
Playwriting Prompts: Western Taglines
Playwriting Picture Post
Playwriting Picture Post
Playwriting Exercise: Picture Prompts
Playwriting Exercise: Picture Prompts

81 Playwriting Exercises

by Lindsay Price

81 exercises that can be used to get students in the habit of writing on a regular basis.

How to Write a Play for your Students

by Lindsay Price

You’ve chosen to write a play for your students! Where do you start?

Resource Bundle - Playwriting

Use these 4 Playwriting drama teaching resources to make playwriting possible with your students. Great for warm-ups, prompts, writer's block and more!

Scene Spurs - Writing Prompts for Dramatic Depth

by Lindsay Price

Scene Spurs is a collection of photo-based writing prompts developed by playwright Lindsay Price. The set includes 35 different Spurs along with an instruction guide to integrate them into your drama classroom.

Scene Spurs: Writing Prompts for Dramatic Depth Volume Two

by Lindsay Price

35 more photo-based writing prompts developed by playwright Lindsay Price. Includes an instruction guide and tips to integrate them into a distance learning curriculum.

Enjoy a Front Row Seat to Our Newsletter!

Subscribe for our exciting updates, insights, teaching resources, and new script releases. Plus, sign up now and get 4 plays and 2 lesson plans for FREE!

Theatrefolk - The Drama Teacher Resource Company
Theatrefolk is the Drama Teacher Resource Company. We are your one stop shop for Plays, Resources, and Curriculum Support - all specifically designed for High School and Middle School drama teachers.
Follow Us!
Drama Teacher Academy
Copyright © 1995-2024