Posted on | April 27, 2009 | 4 Comments
…About a slightly odd writing gig.
Resonance FM are putting together a new radio play called The Whale In The Room. Nothing odd about that, you say. Well, if I told you that the script for this play was to comprise entirely of the Twitter status updates from six different people, you might begin to see a different picture. Resonance, in their wisdom/insanity, are trying something very original and quite experimental here.
They called for potential writers for each character a couple of weeks ago (which got picked up by the BBC Writers’ Room site too) and I applied. The Resonance guys monitored each prospects Twitter feeds for a fortnight and, for reasons I can’t quite fathom, they decided that my procrastinatory ramblings were sufficient to write for one of the characters.
I say write. It’s a weird sort of writing. The gig is to write as a character for a fortnight and to tweet and react as that character might. Strange, but interesting.
If you’re on the Twitter, you can follow me as I tweet in character at twitter.com/beenfeeld (that’s me – Benson Fielder @beenfeeld).
To make the most of things, you really need to follow the other five characters too. So, join Twitter and also follow @cynpa, @tomxart, @fragharpy, @rhiannon97, and @Sidebird.
It’s all very new and I don’t know how it will end up. I’m interested to see though. Why not pop along and see?