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In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants present a televised WCUU segment involving seven On-Air People—an Anchor, a NUUs (pronounced "News") Analyst, and Panelists including UU Parent, UU Minister, UU Religious Educator, UU Young Adult College Student and UU Faith in Action Person. Optional: Use Leader Resource 5 to give the youth role-play instructions to portray up to six additional Panelists, all prominent UUs from history. You will also need a few youth to ask questions from the audience. The Studio Crew might include a director, a floor director, a camera operator, a sound engineer, a lighting director, a script supervisor and multiple production assistants—some Studio Crew members can also be in the audience.
Explain that in this WCUU broadcast, a panel of informed UUs advise youth about how they can answer the question "What should I do with my life?" Youth who do not have other assigned parts will be audience members asking questions of the panelists.
Assign roles, using volunteers. You might invite the Kid for the Day to be the Anchor or the NUUs Analyst. Note that the script calls for the Anchor to improvise as they moderate a panel discussion.
Distribute the script, the roles (Leader Resources 3 and 5) and the audience questions (Leader Resource 4) to the youth who need them. Give participants who will follow the script a moment to look it over. Make sure the Anchor's script includes all of the Panelists' names. Review the script with the youth if any may have limited reading skills.
Tell the group when the show should end to keep the session on schedule; assign a Studio Crew member (director or floor director) to watch the time.
Begin the broadcast.
After the broadcast, ask participants how it went. Ask them to summarize a UU response to today's Big Question: What should I do with my life? Do they think non-UU viewers would understand Unitarian Universalism better after seeing the broadcast? Did WCUU provide any new ideas for making life decisions?
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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