In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants present a WCUU show involving seven On-Air People—an Anchor, a NUUs Analyst, First Reporter, Second Reporter, Third Reporter, Fourth Reporter and Fifth Reporter. 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.
Assign roles, using volunteers for On-Air People and Studio Crew. You might invite the Kid for the Day to be the Anchor or the NUUs Analyst. Tell the On-Air People that all except the Anchor and NUUs Analyst will need to improvise some of their on-air dialogue.
Distribute the reporter stories (Leader Resource 3) to the five Reporters and invite them to read their individual notes carefully so that, on the broadcast, they can say the ideas in their own words. Tell them they need not say everything on the notes, just a few key points.
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.
Give participants who will follow the script a moment to look it over. Review the script with the youth if any may have limited reading skills.
Begin the broadcast.
At the end of the broadcast, ask participants how it went. Ask them to summarize how Unitarian Universalists respond to today's Big Question: "Do I have a soul?" Which UU responses resonate for the youth? Allow comments.
Ask whether the youth think non-UU viewers would understand Unitarian Universalism and its ideas about the soul better after seeing this WCUU show.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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