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The script for the play

December 8th, 2009

Due to several requests, I am hereby posting the script for the play performed during Act III of the Shifting Thinking conference!
(You can view a video performance of the play here).

Here is the script:

As a  pdf file: Shiftingthinking-ACT-III-PLAY-Script-Original

As an editable word doc:  Shiftingthinking ACT III PLAY Script Editable.

The script is formatted in a “traditional” stagescript style, so don’t be surprised by the old-skool courier typography!

The script is licensed under creative commons, meaning you are free to modify, adapt, remix, etc. as long as you don’t use it for commercial purposes, and as long as you maintain the same licensing conditions (so others can share, add, remix, etc).

Creative Commons License
This is school: Or Changing the script by NZCER is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 New Zealand License.

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Conference play video

November 9th, 2009

[Flash video, 18 minutes length]

Rachel Bolstad wrote this play especially for the Shifting Thinking conference, and it was performed on the morning of the second day of the conference.
Rachel explains:

The inspiration for the play came from ongoing discussions amongst the conference organising team as we struggled with the complexities of imagining and choreographing a 21st century learning experience at the conference. Originally we thought of performing a play about our seemingly endless and often mind-twisting planning meetings – but later I took this idea in a new direction and was inspired to write a play-within-a-play featuring an imagined cast of players. The play is a metaphor for the conference, and for 21st century thinking in general. It shows the difficulties of trying to “direct and stage manage” something when everyone is taking an active role in trying to build ideas collectively and collaboratively – but it also shows that wonderful things are possible once we begin questioning our assumptions and start thinking together about how these could be different.”

The play was performed by a dedicated and talented group of NZCER staff.


The Director: Jenny Whatman
Teacher 1: Jim McNaughton
Teacher 2: Rachel Bolstad standing in for Georgina Stewart
Student 1: Nuku Stewart
Student 2: Rachael Kearns
Community educator: Diana Todd
Early childhood educator: Tina Foulkes
Tertiary educator: Alex Neill
Special effects: Josie Roberts

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