had our first meeting as a group today. It
was during class so it wasn't too much of
a waste of my time... except that it was a
total waste of my time. There
is just no way that I can imagine getting
anything constructive done working with
Dee, Miguel and Chaz. Not a single one of
them can write and I'm beginning to
realize that I may be the only one of the
group who actually knows how to think!
This is truly hopeless.
I doubt that any of the others have ever
read a play (or ever even seen one) I
decided to get things started. (Who else
was going to do it?) I had been thinking
about this whole thing and decided that it
would be good if we really got into the
drama of being an Outsider. I told
everyone about my idea about doing a play
using life sized cut out characters to
represent the Insiders... and they all
look the same. And they all talk together
and say the same things... like a Greek
chorus (which we could prerecord on tape).
And the four of us could be travelers,
from four different lands, who stumble
across this group of Insiders. And the
play would be about how they are totally
closed minded and don't accept anyone who
looks or thinks differently than they do.
And how we, the Outsiders feel about their
intolerance and we protest our treatment.
Then one of the Insiders gets violent and
hurts one of the Outsiders. That causes us
to bond together. I think it's a brilliant
idea, so I asked them what they
rolled her eyes and in a really nasty way
said it sounded too "juvenile." Chaz said
it sucked. Miguel was nodding his head
when I was explaining the part about the
foreigners and the violence. So I thought
he understood what I was talking about and
liked the idea. But when Dee asked him
what he thought of it, he just shrugged
and said he didn't get it.
about being closed minded! The whole thing
made me really mad but I didn't let them
know. I just calmly shrugged, as if I
didn't care, and asked if any of them if
they had any ideas of what we could do
described this "Clueless" type play that
she thought would be great. And it would
star...guess who? And I would be this
"super dork" who wants to go to this
school dance but doesn't know how to dress
or make herself look good. (Sounds like
Cinderella. Pretty juvenile, huh?) Then
Dee's character gives the dork a super
make-over and sets her up with her
boyfriend's cousin. Chaz is the cousin.
And Miguel plays Dee's boyfriend.
sounded so lame I felt like laughing, but
I didn't because that would be really
rude. Besides, I couldn't believe she was
serious, except that she was! Then Dee
gave Miguel one of her "Aren't I sexy?"
looks and asked him what he thought of her
idea. He smiled back and said, "Sounds
good to me."
Chaz is always negative about everything I
figured it would be a tie (me and him
voting against Dee and Miguel) and we'd
have to come up with another idea. But
when Dee asked Chaz what he thought he
couldn't believe it! I lost 3 to 1! Dee's
idea is so stupid and we're doing it
anyway! It doesn't even have anything to
do with the assignment. So I will be
publicly humiliated and we'll all end up
getting "F's." Augggggh!