Hello, all. I'm Meg, one of Inkblot's inklings. I thought I'd take a stab at sharing our process with you all. (At this point, you all might be five people, but I digress.)
Our process in one word is: Collaboration.
In many words: the members of Inkblot are all focused in different areas. We have talented actors, up-and-coming directors, and a few pennyless writers (I would be one of them.) When it comes to writing the script, we host workshops where actors have the opportunity to delve into a character to find their strengths and weaknesses, and then give feed back to the playwright. As a writer, I know one of my weaknesses is connecting to one or two characters and really fleshing them out, and ignoring the equally important characters that haven't caught my eye, yet. This is why this process is so helpful to me.
In the end, everyone involved had a hand in the creation of the project, which is something we have found very rewarding.
Granted, we've only put on one show, but I know when all was said and done, I left a stronger writer and felt creatively content.
We're venturing into our next project which I hope to blog about soon, once I get my ideas sorted out. (I'm such a tease.)