I think the purpose of creating this play is to give people a snapshot of life on Franklin St. As a group of freshmen new to the university, it was important to us to learn something about our university and share it with others. Franklin St is a link between the town and the university and it is a place where many students go. We wanted to create a play that would make people feel as if they knew a little bit more in depth about Franklin St instead of just what is always seen on the surface; we wanted to get many different perspectives of the types of people on Franklin and what goes on. I think that a challenge that I have encountered while working on this performance is capturing the characters just right as I saw them when I interviewed them. Speaking of the interviews, I was really excited by the opportunity to interview people. I think that it was very fun to be able to talk to someone and write down exactly what they said and note their gestures. Also, it was very difficult to piece our play together in a way that it flowed and had an arc. It was very easy to make our play static, but we wanted it to have an impact on people so we had to change some things which provided a challenge. I had trouble giving myself creative freedom in the sense that I didn’t have to write exactly what my interviewee said. I learned that sometimes in order to make a monologue or scene or play work you need to change and fabricate some things so that the point gets across more clearly. Once I realized that fabrication was necessary, it was somewhat easier to write a piece that moved the story line of the play along. Another challenge is realizing that some people that would be really interesting characters can’t be put into the play, either because the interview with them fell through or because there is no place for them. I think an audience member should go to Franklin St before they come and see the play because then our play will be more impactful. If an audience member already has in mind what Franklin St is all about, then they will be intrigued to know the things that we found out and presented in the play that are different from the common knowledge. I don’t think that there would be anything else that an audience member would need to do because our play isn’t about a controversial topic that has been in the news like the Wake County Schools group so they don’t need to research anything or be “in the know”. On a final note, I would like to say that this has been a great learning experience and although it was difficult at times, I have really enjoyed this process of creating a piece of documentary theater.