In this Challenge, we ask student teams to act out a short story of your (or your teacher’s) choice and record it on video. The twist is that the staging must be minimalist. Using the dramatist Samuel Beckett as our model, the teams are encouraged to use color selectively, a bare stage setting with minimal props, and no more than three actors plus a narrator (if desired). In short, to communicate what your team has deduced your story means with only the theatrical necessities. Each team has a maximum of 4 minutes to communicate– through staging, dialogue, and narrative description– the story and its essence. We recommend that the script use approximately 50% from the language of the author and 50% your words.