Students will work individually or in pairs to write a play. They will write a play that modernizes a theme from Death of a Salesman, such as: chasing the American dream, the death of a dream, how to measure success, a false sense of reality, etc. Their play must contain an exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Their play will also contain two symbols that supports their theme, 2-5 characters, stage directions, and at least two acts. Once complete, their plays will be performed, as a cold read, by a group of their peers. While the plays are being performed, students will use a peer evaluation sheet to record: the theme, the two symbols, the rising action, climax, and falling action, and rate the development of characters. The peer evaluations are used in conjunction with the teacher evaluation to assess the success and clarity of the play’s intended themes, symbols, storyline, and characters.