I’ve had a couple ideas, I don’t know how good any of them are.
- A radio show from the perspective of a post-apocalyptic world, except they’re more or less unaware that they’re in a post-apocalyptic world. Like, 10 years ago, COVID would have been seen as an apocalypse, what with scarce resources, people dying at unprecedented rates to an unpredictable disease and refusing to help each other out, either because they’re afraid and desperate and hoarding more resources than they could ever use or they’re completely unconcerned with the virus and the people dying.
- The ramblings of someone stranded on a deserted island, like a journal, as they recover from the crash and try to survive and be rescued. Eventually, the last piece of it is they have made a boat and are sailing to civilization, but reading between the lines reveals that the monsoon winds mean that they’re heading toward Antarctica and are unlikely to be rescued.
- I’ve had the idea of doing something with fanfiction: taking something that’s terribly written and either acting it out as professionally as possible while including things like grammar and spelling mistakes or cold-reading it and including commentary about the absurdity of it.
I really like tragedy, especially based in isolation, and I feel like the medium lends itself to it because the audience is somewhat more distanced than they are when they can see the actor. I don’t know how it relates to the theme but I feel like we can finagle something about how “it’s our world.”