The concept of a persona in the SCA – or in other living history and reenactment organizations – can be a daunting and nebulous concept to unpack. These class notes and worksheets should help you make sense of your own approach to persona.
- Goal: “Persona” can be a nebulous and confusing term when you’re new to the Society for Creative Anachronism. Figuring out what and how you’re supposed to use one after you’ve picked out a time and date can be even more daunting. The goal of this class is to demystify the concept of Persona and give attendees tools to choose, develop, and use theirs.
- Accompanying Documents: Class handout of eleven pages; this is where the majority of the class information is found. There’s also an accompanying worksheet for the brainstorming session.
- Class Length: 60-90 minutes: one hour for the lecture and Q&A portion of the class, an additional thirty minutes for the brainstorming mini-workshop that follows.
Download the SCA Persona 101 Class Handout (PDF)