Performable Collection. Up to 150 minutes (very flexible). 4-25 females, 3-17 males, 8+ any gender (6-50+ performers possible). Suitable for advanced middle school performers and older, and middle school and older audiences.
This flexible collection of ten-minute plays of varying genres may be produced in any order (and with any plays left out).
Plays include A Loser Like Like You by Julia Edwards; Masks by Hillary DePiano; Babies by Don Zolidis; Fenced by Daniel Rashid; DragonzFire by Diana Burbano; There Is No Down by Dylan Schifrin; I Know You Are But What Am I? by Laura King; Can i See some iGenderfication by Jeff Goode; Room Temperature by Ellen Margolis; Log Off by Hayley Lawson-Smith; Her Reign by Neeley Gossett; Bully Issues by Arthur M. Jolly; Cracked Sky by Jonathan Dorf; and Pick Nick by Bradley Hayward.
YouthPLAYS enlisted fourteen playwrights ranging from established names to exciting newcomers to offer their theatrical insights on this serious problem facing today's teens. The result is Bullying, Ink. We'll navigate the dangerous waters of social media (Log Off), take a darkly comic look inside the heads of a trio of bullies (Bully Issues), and meet students who have always been the "other" (There Is No Down). We'll bear witness to the daily cycle of literal and figurative violence (A Loser Like You), one that can push young people to the ultimate breaking point (Cracked Sky). But we'll also see the power of hope (Pick Nick) and of people to come together (Her Reign). Join us for these and many more stories, as we laugh a little, perhaps cry a little, and hopefully think a little.