Drama. 7-10 minutes. 1 female, 1 male, 6 any. Suitable for upper elementary and older performers, and audiences of all ages.
Premiered at Oakland School (Charlottesville, VA).
Smart Kid is also available as part of It's Elementary! Twelve Short Plays for Upper Elementary Actors, a collection that may be produced in any order (and with any plays left out).
Jamie's a smart kid—everybody tells her so—but she didn't do the book report. She tells her best friend she was too sick to write it; her school nurse that a bully stole it; her bus driver that she was having too much fun to bother. As the story keeps shifting, can Jamie keep one step ahead, or is it time for her to stop running from the truth?