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There Is No Play
Time: That brief, tumultuous period between the winding down of covid and the utter collapse of the known world, ie: the present.
Setting: Classroom / Living room / Stage

Characters: (9-15, any gender.)
High School Students:
ONE
TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
SEVEN
EIGHT

Adults:
TEACHER
PRINCIPAL
BOARD MEMBER
FIRST PARENT
SECOND PARENT
THIRD PARENT
FOURTH PARENT



About There Is No Play

Drama, 30 mins, 9-15 teens

There Is No Play
“It is up to each school’s administration to determine that all profanity and obscenity has been eliminated and that their play and production does not offend the moral standards of their community.”
University Interscholastic League Handbook.

There Is No Play is my newest work, a 30 minute drama for nine to fifteen actors. I wrote it with the University Scholastic League competition in mind, but it's a great length to read in a class period - and should lead to some interesting discussions about censorship and art.

In the play, eight students attempt to stage a banned play in spite of the opposition of the school administration and their own parents.





Monologues from the play.

The play opens with each of the Eight students revealing a secret about themselves - or refusing to reveal their secrets, in a couple of cases. Two of these monologues are on the Dramatic Monologues page. They might give you a feel for the play, but they are only a couple of the moments for the leads to shine - there is also a movement piece, and a rapid-fire on stage "theatre game" that highlights the group dynamic.




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There Is No Play Dialogue





This one is available for production from the playwright. Contact me.