The Purposeful Pause: betweenity

Written by Lindsay Price

If you are looking for an excellent class project play with parts for everyone at all levels with a great technique exploration, look no further than betweenity by Lindsay Price.

We’ve all been there. The awkward pause. The silence where you just can’t think of something to say. The space in-between words where nothing is said and yet so much is spoken. The state of being between.

This vignette play explores the beats, pauses, and never-ending silences in conversation. The girl who tries to tell her best friend she wants to date him. The boy who creates the wrong kind of pause. The sister who is dealing with the silent treatment. The guy who wants to confess but can’t open his mouth. The daughter who doesn’t want to talk because talking makes her remember.

How do you act in a pause?

Director Laura Maney and the drama students from the York County School of the Arts in Williamsburg, VA explored the sound of silence and the power of the pause with this engaging vignette play. It’s important to learn that sometimes it’s not what’s being said that’s important. It’s the space in-between.

Great job, York County School of the Arts!

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About the author

Lindsay Price