Spread the Love: Among Friends and Clutter by Lindsay Price

Written by Craig Mason

This week we spread the love for Among Friends and Clutter, Lindsay’s very first play. Filmed live on location at the 2010 Missouri State Thespian Conference surrounded by teenagers embarking on their first theatrical journey.

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Welcome to this week’s Spread the Love. This week we are talking about Among Friends and Clutter. Among Friends and Clutter is a character exploration piece. Seven members of Mrs. Morton’s grade two class are seen in relationships throughout their entire life: family, friends, and love. Craig what do you love about Among Friends and Clutter?

I was really really happy to re-acquaint myself with Among Friends and Clutter, it’s been a long time since I’ve read it. And what I was struck with was how much it reminds me of our vignette plays. If you’ve done our vignette plays before and if you’re looking for something with a little more substance to it, Among Friends and Clutter is definitely worth a look. It’s also infinitely flexible. If you have experienced students it can be done with a cast of seven or you can expand it all the way up to thirty-nine. Lindsay what do you love about Among Friends and Clutter?

Well, not only is Among Friends and Clutter our oldest play, it is also my oldest play. It is my first play, the first play I ever wrote, the first play that was ever produced way back in 1991. And what I adore about the piece is that it still finds an audience today. Teachers call me up, this year even, and tell me how much their students love putting on this piece. And the greatest complement any playwright can ever receive is that their work is timeless.

That’s it for Spread the Love.

About the author

Craig Mason