Thinking Outside of (and Within) the Box: Box

Written by Lindsay Price

How do we handle the boxes imposed upon us by society? Help your students choose how the world sees them with the issue-based vignette play, Box by Lindsay Price. Perfect for middle schools, Box offers flexible casting along with excellent small scene and monologue opportunities.

How do we handle the boxes imposed upon us because of our gender? Our race? From peer pressure? From parent pressure? Do we have to live with our box for the rest of our lives? Can we change?

Under the direction of Deborah Horn, the drama students at B.L. Gray Junior High in Mission, Texas built upon their previous success with Hoodie to tackle the relatable issues in Box.

The Theatre I class at B.L. Gray Junior High presented “Box” on November 17, 2016. Because I am working with multiple classes, I always look for vignette plays so that I can divide the scenes between classes. We had such success with Hoodie in 2015 that I wanted to try Box. The growth that I saw in the scholars was impressive. Their stage presence, projection, physical and vocal characterization all improved tremendously. Knowing how much these students each grow by participation in theatre is the best part of play directing.

Deborah Horn

Way to go, B.L Gray Junior High!

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Lindsay Price