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Theatrefolk’s Top 10: Characters You Will Only Find in the Theatre

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Written by Lindsay Price

Time for a Tfolk Top Ten Plays About…

Characters you will only find in the theatre. You want unique characters for your students? We got them! Cat hair, archetypes, Shakespearean, and a severed head just to name a few. Read one, read them all!

Click the link and you’ll be taken to the webpage for each play. There you’ll get the details and read sample pages.

All the best with your search!


Inanimate
Ani talks to the inanimate objects in her life and they talk back. It all seems friendly and fun at first. So why is Ani writing hate texts to her friends? Why does she let the objects control her? What if feels she can’t leave her room anymore?
Characters: The inanimate objects in Ani’s life

Floating On A Don’t Care Cloud
Jamie Peel is a pothead. He lives in his own world, a bubble, a cloud that calls his name and reaches out to him. His sister TJ has watched him slowly drift away and doesn’t know what to do. An emotional tightrope.
Characters: Marijuana is personified by a cloud of 7 characters.

To Kill a Mocking Birdie
Birdie would like you to meet her parents: a goldfish and a moldy piece of bread. You may also meet What, When, Alexa (who’s hiding in the bathroom) and Birdie’s sister Scoot, who thinks she’s a glazed Virginia Ham. It’s a perfectly crazy dinner party. Consider this your invitation.
Characters: Everyone is Absolutely abnormal

Lose Not Thy Head
Joan pleads for life, Death waits for death, a severed Head says beheading isn’t so bad, a doctor tries to convince everyone that you can’t sew a head back on a body, and then things get weird. Shakespeare, Monty Python, a little love, a little death, a lot of laughs and a talking head.
Characters: Death. A freudian Doctor. A severed head. Shakespeare’s sister who’s impersonating Shakespeare.

Censorbleep
The Bleep Bleep Girls are the greatest group in school. They know what’s best. And when students try to stand up for themselves, or don’t do the “right” thing, they get dealt with.
Characters: Teenagers are turned into garbage and disappear.

Postcards From Shakespeare
Shakespeare has writer’s block. He pleads to the one person who can help him – Queen Elizabeth the First who sends Shakespeare around the world in 30 minutes. Denmark! Venice! Egypt! Join his whirlwind tour as he desperately searches for material.
Characters: Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s Characters. Elizabeth the first.

Myth-O-Logues
Cassandra is here to be your Greek mythology tour guide. She’ll lead you through stories of war, relationships and the origins of good and evil. Pick and choose from this must-have collection of monologues.
Characters: Greek Mythology’s greatest

The Dread Playwright Sadie
Sadie wishes to leave her life on the high seas to pursue her true passion: theatre. But there’s a problem. She’s not just Sadie; she’s The Dread Pirate Sadie, the most feared pirate in all the land. And there’s another problem. She’s a horrible pirate.
Characters: Pirates. And Playwrights.

The Absolute Insidious and Utterly Terrifying Truth About Cat Hair
Cat hair is infinite. It is the secret driving force behind business and politics, and is plotting the downfall of humanity even as we speak. Unbelievable? Find out for yourself in this hilarious, insidious and utterly terrifying tale…
Characters: Lint Roller, Granola Bar, Masking Tape, and of course, Cat Hair.

Emotional Baggage
Seven strangers meet in a train station. Instead of luggage, they all carry their “emotional baggage.” This unique play is based solely on action and has no dialogue.
Characters: All the characters in this play are archetypes: Dead End Job, Living in the Past, etc.


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About the author

Lindsay Price