A Recipe of Me by Kate Kilpatrick - Theatrefolk

A Recipe of Me

Recommended for Middle Schools

A Recipe of Me

by Kate Kilpatrick

Heartfelt stories about a family told through recipes.

 About 30 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks

3 M | 7 W | 9 Any Gender

Simple set

 23 pages


Leah and her siblings are relegated to the kids table in the kitchen AGAIN for Thanksgiving at Grandma Lucy and Grandpa Elliott’s house. Worse, they’ve had their phones taken away. This leads to the siblings searching the cupboards for snacks. What they come away with is Grandma Lucy’s secret family recipe box.

They think they’re going to find juicy gossip. Instead, they find heartfelt stories about their family told through recipes. Stories they never knew.

A beautiful look into the world of a family rooted in love and food. Food is the language that everyone can speak.

This play was written specifically for middle school performers and won top honors at both the Florida Jr. Thespians District and State levels.

19 Characters
3 M, 7 W, 9 Any Gender

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

TYLER [M] 77 lines
Sibling to Leah & Danielle; Cousin to Frankie & Dorrie
LEAH [W] 81 lines
Sibling to Danielle & Tyler; Cousin to Frankie & Dorrie
DANIELLE [W] 76 lines
Sibling to Tyler & Leah; Cousin to Frankie & Dorrie
RALPH [M] 4 lines
Son of Lucy; Uncle to all of the cousins (One monologue)
BARBARA [W] 24 lines
Sister to Elizabeth & Lucy
ELIZABETH [W] 21 lines
Sister to Barbara & Lucy
FRANKIE [W] 33 lines
Sibling to Dorrie; Cousin to Tyler, Leah & Danielle
DORRIE [W] 29 lines
Sibling to Frankie; Cousin to Tyler, Leah & Danielle
ELLIOTT [M] 5 lines
Grandpa; married to Lucy (One monologue)
LUCY [W] 1 line
Grandma; married to Elliott (One monologue)
ENSEMBLE [A] 3 lines

Prop List

Recipe box (x2); Stack of blank recipe/index cards, ketchup, container with lock, key


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