Recommended for High Schools
In this world writing is a struggle, a battle, a war. Backspace explores personification and characterization like no other play.
About 30 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
2M | 6W | 15 Any Gender
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“Being a writer is not for the faint of heart.
Not for the weak. Things get bloody.”
In the world of Backspace, writing is a struggle, a battle, a war. Writers go off to the front lines to fight Ideas who resist at every turn. They stare at the Blank Page and must stand strong when she starts talking back. They look for anything and everything to move their writing forward.
The front is littered with writers who have given up. Will our four young writers face the same fate? Every word is another word closer to Victory!
An excellent theatrical experience for any cast or any class. The play explores personification in a unique and vivid manner. Where else can you bring a typewriter to life?
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.
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A vignette play is a collection of short scenes on a theme. You'll love working with the variety and flexibility of the scenes. Your actors will love the fast pace and fun characters.
There's more. Every Theatrefolk vignette play holds the unexpected. A showcase monologue. A dramatic moment. A change in form. A left turn.
Ideal for classwork, competitions, and more!
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