Recommended for High Schools


by Lindsay Price

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

2 M | 6 W | 15 Any Gender

Simple set

 38 pages

Drama Experimental Form Movement-based

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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?

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