Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools
This vignette play explores the beats, pauses, and neverending silences in conversation. An excellent class project with parts for everyone.
About 30 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
4 M | 4 W | 4 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
“It’s the grace in-between. It’s the breath left unseen. It’s the catch and the break and the hole in the screen.”
We’ve all been there. The awkward pause. The silence where you just can’t think of something to say. The space in-between words where nothing is said and yet so much is spoken. The state of being between.
This vignette play explores the beats, pauses, and never-ending silences in conversation. The girl who tries to tell her best friend she wants to date him. The boy who creates the wrong kind of pause. The sister who is dealing with the silent treatment. The guy who wants to confess but can’t open his mouth. The daughter who doesn’t want to talk because talking makes her remember.
An excellent class project play with parts for everyone at all levels with a great technique exploration. How do you act in a pause?
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This is a vignette play! What is a Vignette Play?
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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