Boat by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

Boat

Recommended for Middle Schools

Boat

by Lindsay Price

In this one-act middle school vignette play, characters come face-to-face with the fact that there are other people in their boat. Some are different. Some only seem different.

 About 35 minutes

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


 14
4M | 7W | 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 32


Simple set


 35 pages

Issue-Based Student Directors Vignettes

Sometimes it’s easy to see the world as your own personal sinking ship. It’s way easier to look into our own whirlpool than look out at what’s going on with others. I don’t care about them. Why should I? They’re not like me. They’re wrong.

In this one-act middle school vignette play, characters come face-to-face with the fact that there are other people in their boat. Some are different. Some only seem different.

Who will learn to paddle together? Who will spin in circles? Who will realize we’re all in the same boat and we always have been?

This is a vignette play! What is a Vignette Play?

14 Characters
4M, 7W, 3 Any Gender, Expandable to 32

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.

Parker [M] 41 lines
Chad [M] 3 lines
Benny [M] 20 lines
Solomon [M] 44 lines
Logan [M] 15 lines
Pace [M] 6 lines
Toby [M] 7 lines
Ras [M] 4 lines
Hector [M] 12 lines
Brad [M] 9 lines
Adam [M] 1 line
Bob [M] 13 lines
Tam [W] 29 lines
Dory [W] 5 lines
Krysta [W] 29 lines
Noel [W] 2 lines
Jean [W] 15 lines
One monologue
Lei [W] 5 lines
Ruby [W] 31 lines
Opel [W] 1 line
Amy [W] 6 lines
Chelsea [W] 7 lines
Aisha [W] 3 lines
Helen [W] 7 lines
Destiny [W] 1 line
Cora [W] 6 lines
Joelynn [W] 23 lines
Nada [W] 13 lines
Neda [W] 6 lines
Allison [W] 7 lines
Ad [A] 38 lines
Vo [A] 38 lines
Cate [A] 19 lines

Prop List

Whistle, Shoes (for sharing)

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