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Box

by Lindsay Price

A middle school vignette play about the boxes we find ourselves in.

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 About 30 minutes

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


 18
3 M | 6 W | 9 Any Gender


Simple set


 35 pages

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, Box can also be performed under the following scenarios.

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No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.

Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.

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"This is the box my parents want for me. This is who my parents want me to be. A shining star… I don’t want to disappoint my parents, but this is not my box."

Sometimes we choose the way the world sees us. Black box - indestructible. Jewelry box - plain on the outside, shiny on the inside. Sometimes our box is defined by others - our parents, our friends, our enemies. A box built by others can feel small, confined, impossible.

How do we handle the boxes imposed upon us because of our gender? Our race? From peer pressure? From parent pressure? Do we have to live with our box for the rest of our lives? Can we change?

Box is a middle school vignette play with flexible casting. It can be expanded for a large cast or reduced to a cast of 10 with doubling. Excellent small scene and monologue opportunities.

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Awards and Accolades

  • Thurso Players won the 2017 Caithness District Scottish Community Drama Association Youth Festival of one act plays and the Intermediate award for the Highland Division.
  • Kipling C.I. - Award of Excellence: Ensemble, National Theatre School Ontario Drama Festival, Regionals
  • Milwaukie High School - Audience Choice at Tournament of Plays

Characters

 18
3 Men, 6 Women, 9 Any Gender

One [A]
15 lines
Two [A]
9 lines
Three [A]
9 lines
Four [A]
9 lines
Five [A]
15 lines
Six [A]
8 lines
Seven [A]
12 lines
Eight [A]
10 lines
Nine [A]
8 lines
Ten [A]
10 lines
Eleven [A]
7 lines
Twelve [A]
5 lines
Thirteen [A]
6 lines
Fourteen [A]
6 lines
Fifteen [A]
5 lines lines
Sixteen [A]
3 lines
Seventeen [A]
6 lines
Eighteen [A]
3 lines
1 monologue
Andrea [W]
5 lines
Hugh [W]
5 lines
Kasey [W]
10 lines
The Voice [A]
12 lines
Maren [W]
1 monologue lines
Hoax [A]
4 lines
Whisper [A]
4 lines
Tattle [A]
5 lines
Hearsay [A]
28 lines
Marshall [A]
17 lines
Deputy [A]
16 lines
Secrets [A]
1 monologue lines
Erin [W]
25 lines
Patrick [M]
1 monologue
Commentator One [A]
12 lines lines
Commentator Two [A]
13 lines
Amy [W]
6 l lines
Claudia [W]
4 l lines
Drama [A]
No lines, all mimed.
Rumour One [A]
3 lines
Rumour Two [A]
4 lines
Rumour Three [A]
3 lines
Lane [M]
2 lines
Student [A]
2 l lines
Justice [A]
1 monologue.
Peace [A]
9 lines
Calm [A]
7 lines
Ease [A]
7 lines
Still [A]
8 lines
Tom [M]
1 monologue
Dori [W]
17 lines
Jonah [W]
17 lines
Brenna [W]
32 lines lines
Harper [W]
33 lines
Taylor [A]
12 lines
Charlie [A]
11 lines
Group A: [A]
9 lines
Group B: [A]
11 lines
Group C: [A]
11 lines
Diamond [W]
1 monologue. lines
Stone [W]
monologue lines
Tense [A]
16 lines
Cool [A]
17 lines
Shaky [A]
7 lines
Jumpy [A]
9 lines
Touchy [A]
6 lines


Prop List

number of cubes, several boxes of different sizes, big cardboard box, orange, whistle, cellphone, lumpy distorted box, tiny box


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 About 30 minutes

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


 18
3 M | 6 W | 9 Any Gender


Simple set


 35 pages

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