Box

Recommended for Middle Schools

Box

by Lindsay Price

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

 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

Dramedy Issue-Based Movement-based Vignettes

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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.

» Box is now available in Spanish! Click here for details. «

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