Chaired by Christian Kiley - Theatrefolk

The Art of Rejection: Two One Act Plays

Recommended for High Schools

Chaired

by Christian Kiley

Potential sits centre stage in a chair. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just stand up...

 About 20 minutes

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


 13
13 Any Gender


Simple Set

Comedy Black Comedy Character Study Experimental Form Issue-Based

Potential sits centre stage in a chair. At times Potential is forced to remain seated by family, teachers and friends. At other times Potential will do anything not to stand. It's better to stay in place, not move, not reach out. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just stand up…

This play is part of The Art of Rejection: Two One Act Plays, a collection of 2 plays
13 Characters
13 Any Gender

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.

Potential [A] 70 lines
Afraid to stand up.
Older Sibling [A] 11 lines
Bossy and controlling.
Teacher [A] 11 lines
Never gives Potential a chance.
Perfect [A] 5 lines
Can do no wrong.
Coach [A]
Doesn’t trust Potential.
Friend [A] 8 lines
Wants to help if it is convenient.
Critic [A] 6 lines
Disagrees with everything.
Panicked Person [A] 7 lines
Scared of everything.
Offstage Monster [A]
The monster’s voice. Assorted growls.
Offstage Voice [A] 5 lines
A bully with a short attention span.
Person in Need [A] 6 lines
Needs to make a “critical” phone call.
Motivator [A] 114 lines
A mediocre motivator.
Thought [A] 10 lines
The compassionate supporter.

Prop List

Teacher’s edition textbook, Whistle, Cell Phone

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