Commence by Christian Kiley - Theatrefolk

Commence

Recommended for High Schools

Commence

by Christian Kiley

A group of students want to regain normalcy and recoup what they’ve lost as seniors: prom, school play, graduation. But nothing is normal.

 About 15 minutes

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


 11
1 M | 1 W | 9 Any Gender


Online Performance

Drama Issue-Based

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A group of students have an online meeting with their principal while they’re all under quarantine. They want to regain normalcy and recoup what they’ve lost as seniors: prom, school play, graduation. But nothing is normal. Everyone is losing things. It’s a scary and uncertain time, like a fire has destroyed memories that haven’t happened yet.

This play is intended to be performed in a video conference call or meeting. It is specifically geared toward actors who are not in the same physical space.

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11 Characters
1 M, 1 W, 9 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.

Student #1 [W] 31 lines
Arranged the meeting with the principal.
Student #2 [A] 25 lines
A good-hearted class clown.
Student #3 [A] 25 lines
A speech and debate champ and future lawyer.
Student #4 [A] 9 lines
A student athlete.
Student #5 [A] 8 lines
A earnest promoter of school spirit.
Student #6 [A] 9 lines
In a romantic relationship with Student #7.
Student #7 [A] 8 lines
In a romantic relationship with Student #6.
Student #8 [A] 7 lines
A student actor.
Student #9 [A] 31 lines
A perceived troublemaker.
Student #10 [A] 5 lines
A student who appreciates the everyday moments that have been lost.
The Principal [M] 35 lines
A man who wants to do the best he can by his students.

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