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darklight

by Lindsay Price

An examination of depression and anxiety in teens.

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 About 35 minutes

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


 16
2 M | 4 W | 10 Any Gender, Plus THOUGHTS (10 to 20 actors)


Simple set


 38 pages

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darklight examines depression and anxiety in teens. Characters fight their inner thoughts, search for their truths, and have surreal conversations with death. Some fail, some find hope.

This is a relevant and necessary issue to explore.


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Awards and Accolades

  • Governor Simcoe Secondary School - Award of Merit - Costuming, NTS Drama Festival - Regionals
  • Governor Simcoe Secondary School - Award of Excellence - Contributions to Canadian Theatre, NTS Drama Festival - Regionals
  • Century High School - 1st Place in the 2019 State A One-Act Play Contest

Characters

 16
2 Men, 4 Women, 10 Any Gender, Plus THOUGHTS (10 to 20 actors)

Group One (5E)


Anxiety [A]
46 lines
A sharp pointed coach figure; One monologue
Depression [A]
43 lines
A grandmotherly type, soft, flowing, smothering figure
Luz [A]
7 lines
The light. Moves, acts and speaks with positive purpose; One monologue
Moe [A]
24 lines
Suffering from Anxiety
Van [A]
37 lines
Suffering from Depression

Group Two: 5 to 10 actors (1M, 4-9E)


Depression Thoughts [A]
24 lines
5-10 actors; This is a group that represents Depression. They move slowly, always as a tight mass. They are rounded, heavy, and carry a narrow light.
Anxiety Thoughts [A]
24 lines
5-10 actors; This is a group that represents Anxiety. They move with a scattered, straight legged frenzy. They carry a searching frantic light.
The following vignettes are played by members of the THOUGHTS group: [A, E, E, E, E, M]
Anxiety Questions, Anxiety Awake, Anxiety Alone, Depression Questions, Depression Awake, Depression Alone/Dad

Group Three: 4W 2M 5E


Mr/Mrs Halycon / Rey [A]
36, 36 lines
A salesman with a specific product / Suffering from Anxiety
Riya / Fallon [W]
17, 17 lines
Best Friends talking about dating. Mostly.
Theo / Theo / Kari / Liv / Mason / Jyn [M / E / W / W / M / E]
33, 12, 4, 4, 7, 13 lines
Theo is a friendly, welcoming character who his friends rely on. Theo2 is Theo’s inside depression, slowly taking over. Kari, Liv and Mason are friends of Theo. Jyn is a new student, who sees right through Theo.
Van / Death [A, E]
37, 37 lines
Death and Van meet in the in-between world. Death is cheerful and very much the anti-stereotype of a Death character. Van is also a Group One character. One monologue each.


Prop List

Lantern, fringed shawl


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Multimedia

Video

Anxiety and Depression Thoughts

Anxiety Thoughts

Anxiety and Depression Thoughts


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 About 35 minutes

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


 16
2 M | 4 W | 10 Any Gender, Plus THOUGHTS (10 to 20 actors)


Simple set


 38 pages

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