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Distance Learning

by Christian Kiley

A play about trying to survive and thrive in a virtual classroom.

 About 25 minutes

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


 13
13 Any Gender


Virtual Performance

Distance Learning takes us inside the student experience of trying to survive and thrive in a virtual classroom. What’s the future of virtual classrooms? Are they the new normal? Will we ever experience the old normal again? There are no rules to help overcome feeling alone. It’s time to get class started. Won’t you join us?

This ensemble play has been written specifically to be performed on an online platform.


Characters

 13
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.

RULES [A]
32 lines
A student who knows, recites, and celebrates the rules.
MAESTRO [A]
45 lines
A teacher trying to have a good attitude about distance learning.
REBEL [A]
25 lines
A disruptor who is constantly trying to keep the class off task.
REENTER [A]
18 lines
A student who keeps exiting and reentering.
TALKTALK [A]
9 lines
A student who loves to tell stories about their Nana.
FREEZE [A]
8 lines
A student who keeps glitching and freezing during the video conference call.
CLOSE [A]
8 lines
A student who is almost always very close to the camera.
SCREEN [A]
11 lines
A student who has their video turned off for almost the entirety of the play.
TECHIE [A]
8 lines
A student who has all the tech gadgets.
MIRROR [A]
8 lines
A student who uses the video conference call as a chance to primp and check out their own image.
AFAR [A]
8 lines
A student who is almost always as far away from the camera as they can be.
BOOMBOMB [A]
4 lines
A person who derives a great deal of joy from interrupting video conference sessions.
SHUSH [A]
8 lines
A student who seems to fear distance learning and does not speak for most of the play.


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Distance Learning
by Christian Kiley

 About 25 minutes

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


 13
13 Any Gender


Virtual Performance

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