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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

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, Distance Learning can also be performed under the following scenarios.

Virtual Performance

A Virtual Performance is a performance on an online web conferencing platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Google Meets where performers are geographically isolated from one another and not together on a stage.

No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.

Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.

Livestream Performance

Productions of Distance Learning may be Livestreamed.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance is a traditional performance that is livestreamed to the Internet as the actors are performing. Instead of watching the show live in the theatre, the audience watches virtually from their home or other location.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance may be pre-recorded. Recordings for pre-recorded Livestreams may be made if the recording is destroyed at the conclusion of the production. Should the producing organization want to retain the recording for archival purposes, they must purchase a separate Videorecording License from Theatrefolk.

Theatrefolk charges no additional fees for permission to Livestream. However, BookTix will charge nominal fees to the producing organization. Theatrefolk does not have any financial interest in BookTix and does not receive any commission or fees from BookTix.

Theatrefolk cannot be held responsible for any issues, technical, financial, legal, or otherwise, arising from the producing organization’s relationship with BookTix.

Each time the show is Livestreamed (whether performed live or pre-recorded) constitutes one performance.

One license, three ways to use it

Each royalty you purchase can be used as a Traditional Live Stage Performance, Virtual Performance, or Livestream Performance. How you choose to use your performance license is up to you! Performances need not all be of the same type so long as the total number of performances given does not exceed the total number of performances ordered.

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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

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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Royalty fees apply to all performances whether or not admission is charged. Any performance in front of an audience (e.g. an invited dress rehearsal) is considered a performance for royalty purposes.

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 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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