Fidget by Bradley Hayward - Theatrefolk

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Fidget

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Fidget

by Bradley Hayward

Kids are constantly being told to hold still. But that’s impossible when all they want to do is move forward at warp speed.

 About 30 minutes

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


 6
6 Any Gender, Expandable to 28


Simple set


 27 pages

Comedy Issue-Based Vignettes

Why do kids find it so hard to stop moving?

Kids are constantly being told to hold still. But that’s impossible when all they want to do is move forward at warp speed.

From disputes with friends and troubles at home, to negative self-image and unfortunate sugar highs, this vignette play explores the need to fidget in a world that gets more stressful every day. Jam-packed with rich characters and unique theatricality, this entirely gender flexible play is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

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6 Characters
6 Any Gender, Expandable to 28

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.

AIDEN [A] 11 lines
A mostly silent character with Anxiety dealing with a loud world.
BAILEY [A] 45 lines
Trying to figure it all out gender-wise. (Monologue)
CARSON [A] 49 lines
A hockey player no one wants to play with. Life zooms by. (Monologue)
DEVIN [A] 51 lines
A smart person who panics and doesn’t know what’s wrong or where to belong. On the spectrum. (Monologue)
EMERSYN [A] 32 lines
A foster kid trying to match brain to body trying to be noticed and failing. Attention Deficit disorder (Monologue)
FIDGET [A] 64 lines
Constantly spinning, trying to focus

ENSEMBLE
VOICE [A] 33 lines
Menacing and commanding. Also the voice inside of Aiden’s head.
FORWARD [A] 21 lines
Forwardly aggressive
DEFENSE [A] 17 lines
Defensively trying to keep the piece
GUM CHEWER [A] 0 lines
NAIL BITER [A] 0 lines
HAIR TWISTER [A] 0 lines
NOSE PICKER [A] 1 line
ATTENTION [A] 6 lines
DEFICIT [A] 5 lines
DISORDER [A] 5 lines
HAIR [A] 6 lines
Judgemental about hair.
SKIN [A] 9 lines
Judgemental about skin.
WEIGHT [A] 5 lines
Judgmental about weight.
TRUCK [A] 24 lines
A broken truck with defined gender lines
DOLL [A] 22 lines
A broken doll with defined gender lines
RED [A] 10 lines
Part of the spectrum. Also part of a rainbow.
ORANGE [A] 5 lines
Part of the spectrum. Also part of a rainbow.
YELLOW [A] 4 lines
Part of the spectrum. Also part of a rainbow.
GREEN [A] 8 lines
Part of the spectrum. Also part of a rainbow.
BLUE [A] 6 lines
Part of the spectrum. Also part of a rainbow.
INDIGO [A] 6 lines
Part of the spectrum. Also part of a rainbow.
VIOLET [A] 5 lines
Part of the spectrum. Also part of a rainbow.

Prop List

Blue baseball cap, pink knapsack, hockey stick, purse with pieces of gum, hula hoops, pinwheels, curly wing, white sheet, strips of fabric, mini flashlights, goalie mask, goalie leg pads, goalie stick, toy truck, toy dall, rubber bands, cell phone, tap shoes (optional)

Multimedia

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