Finishing Sentences by Scott Giessler - Theatrefolk

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Finishing Sentences

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Finishing Sentences

by Scott Giessler

A play that forces us to consider the human side of the people we often dismiss.

 About 39 minutes

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


 18
4M | 6W | 8 Any Gender, Easily expandable


Simple set


 44 pages

Dramedy Issue-Based

After being arrested for vandalizing a classmate's car and perpetrating criminal harassment, Kendra serves her community service at a summer camp looking after a frequently bullied kid.

Her journey through this surreal summer camp exposes Kendra to her own raw underbelly. Taking the perspective of the bully, the play forces us to consider the human side of the people we often dismiss.

18 Characters
4M, 6W, 8 Any Gender, Easily expandable

Women
Kendra [W] 195 lines
An unrepentant bully. Takes a shine to Isabelle.
Isabelle [W] 64 lines
A sunny kid with a wild imagination, and problem of her own.
Innocence [W] 11 lines
Kendra’s sense of truth and kindness.
Conscience [W] 16 lines
Kendra’s sense of right and wrong.
Denial [W] 17 lines
Kendra’s impulse to cover over her past.
Rage [W] 26 lines
Kendra’s anger and spite.

Men
Nat [M] 92 lines
Kendra’s uncle. Has an idea to help her straighten herself out.
Lucien [M] 42 lines
Another counsellor at camp. A kind soul.
Curmudgeon [M] 10 lines
Knows the exact right way to do everything at camp. Several Monologues.
Love [M] 18 lines
Kendra’s memories of her old boyfriend.

Either
Judge [A] 17 lines
Unimpressed with Kendra’s actions and attitude.
Red Warrior [A] 2 lines
The first challenger in Color War.
Frawley the Wise (Blue Warrior) [A] 9 lines
The second challenger in Color War.
Ref [A] 6 lines
Adjudicates the Burnball Match.
Kid [A]
Police Officer [A] 0 lines
Kitchen Worker [A] 0 lines
Blue Team Members [A] 2 lines
Red Team Members [A] 1 line
Campers (guys and girls) [A] 4 lines
Counselors [A] 15 lines

Prop List

remote control, Fly fishing rod, tether, golf-bag for Frisbees, Frisbees, clipboard with list, cigarette, lighter, staff, oar, baseball, bucket, bows and arrows, burlap sacks, sticks, cell phone, bag

Multimedia

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