Death, Morality, Revenge, Jealousy... all come to life from the page like corpses from the grave with the creepy, cross-curricular adaptation Shuddersome: Tales of Poe. Death, Morality, Revenge, Jealousy... all come to life from the page like corpses from the grave with the creepy, cross-curricular adaptation Shuddersome: Tales of Poe.
Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools
This middle school play looks at the bullied, the bully, and the bystander through mostly non-verbal vignettes.
About 30 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
4M | 16 Any Gender
"I’ve had better. Much better. Sneakier. Sit beside me at lunch, pretend to be my friend. Bolder. They try to drag me into the bathroom. Meaner. Spit at me. Knock books out of my arms. Pinch me. Treat me like a piece of garbage, think it’s funny to try and make me eat garbage, be garbage."
This play looks at the bullied, the bully, and the bystander through mostly non-verbal vignettes. Life for the bullied is like a funhouse, but the funhouse is anything but fun.
How can you stand your ground when you’re on a falling floor? How can you move forward when you’re caught like a mouse in a maze? How can you win Whac-A-Mole when you’re the mole? How can you like yourself while standing in a distorted hall of mirrors?
There are no cotton candy answers here.
This is a vignette play! What is a Vignette Play?
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.
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A vignette play is a collection of short scenes on a theme. You'll love working with the variety and flexibility of the scenes. Your actors will love the fast pace and fun characters.
There's more. Every Theatrefolk vignette play holds the unexpected. A showcase monologue. A dramatic moment. A change in form. A left turn.
Ideal for classwork, competitions, and more!
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