Have You Heard? by Krista Boehnert - Theatrefolk

Have You Heard?

Recommended for High Schools

Have You Heard?

by Krista Boehnert

This monologue-based play explores what happens when rumours and secrets spin out of control. What makes a secret more powerful: when it's true or a lie?

 About 45 minutes

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


 5
2M | 3W


Simple Set


 24 pages

Drama Character Study Experimental Form Issue-Based Monologues

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"Did you hear? Have you heard? Promise not to tell anybody?"

Everybody knows a secret. Some keep them quiet. Some let them loose. Some make them larger than life. Secrets, lies and rumours are the subject of Have You Heard?

This monologue-based play follows what happens in a school when rumours and secrets spin out of control. What makes a secret more powerful: When it's the truth? Or when it's a lie?

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5 Characters
2M, 3W

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.

CLEO [W] 10 (monologues) lines
17, Was dating Steve until the accident. Wants a fresh start. Three monologues.
ZAK [M] 13 (monologues) lines
16, Sick of living in the shadow of his parents. Six monologues.
JAKE [M] 12 (monologues) lines
17, Tired of trying to be seen as cool. Six monologues.
ZOE [W] 12 (monologues) lines
17, Always been a good student, until recently. Six monologues.
MATTIE [W] 12 (monologues) lines
15, Has nightmares when she sleeps. Five monologues.

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