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Labeled

by Lindsay Price

We label people every day. We’ve done it in the past, we’ll do it in the future.

 About 35 minutes

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


 26
8 M | 12 W | 6 Any Gender, Can also be done with 2M/4W, 4M/8W, or 8M/12W


Simple set


 33 pages

It’s easy to stick a label on someone. You’re late, you’re a loser. You’re in detention, you’re bad. You’re slow, you’re not smart enough.

We do it every day. We’ve done it in the past, we’ll do it in the future. And these are the kinds of labels that are near-impossible to remove.

In three separate but connected scenes, characters push against the labels stuck on them by others.


Characters

 26
8 Men, 12 Women, 6 Any Gender, Can also be done with 2M/4W, 4M/8W, or 8M/12W

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.

THEN


Mr. Simon [M]
16 lines
Arrogant, dramatic, condescending
Ms. Stanislawek: (a.k.a. Stapleneck) [W]
27 lines
High strung, on edge, wants to be liked.
Christy [W]
31 lines
In middle school she would have been a bully. But there’s an insecurity to her.
Dawn [W]
32 lines
Always late, always disorganized, has the best intentions.
Kenneth [M]
51 lines
Left of centre and curious. Mellow. Very mellow.
Angela [W]
13 lines
Has always followed the rules. Until today. One monologue.

SOON


Fenell [W]
59 lines
A student in charge of detention. A leader with some extra knowledge.
Storm [M]
37 lines
An extremely smart student who until recently has been banned from detention. Determined to prove his/her intelligence.
Vertie/Castella [W]
1, 33 lines
Castella is an extremely smart student who hasn’t been approved for detention for years. She has reached the end of her rope and is determined to get into detention.
Adby/Mercury/Neriah [W]
3, 1, 9 lines
Neriah is a typical detention student.
Coron/Coley/Rye [M]
1, 2, 13 lines
Rye is a nervous, anxious, smart student.
Narat/Asra/Embel [W]
1, 0, 22 lines
Embel is confident. Thinks quickly but has no creativity.

NOW


Poe [W]
33 lines
A student with extreme anger issues.
Oli [M]
29 lines
A unique student with an imagination and anxiety.
Kee [W]
8 lines
A mostly silent student with a poor home life. One monologue.
Claudia [W]
23 lines
A confident, smart, student who’s not afraid to stand up.
Mr. D [M]
30 lines
In charge of Detention B. Looks out for his students.
Ms. Zink [W]
25 lines
An evil guidance counsellor who is always cheerful.


Prop List

THEN

Backpacks

SOON

Sunglasses, hat

NOW

Sketch pad


Production Photos


Multimedia


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Labeled
by Lindsay Price

 About 35 minutes

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


 26
8 M | 12 W | 6 Any Gender, Can also be done with 2M/4W, 4M/8W, or 8M/12W


Simple set


 33 pages

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