Layers

Recommended for High Schools

Layers

by Gary Rodgers

Step inside Robin’s world as he grapples with his conscience and his anti-conscience. And then deeper still as the writer tries to figure out an ending... which he may not be able to do if he’s not actually the writer.

 About 35 minutes

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


 17
2 M | 1 W | 14 Any Gender, Doubling Possible


Simple set


 36 pages

Comedy Experimental Form
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"Wait... so now Sedrick is talking to you? She's stepping outside of the play within a play to talk to the playwright? What is with that?"

Step inside Robin’s world as he grapples with his conscience and his anti-conscience. And then deeper into a world of misinformed theatrical anthropologists from the 25th century. And then deeper still as the writer tries to figure out an ending... which he may not be able to do if he’s not actually the writer.

This is not just one play. It’s a play within a play within an onion within a cabbage. Layers is filled with, well, layers. Characters and story overlap and cabbage gets thrown. Make sure you read to the very end because it’s not the writer who writes the final word...

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