Look Me in the Eye by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

Funhouse by Lindsay Price looks at the bulled, 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. An excellent catalyst for conversations around bullying. Click to learn more...

Look Me in the Eye

Recommended for High Schools

Look Me in the Eye

by Lindsay Price

In the future teenagers are obedient and polite. But this behaviour comes at a price. A thought-provoking harrowing tale.

 About 25 minutes

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

2 M | 3 W | 2 Any Gender

Simple Set

 23 pages

Drama Character Study Issue-Based

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A haunting, futuristic drama.

Teenagers in the future are obedient, polite, and respectful. This is due in large part to the government-required "Observation Sessions." But there is a dark underside to this utopian vision.

After learning her brother is scheduled to be "observed," one of the most obedient students starts to question the system. She must decide whether to remain obedient or speak out and face the consequences.

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7 Characters
2 M, 3 W, 2 Any Gender

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.

Vio [M] 56 lines
Late teens. Hyper and brash, full of testosterone.
Fea [M] 53 lines
Early teens. Mousy, always nervous, never comfortable.
Rea [W] 59 lines
Mid teens. Introspective and quiet. One Monologue.
Rul [W] 88 lines
Mid teens. Overbearing. One Monologue.
Tor [W] 95 lines
Late teens. Fearless and sarcastic.
Offence Officer Flint [A] 13 lines
Indeterminate age. Grey hair.
Offence Officer Ash [A] 14 lines
Indeterminate age. Grey hair.

Awards and Accolades

  • Crews Lake Middle School - Superior Production & Critic's Choice; 2017 Florida Jr. Thespian District 11 One Act Competition
  • Crews Lake Middle School - Superior Production; 2018 Florida Jr. Thespian State Competition in Orlando
  • Sisseton High School, Won 2004 Regionals & advanced to State competition (won Superior Play award, Ensemble Acting award and 4 individual acting awards)
  • Mount Carmel Academy - Chapter Select for the Louisiana State Thespian Festival

Customer Feedback

I just wanted to tell you that my cast LOVES your play (Look Me in the Eye). They have done more analysis on the plot and character (all on their own) than with any other show I have done.

I would like to express my gratitude for your work. Last year we did your Ths Phne 2: The Next Generation and we went to State with it.

It is so great to find quality scripts on modern topics that students can relate to. Since we have to take everything on a school bus, I so appreciate your simple, easy sets. You are our secret weapon for the One Act Competition. Keep up the great work.

Susan Voskamp, De Pere High School

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lipstick, watch, masks, computer printout

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