Not Going Anywhere by Emma Fonseca Halverson - Theatrefolk

Not Going Anywhere

Recommended for High Schools

Not Going Anywhere

by Emma Fonseca Halverson

A Mexican family struggles to get by while ICE attempts to tear them apart.

 About 30 minutes

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


 5
2 M | 3 W


Simple set


 25 pages

Drama Character Study Issue-Based

The Mexican family of Ale, Miguel, Mami and Papá are struggling to get by while ICE attempts to tear them apart.

Miguel wants nothing more than to not go anywhere, whereas Ale is desperate to leave and pursue theatre. This works out while Miguel works and helps out at home, and Ale goes to class and rehearsals, but when Miguel isn’t there anymore, Ale must choose between her future and her family.

Free Classroom Study Guide

5 Characters
2 M, 3 W
ALE [W] 102 lines
An ambitious and driven high school girl who dreams of making it as an actor. Younger sister to MIGUEL. Age 17.
CARLY [W] 43 lines
ALE’s best friend, who shares and supports ALE’s dream. Fairly wealthy, and white. Same grade and age as ALE.
MIGUEL [M] 70 lines
A hardworking guy, immigrated to the United States at a young age. MAMI is his first priority. Constantly working. Older brother to ALE. Age 22.
MAMI [W] 46 lines
The mother of ALE and MIGUEL struggling to support her kids without PAPÁ around, who wants her children to have an easier life than she had. In her 40’s.
PAPÁ [M] 2 lines
The father of ALE and MIGUEL, husband to MAMI. Lives in Mexico, In his 40’s.

Prop List

Printed monologue + script for Ale., Stack of mail/ letters for Mami and Miguel., Vegetables/pico de gallo ingredients (lime, tomato, onion, cilantro) for Miguel and Mami., Agua de sandía *watermelon water- can be substituted*, Ale and Carly’s backpacks., Homework for Ale., Apron for Miguel’s job, which Ale wears., Cell phones for Mami, Miguel and Ale. (one that Mami should be able to throw.), A book for Mami to read., Acceptance letter for Ale., Carnitas., Yearbooks and pens for Carly and Ale.

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