Same Room, Different Story by Claire Broome is truly the ideal high school play. Available in full-length and one-act versions, it’s perfect for a class project or drama club to take on and make it their own.

Power Play

Recommended for High Schools

Power Play

by Lindsay Price

The realities and the stereotypes of school violence. Not just the school shooting, but harassment and bullying. Violence is about power. So is high school.

 About 55 minutes

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


 5
2 M | 3 W


Simple Set


 38 pages

Drama Experimental Form Issue-Based

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A dramatic play sure to evoke discussion and dialogue.

A gunshot is heard. Which of the five characters did it and why?

Was it the Goth girl? The football star? The super-intelligent geek?

High school violence is a hot media topic, but it is too often simplistically portrayed by putting teens into tidy categories and pointing at the outsider.

Power Play explores the realities and the stereotypes of high school violence - not just the brutal shock of the school shooting, but also verbal harassment and bullying. Violence is about power. So is high school.

NOTE: This play requires the onstage appearance of a gun.

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