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
2 M | 3 W
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.
2 Men, 3 Women
Five oversized books, Small table, Pile of socks, Sports Illustrated, Chair, Gun
Our plan is to produce the whole show (Shout!) in the fall next year. The concept is perfect for our new program.
Thank you so much for your generosity and for the fantastic material you provide. It is perfect for high school students.
We are taking Body Body and Power Play to competition this year. We'll keep our fingers crossed!
We performed your play (Power Play) on Sunday night at the Kawartha District Sears Drama festival and it won the Outstanding Production award (along with Awards of excellence for ensemble acting, tech work, direction and stage management)!!!
The adjudicator really loved how the play "took her on a journey...the character development was fantastic".
My students have been completely consumed by this project! It has been so rewarding as a teacher to see them so invested in something!
Thanks again for providing such amazing material for our students. They have learned so much from this experience.
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