Same Room, Different Story by Claire Broome - Theatrefolk

Same Room, Different Story
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Same Room, Different Story

by Claire Broome

This vignette play explores relationships and situations that speak to today’s teens in a variety of genres with flexible gender roles.

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 About 70 minutes

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


 29
7 M | 7 W | 15 Any Gender


Simple set


 67 pages

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A teenager’s bedroom is important. It’s a place to hide, to consider choices, to reveal. And sometimes, it’s a place to practice the periodic table. Stories can be found under the bed, in a suitcase, in a box that may or may not hold body parts…

Same Room, Different Story is the ideal high school play, perfect for a class project or drama club. This vignette play explores relationships and situations that speak to today’s teens in a variety of genres with flexible gender roles.

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Characters

 29
7 Men, 7 Women, 15 Any Gender

Julia [W]
33 lines
Hiding in room for their friend Sam's surprise Birthday Party. Kind and Caring Friend.
Dylan [A]
23 lines
Hiding in room for their friend Sam's surprise Birthday Party. A bit skeptical of the idea.
Noah [M]
50 lines
Begrudingly hiding for surprise party for his friend Sam, who he has feelings for.
Lexi [W]
44 lines
Type A. Mastermind behind surprise party for her friend Sam.
Riley [A]
62 lines
Sick of listening to their parents fight. Somewhat disallusioned and apathetic about the situation.
Rory [A]
66 lines
Sick of listening to their parents fight. Wants to find a way to make the fighting stop. Loves "The Dead Are Walking" TV show.
Scott [M]
29 lines
Kyna's Study Partner. He has feelings for Kyna but is afraid to tell her.
Scott's Brain [M]
37 lines
Scott's Subconcious Brain. Speaks Scott's Subtext throughout the scene.
Kyna [W]
32 lines
Scott's Study Partner. She has feelings for Scott but is afraid to tell him.
Kyna's Brain [W]
33 lines
Kyna's Subconcious Brain. Speaks Kyna's Subtext throughout the scene.
Noor [A]
47 lines
Helps Kyra, Jordan, Isaac, and Mateo get into their friend's room to search it. Feels compassion towards them even though they are not "cool" kids.
Kyra [A]
36 lines
Trying to get down to the bottom of why their friend is gone by searching his room.
Jordan [A]
12 lines
Trying to get down to the bottom of why their friend is gone by searching his room.
Isaac [A]
27 lines
Trying to get down to the bottom of why their friend is gone by searching his room.
Mateo [A]
39 lines
Trying to get down to the bottom of why their friend is gone by searching his room.
Ava [A]
10 lines
Cool Kid. Did not plan on spending their evening this way.
Ash [A]
83 lines
Friends with Kai. Accepts Kai for who they are no matter what.
Kai [A]
87 lines
Friends with Ash. Shares very personal information with Ash in a letter and feels embarrassed and scared that their relationship will change.
Jay [A]
52 lines
Friends with Quinn.
Quinn [A]
78 lines
Great-Grandfather has just died and she has been bequeathed a box.
Remy [A]
66 lines
Friends with Quinn.
Jamie [A]
56 lines
Chris and Alex's Sibling. Grappling with a difficult home life and facing a complicated choice.
Alex [A]
61 lines
Chris and Jamie's Sibling. Grappling with a difficult home life while trying to support Jamie.
Chris [A]
27 lines
Alex and Jamie's Sibling. Grabbling with a difficult home life and struggling to understand Jamie's decisions.
Ellis [A]
10 lines
Trying to sleep the night before a big test.
Brain [A]
50 lines
Speaks for Ellis's Brain.
Body [A]
44 lines
Controls and Speaks for Ellis's physical body.
Subconscious [A]
24 lines
Speaks for Ellis's Subconcious mind and is focused intently on the periodic table of elements.
Irrational Thinking [A]
19 lines
The part of the brain that over-reacts and expresses anxiety.


Prop List

Cellphone (2), Notebooks, Copy of Romeo & Juliet, Backpack (2), Shoebox, Poker Set, Cupcake, Writing Utensil, Photo, Box, Scissors, Bubble Wrap, Sewing Needle, Spoon, Half a Shoelace, Nail Cutters, Battery, Quarter (2), Lottery Ticket, Copy of King Lear, Clothes, Suitcase, Calculator, Piece of Paper


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Same Room, Different Story
by Claire Broome

 About 70 minutes

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


 29
7 M | 7 W | 15 Any Gender


Simple set


 67 pages

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