Recommended for Middle Schools
Middle school is the tricky tightrope between being a kid and being a teenager. The characters try to keep their balance on the first day of middle school.
About 30 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
16 M | 24 W | 14 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
Average Producer Rating:
“Excellent!!! I love the flexibility of the characters. Good play about the joys and horrors of Jr.High/Middle School.”
Michelle Morrill, Sandcreek Middle School
“I love this show! ”
Margaret Marrs, Blalack Middle School
“Very relatable; kids loved it and audience loved it!”
Roberta Lowe, Orchard Lake Middle School
“The students embraced the idea of this performance and really enjoyed playing the characters.”
Renee Cartee, Galileo School for Gifted Learning
“Our production was well received by adults and our middle school audience.”
Amy De Friese, Bernardo Yorba Middle School DRAMA/ Placentia Yorba Linda School District
“The students loved seeing snapshots of middle school life and found it easy to connect to. Our student performers had some really great conversations around different issues they personally have dealt with or seen other kids deal with. During a time when our students have really been closed off from each other and activities they are involved in, we needed this show more than we all realized.”
Abigail Bordak-Raaflaub, Thomas Jefferson Middle School/Music Boosters
“The sixth graders had a fantastic time rehearsing and performing "School Daze"! It is full of energy, humor, and even a few poignant moments. Audiences loved it, too!”
Jonny Schremmer, The New School
"We're standing here like idiots and the whole cafeteria is filled with people talking and laughing and everyone has friends and everyone's in little groups and I like brown bread peanut butter and lettuce sandwiches! There I said it! Shun me if you must!
You remember middle school. That first day can be a funhouse or a hall of horrors. Will I fit in or be left behind? Did I wear the right clothes? How will I find the right class? Why do those eighth graders look so big...
Middle school is the tricky tightrope between being a kid and being a teenager. How did you fare? Did you fall off the tightrope? Did you hold on?
See the characters in School Daze try to keep their balance on the first day of middle school.
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A vignette play is a collection of short scenes on a theme. You'll love working with the variety and flexibility of the scenes. Your actors will love the fast pace and fun characters.
There's more. Every Theatrefolk vignette play holds the unexpected. A showcase monologue. A dramatic moment. A change in form. A left turn.
Ideal for classwork, competitions, and more!