Skid Marks: A Play About Driving by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

Skid Marks: A Play About Driving
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Skid Marks: A Play About Driving

by Lindsay Price

Your first car. Getting your license, Getting pulled over. The relationship between teen and car makes a great backdrop for this vignette play.

 About 30 minutes

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


 8
3 M | 5 W, Easily Expandable


Simple Set


 24 pages

"I thought it was going to be easier. You just get in and you can drive. Who knew you'd have to watch out for buses filled with old people?"

What's your driving story? When did you get your first car? Did it take more than one try to get your license? Did your dad ever shout, "Do I have to stop the car?"

What does the car mean to you?

The car is freedom. The car is a trap. The car is your dream. The car is held together by duct tape. The car is being pulled over! The car is lost in the parking garage... somewhere... B10... D27... D37... 47...

What's your driving story?

This is a vignette play! What is a Vignette Play?


Awards and Accolades

  • Gold Medal, Fuller Middle School, Massachusetts Middle School Drama Festival
  • Sisseton High School chosen to perform at 2007 SD One Act Play State Championship

Characters

 8
3 Men, 5 Women, Easily Expandable

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

MAN ONE


Fast Boy
8 lines
Vroom vroom! Beep beep!
Byron
13 lines
Horrified by Annalee’s car.
Mr. Z
16 lines
Thinks traffic sucks.
Murray
4 lines
Brother to Fran. Not much of a talker.

MAN TWO


Gabe
29 lines
Taking a test. Listen for the woo-hoo.
Irate Two
4 lines
A horn-honker.

MAN THREE


Mr. Y
11 lines
Hates traffic.
Dad
11 lines
He will stop this car. He means it.
Greg
1 line
Guilty in his role that took the life of a classmate. One monologue.

WOMAN ONE


Tess
13 lines
Myrna
21 lines
Megan
16 lines
Irate One
4 lines
A horn-honker.

WOMAN TWO


Natalie
11 lines
Scared of Tess’ driving.
Vivian
19 lines
Wants to give her license back.
Fran
9 lines
Sister to Murray. Wants her turn behind the wheel.

WOMAN THREE


Jillian
1 line
Has a heart to heart with her decrepit car. One monologue.
Annalee
12 lines
Drives a car held together by duct tape.
Mom
17 lines

WOMAN FOUR


Ms. Motts
31 lines
Irate Three
4 lines
A horn-honker.

WOMAN FIVE


Petra
18 lines
Horrified by Annalee’s car.
Ashley
13 lines
Prissy Girl
7 lines


Prop List

Clipboard, Cellphone, License


Production Photos


Multimedia

Lindsay Price talks about the play.


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Skid Marks: A Play About Driving
by Lindsay Price

 About 30 minutes

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


 8
3 M | 5 W, Easily Expandable


Simple Set


 24 pages

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