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

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Skid Marks: A Play About Driving

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

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

3 M | 5 W, Easily Expandable

Simple Set

 24 pages

Comedy Student Directors Vignettes

"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
8 Characters
3 M, 5 W, 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Prop List

Clipboard, Cellphone, License

Production Photos


Lindsay Price talks about the play.

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