Stressed by Alan Haehnel - Theatrefolk

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Stressed

Recommended for High Schools

Stressed

by Alan Haehnel

Stress is driving a teen quartet crazy - so much so they can't stop talking about it. This play is a symphony of sound and character.

 About 30 minutes

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


 4
1M | 2W | 1 Any Gender


Simple Set


 22 pages

Dramedy Character Study Choral Work Experimental Form Issue-Based Monologues Student Directors

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Reviews from Past Producers

"Wherever I go, east, north or west,
I'm finding something else I've messed.
And all I know is that I'm stressed!"

For Alex, it's school. For Josh, it's his girlfriend. For Carmen, it's dealing with her coach. And Mindy's frustrated with her parents. Stress is driving this quartet crazy - so much so they can't stop talking about it.

This play is a symphony of sound and character.

A challenging but incredibly fun piece.

Awards and Accolades

  • Stromness Drama Club - 1st place: Orkney District Scottish Community Drama one-act Festival (youth)
  • Stromness Drama Club - 1st place: Northern Divisional Final
  • Stromness Drama Club - 2018 Scotland Community Theatre Association One Act Festival: Divisional Winner
4 Characters
1M, 2W, 1 Any Gender

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.

Alex [A] 32 lines
Several monologues.
Mindy [W] 31 lines
Several monologues.
Josh [M] 30 lines
Several monologues.
Carmen [W] 31 lines
Several monologues.

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Customer Comments

I am writing to inform you that we had produced Stressed for the Ontario Sears Drama Festival this year and our production has qualified for the Regional Showcase. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to produce the play.

Danny Di Lallo, Michael McGivney Catholic Academy

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