The Art of Rejection by Christian Kiley - Theatrefolk

The Art of Rejection: Two One Act Plays

Recommended for High Schools

The Art of Rejection

by Christian Kiley

An avant-garde look at the price of popularity.

 About 20 minutes

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


 16
1M | 1W | 14 Any Gender


Simple Set

Comedy Black Comedy Character Study Experimental Form Issue-Based

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An award winning one act.

R is the only letter in a sea of numbers. Always picked last for kickball, never part of the 'in' crowd, never gets the girl. What is a letter to do to get through life? An avant-garde look at the price of popularity.

This play is part of The Art of Rejection: Two One Act Plays, a collection of 2 plays
16 Characters
1M, 1W, 14 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.

One [A] 20 lines
Ensemble, Team Captain, Beggar.
Two [A] 18 lines
Ensemble, Team Captain, Anti-Odd Leader.
Three [A] 9 lines
Ensemble, Cast List Spotter, Awards Host.
Four [A] 13 lines
Ensemble, Actor, Therapist.
Five [A] 17 lines
Ensemble, Actor, Nosey Relative.
Six [A] 12 lines
Ensemble, Actor, “Yep” Relative.
Seven [A] 8 lines
Ensemble, Actor.
Eight [A] 7 lines
Ensemble, Actor.
Nine [A] 8 lines
Ensemble, Actor.
Ten [A] 7 lines
Ensemble, Actor.
Eleven [A] 11 lines
Ensemble, Intense Actor.
Twelve [W] 12 lines
Ensemble, R’s Ex.
Thirteen [M] 9 lines
Ensemble, Twelve’s New Flame.
Fourteen [A] 17 lines
Ensemble, R’s Sibling, ATM.
Fifteen [A] 12 lines
Ensemble, Boss.
R. [A] 44 lines
The only letter. Constantly ridiculed.

Prop List

Kickball(s), Hamlet Jr. script, Basket of rose petals, Dumbbell, Rejection Letter, “WET PAINT” sign, Change cup, ATM card, Surveillance cameras, Coins, Trophies, Dead Plant, Spelling Medal, Trophy/Prize

Production Photos

Multimedia

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