The Pregnancy Project

Recommended for High Schools

The Pregnancy Project

by Lindsay Price

A pregnancy project turns real when Lucy's test turns pink. No statistics. No preaching. Just well-drawn characters and an engaging story.

 About 60 minutes

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

5 M | 15 W

Simple Set

 47 pages

Drama Character Study Issue-Based
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"I think being pregnant must feel like being a bowling ball. My neighbour is eight months along and every part of her body is swollen beyond recognition. She looks like a big fat bowling ball."

The project seems simple enough. Everyone (girls AND boys) wears a pregnancy belly to simulate what it feels like to be pregnant. Bonus points go to students who wear the belly 24/7. Easy, right? It's not as if it's real.

Lucy, who seems to live the ideal life, isn't finding the project so easy. She's a week late. And every day that passes is another day when life is far from ideal.

Each member of the ensemble gets a monologue in this issue-driven play. No statistics. No preaching. Just well-drawn characters and an engaging story.

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