The Pregnancy Project by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

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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


 20
5M | 15W


Simple Set


 47 pages

Drama Character Study Issue-Based

"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.

20 Characters
5M, 15W

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.

Donna [W] 116 lines
A plain girl who knows it but is certainly not crippled by it.
Lucy [W] 213 lines
A pretty girl who, until now, never believed anything bad would happen to her.
Josie [W] 61 lines
Gretchen [W] 76 lines
Riva [W] 51 lines
A self-centred trio. Friends of Lucy. They all believe nothing bad will ever happen to them. Gretchen is the ringleader, the others follow.
Conner [M] 61 lines
A smart aleck who really likes Lucy.
Sharon [W] 31 lines
A teen mother. One Monologue.

The Class
June [W] 21 lines
Used to be naive but has learned the hard way. One Monologue.
Christina [W] 20 lines
Has a romantic view of relationships and babies. One Monologue.
Drue [W] 21 lines
Tough, knows the realities of life, but doesn't see her future as a dead end. One Monologue.
Sheri [W] 17 lines
Starting to learn to think for herself. One Monologue.
Mariah [W] 24 lines
Happy, positive view of the world. Naive. One Monologue.
Tilly [W] 21 lines
Narrow minded. Lives in fear of everything. One Monologue.
Ann [W] 28 lines
Sarcastic. Knows who she is and is proud of it. One Monologue.
CJ [W] 23 lines
A bleak outlook on life. Sees her life as a dead end. One Monologue.
Paige [W] 30 lines
Obsessively studious. One Monologue.
Neil [M] 23 lines
A good guy, with a good head on his shoulders who has made mistakes. One Monologue.
Stu [M] 33 lines
The funny man who works very hard at being funny. One Monologue.
Andy [M] 18 lines
Angry, bit of a bully. One Monologue.
Edison [M] 21 lines
Sensitive and sweet. But knows that's not always seen as good. One Monologue.

Prop List

Cigarette, Paper bag, Pictures, Pregnancy test, Bassinet, Journal

Multimedia

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