Thought Traps by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

Thought Traps

Recommended for High Schools

Thought Traps

by Lindsay Price

Ariane and Kate deal with people from their past who invade their head space. Will either be able to set themselves free?

 About 35 minutes

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


 10
2 M | 5 W | 1 M or W | 2 Non-Binary


Simple set


 37 pages

Dramedy

Ariane walks around with her own personal black cloud. She throws up barriers, lashes out and refuses to tell anyone what she’s thinking.

Kate is the exact opposite. Happy, bubbly, outgoing and personable.

But even happy people have issues. And there are more similarities between the two teens: both Ariane and Kate deal with people from their past who invade their head space, and pull them into thought traps. Will either be able to set themselves free?

10 Characters
2 M, 5 W, 1 M or W, 2 Non-Binary
ARIANE [W] 182 lines
(she/her). A deeply moody teen who walks around with their own personal black cloud.
ESSA [W] 62 lines
(she/her). Ariane’s older sister. Left home a year earlier. Exists in the play only in Ariane’s memory.
KATE [W] 131 lines
(she/her). Presents as a perfect, happy girl. But is she?
ANDY [M] 23 lines
(he/him). Kate’s older brother. Exists in the play only in Kate’s memory.
BENITA [W] 38 lines
(she/her). Member of The Buzzy Bees. This improv group is always thinking. The problem is they overthink everything and can never agree.
BILLIE 42 lines
(they/them) Member of The Buzzy Bees. This improv group is always thinking. The problem is they overthink everything and can never agree.
BRAD [M] 41 lines
(he/him) Member of The Buzzy Bees. This improv group is always thinking. The problem is they overthink everything and can never agree.
BARBARA [W] 49 lines
(she/her) Member of The Buzzy Bees. This improv group is always thinking. The problem is they overthink everything and can never agree.
SHANE 26 lines
(they/them) Ariane’s foster parent. Non-binary. Uses the honorific Mx. (pronounced Mix) Very easy going even though they have faced opposition to their choices.
MR./MRS. LANG 23 lines
(she/her OR he/him) The Vice Principal. A little out of touch but trying.

Prop List

Wrinkled beat-up postcard, notebook & pen/pencil, two bags (one for Kate, one for Essa), shoe, flashlight, blanket, box

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