ths phne 2.0: the next generation by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

ths phne 2.0: the next generation

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

ths phne 2.0: the next generation

by Lindsay Price

A vignette play that looks at 21st century communication. Blog your innermost thoughts. Break up by text. Express your deepest emotions through LOL's and smilies.

 About 30 minutes

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


 5
2M | 3W, Easily Expandable


Simple Set


 27 pages

Comedy Student Directors Vignettes

Average Producer Rating:

Reviews from Past Producers

"Face to Face is so yesterday."

Communication has come a long way, baby. Are you 21st century savvy?

Blog your innermost thoughts. Break up by text. Express your deepest emotions through ringtones and smilies. AND YELL!

You can buy a phone that does dishes, cooks a mean steak and folds socks. Well, perhaps not yet. But you wait, the sock folding cell phone is just around the corner...

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Awards and Accolades

  • Oxford High School received a superior ranking and the Best in Show Title at their 2011 district level Trumbauer festival competition.
5 Characters
2M, 3W, Easily Expandable

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.


Actor One. Male. 57 lines. One monologue.
Actor Two. Female. 65 lines. One monologue.
Actor Three. Female. 94 lines.
Actor Four. Male. 68 lines. One monologue.
Actor Five. Female. 64 lines. One monologue.
“Look What I Got…” #1
Actor Three [W] 1 line
Actor Four [M] 4 lines
Actor Five [W] 2 lines

“We’re texting our dialogue”
Actor One [M] 6 lines
Actor Two [W] 4 lines
Actor Three [W] 6 lines
Actor Four [M] 4 lines
Actor Five [W] 5 lines

“Yes Mother…”
Actor Four [M] 11 lines
Actor Five [W] 0 lines

“Oh Woe!”
Actor One [M] 0 lines
Actor Two [W] 5 lines
Actor Three [W] 6 lines
Actor Four [M] 7 lines
Actor Five [W] 10 lines

“You’ve reached Jeremy…”
Actor One [M]
One monologue.

“I got service!”
Actor One [M] 1 line
Extensive miming
Actor Two [W] 1 line
Extensive miming
Actor Three [W] 1 line
Extensive miming
Actor Four [M] 1 line
Extensive miming
Actor Five [W] 1 line
Extensive miming

“Gather ‘round children…”
Actor One [M] 3 lines
Actor Two [W] 3 lines
Actor Three [W] 4 lines
Actor Four [M] 4 lines
Actor Five [W] 14 lines

“A cellphone starts to ring…”
Actor One [M] 4 lines
Actor Two [W] 2 lines
Actor Three [W] 4 lines
Actor Four [M] 1 line
Actor Five [W] 2 lines

“Hv goo dy…”
Actor Five [W]
One monologue.

“Look What I Got…” #2
Actor Four [M] 3 lines
Actor Five [W] 2 lines

“This is great..”
Actor One [M] 17 lines
Actor Two [W] 11 lines
Actor Three [W] 20 lines

“What? Hello?”
Actor Two [W] 8 lines
Actor Three [W] 8 lines
Actor Five [W] 9 lines

“Hey Steve…”
Actor One [M] 9 lines
Actor Four [M] 10 lines
One monologue.

“Email Etiquette”
Actor Two [W]
One monologue.

“Date. Time. Subject. Current Mood?”
Actor One [M] 8 lines
Actor Two [W] 7 lines
Actor Three [W] 9 lines
Actor Four [M] 8 lines
Actor Five [W] 6 lines

“Look What I Got…” #3
Actor Four [M] 6 lines
Actor Five [W] 5 lines

“So You ARE Alive”
Actor Two [W] 11 lines
Actor Three [W] 10 lines
Actor One [M] 8 lines
Actor Five [W] 8 lines

“No I can’t talk now.”
Actor Two [W] 12 lines
Actor Three [W] 24 lines
Actor Four [M] 12 lines

“Look What I Got…” #4
Actor One [M] 2 lines
Actor Two [W] 2 lines
Actor Three [W] 2 lines
Actor Four [M] 4 lines
Actor Five [W] 4 lines

Prop List

Cellphones, Purse, Date book, Laptop

Production Photos

Multimedia

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Customer Comments

I just wanted to tell you that my cast LOVES your play (Look Me in the Eye). They have done more analysis on the plot and character (all on their own) than with any other show I have done.

I would like to express my gratitude for your work. Last year we did your Ths Phne 2: The Next Generation and we went to State with it.

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