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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.

Average Producer Rating:

 About 30 minutes

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


 5
2 M | 3 W, Easily Expandable


Simple Set


 27 pages

Reviews from Past Producers

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, ths phne 2.0: the next generation can also be performed under the following scenarios.

Virtual Performance

A Virtual Performance is a performance on an online web conferencing platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Google Meets where performers are geographically isolated from one another and not together on a stage.

No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.

Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.

Livestream Performance

Productions of ths phne 2.0: the next generation may be Livestreamed.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance is a traditional performance that is livestreamed to the Internet as the actors are performing. Instead of watching the show live in the theatre, the audience watches virtually from their home or other location.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance may be pre-recorded. Recordings for pre-recorded Livestreams may be made if the recording is destroyed at the conclusion of the production. Should the producing organization want to retain the recording for archival purposes, they must purchase a separate Videorecording License from Theatrefolk.

Theatrefolk charges no additional fees for permission to Livestream. However, BookTix will charge nominal fees to the producing organization. Theatrefolk does not have any financial interest in BookTix and does not receive any commission or fees from BookTix.

Theatrefolk cannot be held responsible for any issues, technical, financial, legal, or otherwise, arising from the producing organization’s relationship with BookTix.

Each time the show is Livestreamed (whether performed live or pre-recorded) constitutes one performance.

One license, three ways to use it

Each royalty you purchase can be used as a Traditional Live Stage Performance, Virtual Performance, or Livestream Performance. How you choose to use your performance license is up to you! Performances need not all be of the same type so long as the total number of performances given does not exceed the total number of performances ordered.

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"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...


Click here to read production tips for this play.

This is a vignette play! What is a Vignette Play?


Awards and Accolades

  • Oxford High School received a superior ranking and the Best in Show Title at their 2011 district level Trumbauer festival competition.

Characters

 5
2 Men, 3 Women, Easily Expandable

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.

It is so great to find quality scripts on modern topics that students can relate to. Since we have to take everything on a school bus, I so appreciate your simple, easy sets. You are our secret weapon for the One Act Competition. Keep up the great work.

Susan Voskamp, De Pere High School

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 About 30 minutes

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


 5
2 M | 3 W, Easily Expandable


Simple Set


 27 pages

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