We Are Masks by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

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We Are Masks

Recommended for High Schools

We Are Masks

by Lindsay Price

We all wear a mask. What will happen when the world sees who you really are?

 About 35 minutes

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

4 M | 8 W | 5 Any Gender

Simple set

 35 pages

Dramedy Character Study Issue-Based Movement-based

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We all wear a mask. Some hide for good reasons. Some for self preservation. Even when you’re ready to take off your mask, it’s a hard thing to do. What will happen when the world sees who you really are?

Four teenagers wear a variety of masks: Imposter Foster. Persona Paloma. Nolan No-Try. Macy Maintains. Each has to make a choice – show the world their true self, or stay behind their mask. Who will reveal themselves? Who will stay in the shadows?

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17 Characters
4 M, 8 W, 5 Any Gender

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.

Foster [W] 60 lines
A super smart girl who loves musicals but has stopped doing them so that she can meet her parents’ expectations. She suffers from imposter syndrome.
Paloma [W] 43 lines
A girl who has recently found a love of music. She struggles with her old sour persona of dressing in black, having black hair, black makeup and complaining a lot.
Nolan [M] 54 lines
A guy who secretly has a passion for design but has always been a slacker. It’s better not to try.
Macy [W] 37 lines
A girl who’s hiding her home life while presenting a pretty, perfect life to anyone and everyone.
Quinn [A] 44 lines
Drama student
Jess [A] 44 lines
Drama student
Gray [A] 42 lines
Drama student
Ryder [A] 21 lines
Dance committee
Alan [A] 15 lines
Dance committee
Mal [A] 8 lines
Dance committee
Raven [W] 19 lines
One of The Drains
Xandra [W] 18 lines
One of The Drains
Zuzu [W] 23 lines
Macy's friend
Link [M] 19 lines
Noland's friend
Ms. Berg [W] 34 lines
The drama teacher who is always positive. Or is she?
Macy's Mom [W] 34 lines
She's mean and drinks to deal with her son's death.
Foster’s Mom [W] 12 lines
A doctor. Overly-enthusiastic.
Foster’s Dad [M] 3 lines
A doctor. Overly-enthusiastic.

Mask Ensemble: Five people who can also double up the smaller roles above.
Mask one: [A] 13 lines
That I know what I’m doing
Mask two [A] 9 lines
My mask gives me a voice
Mask three [A] 15 lines
That I’m unhappy
Mask four [A] 15 lines
That I’m happy
Mask five [A] 14 lines
That I’m strong
Rogue Mask [A]
The destroyer. Only shows up once. Consider doubling this mask from the cast (someone we’ve already met).

Prop List

White masks or half masks (all cast), Playing cards, Drawings, Garment bag, Textbooks, Phone, Sheet music, Brown envelope


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