who are we, who we are by Forrest Musselman - Theatrefolk

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who are we, who we are

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who are we, who we are

by Forrest Musselman

Addresses anxiety and depression in teens.

 About 30 minutes

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

3 M | 14 W

Simple set


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who are we, who we are addresses anxiety and depression in teens. Clay is having issues because of his mother’s failing health. At the beginning of the play he finds himself inside his own brain, where he meets other teens from his school who are also suffering. Clay learns to listen and ask for help as the first step on his road to recovery.

An excellent ensemble piece with a variety of movement and staging opportunities.

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17 Characters
3 M, 14 W

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.

ANNIE [W] 52 lines
SHE’s dealing with depression and Clay’s best friend.
NORA [W] 19 lines
SHE is dealing with death of father’s suicide.
ANGEL [W] 9 lines
SHE has an eating disorder.
MARY [W] 15 lines
SHE’s addicted to social media.
MOLLY [W] 15 lines
SHE’s depressed and can’t find the right medication.
WANDA [W] 16 lines
SHE worries too much.
BRENDA [W] 14 lines
SHE has OCD.
MISSY [W] 14 lines
SHE has anxiety due to bullying.
SOPHIE [W] 9 lines
SHE’s busy and worried about her grades.
CLAY [M] 59 lines
HE’s got some issues.
NORA'S DAD [M] 9 lines
HE’s a farmer and depressed.
BULLY [W] 12 lines
SHE’s a bully.
ANNIE’S MOM [W] 7 lines
SHE’s supportive and understanding.
WANDA’S MOM [W] 4 lines
SHE’s a good hugger.
MARY'S DAD [M] 6 lines
HE’s a frustrated parent.
THERAPIST [W] 7 lines
SHE’s a good listener.
GIRL [W] 1 line
SHE’s in her brain.

Awards and Accolades

  • Rushford-Peterson High School - Section 1A champions and State Participant, Minnesota.
  • New Town High School, ND - State participant

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