Just a brief and shameless plug. My new full length play, LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, is now available at Stage Partners. The entire script is free for you to read on Stage Partner’s website for free! I highly recommend you do so.
This play was a labor of love. I worked very hard on it, and I think it digs deeper than the plays I normally write for a youth market (though don’t worry, it’s still overall a comedy). LAST DAY OF SCHOOL is essentially eight interconnected scenes, each one involving two students who are finding the courage to do something they’ve never done before. Here’s the synopsis:
On the final day of classes at Rochester High School, a renegade student takes over the morning announcements and proposes that everyone do something bold. Or unexpected. Or brave. Or stupid. The point is, you may not have another chance, so now’s the time to stop being a wallflower and kiss the girl (or guy!). To let your enemies know that you have always hated their guts. Or to do something as simple as climb the rope in gym without throwing up. Through a series of interconnected scenes, misconceptions, grudges, and secret crushes come out into the open in hilarious and surprisingly touching ways. A comedy with a lot of heart, and no regrets.
Every scene in LAST DAY OF SCHOOL gives the students an opportunity to dive into some meaty scene study work. I tried really hard to make sure each character was fully formed and complex, with clear objectives and wants. LAST DAY OF SCHOOL is also littered with a ton of monologues should you want to use those for any reason (some scenes and monologues are on this website right now).
If you have any questions about the play, PLEASE feel free to contact me. I’ll answer any and all queries. Also, I’m clearing several weekends in my calendar for the 2016/2017 school year, so I may even be able to come see your production in person. Now obviously I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to come, but I’m going to try to see as many productions as I can. If I’m not able to come in person, I can arrange a FaceTime session with your class (should that be something you’d want).
Thanks again for your time and your support!