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Polar Bear in New Jersey, A (Keen Teens: Volume 1) - Short Play, Comedy

Polar Bear in New Jersey, A (Keen Teens: Volume 1)

Anna Moench

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Short Play, Comedy

3m, 7f, 4m or f

ISBN: 9780573702051

A teenage polar bear sets out on her own...to New Jersey. A play that's a little bit about global warming, but mostly about fitting in when you're different.

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$9.95
: Keen Teen Volume I

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Comedy

Experimental

Settings Of Play - A bare stage. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

A teenage polar bear sets out on her own...to New Jersey. A play that's a little bit about global warming, but mostly about fitting in when you're different. A Polar Bear in New Jersey was presented as part of Keen Teens 2013, a unique and free educational theatre program, run by the Drama Desk and Obie award-winning Keen Company. Keen Teens seeks to improve the quality of plays written for high school students by commissioning scripts from highly regarded playwrights, and gives students the opportunity to work with professional artists in an Off Broadway setting.
Part of the collection: Keen Teen Volume 1
Presented as part of Keen Teens 2013
Characters

CASTING

3m, 7f, 4m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

*Note on doubling: There are many doubling possibilities with this script, and groups are encouraged to double as needed. The minimum number of actors needed is 8, with the following doublings: Mom/Teacher/Principal Granger, Rocky/Kelly, Rocco/Sarah, and Mrs. Finley/Lindsey. The maximum number can be as high as 13, with additional actors playing Other Students who can ad-lib lines in the classroom scene. Actor gender is flexible in all of these characters due to the stylized nature of the play.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

ICE FLOE - An ice floe. Our narrator. (M or F)
AVINNAQ - A three year old polar bear. Three in bear years = 16 in human years. (F)
MOM - An adult polar bear. (F)
ROCKY - A raccoon. (M)
ROCCO - A raccoon. (M)
OFFICER FINLEY - An adult black bear. Local police officer. (M)
MRS. FINLEY - An adult black bear. City Councilbear of Bearville, NJ. (F)
JESSICA FINLEY - A three year old black bear. Athlete. (F)
PRINCIPAL GRANGER - An adult black bear. Principal of Bearmont High School. (F or M)
TEACHER - A forgetful adult black bear. (F or M)
SARAH - A three year old black bear. The most popular cub in school. (F)
KELLY - A three year old black bear. Sarah's lackey. (F)
LINDSEY - A three year old black bear. Sarah's lackey. (F)
OTHER STUDENTS - As many as needed. (F or M)
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Anna Moench

Anna Moench

Anna Moench's full length plays include Hunger, In Quietness (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Great Eastern, and The Pillow Book (59E59). Other productions of Ms. Moench's work have been seen at the Old Vic, The Flea, Dance Theater Workshop, Dixon Place, The Kraine, The Looking Glass Theatre, and FringeNYC. Awards include the Lark Play Development Center's 2012 Van Lier Playwriting Fellowship, the ... view full profile

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