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Juniper; Jubilee - Short Play, Drama

Juniper; Jubilee

Janine Nabers

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Short Play, Drama

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573670367

Juniper is a thirteen-year-old South African girl who has just moved to America and is homesick for the country she left behind.

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$9.95
: Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 33rd Series

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Drama

30 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Present Day, the United States.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Juniper is a thirteen-year-old South African girl who has just moved to America and is homesick for the country she left behind. She quickly meets Matt; a drum-playing, yarmulke-wearing kid from school and the two hit it off. When Juniper's innocent sexual encounters with Matt begin to trigger certain memories from her forgotten childhood in Sudan, Juniper is forced to come head to head with the ghosts of her past.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 33rd Series.

Juniper; Jublilee was first presented as part of the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in July, 2009.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Features Teens, Multicultural casting

CASTING NOTES

There is an additional female chorus of African Women.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

JUNIPER - A Black South African. Early Teens. Once a Sudanese orphan.
CARL - An Afrikaner. 40’s. A Médecins Sans Frontières. Juniper’s adopted father.
DEENA - A White American. 40’s. Juniper’s adopted mother.
MATT - A Jewish American. Early Teens. Wears a yarmulke throughout the play.
DOCTOR - A White American female. Young. Blonde.
CHORUS - African women. Juniper’s fear manifested in sound and dance.
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Janine Nabers

Janine Nabers

Janine Nabers is a 2012 New York Theatre Workshop playwriting fellow. Her plays include: Welcome to Jesus, Serial.Black.Face, Annie Bosh is Missing, A Swell in the Ground, West of the Willow Tree, Juniper, Jubilee and book to the musical A Beautiful Something (composer/lyricist Sharon Kenny). Janine is a currently a member of MCC Playwrights Coalition and the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer's ... view full profile

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