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Amish Project, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Amish Project, The

Jessica Dickey

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Full Length Play, Drama

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ISBN: 9780573698880

The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake.

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Docudrama/Historic

90 minutes

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Set in what could almost be called a psychic space, and should therefore be very sparse. It should represent the natural beauty and simplicity of the Amish country of rural Pennsylvania.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Cutting Approved for Competition

Bare Stage/Simple Set

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake.

Also available for ensemble casts.

REVIEWS

"Extraordinary... compelling... the play is also a remarkable piece of writing. — The New York Times, Read More

"The Amish Project is thought-provoking, compelling theatre..." — nytheatre.com, Read More

"[Dickey's] craft made me weep. The virtuosic writer-performer acts her bonnet off." — Time Out New York, Read More 

"Dickey, as formidable a playwright as she is a performer, tackles metaphysical subjects with power and empathy...must-see!" - The Star Tribune, Read More


The Amish Project was first produced at the New York International Fringe Festival on August 8, 2008 in the Players Loft. 

Characters

CASTING

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CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

A single actress performs all of the roles in the play.  Distinctions between characters are made by changes in the tonal qualities and pitch of the actress’ voice; through her stance, posture, and gesture.  She glides fluidly from one personality to the next.  

ALL ROLES ARE PLAYED BY ONE ACTRESS
ANNA - Amish girl, age 14. Victim of the shooting. 
CAROL STUCKEY - Widow of the gunman, age 31. English/non-Amish. 
VELDA - Amish girl, age 6. Sister of Anna. Victim of the shooting. 
BILL NORTH - English/non-Amish man, 50s. Scholar and professor on Amish culture, as well as friend and spokesman to several Amish families affected by the shooting. 
AMERICA - Hispanic girl, age 16. Pregnant. Works in the local grocery store. 
EDDIE STUCKEY - The gunman of schoolhouse shooting, age 33. English/non-Amish. Killed himself at the end of the schoolhouse attack. 
SHERRY LOCAL - English, age 53. Resident of Nickel Mines, PA.
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Author
Jessica Dickey

Jessica Dickey

Jessica Dickey, a native of Pennsylvania, began her research on Amish culture in order to write her play The Amish Project, which was praised by audiences and critics alike during its Off-Broadway run at the prestigious Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City. The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the tragic events of the Nickel Mines shooting, when the local milkman walked ... view full profile

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Natasha Gilgen 7/29/2015 12:30 PM
Jessica Dickey [W] 10/1/2014 9:00 AM
Heather Petersen 4/15/2014 10:18 AM
love it. so amazing. Great solo piece.

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