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Un-American - Full Length Play, Drama

Un-American

Joe Calarco

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Full Length Play, Drama

7m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573704611

From the collection Signature in Schools Vol. II. Signature in the Schools uses theater to open the minds and broaden the viewpoints of local teens while engaging them in a positive creative experience.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Settings Of Play - The studio and backstage of a game show set.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

TAGS

Politics

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary

Set in the present day, two rival high schools are neck-and-neck in the final rounds of a local TV quiz show. As tension escalates between the teams and the game nears its end, answers come in a way that none of the students ever expected – a surprise interrogation conducted by HUAC. The students, now trapped in one of America's darkest eras, are each confronted with critical questions as they must now cope with accusations of being “Un-American.”
Un-American was originally commissioned and produced in 2012 by Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia under the direction of David Zobell.
Characters

CASTING

7m, 7f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Role(s) for Latino Actor(s), Features Teens

TOM TOPPLEMAN - A typical game show host. Overly friendly, and a little smarmy. 
TAYLOR - Smart. Passionate. He’s a perfectionist. Will do anything to win. 
SARA - Smart. Proud. Searching. Recent convert to Islam. 
JORGE - Latino. Kind. Empathetic. Dabbles in new age ideas. 
SCOTTY - Fearless. Biting. Funny. He has a very specific view of the world. 
ALEJANDRO - Latino. Spanish speaking. He only knows a few words of English. A sweet soul. 
DANI - Smart. A good friend. Stands by her beliefs. 
CAREY - Very smart. She will do anything to win.
JESSE - African American. Smart. Proud.
CATE - Hopeful. Kind to a fault.
GRACE - Not the sharpest tack in the box.
TERRI - Quiet but opinionated. 
PAULA - Quirky. Odd. Smart. 
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  • Un-American Trailer

Author
Joe Calarco

Joe Calarco

Joe Calarco's published work includes in the absence of spring (inaugural production of Second Stage’s New Plays Uptown series, included in The Best Stage Scenes of 2004), Shakespeare’s R&J (Lucille Lortel Award), Walter Cronkite is Dead, and his short plays, Just A Little Sniffle and Parting Gifts. Other adaptations include A Midsummer Nights Dream (The Shakespeare Theater Company), and Antigone ... view full profile

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