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Rights of Passage - Full Length Play, Drama

Rights of Passage

Robert Leone, Ed Decker

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Full Length Play, Drama

6m, 2f

ISBN: PMS0000000270

"Nuanced, engrossing, riveting...the impact is undeniable." - San Francisco Chronicle

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Fables/Folktales

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Bali and several other locations

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Play w/ Music, Puppetry

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Wayan is a young, gay Hindu man who lives on the island of Bali in Indonesia. Wayan searches for a way to reconcile who he is with what his family and community expect of him. Mixing traditional forms of storytelling, including puppetry, mask, and dance, with modern devices such as digital media, the play nimbly explores the struggle that each of us faces in establishing our identity, and living in a way that is true to ourselves. From the central story of Wayan’s journey, the play expands to tell true stories of LGBT struggles and triumphs from around the world. Each story fits into the play’s overall narrative arc, which is built around three key “rites” of passage in life―childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

REVIEWS

"Nuanced, engrossing, riveting...the impact is undeniable." - San Francisco Chronicle, Read More


Rights of Passage premiered at the New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, CA in August 2012 under the direction of Arturo Catricala.

Characters

CASTING

6m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Asian Actor(s), Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Multicultural casting

NINI - (NEE-nee) Elderly Balinese matriarch (shadow puppet)
PUTU - (POOH-too) Young Balinese boy (shadow puppet)
MOON - Moon goddess who watches over the earth
WAYAN - (Why-ANN) Gay Balinese man who ages from child to adult (puppet through age 10)
MADE - (MAH-day) Wayan's grandmother,Nyoman’s mother, a traditional Balinese woman
NYOMAN - (NEE-oh-mon) Wayan’s father, Made’s son
ATIN - (AH-tin) Wayan’s mother (shadow puppet)
ARDHANARI SWARI - (Ardha-naree SWA-ree) Hindu god depicted as half-male and half-female (shadow puppet)
RANGDA - (RANG-da) Demon queen of the Layaks in Balinese mythology
SELA - (SAY-la) Ten-year-old Indonesian girl. Wayan’s best friend (puppet)
SHE - Pre-adolescent Muslim girl in a burka (puppet)
HE - Pre-adolescent American boy in modern dress (puppet)
KLAUS - (Klouse) Nine-year-old German boy in Peter Pan pajamas (puppet)
NDUMI - (Neh-DOO-me) Teenage Senegalese lesbian
COLIN - (CALL-in) Teenage boy in London
DHIRA - (DEER-ah) Teenage girl from Iran raised in the UK
MUM - Dhira’s mother (offstage voice)
KADEK - (Kah-DECK) Young Balinese male, from age 18 through 28
YANOS - (YAW-noce) Serbian male nationalist, age 20-25
VICTIM -  Central European gay man, age 20-25
KUNYARAT - (COON-ya-rot) Transgender Asian woman
SAVANNA - (Sa-VAN-ah) Black Mississippi drag queen
GUY - (rhymes with eye) Homophobic male plumber
JUSTIN - Gay guy at plumbing company
DOUGIE - Guy’s friend
NORMA - Guy’s wife
MAVUTO - (Mah-VOO-toe) Malawian male, age 20
CHITUWE - (Chi-TOO-way) Malawian male, age 21
MURNI - (MUR-nee) Indonesian teenage girl
FACEBOOK - Postings from around the globe (voices)
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  • New Conservatory Theatre Company trailer for Rights of Passage

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