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Eyes Wide Open - Short Play, Drama

Eyes Wide Open

Jennifer Kirkeby

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Short Play, Drama

2m, 5f

ISBN: 9780874402261

Eyes Wide Open is a touching and informative play about Kristin, a 16 year-old girl who suffers from anorexia and bulimia, written by a woman who has experienced eating disorders first hand.

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Description

Short Play

Drama

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Monologues, Scene work, Competition or audition material

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Eyes Wide Open is a touching and informative play about Kristin, a 16 year-old girl who suffers from anorexia and bulimia. Written by a woman who has experienced eating disorders first hand, the story begins after Kristin faints in her dance class. Kristin finds herself in a hospital room where she is met by the spirit of her grandmother, Birdy.

Birdy, who is seen only by Kristin, gently guides her granddaughter through moments of her life. As they revisit the dance studio, Kristin relives both joyful and unhappy experiences with her best friend, Amber. Michael, the boy who Kristin has a crush on, helps her to learn the dance steps. We meet Julia, an obnoxious student who loves to show her "creative" dances and give others fashion advice. Kristin helps Daniel, Michael's younger brother to stop his bad (and dangerous) habit of closing his eyes when he dances. Laura is the dance teacher who tries unsuccessfully to talk to Kristin about her eating disorder. Ultimately, these experiences and Birdy's guidance help Kristin to examine her life and make her final decision whether to live or die.


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CASTING

2m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Features Teens

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Jennifer Kirkeby

Jennifer Kirkeby

Jennifer Kirkeby is an actress, playwright and teaching artist. Kirkeby adapted 'Twas the Night Before Christmas; Madeline's Christmas, based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans; and L. Frank Baum's Dot and Tot of Merryland, all of which are published by Dramatic Publishing. Other adaptations include Nancy Carlson's Harriet and Walt, a play about sibling rivalry (Baker's Plays ... view full profile

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Martha Kenney 12/31/2015 3:03 PM

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