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The Untold Yippie Project - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

The Untold Yippie Project

Becca Schlossberg

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

8m or f

ISBN: 9780573706868

The Untold Yippie Projectis an ensemble-based drama that examines friendship and violence, painting a picture of a both a divided and united America.
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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Biography, Period, Docudrama/Historic

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, 1970s

Settings Of Play -

1970 and Now. Everywhere but mostly Anaheim, CA.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Stage Combat

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language

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

From Off-Broadway

Little-known fact: On August 6, 1970 a group of Yippies planned an Invasion of Disneyland and forced the park to an early close. But who were the Yippies, and how did they leave such a mark in Disney history? In this docudrama-style retelling, Shirley Bowlby, a research historian, documents Terry Altman, the wild-but-weary leader of the Yippies, as he organizes the protest in Disneyland – with secret hopes of digging into Clyde, a former friend who has betrayed him.

REVIEWS 

"It's a story that's supremely ripe for rediscovery [...] The Untold Yippie Project is fast-moving, exciting, and truly fascinating." - The Huffington Post, Read More 



The Untold Yippie Project premiered in a production by Sunglasses After Dark Productions at the Access Theater in New York City in August 2017 under the direction Madeleine Rose Parsigian.

Characters

CASTING

8m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Asian Actor(s), Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Role(s) for Latino Actor(s), All Male, All Female, Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Cross gender casting, Flexible casting, Multicultural casting

CASTING NOTES

All parts in this play can be played by anyone: any race, any gender.

SHIRLEY BOWLBY (F) - 20’s-30’s, a research journalist; smart, empathetic.
TERRY ALTMAN (M) - 20’s-30’s, inspired by Abbie Hoffman; leader of the Yippie movement. Effervescent. Too smart for his own good. Vivacious. Sarcastic. A pain in the ass.
CLYDE SPRINGFIELD (M) - 20’s-30’s, a deserter of the Yippie movement and former best friend of Terry’s. Doing his best to have a stable life. Sweet and loving. 
CARSON LUFT (M) - 40’s-70’s, should be a little older than the rest of the cast; pragmatic, gentle, sensitive.  
THE ANNOUNCER (F or M) – the voice from above. 

THE NARRATORS (F or M) - 20’s-30’s, should be a dynamic ensemble of four actors/movers, each of whom play both narrators and a variety of character roles.

NARRATOR #1 (F or M) - plays DAN GRIMM, PHILIP LETTS, CHARLIE WALSH,BARRY HOUSTON, & RIOT CONTROLMAN #2
NARRATOR #2 (F or M) - plays MARGARET WILLIAMS, KENT WALSH, JUPITER, MARTHA, & RIOT CONTROLMAN #1 
NARRATOR #3 (F or M) - plays ROD TALSON, DIANNA WALSH, HUGH RAMIREZ, DUNCAN, RIOT CONTROLMAN #3, & NEWS ANCHOR 
NARRATOR #4 (F or M) - plays JOAN MANTELLI, SARAH ROSENBAUM, SUE WALSH, PETE CALVERSON, & JD DOUGLAS

Author
Becca Schlossberg

Becca Schlossberg

Becca’s play Just Like I Wanted, a drama about teen suicide, has been performed throughout the United States and the world. Her one act, 3boys, published by Original Works Publishing, received a 4-star review by Time Out magazine for its an 2010 NYC Fringe production. Other plays include Hands (produced by City Theatre), Unkempt (produced at the Sam French Off Broadway Play Festival), Cal & ...

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