Edison/Tesla: Brian/Dave

by  Kevin Mead, Darren Miller

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

"The War of the Currents" between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla becomes the backdrop to Brian and Dave's unraveling friendship during their final presentation of high school.

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Edison/Tesla: Brian/Dave

by  Kevin Mead Darren Miller

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

"The War of the Currents" between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla becomes the backdrop to Brian and Dave's unraveling friendship during their final presentation of high school.

Part of Off- Off Broadway Festival: 37th Series

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting:

    Mrs. Antonucci's AP American History classroom.

  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m, 3f

JENNIFER: The hottest girl in the senior class. Besties with Suze. Every guy's got a crush on her... but ew they're gross. She's going to a state school in the Fall.
SUSAN: The smartest girl in the senior class. Besties with J. Has a crush on Dave...wait, what?! No she doesn't whatever shut up! She's going to Princeton in the Fall.
MS. ANTONUCCI: Has a husband and two dogs. Teaching was her second-choice career. She almost didn't come back to school after a car accident where she got side-swiped by a Coca Cola truck and almost died. She now realizes how precious life is, but lives in constant fear. She wears a neckbrace for the duration of the play.
MIGUEL: Captain of the hockey team. Loves his friends, loves rap music, hates homework. Screw homework, amiright? Let's party! Going to Dartmouth in the Fall (We know, we can't believe it either).
BRIAN: Former best friend of Dave. A recovering slacker, trying hard to finish out high school on a strong note. He'll probably run a business when he's older, or like...probably a bunch of em. Not as dumb as you think. Why would you think he's dumb at all, bro?! He's going to business school in the Fall.
DAVE: Former best friend of Brian. One of the smartest kids in class. But also one of the weirdest. He used to go to OzzFest every year, so what?? Whatever. His dream is to be a composer. He's going to Berkeley in the Fall.

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Expandable casting
  • Features Teens
  • Multicultural casting
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

Kevin Mead

Kevin Mead is a Director and Writer who lives in Los Angeles, California. He's a recent graduate of the American Film Institute where he received an MFA in Directing, and is therefore now a "fancy man." He writes and directs movies and sketches, and also edits them sometimes. His work includes the short fil ...

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Darren Miller

Darren Miller and Kevin Mead are co-founders of Melge, a film and entertainment production company, and are members of the comedy group “Mike Duffy.” They write, act, direct, and produce for film and stage. They love beverages of all kinds.

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First produced at the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival at Theatre Row in NYC, October 2012.

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