Flip Turn

by  Madeleine George

Short Play, Comedy  /  6m, 4f

A fantastic blending of the under and above water worlds at a public pool, when an ordinary day calls for extraordinary feats of daring and trust.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 4f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A fantastic blending of the under and above water worlds at a public pool, when an ordinary day calls for extraordinary feats of daring and trust. Flip Turn was presented as part of Keen Teens 2013, a unique and free educational theatre program, run by the Drama Desk and Obie award-winning Keen Company. Keen Teens seeks to improve the quality of plays written for high school students by commissioning scripts from highly regarded playwrights, and gives students the opportunity to work with professional artists in an Off Broadway setting.
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Part of the collection: Keen Teen Volume 1

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: Underwater and on deck at the Highland City Pool.

Music

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

Casting

6m, 4f
OLIVIA - 17
DYLAN - 16
SHELL - 28
RILEY - 36 
MORRIS - 48
ANDERSON - 31
ARTIS - 32
PROFESSOR GLOECKNER - 45
LOU - 56
MERLE - 80
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Features Teens

Casting Notes

Swimsuits aren't necessary.  Neither are fake swimming moves--ideally, the language should do the swimming.  Movable lane dividers or backstroke flags might help.  All prop/set/costume solutions, whatever they are, should be broadly indicative, theatrical, cheap, and low-tech.   

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Authors

Madeleine George

Madeleine George's plays The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Susan Smith Blackburn finalist), Precious Little, and The Zero Hour (Jane Chambers Award, Lambda Literary Award finalist), have been produced by Playwrights Horizons, 13P, Clubbe ...

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Presented as part of Keen Teens 2013

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