Tattoo You

by  Lisa Kenner Grissom

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  2f

When two women from the same town, yet with very different backgrounds, re-connect in the bathroom at their 20th high school reunion, their troubled past breaks the cool veneer of the present. Some scars don’t fade away.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

When two women from the same town, yet with very different backgrounds, re-connect in the bathroom at their 20th high school reunion, their troubled past breaks the cool veneer of the present. Some scars don’t fade away.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 38th Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Keywords

Aging, Betrayal, Childhood

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A girls’ bathroom in a suburban public high school on the occasion of a 20th reunion gathering. This particular bathroom is one of the smaller ones in the school. You’d need to know where it is. 
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • 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

2f
TAMMY (late 30’s) wears skinny jeans that are too tight and a low cut shirt. Trying to look younger than she can pull off. Tammy has no sense of boundaries.

RACHEL (late 30’s) is polished in a skirt and top, accessorized with a designer scarf and interesting jewelry. Age-appropriate. Rachel is polite to a fault. 

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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Lisa Kenner Grissom

Lisa Kenner Grissom’s play Tattoo You (National 10-Minute Play Award winner, The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival) has been seen by audiences in Washington D.C., Boston, New York and Los Angeles. Other short plays include: the girls (Boston Theatre Mar ...

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Presented in the 38th Annual Samuel French Off Off-Broadway Short Play Festival. 

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