Way Deep

by  Katherine Burger

Short Play, Drama  /  3m, 2f

A full family play about a teenage romance. Discouraged by parents, the young lovers run away. We see the distraught parents, and we see the youngsters trying to cope, to get jobs, to live in a world beyond their means and experience.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

A full family play about a teenage romance. Discouraged by parents, the young lovers run away. We see the distraught parents, and we see the youngsters trying to cope, to get jobs, to live in a world beyond their means and experience. And final capitulation in the recognition scene. So real it makes you shiver.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 16th Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

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

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1990s
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: Three areas: a realistic, homey kitchen; a corporate office with a huge desk; and two ratty lawn chairs on a scruffy piece of lawn.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 2f
JOLENE SANDUSKI - 15
ROY SANDUSKI - her father
ALMA SANDUSKI - her mother
TATE NEWMAN - 17
DICK NEWMAN - his father
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Teens

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Authors

Katherine Burger

Productions of Katherine Burger’s play Morphic Resonance include: The Donmar Warehouse Theater in London; Theatre de l’Atelier in Paris; The Westport Country Playhouse; The Kleines Theatre in Berlin; and over Radio BBC. Her one-act Way Deep, winner of the 16th Annual Samuel French short play festival and published by t ...

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Way Deep was first presentd by the Writers Circle in the 16th Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. It was directed by Writers Circle artistic director Ronald Roston.

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