Remember Me Always

by  Michael Oakes, Jennifer Wells

Short Play, Comedy  /  4m, 5f

The chairperson of the Senior So Long Dance enlists eight students to decorate. As they transform the gym (stage) with streamers, stars and balloons, they learn about each other and themselves. Day turns to night, the dance begins and they pledge to remember all they've been through. Developed with …

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The chairperson of the Senior So Long Dance enlists eight students to decorate. As they transform the gym (stage) with streamers, stars and balloons, they learn about each other and themselves. Day turns to night, the dance begins and they pledge to remember all they've been through. Developed with teenagers in the Drama Workshop of the Greenwich Village Youth Council in New York, Remember Me Always captures the voice of today's youth. >
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Drugs Drugs

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: The gymnasium of Lyndon Baines Johnson High School, Staten Island, New York.
  • 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

4m, 5f
SANDY LEE - A zesty cheerleader whose great leadership skills are somewhat lessened by her tendency to hysterics
ZEE MCKAY - Probably at the top of the class, a born romantic in love with Kevin-his drug habit frightens and confuses her
BENNY FALCONE - A chubby, good-time guy; always the life of the party
T.J. THOMPSON - A natural athlete; a recent injury has caused him to reexamine his future; he is Benny's best friend and he walks with a cane.
ANNA DEJON - A dancer; her constant rehearsing and classes have separated her from her classmates; now a senior, she longs to be included
MARYANNE ROGAK - A sexy rock and roller whom everyone respects
SLICK ROWE - The "Donald Trump" or LBJ High
ELLEN DAILEY - A teenage who tries hard to be a sophisticate
KEVIN SCHECHTER - Young, handsome, popular--has a drug problem
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Authors

Michael Oakes

Michael Oakes

Jennifer Wells

Jennifer Wells

Remember Me Always was developed in a series of workshops led by Michael Oakes and Jennifer Wells and teenagers at The Greenwich Village Youth Center and was first perfoemed in June, 1988.

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