Drop (Madden)

by  Dano Madden

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 1f

Winner! The Kennedy Center's National Short Play Award and the Anchorage Press Theatre for Youth Playwriting Award!

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Drop (Madden)

by  Dano Madden

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    KCACTF: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

Orflong and Zip are the lone dwellers on the planet Gavanuuy. They hunt Kalakazula worms with their sucknas (plungers) and play Gerfle, an infinite game. When Drop appears, they are fascinated by this English-speaking creature and the games she brings. The closer Orflong and Zip get to Drop, the more estranged they become from each other until they can no longer communicate. Drop presents a unique challenge as it is scripted in the Gavanuuyian language spoken by Orflong and Zip.
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Accolades

  • Winner! The Kennedy Center's National Short Play Award and The Anchorage Press Theatre for Youth Playwriting Award

Keywords

Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: The distant planet, Gavanuuy. Two of the characters speak the native language of the their home planet for most of the play. The script provides great opportunites for imaginative costume, scenic, lighting and sound designers to create the Gavanuuyian world.
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy

Music

  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 1f
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Dano Madden

Dano Madden Dano Madden is a playwright and director. His plays have been produced and/or received development by Actors ...

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Drop was performed on April 25, 1996 at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, Stage II in Boise, Idaho under the direction of the playwright. The lights were designed by Karena Nielson; the original music was by Carolyn Bevington and Dano Madden. The cast was as follows:

ORFLONG...Sam Read

ZIP.............Randy Davison

Drop.........Sara Bruner

Drop was performed as a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival entry on December 7, 1996 in the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, Stage II in Boise, Idaho. The same production was performed at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on April 22, 1997. This production was directed by Micheal Baltzell; the lights were designed by Karena Nielson; the costumes were by Josie Jensen; the original music was by Carolyn Bevington; the stage manager was Kristy Martin. The cast was as follows:

ORFLONG...Nick Garcia

ZIP............Dwayne Blackaller

DROP.......Amber Hartley

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