A Wake for David's Fucked Up Face

by  Skylar Fox

10 Minute Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 1f

David did something stupid on the way home from prom. Now, Cal’s covered in blood, eating Funyuns in his room, and Cal’s mom doesn’t know what to do with him. Why doesn’t he seem sad? Are live-action role-playing fantasy games really the answer? And where is David’s head?

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A Wake for David's Fucked Up Face

by  Skylar Fox

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

David did something stupid on the way home from prom. Now, Cal’s covered in blood, eating Funyuns in his room, and Cal’s mom doesn’t know what to do with him. Why doesn’t he seem sad? Are live-action role-playing fantasy games really the answer? And where is David’s head?

Part of the collection Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 39th Series.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 39th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: Non-specific location. 
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 1f
JEAN - She’s in her mid-40’s.
CAL - He’s 18. He’s Jean’s son.
DAVID - He would be 18, but he’s dead.
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Features Teens

Casting Notes

These characters speak directly to the audience. They never leave the stage. Light shifts indicate who’s turn it is to narrate. The characters do not hear each other for the most part. When they speak to each other, they speak facing the audience. Remember, the real conversations in the play are between each character and the audience.
David probably wears a tuxedo. No furniture is necessary. 

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Authors

Skylar Fox

SKYLAR FOX is a director, playwright, and actor based both in Boston, MA and Providence, RI. Recent writing credits include Heist Play (Brown University Mainstage), The Frito-Lay Project (Ars Nova), The Retardedly Boring Misadventures of Apathy Boy (The Brick, 2015 O’Neill Finalist), The Last of the Living Jeffersons ( ...

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Presented in the 39th Annual Samuel French Off Off-Broadway Short Play Festival, at Playwrights Horizons in August, 2014. 

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