Going Left

by  Kristoffer Diaz

Short Play, Drama  /  14m, 2f

Two high school boys (on opposing basketball teams) asking one another out on a date, causing ripples and tensions among their friends. But, the fact that the teens are gay is not the real issue.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    14m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Two high school boys (on opposing basketball teams) asking one another out on a date, causing ripples and tensions among their friends. But, the fact that the teens are gay is not the real issue. Going Left was presented as part of Keen Teens 2014, a unique and free educational theatre program, run by the Drama Desk and Obie award-winning Keen Company. Keen Teens seeks to improve the quality of plays written for high school students by commissioning scripts from highly regarded playwrights, and gives students the opportunity to work with professional artists in an Off Broadway setting.

Part of the collection: Keen Teen Volume 2Presented as part of Keen Teens 2014.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

14m, 2f
HARDAWAY
STOCKTON
PETRO
BIRD
MALONE
MR.D
WAITER
BOWIE
MORRIS
DREXLER
COLEMAN
MRS.Q
HARDAWAY'S MOM
MULLIN
OAKLEY
RICHMOND
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Features Teens
  • Flexible casting

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Authors

Kristoffer Diaz

Kristoffer Diaz is a playwright and educator living and working in Brooklyn. His full-length titles include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (published by Samuel French), Welcome to Arroyo’s, Guernica, Fucking Vigwan (or Swag), and #therevolution. Awards include 2011 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award; fin ...

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Going Left premiered as part of the Keen Company’s Keen Teens program at Theatre Row, in May of 2014.

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