Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f, 3boy(s), 3girl(s), 1m or f

“PUSH, a tool for healing, is at once brazen, benevolent and beautiful. I urge schools everywhere to incorporate this important play into their educational program to address bullying, and to help teach tolerance, acceptance and understanding.” – Principal, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Astoria NY

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f, 3boy(s), 3girl(s), 1m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

What would it take to push your child over the edge? Eve, a 16 year-old girl, has fallen asleep in the darkened, dingy corner of a deserted subway station, not far from the platform edge where Billy, her 18 year-old brother, chose to leave this world, and where she’ll soon struggle to find the reasons NOT to follow him. ONE BULLIED CHILD IS ONE TOO MANY!
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"PUSH, a tool for healing, is at once brazen, benevolent and beautiful. I urge schools everywhere to incorporate this important play into their educational program to address bullying, and to help teach tolerance, acceptance and understanding.” Donna Finn, Principal, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Astoria NY

Videos

  • Port Arthur Little Theatre cast discusses Push
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: Subway station/living room/dining room/playground
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1m, 1f, 3boy(s), 3girl(s), 1m or f
EVE
BILLY
MOTHER
FATHER
2 TEENAGE GIRLS
TEENAGE BOY
JAVIER
HOODIED FIGURE
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Teens
  • Roles for Children
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

Plus 1 unseen female (can be doubled)

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Authors

George Cameron Grant

George Cameron Grant is the grandson of Lanarkshire-born Olympian George Guthrie Cameron. He is the internationally produced author of 14 full length plays, dozens of one acts, and countless monologues. His latest full-length, FORTUNE, inspired by the life of Miss Rose Fortune (http://www.RoseFortune.com) appeared at ...

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Push was first performed in July, 2010, at the Hudson Guild Theatre, as a participant and ultimate semi-finalist in NYC's Strawberry One Act Festival. Encore performances of Push were presented in the Winter Strawberry One Act Festival.

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