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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