How the Moon Would Talk

by  Nick Gandiello

Short Play  /  3m, 6f

A part of the collection Keen Teens: Volume 4

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How the Moon Would Talk

by  Nick Gandiello

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 6f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

No one quite knows how to deal with death, particularly high school students. Ally has just lost her sister to cancer, and her boyfriend Dwayne is trying to be as committed to her as possible Set on a halrme rooftop, a group of friends discuss what it means to grieve when no one else has the answers for you.

A part of the collection Keen Teens: Volume 4

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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A Harlem rooftop
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


3m, 6f
ALLY - 17
SEJAL - 16
ONNESHA - 17  
TAMMY - 18
JENNY - 18
SAM - 16
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Cast Attributes

  • Roles for Teens
  • Multicultural casting

Casting Notes

All of these characters can be of any ethnicity, and the cast should reflect the diversity of New York City.




Nick Gandiello

Nick Gandiello's plays include The Blameless (The Old Globe), The Wedge Horse (Fault Line Theatre), Oceanside (Merrimack Repertory Theatre), and Cicada (Roe Green Award Winner). He was the 2015 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow, is an alum of the Lark Rita Goldberg Playwriting Workshop and the Ars Nova Play Group, the recipi ...

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How the Moon Would Talk premiered at the Keen Teens Festival in New York City in May 2016 under the direction of Sash Bischoff.

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