by T.J. Young
Full Length Play, Drama / 2m, 2f, 2m or f
No. 6is set in Cincinnati, Ohio in the early twenty-first century. Ella and her twin children, Felicia and Felix, are stuck in their apartment while riots are happening outside in response to the killing of an unarmed black teenage boy.
In 2001, the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of the police put the city of Cincinnati on edge, resulting in a five-day riot that set the citizens of the city against the police force. During the third day of the riots, the Anderson family, in a small apartment above their family-owned dry cleaners, prepare for dinner and the citywide curfew. Ella, the mother of the family, realizes her son, Felix, isn’t home. Felix’s twin sister, Felicia, who is obsessed with dinosaurs, reveals he has gone to find the family food for the night. Felix returns with provisions and a knocked-out white man, Kelly. As the riots grow and move closer to the small apartment and business, we discover why Felix and Felicia have not left home, the truth that Kelly has been keeping to himself, and Felicia’s theory of what will cause extinction number six.
- WINNER! 2017 KCACTF Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award
- Gun Shots
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
- Setting: An apartment in Cincinnati, OH.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Casting2m, 2f, 2m or f
FELICIA - African-American. Asperger's. High Functioning. Twin. 24. Female
FELIX - African-American. Frustrated. Twin. 24. Male
KELLY - White. Stubborn. Hiding a damning secret. 30s. Male
DJ - Race unimportant.
REPORTER - Race unimportant
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
No. 6 premiered in a developmental production at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX in April 2016 under the direction of Carly Conklin.