No. 6

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.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f, 2m or f
  • Accolades


    KCACTF: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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. 

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  • WINNER! 2017 KCACTF Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance



  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
  • Setting: An apartment in Cincinnati, OH. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


2m, 2f, 2m or f
ELLA - African-American. Protective. Single mother. 50s. Female
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
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)



T.J. Young

TJ Young is a San Antonio based playwright. His plays include NO. 6 (2017 Harold and Mimi Steinberg Award Winner – KCACTF), LYON’S DEN, RUBY’S BABY BLUE (2016 John Cable Short Play Regional Selection- KCACTF), HELL IS EMPTY (2017 John Cable Short Play Regional Selection - KCACTF), HALLMARK (TETA Playfest 10-minute Winn ...

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No. 6 premiered in a developmental production at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX in April 2016 under the direction of Carly Conklin.

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