Keen Teens: Volume 5

by  A. Rey Pamatmat, Boo Killebrew, Eleanor Burgess

Collection / Anthology

And...Action, Rat Court, and Tilda Swinton Betrayed Us were presented as part of Keen Teens 2017, a unique and free educational theatre program, run by the Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company.

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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Keen Teens is a unique and free educational theatre program, run by the Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company. Keen Teens seeks to improve the quality of plays written for high school students by commissioning scripts from highly regarded playwrights, and gives students the opportunity to work with professional artists in an Off-Broadway setting.

This collection includes: 

Rat Court
Initiation into a high school sorority takes three young women – and their friendship – to the breaking point. Meanwhile, a young man struggles to chart his own future, or believe he’s worthy of one.  

Tilda Swinton Betrayed Us 
The survival of an actress’s fan club is threatened when the actions of their beloved icon leave the group sharply divided on how to respond. Discovering that they can’t address this incident without acknowledging broader cultural truths, the only way forward is to talk about the difficult and complicated things we don’t want to talk about.

And Action
Things get weird both onscreen and off when a group of friends film a Tarantino-inspired heist flick. When it’s your first time behind the camera, what story do you tell, and how do you choose to tell it? 

This collection is a part of Keen Teens 2017.

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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
    $45 per play individually



  • Setting: Various
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Teens



A. Rey Pamatmat

A. Rey Pamatmat’s play after all the terrible things I do premiered at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and runs at next at The Huntington Theatre in 2014 – ’15. His play A Power Play; Or, What’s-its-name was presented at the 2014 O’Neill Playwrights Conference, his second residency there after Thunder Above, Deeps Belo ...

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Boo Killebrew

Boo Killebrew is a playwright, actress, and co-founder of CollaborationTown Theatre Company. Boo was a Lila Acheson Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School and the recipient of The Paula Vogel Award at The Vineyard Theater. She is a resident of The SPACE Working Farm, an alumni of the Emerging Writers Group at The ...

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Eleanor Burgess

Eleanor's plays include THE NICETIES, START DOWN, CHILL, and THESE DYING GENERATIONS. Her work has been produced or developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, The New Group, New York Theatre Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Merrim ...

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