The Untold Yippie Project
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 8m or f
The Untold Yippie Projectis an ensemble-based drama that examines friendship and violence, painting a picture of a both a divided and united America.
"It's a story that's supremely ripe for rediscovery [...] The Untold Yippie Project is fast-moving, exciting, and truly fascinating." - The Huffington Post, Read More
ON BREAKING CHARACTER
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April 23, 2019
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, 1970s
- Duration: 90 minutes
1970 and Now. Everywhere but mostly Anaheim, CA.
- Additional Features: No intermission, Stage Combat
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
Casting8m or f
SHIRLEY BOWLBY (F) - 20’s-30’s, a research journalist; smart, empathetic.
TERRY ALTMAN (M) - 20’s-30’s, inspired by Abbie Hoffman; leader of the Yippie movement. Effervescent. Too smart for his own good. Vivacious. Sarcastic. A pain in the ass.
CLYDE SPRINGFIELD (M) - 20’s-30’s, a deserter of the Yippie movement and former best friend of Terry’s. Doing his best to have a stable life. Sweet and loving.
CARSON LUFT (M) - 40’s-70’s, should be a little older than the rest of the cast; pragmatic, gentle, sensitive.
THE ANNOUNCER (F or M) – the voice from above.
THE NARRATORS (F or M) - 20’s-30’s, should be a dynamic ensemble of four actors/movers, each of whom play both narrators and a variety of character roles.
NARRATOR #1 (F or M) - plays DAN GRIMM, PHILIP LETTS, CHARLIE WALSH,BARRY HOUSTON, & RIOT CONTROLMAN #2
NARRATOR #2 (F or M) - plays MARGARET WILLIAMS, KENT WALSH, JUPITER, MARTHA, & RIOT CONTROLMAN #1
NARRATOR #3 (F or M) - plays ROD TALSON, DIANNA WALSH, HUGH RAMIREZ, DUNCAN, RIOT CONTROLMAN #3, & NEWS ANCHOR
NARRATOR #4 (F or M) - plays JOAN MANTELLI, SARAH ROSENBAUM, SUE WALSH, PETE CALVERSON, & JD DOUGLAS
- Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
- Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
- All Male
- All Female
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
- Cross gender casting
- Flexible casting
- Multicultural casting
All parts in this play can be played by anyone: any race, any gender.
The Untold Yippie Project premiered in a production by Sunglasses After Dark Productions at the Access Theater in New York City in August 2017 under the direction Madeleine Rose Parsigian.