Start Down

by  Eleanor Burgess

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 2f

Start Down makes larger economic trends hit home.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f
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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A San Francisco programmer, Will, latches onto an idea for a startup that will automate the work teachers do in their classrooms. But as the idea begins to take off, it becomes clear that Will’s new company may threaten his fiancée’s job.
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"Engaging, intelligent play." - Arts Atl

"Cutting-edge." - New Jersey Footlights


Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Setting: San Francisco


4m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)


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Eleanor Burgess

Eleanor's plays include THE NICETIES, START DOWN, CHILL, and THESE DYING GENERATIONS. Her work has been produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre Center, Geffen Playhouse, Huntington Theatre Company, the Alliance Theatre, the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Portland Stage ...

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