Squirrel Girl Goes to College: A Squirrel Girl Play (Marvel Spotlight)
Short Play, Comedy / 1m, 3f, 14 any gender
ON BREAKING CHARACTER
27 Plays & Musicals for Book Lovers
by Annette Storckman
August 2, 2019
- Minimum Fee: $75 / performance of one (1) Marvel Spotlight play$125 / performance of two (2) or more Marvel Spotlight plays
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 45-50 minutes
- Setting: Empire State University
- Additional Features: Stage Combat
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
Casting1m, 3f, 14 any gender
TIPPY-TOE – Squirrel narrator. Doreen’s best friend and crime-fighting partner. Female identifying
DOREEN GREEN – a.k.a. Squirrel Girl. Our hero, college freshman, positive, enthusiastic, protective. Female identifying.
DOCTOR DOOM – Obsessive, humorless super villain. Any gender.
TOMÁS LARA-PEREZ – College freshman, former cheerleader, Doreen’s crush. Male identifying.
NANCY WHITEHEAD – College freshman, Doreen’s dorm roommate. Female identifying.
BRIGHTMIND – Luminous computer science professor. Doubles as GOOD TEACHER. Any gender.
SMARTNOGGIN – Brightmind’s offstage teaching assistant. Doubles as MEAN TEACHER. Any gender.
FREAK – Freaky new teaching assistant. Any gender.
MODOC – Suspicious substitute professor and super villain whose brain houses a giant computer. Any gender.
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Multicultural casting
- Room for Extras
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Marvel Spotlight aims to create compelling plays with teenage protagonists who tackle real-world problems in a diverse society. Licensees are encouraged to approach casting in a way that values equal representation and inclusion while promoting conversation and respect. Characters designated “any gender” should be costumed to reflect the gender identity of the performers.