girl

by  Megan Mostyn-Brown

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1m, 4f

A play about what it means to be a "girl" in this day and age. The girls in this play show great strength, revealing their vulnerabilities in language that is honest and extremely compelling. Split into three sections, the characters speak entirely in monologues (with some overlap), providing grea…

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    1m, 4f

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A play about what it means to be a "girl" in this day and age. The girls in this play show great strength, revealing their vulnerabilities in language that is honest and extremely compelling. Split into three sections, the characters speak entirely in monologues (with some overlap), providing great material for auditions and monologue work. Following are the different sections and their synopses:

"Things You Can't Tell Just By Looking At Her" (1f)
Hannah, a teenager (15), talks about her drug-addicted sister's recent suicide, and ponders how her relationship with their mother was always clouded by her sister's problems.

"We Did What We Could With What We Had" (2f, 1m)
Lucy, a teenage girl (17), her mother (30s), and her friend Isaac (17) all speak directly to the audience about their relationships with each other. Lucy thinks Isaac loves her. Isaac really cares for Lucy, but is too restless to commit. Lucy's mother is frightened that Lucy will end up making the same mistakes she did as a teenager (and become a teenage mom). Lucy ends up not being able to follow in her mother's footsteps, which in the end is probably for the best, even though she doesn't feel so great about it.

"Lesson's I've Learned" (1f)
Lydia, a recent college grad, tells the story of how she became pregnant at the end of college by a guy with whom she hoped to have a real future, but instead he rejected her, citing her slutty reputation. She decides to keep the baby and sees it as the first positive decision that she's ever made.

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Considerations

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  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: Large white screen hung on the back wall on which slides are projected and chairs for the actors.

Casting

1m, 4f

HANNAH - 15, quiet, plain, the type of girl you probably wouldn't notice.
LUCY - 17, tomboy, excited, outspoken, skateboards.
ISSAC - 17, Lucy's best friend, skater boy, shoe gazer.
MOTHER - Lucy's mother, early 30's, sassy, a postal worker with a permanent broken heart.
LYDIA - 23, college grad, witty, ironic, a little on the preppy side.

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Authors

Megan Mostyn-Brown

Megan Mostyn-Brown's plays include: Girl, The Secret Lives Of Losers, Going After Alice, Lizards, Objects Are Closer Than They Appear, The Bends, Nora Gets A Boyfriend, Nancy Blue: Girl Detectiveand The Rest Of Your Life. She's had productions at The Guthrie Theat ...

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girl premiered at the New York Internation Fringe Festival in August 2004 under the direction of Chris McGarry.

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