The Small Room

by  April Rosenblum

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 4f

Two young girls spend a night in jail for protesting the wrongful death sentence given to a black journalist and get a dose of reality.

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The Small Room

by  April Rosenblum

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Two young girls spend a night in jail for protesting the wrongful death sentence given to a black journalist and get a dose of reality.

Published in the collection, Plays from the Philadelphia Young Playwrights Festival.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1m, 4f
SASHA - Emma's best friend since childhood, from a liberal, middle-class family.
EMMA - Sasha's less privileged childhood friend. She resents Sasha's social advantages and thinks she understands oppression. 
FRANK - The male voice of a guy who gets arrested with them. He's been arrested a million times and takes advantage of the humor in it.
KALEISHA - A twelve year old with an absent mother. She has lived with her overburdened aunt for two years. 
ANCIDA - Kaleisha's stressed out and bitter aunt.
OFFICER - A female cop who works too hard to waste patience on arrogant kids.
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Cast Attributes

  • Multicultural casting

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April Rosenblum

April Rosenblum

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