The Secret Lives of Losers

by  Megan Mostyn-Brown

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 2f

A swift-moving, compassionate script about young adults in bad circumstances looking for a way out.

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The Secret Lives of Losers

by  Megan Mostyn-Brown

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In high school, Neely was deemed "Most Likely to Succeed," but at 19, she's still working at the Amoco station and taking care of her meth-addicted younger brother (their mom ran out on them in search of herself). Her best-friend is a small-time drug dealer (also 19) who's taking care of the baby he had with a girl who has gone off to college abandoning them both. Into this mess strolls a new cop, who takes an interest in Neely and starts to date her. A swift-moving, compassionate script about young adults in bad circumstances looking for a way out.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Setting: Small town Illinois, the present.

Casting

3m, 2f
NEELY — 19, works at Amoco, sarcastic, lost
ALEX — 19, small time drug dealer, Neely’s best friend
SYLVIA — 19, overly friendly, small town girl, Alex’s new interes
DJ — 29, cop from Chicago, overweight
NELSON — 15-17, Neely’s brother, crystal meth addict, sweet but out of control
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Casting Notes

Plus 1 female voiceover

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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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Secret Lives of Losers  premiered as a part of the UMKC Theatre Festival of New Original Work in Kansas City, MO in February 2006 under the direction of Meredith McDonough.

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