To Whom It May Concern (Rawitz)

by  Naomi Rawitz

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  2m, 4f

Winner! 2011 Baker's Plays High School Playwriting Competition, Third Place

Sixteen-year-old Charlie is having the worst day of his life. After he gets a failing report card, his girlfriend breaks up with him, and even his closest friend, a fish named Finny, won't listen to him anymore, Charlie decides to throw in the towel. Will someone come to Charlie's rescue or will he find his own way back into the world again? Join Charlie on a bumpy journey filled with teen-angst, sidesplitting laughs, and some surprisingly poignant moments.

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To Whom It May Concern (Rawitz)

by  Naomi Rawitz

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Baker's High School Contest
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Meet Charlie Henderson: the most down-and-out kid since Charlie Brown. Sixteen-year-old Charlie is having the worst day of his life. After he gets a failing report card, his girlfriend breaks up with him, and even his closest friend, a fish named Finny, won't listen to him anymore, Charlie decides to throw in the towel. Only how can he do it? Overdosing on gummy vitamins, choking himself with a jump rope - hysteria ensues as Charlie deals with his little sister's grade school issues, a friend who just won the lottery, and a Spanish speaking sex-line operator. Will someone come to Charlie's rescue or will he find his own way back into the world again? Join Charlie on a bumpy journey filled with teen-angst, sidesplitting laughs, and some surprisingly poignant moments. Published in Dramatic Debuts Volume 4.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 2011 Baker's Plays High School Playwriting Competition, Third Place

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • 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, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The entire play takes place in Charlie’s room. When the phone calls some in from Sara, Gary, Woman, and Fabiola, a spotlight comes up on one side of the stage where the actor/actress stands with a phone. Machine does not appear on stage but is an offstage voiceover. The time is present.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

2m, 4f
CHARLIE - 16 years-old
SARA - Charlie’s ex girlfriend
GARY - Charlie’s best friend
MOTHER - Charlie’s mom
LEXIE - Charlie’s eight year-old sister
FABIOLA - Hispanic telephone operator
MACHINE - (any of above actors except Charlie)
WOMAN - (any of above actors except Charlie)
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Features Teens
  • Roles for Children

Casting Notes

The actress that plays Fabiola must be able to speak some Spanish.

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Authors

Naomi Rawitz

Naomi Rawitz

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