Copies

by  Brad Slaight

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 6f

An an orientation camp for new teenage clones, teens are sent to “Camp I.M.U.” fresh from the lab to make a transition into the world of the “Originals” who have ordered them made. The newest “Copy” (a word they prefer to “clone”) to arrive is a very bright and positive teenager named Michael who soon realizes what the other copies in his cottage have known for awhile...

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adventure, Science Fiction
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

An an orientation camp for new teenage clones, teens are sent to “Camp I.M.U.” fresh from the lab to make a transition into the world of the “Originals” who have ordered them made. The newest “Copy” (a word they prefer to “clone”) to arrive is a very bright and positive teenager named Michael who soon realizes what the other copies in his cottage have known for awhile – that their stay at the camp is much longer than they had thought. Michael befriends a rebellious Copy named Melissa, who does not get along with her Original and refuses to change her attitude in order to please her. She informs Michael, and the other Copies, that she is going to escape from the camp and fight for what she calls “copy rights”. This is a story right out of tomorrow’s headlines. Not good at math? Have a clone of yourself made from your own DNA, but gifted in math to do your problems for you. Need a spare part for the future? Your clone is a walking talking parts store. Copies explores the heart and soul of clones, bred specifically to do all those things you don’t want to do.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century, The Future
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: “Camp I.M.U.” (Identical Memory Units) – an orientation camp for teenage clones
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 6f
MICHAEL/ALLEN - a brand new teenage Copy (clone)
WENDY/MERRIS - female Copy; eats a lot
ZOOM/WARNER - not the brightest Copy in the cottage
BETTY/PETTY - a redesigned Copy
SANDRA/STEVENSON - a nice Copy who hopes for the best
MELISSA/PETROVICH - a Copy with an attitude and a mission
COUNSELOR SUE - an Original in charge of Cottage #4
AMY - an Original who comes to visit
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Authors

Brad Slaight

Brad Slaight, a former Michigan high school teacher, left the stability of normal life and a steady paycheck to pursue the roller coaster ride called "show-business." He is now a Los Angeles based writer, actor, and comedian. As an actor, Brad has appeared on many television shows and in films, including: Parks and Rec ...

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Developed in workshop at the Tony Award winning American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) In San Francisco.

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