An Endangered Species: Waking Up

by  Kathy Sorensen

Short Play, Drama  /  3m, 4f

"Should be presented as often as possible." - Evansville Courier

"Remarkable in its ability to encompass all elements of this complex issue." - Japan Times

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An Endangered Species: Waking Up

by  Kathy Sorensen

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Some high school students discover that they are spreading the HIV virus though heterosexual sex. As they move from denial to anger, blame and fear, they face prejudice, mistreatment and misunderstanding from friends, families and society.
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Reviews

"I have never had such an incredible audience reaction from any play I've directed." - Gary Fish

"Remarkable in its ability to encompass all elements of this complex issue." - Japan Times

"Should be presented as often as possible." - Evansville Courier.

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century, 1990s
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: A typical all-American town.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 4f
ELLIE - 17; principal, teacher, doc, drummer.
ERIK - 17; male.
JASON - 16; male.
KATRINA - 16; female.
HEATHER - 17; female.
MARC - 15; male.
JENNI - 15; female.
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Features Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

The actors should use their own names and ages during performances.

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Authors

Kathy Sorensen

Kathy Sorensen

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