Class Action

by  Brad Slaight

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 5girl(s)

An evening of twenty-five short scenes and monologues.

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Class Action

by  Brad Slaight

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 5girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

An evening of twenty-five short scenes and monologues. Commissioned by the Tony Award-winning American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco, this play has won critical acclaim for its entertaining yet relevant and realistic portrayal of life at a high school.

The many diverse scenes collectively make up the play. Although each scene stands on its own, there is a common thread – all of the vignettes deal with situations that take place outside the classroom, perhaps the most important experiences that young people deal with while attending high school. The scenes cover a wide variety of contemporary subjects, both serious and light-hearted, and audiences of any age can relate to the universal themes. Among the many subjects are: prom night, homework, alcoholism, teen pregnancy, detention, teen idols, peer pressure, and class elections. The play’s mix of comedy and drama will both entertain and enlighten, all in the same evening. Student actors in the original production expressed their appreciation for the words, thoughts, and ideas that they could relate to. As one student put it, “Finally, a play that speaks the way we do and treats us like human beings with real emotions and feelings.”


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Reviews

"Class Action is funny [...] clever and inventive […] 4 stars!" - 20th Century Reviews

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The play takes place in the halls of a modern high school.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

3m, 5girl(s)
Students at a modern high school.
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Expandable casting
  • Roles for Teens
  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

Flexible cast - As few as 8 as many as 35

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Authors

Brad Slaight

Brad Slaight grew up in a Cedar Springs, Michigan, which is known for its annual Red Flannel Festival. Discovering his acting roots early his first stage role was Christopher Robin at the Kent Theater. After graduation he attended Grand Rapids Junior College for one year followed by three years at Central Michigan Univ ...

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Commissioned by the Tony Award winning American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco

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