"With few exceptions, plays written for adolescents by adults are shallow, condescending, and poorly constructed. After all, kids don't know any better, right? Wrong! Kids know what they like and what their friends like. They know when sentiment is being passed off as emotion, when bromides are being served for truth. Kids know there is an enormous difference between what adults perceive as the problems of adolescence and the realities of the difficulties, dreams, hopes, and passions of youth. And even when they can't clearly articulate it, kids know what they need and want. They need a voice. They want to be heard. Too often in the plays which they are forced to present, kids are merely adolescents' bodies speaking adult thoughts in a language which does not contain their emotional vocabulary. It is time for them to be heard. It is time for those of us who work with kids to help them find their voice." So states the author of Inside/Out in Dramatics Magazine. Working with students, the author has developed three powerful one-acts through the collective process. The plays are touching, honest, daring and delightful. The plays are easy to produce with flexible casting and open staging.
Inside/Out, Who?, and That Day.
All the plays are richly rewarding for participant and viewer alike. Honest dialogue, probing issues, haunting impact.