The League of Semi-Superheroes

by  Valerie Smith, Michael Bigelow Dixon

10 Minute Play, Comedy  /  4m, 2f

As their looming financial problems become a reality, a group of five semi-superheroes must confront their uselessness in the world.

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The League of Semi-Superheroes

by  Valerie Smith Michael Bigelow Dixon

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

As their looming financial problems become a reality, a group of five semi-superheroes must confront their uselessness in the world. Their inherent optimism comes into direct conflict with their obvious lack of skills. Perhaps their only superpower is optimism in the face of failure.

Published in Ten-Minute Plays from The Actors Theatre of Louisville, Vol. 4.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: The League of Semi-Superheroes' sparsely furnished office.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

Casting

4m, 2f

CAROL
EL GRANDE DE NAYSAYER DE NAY
MASTER OF THE OBVIOUS
PUSHY BOB
WABBIT WOMAN
HUMAN PUDDLE

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting

Casting Notes

Characters are dreamers all, but real, very real.

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Authors

Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith

Michael Bigelow Dixon

Michael Bigelow Dixon is a playwright, director, and professor of theatre. For 17 years, he supervised the reading and selection of plays for the annual Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. He then moved to Minneapolis where he created a new play program that commiss ...

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