Now You See Me




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Now You See Me is published by YouthPLAYS. Click the above button to open a new window and order a perusal copy or performance rights.


About The Play
Dramedy. 3+ males, 5+ females (8-22+ performers possible, with considerable gender flexibility). 30-35 minutes. Suitable for middle school and older.

Commissioned and developed by the Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Arts Conservatory (Wallingford, CT), and premiered by Oak Park High School (Kansas City, MO). A few comments from the student performers:

"This play has made me think."
"The first night we ran the whole play . . . I cried."
"Being involved in the play opened my eyes . . . This play was real to life as it could come. . . Rewarding, intellectual, challenging, helpful."
"Thank you for this inspiration.
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Synopsis

What do you do when you slip through every crack? In this expressionist dramedy, a teen (played by male and female actors who alternate throughout the play until they unite at the end) does just that. Invisible to schoolmates and ignored by teachers, even a trip to the guidance counselor doesn't help. The parents are no help: they can't remember if their child is a boy or a girl. That leaves the wrong crowd, but when even the wrong crowd doesn't want you to be part of it, what's left but to get their attention...?

 

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Recent News
World Premiere!!!
Me, My Selfie & I co-premiered at Lompoc High School (Lompoc, CA) and Westmont High School (Campbell, CA) at the end of September. This one-act with a flexible cast introduces us to a group of teens as they struggle to find the balance between documenting their lives and living them. 
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Upcoming Productions
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Robert Morgan Senior High (Miami, FL), October 2017
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Buckingham High School (Buckingham, VA), October 2017
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Munford Middle School (Munford, AL), November 2017
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
KVCS Winslow Public School (Waterville, ME), November 2017
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Nadia's Performance Studio (Wetherill Park, NSW, Australia), December 2017
 
After Math
Philip Barbour High School (Philippi, WV), December 2017
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Hillard City School District (Columbus, OH), January 2018
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Hillard City School District (Columbus, OH), January 2018
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Trinity Episcopal (Austin, TX), January 2018
 
 
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