After Math




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About The Play

Dramedy.  Flexible cast of 8-40+ performers.  Approximately 30-35 minutes.  After Math was written specifically for teen performers. It requires minimal props, costumes and technical support, making it ideal for competitions and festivals.

 

"A show that moved the audience from roaring laughter to tears. The show really makes you think about how you treat those around you, without slapping you in the face. We had a great time producing this play."- Bruce MacDonald, Edwin Parr High School drama teacher

Congratulations to the Edgeley High School (Edgeley, ND) production for finishing third in the state one-act competition!

"We attended Regional Festival last week. The troupe did extremely well. We were runner up for Best Overall Production in a field of 12 plays. We were Best Visual Performance as well. We had a great time and the students were pleased."- Carol Spencer, Turtleford Community School drama teacher

"We just finished five successful performances of After Math and my students really enjoyed working with your script. Your script was our entry into the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild State Festival, and for the first time in our history with the festival, we made it to the semifinals! Very exciting! Thank you for giving us characters and monologues that allowed the students to express genuine emotion, both with comedic intent and with sincere depth." - Rebecca Kidwell, Braintree High School English teacher and drama director




 
 
Synopsis
Emmett disappears in the middle of a math class, collected by a man and a woman wearing suits. Where did he go? Why? Through a series of scenes and monologues, those left behind come up with their own explanations for his mysterious disappearance. He's off to his own private rock concert. He was kidnapped by aliens. He was an alien himself. He created a mural that offended the school. A victim of bullies, he engineered his own disappearance...and a multitude of other guesses. Slowly we begin to realize that no one really knew him. Who is Emmett, and why is it that it no one paid any attention to him until he was gone?
 

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Upcoming Productions
After Math
Philip Barbour High School (Philippi, WV), December 2017
 
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Arlington Middle School (Poughkeepsie, NY), December 2017
 
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Avon Middle High School (Avon, MA), January 2018
 
4 A.M.
Lincoln High School (Manitowoc, WI), January 2018
 
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
Syracuse Arts Academy (Syracuse, UT), January 2018
 
The Midnight Club
Valley Southwoods IHSSA (West Des Moines, IA), January 2018
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Atholton High School (Columbia, MD), January 2018
 
Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
I.S. 75 - United Activities Unlimited (Staten Island, NY), January 2018
 
4 A.M.
Garretson Schools (Garretson, SD), January 2018
 
Me, My Selfie & I
The Crefeld School (Philadelphia, PA), January 2018
 
The Midnight Club
Freehold High School (Freehold, NJ), January 2018
 
High School (non) Musical
Nevada Theatre Department (Nevada, MO), January 2018
 
The Magic Hour
North Branch High School (North Branch, MI), January 2018
 
Me, My Selfie & I
Pembina Trails School Division (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), January 2018
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Trinity Episcopal (Austin, TX), January 2018
 
4 A.M.
Redwood Valley High School (Redwood Falls, MN), January 2018
 
Me, My Selfie & I
Berkhamsted School (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom), January 2018
 
After Math
Palmer Ridge High School (Colorado Springs, CO), February 2018
 
4 A.M.
Tigard High School (Tigard, OR), February 2018
 
The Magic Hour
Viking Theatre (Rock Hill, SC), February 2018
 
4 A.M.
Thurso Players (Caithness, United Kingdom), February 2018
 
High School (non) Musical
Montrose Area School District (Montrose, PA), March 2018
 
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Del Valle High School (Del Valle, TX), April 2018
 
High School (non) Musical
Coakley Middle School Drama Club (Norwood, MA), June 2018
 
After Math
Pope John Paul II High School (Hendersonville, TN), November 2018
 
 
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