Outside the Box by Bradley Hayward

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About The Play

Dramedy. 25-35 minutes. 12 either. Suitable for middle school and older.

First produced by East York Collegiate Institute (Toronto, ON, Canada).

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Thinking outside the box is not always easy, especially when the world requires you to live on the inside.  Exhausted from cramming into corners where they do not fit, six teenagers turn things inside out by inviting others to see things from a whole new perspective.  On the outside, balloons change color, brooms become dance partners, and kites fly without a string.  Step outside and see for yourself!  This uniquely theatrical play features a gender flexible ensemble, easy to rehearse vignettes, and creative staging opportunities for both new and experienced directors.

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Did You Know?

Matthew Mezzacappa co-founded an Instant Musicals group which writes and performs fully staged musicals in just two hours.