Aleema the Boy Girl by Rex McGregor

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About The Play

Drama. 8-10 minutes. 3 females, 1 male. Suitable for middle school and older performers and audiences.

Aleema the Boy Girl premiered at 8 in 48 Idaho Short Play Festival, Treasure Valley Children's Theater (Meridian, ID). The script won the Screener’s Choice Award.

Printed Script: $7.95 (part of Girls on the Brink, a collection of seven female-forward short plays). Digital Perusal Script: $5.75. Performance Royalties: $20.00/performance. Production Photocopy License: $15.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Classroom Photocopy License: $25.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only). Limited Video License: $25.00 (permission to record your production with limited distribution; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at info@youthplays.com. Need detailed help? Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button! 

As noted above, Aleema the Boy Girl is available in print as part of Girls on the Brink, a collection of seven female-forward short plays for young adults about the dramatic impact of sudden change. For more information, click here. Aleema the Boy Girl is also part of Brink Time, four plays which together form the second half of Girls on the Brink. For more information on Brink Time, click here.

Synopsis

Aleema enjoys being a "bacha posh"—an Afghan girl raised as a boy. But with the onset of puberty, her freedom won't last long.

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Did You Know?


Kelly DuMar's one-act comedy for youth, The Adventures of Rocky & Skye, was inspired by the diaries she's been writing to her 3 children for over 25 years; she's the author of Before You Forget - The Wisdom of Writing Diaries for Your Children.