Now You See Me by Jonathan Dorf

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About The Play


City Lights Youth Theatre (New York, NY; photo by Jackson Lynch).

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

Currently available in electronic format only and coming to hard copy format in spring 2016.

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." 


Digital Perusal Script: $6.50. Performance Royalties: $40.00/performance. Production Photocopy License: $40.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Classroom Photocopy License: $50.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only). Limited Video License: $45.00 (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!

Synopsis


City Lights Youth Theatre (New York, NY; photo by Jackson Lynch).

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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Did You Know?


Isabella Russell-Ides’ play, The Early Education of Conrad Eppler, won the BIG SHOUT OUT national competition for Best New Play.