Please record the sides (below) that closest match your age range. Slate your name and age before you read your lines, and have someone off camera reading the lines of the character you are not reading. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org through Dropbox, Google Drive, YouTube, or as an attachment. If you have any scheduling conflicts, please include them in the body of the email. Submissions are due 11/20. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit. If you do not receive the email, please try again or contact us!
11-13 Girl/ 11-13 Boy Sides:
Bea: I can’t wait for high school.
Bea: Because that’s when everything exciting happens. High schoolers have jobs and their own money, so they don’t have to ask their parents when they want to go to the mall. And they go to prom and football games. And they can drive… and they have cars so they can go to Red Robin whenever they want.
Freddie: I would be scared to drive.
Bea: What! Why?
Freddie: Because what if I get into an accident?
Bea: I wouldn’t get into an accident. I would drive everywhere, all the time and never get into an accident.
Freddie: Great! Then you can just drive me around!
Bea: Okay… but only if you do my math homework for a whole month.
16-18 Girl/ 16-18 Boy Sides:
Cooper: Man, sometimes I wish I could be their age again.
Grace: Right? I had to apply to SIX colleges this week.
Cooper: I am so not ready to go to college and live on my own.
Grace: My parents have been talking to me about financial aid, and my mom is really stressing over how we’re gonna pay for college. My dad says I might have to settle on community college if I don’t get enough scholarship money.
Cooper: Well, my dad won’t leave me alone either. He has us scheduled to tour three schools in California over spring break. I don’t even want to live in California.
Grace: Well you're lucky. I would love to live somewhere else.
Adult Female Side:
Mrs. LuPone: Hey Bea, come here for a second. Is everything okay? You seemed a little preoccupied today.
Bea: Yeah, I’m fine…
Mrs. LuPone: Are you sure?
Bea: Yeah, I’m okay…
Mrs. LuPone: (suspicious) Alright. Okay, have a good night then.
Bea: You too.
Mrs. LuPone: Alright class, take your seats and make sure your group is ready to present your projects on early America today. Now, who would like to go first?
Bea: 12 y.o. girl; eager to grow up, but not ready to leave childhood; unsure of who she is and who she is supposed to be
Freddie: 11-12 boy, Bea’s best friend; very childish and innocent, yet very wise; unknowingly a voice of reason for Bea
Audrey: 12-13 girl, Bea’s friend; tries to act older, but still very childish; tries to grow up too fast
Liza: 12-13 girl, Audrey’s best friend and Bea’s friend; follower; copies Audrey; tries to act older
Grace: 16-17, female, struggling with the boundaries between her boyfriend’s expectations of her and her own morals
Cooper: 16-18, male, extremely manipulative and self-centered
High Schooler #1: 16-18, male or female, friend of Cooper
High Schooler #2: 16-18, male or female, friend of Cooper
Dad: mid 30s-40s, male, caring father, but relatively unaware of the struggles his daughter goes through
Mrs. LuPone: mid 20s-40s, female, caring middle school teacher, Bea’s favorite teacher, sort of a mother figure for Bea
Dylan: 11-13, male, Bea’s classmate, Audrey’s crush