Debbie Lamedman Playwright/Teaching Artist/Director

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Social Issue Plays for Teens

Over the past 7 years, I have been commissioned to write plays for teens that focus on important social issues.  These plays have all been produced and are currently available for licensing.

Ignorance is Bliss:  A Global Warning
 A play focusing on Climate Change.  One-Act  Runs 35-40 minutes.  Flexible casting
 
 Everyday People
 The examination of bullying in elementary school, middle school, and high school.  Two versions.  Version 1 runs 45-50 minutes.  Version 2 runs 20 minutes.
Flexible casting.
 
 Rx
 Teens dealing with prescription drug abuse.  One act play runs 50 minutes. 3M 8F
 
You Belong to Me
Dating abuse among teens.  One act runs 50 minutes.  Also a 30 minute version.  Large cast, flexible 
 
 Snowflakes
A theatrical documentary exploring the beauty and wonder of Autism.  One-act.  Version 1 runs 50 minutes.  Version 2 runs 30 minutes.  
18 gender-neutral cast members. 
 
Outside Looking In
An exploration of the social and economic diversity among teens attending the same high school. One-Act runs 45 minutes.  18 gender-flexible cast members.
 
Digital Natives
A play that examines excessive texting and addictive Internet use among teens.  One-act runs 45 minutes.  22 gender-flexible cast members. 
 
 Drowning in Quicksand
 The experiences of teens dealing with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and self-harm.  22 gender-neutral characters. World premiere April 2017.  Available in May 2017 for licensing.