Bumps • a play for Young Audiences • TYA

a play by Eric Samuelsen

About the social order of a playground, along with the attendant bullying, BUMPS presents a microcosmic view of elementary school life. Baseball(YOGI and JOE), Foursquare(FOURSQUARE), and Chess(CLUBHOUSE) are groups focused on, along with their attendant participants and their interactions with those inside and outside of their circles. The wonderful twist at the end that ties all the groups and the action together is a wonderful reveal and will delight school-ages actors and audiences. The roles can be played by any aged actor from 5th grade through young adults, even college-aged actors could tour this to young audiences.


PLAY DETAILS:

  • TYA
  • 4m, 3f, 9either (6th Graders)
    • YOGI and JOE (3m 2f)
      Jackie – M
      Toby – M
      Kelli – F
      Terri – F
      New Kid (Matt) – M
    • FOURSQUARE (4either, 2m)
      First
      Second
      Third
      Fourth
      Teddy – M
      Crittenden –– a bully – M
    • CLUBHOUSE (4 either, 1f, 2m)
      Chess One
      Chess Two
      Dani
      Davi
      Crittenden –– a bully – M
      New Kid (Matt) – M
      Mom – F
    • NOTE: All the characters in the play, except for MOM(f), TEDDY(m) & CRITTENDEN(m) could be played by male or female actors. KELLI could be KELLY, TERRI could be TERRY, and so on. Doubling may be possible, but is not recommended
  • Exterior setting
  • Modern costumes
  • About 60-70 minutes
  • ORDER #3279

PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this play: Bumps PERUSAL
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

PURCHASE REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3279a : $20.00




  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3279d : $50




  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3279e : $40




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Premiered by Theatre Arts Conservatory in association with Plan-B Theatre Company, Salt Lake City — 2009
  • As recognized by the Dramatists Guild of America, Plan-B Theatre Company is the only professional theatre company in the United States producing full seasons of new plays by local playwrights.

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

Bumps
A Play for Young Audiences

by
Eric Samuelsen

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
Bumps is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


 

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