Superpowers • TYA

A SUPER Play for Young Performers!

by J. D. Newman

Part of the Noorda Theatre Youth Plays

Three groups meet for the first time: The Newcomers, The Remainers, The Leavers. All with superpowers, and the chains that go with them. A group of young people, traveling by train to a secret government facility in the Rockies, discover that the only thing that they have in common is that they each have uncommon abilities. As they arrive at The Facility, they discover other young people who have been secluded there until their “superpowers” can be controlled or neutralized. The youth combine forces to escape and make their way to a safe haven where they will be able to choose their own destinies. Will they give up their powers, use their powers to help the group live independently, or learn to restrict their powers so they can return to their families? Interesting note in the creation of this play. The characteristics of the 14 youth characters were established by young people in the Noorda Theatre Summer Camp’s youth play program. The young actors shaped the characters they portrayed and determined their characters’ final choices. The playwright then put it all together in its final form. (You can learn more about this in the book: NOORDA THEATRE YOUTH PLAYS available with a link below.)

 


PLAY DETAILS

  • CAST OF CHARACTERS — 15 — 9f, 5m, 1either
      • THE NEWCOMERS
    • KYE (18) A young man who struggles to control the fire within; loyal & protective to others
      AMANDA (12): Reaches out as far as she can, physically and socially
      BRI-HAN (14): Possesses super strength; reads fantasy and sci-fi
      AVA: (14) Uses a ukulele to focus ability to plant thoughts in others
      STARLET (12): A girl who was homeless; can materialize things; can’t make them disappear

      • THE REMAINERS
    • AINIA (5, seems 13): A precocious biologist; was enlarged and so is vulnerable to viruses
      VANE (18): Technopath, started as a hacker but realized he could hack with his thoughts
      NICOLE (13): A girl with superspeed ability who tries to stay ahead of those around her
      ALAURA (16): Girl who induces sleep and can read and shape dreams and nightmares
      TIFFANY (30, seems 13): An adult shapeshifter who has taken the shape of her 13-year-old self

      • THE LEAVERS
    • ANGELICA (16): A mind-reader who is learning to plant thoughts as well as to read them
      HEAVY METAL (15): A young man composed of metal with holographic skin
      KASSIMOMBI (13): A telepath who has grown up at The Facility
      ZANE (16): A young man with magnetism & metal controlling abilities; VANE:’s brother
      ZERO (14): A young woman who controls electricity; sparky, funny, scatterbrained
  • SETTINGS: (can be detailed or suggested, or projected) A passenger car on a Narrow-Gauge Railroad, and along the tracks; a dorm unit, a main gate, a common room, at the ‘facility’; an abandoned silver mine, somewhere between the ‘Facility” and a sawmill, the sawmill.
  • COSTUMES: Contemporary clothing, with hints of superpowers.
  • Order # 3235

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PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains half of the script of the play is available, (it also has an extensive Author’s Note.): Superpowers PERUSAL
  • Contained in the anthology: NOORDA THEATRE YOUTH PLAYS: Five Age-Appropriate Scripts for Young Actors • Order #5019 LIST: $15.95

PRODUCTION/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 #3235a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3235d : $60



  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3235e : $50




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
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PRODUCTIONS

  • Premiered by The Noorda Theatre for Children and Youth in 2019

BILLING CREDITS

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

Superpowers
A Play for Young Actors

by
J.D. Newman

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:
SUPERPOWERS is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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